#2 by reader visits in 2010. This one generated quite a bit of discussion and I hope it generates more. Here it is again with some slight emendations. It is also coming soon to youtube.com. We Have Discipleship All Wrong The surprising thing is that what I am about to write will sound radical. It’s … More Number 2 Blog Post from 2010
Monday Discussion [Revised and updated from 2010] Developing an “intensely local” vision for church planters and others who just want to make a difference. Thesis: To really get to know a community, you have to “press the flesh.” You need to develop real relationships with real people. This will involve changing both our mindset and … More How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul
Update: The year was 2010 and I was teaching a Church Planting class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when a bright student asked a very good question. This post was a result of that encounter. I was asked a great question by a future church planter today. “How do you go about recruiting for … More Growing a Church that Does More than Cook Fish
Thursday is for Discipleship See “How did Jesus Do it” for the beginning of this thread. Five observations were briefly discussed concerning Jesus’ process of discipleship. He lived with them He conversed with them He modeled for them. He gave them responsibility. He left them. He did all of this with a determined purpose which … More Jesus’ Pattern is Impossible: So Let’s Just Give Up?
Thursday is for Discipleship The surprising thing is that what I am about to write will sound radical. It’s not. It’s biblical. It’s what Jesus taught, which I suppose was radical in its time. But it is not the practice of the modern church, so it is going to sound radical because it goes against … More We’ve Got Discipleship All Wrong