discipleship

In the church world we have a measurement problem. Not necessarily with finances or attendance, but with the one thing we're tasked with doing: making disciples.This raises a fairly important question: What does spiritual progress look like, and how can we help people recognize movement in their own journey? Here are six indicators that someone is growing spiritually...
In the church world we have a measurement problem. Not necessarily with finances or attendance, but with the one thing we're tasked with doing: making disciples.This raises a fairly important question: What does spiritual progress look like, and how can we help people recognize movement in their own journey? Here are six indicators that someone is growing spiritually...
16 Feb 2017

6 Indicators of Spiritual Growth – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Path (Part 1)

In the church world we have a measurement problem. Not necessarily with finances or attendance, but with the one thing…

Earlier this week, I introduced a new series on the church attendance panic we’re currently seeing in many churches. As we continue the conversation, I caught up with Bryan Collier, Lead Pastor of The Orchard in Tupelo, Mississippi, to get his thoughts on attendance, societal shifts, and his church's mission.
Earlier this week, I introduced a new series on the church attendance panic we’re currently seeing in many churches. As we continue the conversation, I caught up with Bryan Collier, Lead Pastor of The Orchard in Tupelo, Mississippi, to get his thoughts on attendance, societal shifts, and his church's mission.
10 Nov 2016

How One Church Leans In to Less Frequent Attendance – Panic at the Church (Part 2)

Earlier this week, I introduced a new series on the church attendance panic we’re currently seeing in many churches. As…

Whenever I walk into a church facing attendance decline, a common theme emerges. The leaders are concerned that people are attending services less frequently. They’ll explain that regulars used to show up every week, but now they’re attending only once or twice a month. Rather than panic about attendance patterns; let me offer these proactive next steps you could take to encourage people to show up more often.
Whenever I walk into a church facing attendance decline, a common theme emerges. The leaders are concerned that people are attending services less frequently. They’ll explain that regulars used to show up every week, but now they’re attending only once or twice a month. Rather than panic about attendance patterns; let me offer these proactive next steps you could take to encourage people to show up more often.
08 Nov 2016

Panic at the Church: Dealing with Less Frequent Attendance Patterns

Whenever I walk into a church facing attendance decline, a common theme emerges. The leaders are concerned that people are…

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” First to the original disciples, and now to us. That’s who is to go and make disciples. But if we could, let’s think for a second about who this call didn’t go out to. Let’s think about who or what was never told to make disciples. Chances are, you, like me, have trusted in at least one of these other things to do the work Jesus gave His people to do...
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” First to the original disciples, and now to us. That’s who is to go and make disciples. But if we could, let’s think for a second about who this call didn’t go out to. Let’s think about who or what was never told to make disciples. Chances are, you, like me, have trusted in at least one of these other things to do the work Jesus gave His people to do...
03 Nov 2016

People—Not Tools—Make Disciples

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” First to the original disciples, and now to us. That’s who is…

In recent years we’ve seen churches improve discipleship growth through the effective use of technology in their ministries. By exploring the shifts we need to make in our thinking and practices we better arm ourselves for the future our ministries. Discipleship too, just like other ministry areas, needs efficient systems and processes that drive engagement and facilitates building community.
In recent years we’ve seen churches improve discipleship growth through the effective use of technology in their ministries. By exploring the shifts we need to make in our thinking and practices we better arm ourselves for the future our ministries. Discipleship too, just like other ministry areas, needs efficient systems and processes that drive engagement and facilitates building community.
12 Oct 2016

4 Ways Technology Influences and Improves Disciple Making

In recent years we’ve seen churches improve discipleship growth through the effective use of technology in their ministries. By exploring…