A Disciplemaking Environment

Jesus commanded us to make disciples, yet there never seems to be an end to the confusion of what it means to obey Jesus’ command. There are many activities that churches promote, yet if we are not fundamentally making disciples, people who are becoming more like Jesus, then arguably, we are not a church that Jesus promised to build. Just because we have moved people from the pew into a…

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Discipleship Isn’t Easy…

Love this article by By Ann Swindell. Great reminders of what discipleship is really about… Pastor Stan To those of us who follow Jesus, discipleship should be a central aspect of our faith. This is because Jesus commanded His followers—in what is commonly referred to as “The Great Commission”—to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of…

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Five Reasons Millennials Resist Established Churches

By Thom Rainer Not all Millennials are averse to serving in leadership roles in established churches. But many of them are. And our churches are approaching a tipping point where many are unable to attract Millennial members or leaders. It will likely soon be a crisis. What is it about established churches that push away Millennials? Let’s examine that question first, and then let’s look at some possible solutions. Millennials…

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Equipping Leaders – Mac Lake

Why are you developing leaders?  Sounds like a ridiculous question.  But your answer may reveal why you’re not getting the results you want in growing your leadership pipeline. So, let me ask again, why are you developing leaders? There are basically two responses to the question. Some will say, “I’m developing leaders simply because we don’t have enough of them!”  This is the most common reason organizations revive their leadership…

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