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Search and Rescue

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Jesus came on a mission — a search and rescue mission. Luke 19.10 (ESV) says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” The metanarrative of the Bible — the sweeping panoramic view of Scripture — is that we were created for […]

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Embracing Grace

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Grace is not just a one-time experience; it is a daily reality for the follower of Jesus. (John 1.16 ESV) says, “For from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.” Like the tide that continually rolls in wave after wave, never stopping, never ending; God’s […]

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The Obedience of Jesus

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Obedience is God’s love language, and Jesus was the perfect example of how to love God and obey Him completely. Jesus made it very clear that His focus was on obeying His Father only. He said, “The one who sent me is with me; he has not […]

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God’s Love Language

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy In 1992, a book was published that took off like wildfire. To date, it has sold more than 10 million copies, has been translated into 50 different languages, and earned a spot on Amazon’s top 100 best seller’s list of all time. That book is “The 5 […]

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How to Face the Mount Everest of Our Faith

August 2018 Blog Theme: How to Launch Your Church into Making Disciples Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, towering on top of the world at 29,029 feet. Over the years, it has captured the imagination and claimed the lives of many great climbers. Its beauty and mystique draw dreamers and adventurers every year. But […]

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How Traditions Can Affect Mission For Better—or For Worse

August 2018 Blog Theme: How to Launch Your Church into Making Disciples A disciple-making church is constantly evaluating the effectiveness of every program, event or initiative and asking the hard questions: “What part of the strategy is this accomplishing?” “Is this really working?” “Is there a better way to be more effective?” Traditions are not bad. […]

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The Necessity of Moving from Individual to Team

August 2018 Blog Theme: How to Launch Your Church into Making Disciples Once a leader knows what a disciple looks like and understands Jesus’ four-step process for making disciples and begins to actively invest his life in people, then he is ready to raise up a team of disciple makers. Ministry is not something you do […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Disciple Making

August 2018 Blog Theme: How to Launch Your Church into Making Disciples Before you dive into making disciples in your church, let me encourage you with a few Dos and Don’ts. Often pastors, in their zeal to make disciples, inadvertently do things that actually make it harder for them to do so effectively. So here are […]

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What is a Core Competency?

July 2018 Blog Theme: How to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples In the early 1990’s, a new brand of business management theory began to gain traction. C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel wrote an article entitled, “The Core Competence of the Corporation”, in which they taught that healthy companies have certain core competencies or skills that distinguish […]

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The Holy Spirit’s Job—and Yours

July 2018 Blog Theme: How to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), was a prodigy pianist and composer. He took piano lessons at age six. He entered the Warsaw Conservatory at age twelve, and by eighteen, he was appointed as a professor. He was a Master piano composer and concert performer; mesmerizing audiences […]

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