By Mary C. Wiley on Dec 12, 2017
"We live in a microwave meals, listen-to-podcasts-in-double-time world. We want more with less; work smarter not harder. However, the move forward or get left behind mentality of today is not a good transferrable principle for discipleship. Mostly because discipleship is all about people, and people can’t be boiled down to a series of tasks. People are messy and their needs aren’t linear."
By Jeff K. Clarke on Mar 25, 2019
We are so desperate to have people make a decision that we rarely, if ever, tell them about the costs associated with making that decision.
By Lance Witt on Jan 30, 2017
One of the spiritual questions every ministry leader must answer is, “Am I willing to serve in obscurity?”
By Chris Surber on Feb 15, 2019
We have a lot of people genuinely called, sincerely gifted people who struggle to find their way past the gatekeepers in our churches and denominations.
By Thabiti Anyabwile on Nov 6, 2017
"It is important for Christians to be members of a local church because the New Testament apostles can’t conceive of anything called a Christian that’s not connected to Christ’s body."
By Jeff K. Clarke on Nov 20, 2019
Personal identification and participation with Jesus marks the life of each disciple—past, present and future.
By Sermoncentral on Jan 2, 2015
After a few hit-and-miss attempts, our church has discovered a simple five-step process that can work for any small church.
By Rev. Burk Parsons on Jan 13, 2018
If we are to redirect the current paths of young people, we must begin in the church by taking up the charge to come alongside younger men and women, and teach them the old, ancient values of God's Word.
By Karl Vaters on Nov 11, 2017
"Preaching the Word, training disciples and ministering to the community may or may not increase the number of people who sit in front of me from Sunday to Sunday. But it will produce a healthy church."
By Hal Seed on Nov 15, 2017
"Do you need a mentor? Only if you want to become more like Christ, live for Jesus more purposefully, and see your church take ground for God’s glory."
By Ben Sternke on Aug 15, 2020
We can too easily normalize fruitlessness in the name of faithfulness. There's a big difference.
By Scott Anderson on Nov 10, 2020
"The Bible" miniseries could be the biggest discipleship and outreach tool on the screen since "The Passion of the Christ."
By Josh Reich on Apr 28, 2017
We know that God is the one who makes a church grow, that it isn’t on us. This is both a comfort and a problem.
By Lance Witt on Apr 3, 2017
The greatest gift we give a new believer is not information, it is RELATIONSHIP. The primary need of a new believer is nurture not knowledge.