I’ve never met a pastor that said “Discipleship…Yeah, we don’t really do that. We’ve got more important things to do around this church than making disciples.” Now some pastors, in their more honest moments, may acknowledge that their churches are not very good at making disciples, but almost everyone affirms that they should be doing … Continue reading Do We Really Care About Discipleship?
On October 20th we brought a three and a half year old girl into our family to be our daughter. The adoption of this sweet little one is more than the fulfillment of a dream. It's a calling. To be more precise, it's our calling. It's something birthed out of conviction and love. God has … Continue reading Adoption is Commitment to Never Leave and Always Love No Matter What
For the last eighteen months, I have had the wonderful privilege of serving in my church’s intern/resident program. It is a large church in Knoxville, TN, and I primarily serve on one of our two planted campuses, with my internship focus being on multiplication and church planting. This has been a great season for me … Continue reading 4 Ways to Maximize Your Church Internship
Worship Leaders (as with any vocation involving sinful humanity) are often tempted to transition the focal point of glory to themselves. Brothers, I am not immune. I would venture to say that the majority of my 14 years as a worship leader has been spent attempting to usurp the glory that rightfully belongs to God. … Continue reading Brothers, We are Not Performers: The Worship Leader as Disciple Maker
For many pastors and church leaders there is a tension between evangelism and discipleship. This blog post addresses the tension ministry leaders face. Source: Are You An Evangelism or Discipleship Church?
For the last year and a half I've had the privilege of using Tim Keller's, New City Catechism. In this review I will give you the definition of catechesis, a brief history of catechisms in the Church, as well as a few thoughts on how New City Catechism would be useful in the Church today. … Continue reading A Short History of Catechisms and A Review of The New City Catechism
Ever been asked when the last time was that you shared the gospel with a non-believer and that sinking feeling of failure sets in? Every believer has an obligation to take the faith they have been given and to share it with others. But if we never share it with a lost person then what … Continue reading 3 Reminders to Help You Make Disciples
My wife and I both try to pray with our kids each night before they sleep. It's something we've done since they were born. It's a comfort to them, and in truth, they have trouble falling asleep until we do. One evening, a few months back, I prayed this with my oldest daughter. "Thank you, … Continue reading The Most Happy Heart