Top Advice from Missional Leaders on Disciplemaking Part 2

God is on a mission. He is at work redeeming the world. The story begins with God’s perfect creation, but marred by human sinfulness, he begins his redemptive process. But he invites us to join him on his mission. Jesus put it this way, “Go, and make disciples.” To be a follower of Jesus is … Read more

Where Modern Discipleship will Fail

There is one thing about the modern discipleship movement that concerns me.  In their video series Disciplemaking Blueprint the team at Verge Network state: ‘The fruit of a disciple is not just another disciple.  The fruit of a disciple is a disciplemaker.’ It sounds reasonable enough, doesn’t it?  But I believe it is slightly off the mark. I love … Read more

Confessions of your Pastor

The following is based partly on my personal experience as a pastor but mostly on conversations I’ve had with other pastors… I am the pastor of your church.  I live in your neighbourhood.  I serve our community.  It’s meant to be a joy.  Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t.  When I look around I see … Read more

The Key to Great Leadership

I love this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer but at first glance it is quite shocking.  Anyone who has been involved in modern church leadership knows the importance of vision.  It is one of the key steps to build a successful church.  We all know the first part of Proverbs 29:18 ‘where there is no vision, … Read more