E-phesians 4:11, E-ministry for E-quipping The Church Through Social Media?

~ And He gave some as E-postles, E-prophets, E-vangelists, E-pastors, and E-teachers  for the E-quipping of the saints for the work of service and E-difying the body of Christ. ~   Ephesians 4:11,12 E-Ministry to an E-generation? ~ “If Facebook were a physical nation, it would now be the third-most populous on earth.”[1]   If we included all […]

Why We Call it, "Discipleship Group."

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in a small town in the middle of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, people from surrounding communities gather for what we call, “Discipleship Group.” There is a core group of attendees, an “inner circle” if you will, but we’ve seen folks come from all over the world. The group in this […]

When Community Must Be Broken

  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.  Titus 3:10 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17 Now […]

Why I'm No Longer the Sort that "Closes the Deal," in Evangelism… Part I

  I used to be the sort that asked others to raise their hands in the pews (with all heads bowed and all eyes closed of course)  after a sermon to “accept Christ.”  I used to be the sort that went to “serve” at Christian concerts and other events as an “altar call counselor.”  I […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]

Apocalyptic Scriptures – Good for Evangelism, Bad for Soul-Winning

The use of apocalyptic literature in the soul-winning is pervasive. The use of doom, gloom, and fear, has driven many not to hope, but to desperation. For the purposes of “saving someone from hell,” modern day evangelism may have driven some there by a more direct route. By hell, and for the purpose of this […]

Developmental and Discipleship Disasters in Missions

      Missions! What a Mess!              I am sure that we are all aware of cases where various forms of development have turned out to be disastrous for the ones being developed. When our good intentions, bring harm to the ones who need help the most, or leave […]

Is The Great Commission the Catalyst for all Ministry in the NT?

  What if the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19,20 , was the Catalyst for all Ministry in the New Testament?  What if every other ministerial function in Church found its genealogy in Going, Making Disciples, Baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that Christ commanded? What […]