Top 10 Quotes from the Verge Conference 2012 ~ Pre-Conference

  These are the top 10 quotes from the 2012 Verge Conference ~ Pre-Conference.  Their position reflects the numebr of views and comments on the facebook Making Disciple’s Page.  All posts there are also fed over to twitter via @Missionaries.  Today, the Livestream starts in less than an hour.  Feel free to “like” the Making […]

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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Community & Virtual Discipleship: Possible?

Some would say that online communities are, in fact, not communities at all.  Others would say that all of the components necessary to form a real community exist in the virtual world as well.  Still others would say that online communities are possible, but online faith communities are not. If we say that there are no virtual communities, then the issue of […]

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 […]