Making Disciples is the Mission of the Church

The purpose of today’s post is to simply analyze analyze and discuss the following statement: “Making Disciples is the Mission of the Church.” Some definitions: Making Disciples: μαθητεύσατε – mathēteusate: Make Disciples / Matthew 28:19, Acts 14:21 For the sake of this discussion, let’s consider Discipleship, Discipling Others, Spiritual Formation, and Being Discipled, as synonymous.  If you have […]

And THEN we ate together…

I am a missionary!  Along with my wife, we have served the people of the Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador for over 6 years.  We have hosted many short-term missions teams from may different places, denominations, and cultures.  Without exception, the intensity of short-term mission ministry is heightened, excitement is at an unusually high level, […]

Are you ever more bothered by the phrase "Church Planting?"

“And this in turn has given rise to the belief that there are no dwarf women, and that dwarves just spring out of holes in the ground!” Gimli – Lord of the rings.   “Church Planting,” is one of those popular phrases in modern day Christianity.  The phrase itself, and propagation certainly rivals any the “movements” […]

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 […]