Paul was a genius church planter and disciple maker. Why? Because he always had vision for the people around him. He wasn’t just filling ministry positions in the churches he planted; he was helping people walk in their God given purpose and helping people to “live lives worthy of the calling they received” as he penned in Ephesians 4:2. Great microchurch leaders have that same type of vision, and this month we are going to talk through how to create this type of visionary culture in your microchurch, starting with your apprentice! Read more
All of us have a desire to see the Gospel of grace transform the lives of everyone who attends our microchurch. In fact, at the end of the day, it’s Christ’s love that compels us to do what we do and we gladly and intentionally invest time in preparation and prayer for the men and women who come to our microchurch. For those of you who may be co-leading, are you desiring the same for your co-leader or has investing time together become more of a “business relationship” in preparation for microchurch? We are going to take a look at some tips and some things to consider when it comes to co-leading in order to maximize the benefits of this co-leadership relationship. And for those who are not currently co-leading, please don’t tune out because the Kingdom of God is not for the soloist. Hopefully in some way you are sharing the platform, as we always want to be empowering and raising apprentices to not only lead with us, but surpass us! Read more
One of the most important elements of microchurch leadership is unfortunately one that gets overlooked the most often. Microchurch leaders are sometimes so busy putting out urgent fires that they lose sight of the importance of raising up and releasing apprentices. But we need to maintain the forward thinking, 2nd Timothy 2:2 vision of raising up and releasing disciple makers and microchurch leaders!! Read more
What a powerful word. It is what is left of you when you are gone. It represents your life effort and the effectiveness of how well you pulled it off. I believe one of the most important questions that is going to be asked on judgment day as we stand before Jesus is, “How many disciples did you make?” So let me ask you a personal question; how many disciples have you made up to this point in your life? I am not talking about how many spiritual conversations you had or how many times you sort of helped someone out. That wasn’t the question. Read more
I always say that the best leaders never lead, and here’s why; if the best leaders are always in the spotlight, then how are you supposed to raise up other leaders? If you are doing everything with excellence, then what can anyone else do? A lot of leaders hold on tight to the reins of leadership, but holding on to leadership is not a Biblical way to lead (Eph. 4:12). Here are a few practical ways to simultaneously raise up new leaders and ensure you don’t become a one-man-show: Read more
Every living thing on this earth is designed to reproduce. Trees reproduce more trees. Fish reproduce more fish. Humans reproduce more humans. Life gives birth to new life. It reproduces. It multiplies.
As microchurch leaders, we should see this as no different regarding spiritual DNA. Disciples reproduce disciples. Healthy microchurches reproduce other healthy microchurches. Multiplication is the natural by-product of growth and the way DNA is transferred from one generation to the next. Paul puts it like this: Read more
Everyone loves the thought of investing a small amount and watching it yield massive returns. It just feels good. It feels like you’re #winning. There are small deposits that leaders can do that are going to yield large gains in your microchurch as well.
Here is a short list of small deposits that yield massive returns: Read more
Sounds crazy right? But it’s true: the best leaders never lead. They don’t lead opening prayers at microchurch, they don’t lead worship, they don’t do the Bible studies, or even follow up with all their members throughout the week.
Why is this something we champion? Read more