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Posts tagged ‘discipleship’

1
Mar

The 5 Steps of Apprenticeship

 

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 »

12
Dec

The Bourne Leader

BourneThe Bourne Identity was a great movie.  Jason Bourne was a secret agent that was part of an experimental government test that enhanced his natural abilities, allowing him to be one of the best spies/agents ever.  He saw things that no one else saw and did things that no one else would think of doing in certain situations… the best microchurch leaders have this “Bourne edge” to them; able to perceive things and lead the microchurch in a way that not many see but in a way that benefits everyone and enhances every members’ microchurch experience.  Here are a few tips to subtly enhancing your skills as a microchurch leader that no one will even notice you are doing but will increase the quality of your microchurch! Read more »

16
Oct

Creating Culture through Storytelling

Storytelling-HereEveryone loves a good story.  It is what we grow up listening to and being enthralled with, and there is a reason stories work… especially in regards to leadership and culture creation. This post explores how great microchurch leaders leverage the art of storytelling to create culture and see results in their microchurch by choosing the right stories to tell. Read more »

23
Sep

The Power of X: Exponential Discipleship

Here’s a cool visual representation of exponential discipleship.

9
Sep

Leaving a Discipleship Legacy

imageLegacy.

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 »

7
Aug

The Early Church Secret

imageEvery 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 »

24
Jul

I Have a Dream

StadiumNo one wants to follow a leader who is going nowhere.

Leaders need to have vision, passion, and conviction.  Unction from the Holy Spirit.   A resolve to move forward regardless the cost.  Those are the leaders worth following.  So the question on the table is: what’s your vision for your microchurch?  Do you dream about it coming to pass?  Would you take a bullet for that dream?  Would you follow yourself if you were a member of your microchurch and not the leader? Read more »

25
Jun

Too Busy To Make Disciples?

Disciples“I’m too busy.”

This is the American badge of honor.  Don’t believe me? Ask ten people how they are doing and I bet the majority of them will say they are really busy.  Why?  In our American culture, we have equated a busy lifestyle with an important one.  If you aren’t doing something then you aren’t valuable.  Busyness has become a cultural virtue and a way of life.

But this is not the Kingdom way. Read more »

20
Dec

Microchurch Isn’t Just Once a Week…

ConnectedSome of the most impactful moments with my microchurch don’t happen at microchurch. Well, at least not on Tuesday night when we have our official microchurch meeting. Some of the best God/community/mission moments happen when a handful of us pray together on Thursday mornings each week, or when Tracy and I have a couple over for dinner Saturday night to talk through their marriage, or when I call someone to share a prophetic word I have for them and they break down crying because they really needed to hear what the Lord was wanting to tell them.

One of the most significant things I learned from Jonate Read more »

18
Dec

The Best Leaders Never Lead

Baton PassSounds 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 »