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  • 180: Disciple-Making Spaces

    In order to return to disciple-making, we must make a shift from attending to attaching. Merely attending events and meetings will never develop disciple-making…

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  • 180: Weaving Disciple-Making into the Fabric of Your Life

    Jesus was clear that we are to make disciples who make disciples. However, many of us don’t feel skilled or effective at it and…

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  • Discipleship Isn’t Management

    Authentic discipleship isn’t about managing outcomes; it’s about walking alongside others in the messy beauty of everyday life. We achieve true growth not by…

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  • A Gospel-Informed Framework for Prayer

    Your context and culture are being formed by your beliefs. Your beliefs also form an operating system for your behaviors. And your behaviors display…

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  • 180: A D.E.E.P.E.R. Training Process

    If we are going to return to disciple-making, we need to make a shift from merely informing people to equipping ministers. So much of…

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  • 180: Equipping God’s People

    If we are going to return to disciple-making, we need to make a shift from merely informing people to equipping ministers. Part of that…

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  • What is a Disciple?

    This is an excerpt from Jeff Vanderstelt’s newest book One-Eighty: A Return to Disciple-Making © Exponential. Download the free e-book here or order a…

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  • A Simple Disciple-Making Practice

    The best tools or practices for making disciple-making disciples are reproducible, transferable, and scalable.

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  • 180: Disciple-Making Pathway

    In this second of ten episodes, we consider the first of the five shifts we must make to return to disciple-making. We need to…

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    180: Definition of a Disciple

    In this, the first of ten episodes, we consider the first of the five shifts we must make to return to disciple-making. We need…

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  • Purpose in the Pain

    Thanksgiving has gone by, and we’ve made our way into the season of Advent. The holidays are a time of year when we attempt…

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  • A Vision and Plan for Gospel Saturation

    Can you dream of a day when every man, woman, and child in your context has repeated opportunities to meet Jesus through His people…

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  • A Shift from Reaching People to Making Disciples

    Jesus never commanded us just to reach people so that our church or group would get bigger. Jesus commanded us to make disciples who…

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  • When Our View of Church is Too Small

    About five years ago, I read an article on TGC’s website about Andy Davis’ book on Scripture memory. I remember thinking, “I could never…

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  • Engaging this Christmas Season with Intentionality

    In the early days of Advent, we drive out to the Beck family farm to cut down a Christmas tree. Our only rule is…

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  • Shift from Informing to Equipping God’s People

    So many leaders want to see more disciples of Jesus equipped to make disciples in everyday life. However, far too much of our so-called…

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  • A 180 Return to Disciple-Making

    Prior to 2020, during a time of training, I would often ask, “If for some reason the church you lead was no longer permitted…

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  • Collaborating to Plant Churches in Texas

    Many leaders and churches have given church planting a try but have not always experienced great success. In many cases, it is because they…

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  • Redeeming Halloween

    I saw a long and somewhat compelling Facebook post the other day about Halloween. A “friend” was building an argument that the holiday must…

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  • Shift from Attending to Attaching

    People simply attending events or groups will not lead to disciple-making disciples. People need to engage in genuine loving attachment to God

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  • Jesus Meets Us with Good News

    There is only one gospel, which of course means good news, but there is a multiplicity of ways in which it may be received,…

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  • Coming Home to Yourself

    Have you found yourself regularly giving yourself away to the degree that you wonder if you have any self left? Are you tired, weary,…

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  • Care for Your Soul

    It’s far too common to care for everyone else in need around you and neglect yourself until it’s too late. Yet Jesus calls us…

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  • Disciple-Making with Presence

    Poet, story-teller, and civil rights activist Maya Angelo knew well the power of words and actions; yet it was she who said, “I’ve learned…

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  • Making Disciples in Victoria, British Columbia

    As the culture grows more secular and people are less open to the gospel, many struggle to effectively make disciples of Jesus.

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  • We Work and Rest in Jesus

    As church planters or disciple-makers we may too readily think our job is all about problem solving—there are plenty of problems to be solved.…

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  • Ice Cream & Disciple-Making

    What do ice cream and disciple-making have in common? Marc and Alissa Zera. Marc left Wall Street and moved to Charleston, SC to start…

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  • We Love Kent

    Have you ever wondered if everyday people could see God do extraordinary things by just being willing and ready for God to work in…

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    8 Phases of Pioneer Church Planting

    Have you ever wondered how you would go about starting a new church in a hard to reach place? Maybe you find yourself in…

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    Working Together to Start New Churches

    Would you like to see your church intentionally engaged in a process to train and send leaders to start new churches?

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  • Brave Cities

    Have you ever wondered if your everyday life of going to work and living in your neighborhood matters? What if the work you do…

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  • Slow Down Your Missional Rhythms

    “Slow down!” is the urgent signal that appears on my car’s dashboard at least once a year. It coincides with the first sign of…

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  • A Vision for Gospel Saturation

    Have you ever wondered why so muWhat if every man, woman and child in your region had regular opportunities to meet Jesus?

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  • Naturally Supernatural Discipleship

    Have you ever wondered why so much of our experience in discipleship and mission seems to lack the power of the Spirit? Have you read…

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  • Challenges of Leading in an Urban Context

    How do we address the struggles of leading in a post-pandemic context? Consider how challenging this has become in an urban context.

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  • Noticing God’s Movement

    This practice was birthed out of the Ignatian movement started by St. Ignatius of Loyola, which saw monks travel the world to share the…

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