How to Explain Simple Organic Church in 2 Minutes on a Napkin

November 27th, 2017 video

Is your simple church healthy?

September 9th, 2017 discipleship, church planting, simple church

7 Ways to Keep Your Missional Community from Multiplying

August 21st, 2017 discipleship, church planting, mentoring

Rethinking Church - Francis Chan

August 21st, 2017
Francis explains the vision behind his new church planting movement in San Francisco, which is still in its experimental stages. Keep in mind this is just a rough cut and the beginning of an ongoing conversation.

Where do Spiritual Gifts fit into Simple Church?

July 15th, 2017 healing, spiritual gifts
People tend to serve as they feel led and in ways that fit them as there are few if any appointed positions to aspire to. The motto is “if it needs doing – do it.” If you want to coordinate a group, pray and invite friends and go for it.

The Power of Disciple Making

November 21st, 2016 discipleship, mentoring, sharing faith
Sometimes when I see crowds of people and realize how few know Jesus as Lord and savior I’m almost overcome with a sense the immensity of the task of reaching these people with the Gospel.

It Takes A Village To Raise a Kid

August 12th, 2016 family
When Aaron and I were dating we had two couples in our lives that mentored us and helped us in our journey with the Lord and with each other. They were probably a little bit younger than we are now, and each had young kids in their home. The husbands…

12 Things I Would Like to Tell New Christians

August 3rd, 2016 discipleship
| The principles established in the beginning of a person’s life will determine the health and stability of that life in the long-term. The Christian life is no different. Paul, in particular, saw himself as a “father” to those whom he b…

Are You a Servant to the Servants of God?

March 1st, 2016 discipleship, mentoring
You may be interested to know that we have launched an initiative in our city called “City Church” (as a principle, NOT a name.) We aim to bring people together as the body of Christ under the Head, without any of the distractions that have haunt…

Gospel Sharing in the Life of a Believer

March 1st, 2016 mentoring, discipleship
While disciple making (and MOVE training) is more holistic than just gospel sharing, it is often the starting point for a person becoming an obedient follower of Jesus. The investigation focused on factors that helped an existing believer become and …

Some Neglected Aspects of Discipleship

December 1st, 2015 discipleship

Taking Discipleship Out of the Coffeehouse

September 1st, 2015 discipleship

The Parting Gift

August 1st, 2014 discipleship, sharing faith

Multiplying Groups - The Crucible Project

June 1st, 2014 church planting, simple church
It is not difficult to form new groups, what is difficult is to instil the DNA of kingdom multiplication within each new group from its beginning. Without a willingness to operate from this intention the default is to become just another group meetin…

The Practise of Discipleship - Obeying Christ’s Disturbing Call

June 1st, 2014 discipleship
Discipleship isn’t about some form of perfection reserved for a class of elite Christians, but rather the everyday life practices that grow deep, mature and loving followers of Jesus as they travel the path of life. Practices like daily reading a c…

5 Ways to identify your person of peace

December 1st, 2013 person of peace, discipleship
I believe that many, many disciples can be released to go out as witnesses simply by implementing this basic strategy. The Person of Peace concept contains within it the essence of missional DNA. As a result, it is flexible enough to fit into a wide …

Coming Alongside Not Yet Christians

June 1st, 2013 church planting, mentoring
I am normally not a fan of ten steps to this or five ways to do that. But for one of my recent talks I came up with these six things to remember about being around those who may not yet be Christians, and thought some of you might find it useful.