Learning from the Past

Too many people in the Western World believe ANYTHING OLD IS OLD-FASHIONED.  But this is not true for disciples of Jesus. This generation of disciples, as with every generation, has a fresh opportunity to reclaim the pattern of ministry that…

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The metrics of quarantine worth measuring

Since at least the beginning of the Church Growth Movement, we have been trying to find quantitative measurements for success. As a former science major, I can appreciate that emphasis on results. How would we otherwise know if we were…

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Kingdom Discipleship

A few weeks ago I took part in the Easter Services (via the internet of course) and again it struck me that the purpose of the incarnation was to establish the Kingdom. The first thing Jesus did in inaugurating the…

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My Kingdom is not of this World

Confusion reigns and fear abounds! And suddenly life for most of us is not very like what it was a few weeks ago. Last week I came in from my morning walk and discovered a little hand-written note in my…

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Come follow me

The following article is a good read and is written by Micah Dodson who lives in the United States. Discipleship. What is it? Why is there so much talk about it these days? Recently I’ve been reading specifically on this…

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Sharpen your Disciple Making Process

Four findings recently surfaced from the National Study on Disciple Making in USA Churches: High Aspirations Amidst Disappointing Results. From my experience, these four findings can also be applied to Australian Churches. Fewer than 5% of churches have a reproducing…

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The End of Christendom

The mission of the church “to make disciples”, as recorded for us in Matthew 28:19-20, was a foundational and intentional practice for the church of Jesus Christ for the first three centuries of its existence and this mission was based…

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What We Believe

Several generations ago, during one of the most turbulent of the desert wars in the Middle East, a spy was captured and sentenced to death by a General. The General, a man of intelligence and compassion, had adopted a strange…

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