Called to Bear Fruit

Discipleship is the foundation of all successful ministry. Most people would agree with that. Jesus himself seemed to make that point in John 15. His teaching on the vine and the branches is not only about our growth but also…

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Asking the right question

How do I help the church to grow? I have been asked that question countless times over the last 30 years. I usually respond with another question, How are you making disciples who make disciples? To me that’s the most important…

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Discipleship: Passing it on

When Jesus said to make disciples of all nations, He did not intend for our disciple-making to begin with those who are already churched Christians. Jesus saw us making new disciples out of those who are not yet followers. With…

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God’s View of His living Creation

In our last blog we introduced the Leadership Farm system. It is designed to increase the quality and quantity of church leaders so that it is possible to increase the number of churches for a much more extensive harvest beyond…

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Our Understanding of Discipleship has Changed

On Sunday afternoon, we spent time with Judith’s brother and his wife. Peter had attended a Presbyterian church on Brisbane’s bayside that morning and was relaying a little of the sermon. The preacher had spoken of the strength and growth…

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Why are so many Christians Disillusioned?

When people feel free to be honest, there appears to be a lot of disappointment expressed today about Christianity, about Christian institutions and-at least by implication, about the Christian faith.  Most of the disappointment comes from Christians themselves, who find…

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