Becoming a disciple-maker in a local church

In the last blog we compared how the Church today gauges effectiveness and how that compares with ‘How did Jesus gauge effectiveness?’ In response Graeme Jones who has extensive experience as a Church leader responded with the following. “I wonder…

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How did Jesus gauge effectiveness?

‘Many church leaders today fall into the trap of gauging success by the ABC’s of growth: Attendance, Buildings, and Cash.  However, there is a serious problem with this scorecard, namely, that Jesus never gauged effectiveness by these criteria. This kind…

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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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