• "The greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heartbreaking needs, is whether those who, by profession or culture, are identified as ‘Chri...
    Discipleship Is Not Optional
    By Kevin Springer
    January 22nd, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • A few weeks ago a member of my men’s group—he’s an associate pastor—asked a group of about 20 lay leaders in his congregation how they defined...
    How Do You Define Discipleship...
    By Kevin Springer
    February 18th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Back in 1981 Servant Publications hired me as an editor for Pastoral Renewal, a publication for leaders. Their offer surprised me; my writing showed p...
    The Method of the Master: It's ...
    By Kevin Springer
    February 25th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • I am a “discipled” disciple maker because of two men.When I was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, Ray Nethery (a Campus C...
    Are You an Undiscipled Discipl...
    By Kevin Springer
    March 11th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Here are a few foundational principles for making disciples that I have learned over the years: 1. Discipleship is more art than technology. Leadershi...
    9 Discipleship Principles for ...
    By Kevin Springer
    March 25th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Recently I met with Brian (not his real name), a member of my men’s discipleship group. He expressed frustration—quite respectfully, I might add...
    There Are No Excuses
    By Kevin Springer
    April 15th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Jesus was specific about what it takes to be a good disciple. This isn’t a guessing game. If we want to mature in our walk with Christ, we should ...
    Three Steps to Being an Expert...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 01st, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • There are two basic kinds of mentors in the Bible. Most of them, like Abraham, Daniel, and James, are godly mentors. They teach us how to live wise...
    The Good and the Bad: Lessons ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    July 22nd, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • When Jesus began His ministry, He did not rent a coliseum for an evangelistic campaign, start a mailing list, or put billboards all over Jerusalem...
    Three Relationships Every Chri...
    By J. Lee Grady
    August 05th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Part of your role as a pastor or staff leader in the church is to counsel people under your care. The people that come to you are in spiritual warfar...
    How to Counsel Toward Resoluti...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 26th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • An anxious man asked one of the Desert Fathers of long ago for help in his prayer life.  The wise mentor invited him first to unburden his soul: ...
    Help Wanted in the Church: Spi...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    September 02nd, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Reading Matthew 25:1-13 and reflecting on my last 7 days. Taught in Germany with Henry Cloud; met with two long-term church pastors and consultant...
    Trim Your Lamp
    By Bill Donahue
    September 09th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • A few years ago, I had a very scary birthday with a zero in it. I dreaded turning 50 because that number sounded so old! But I chose to accept rea...
    Seven Reasons We Don't Make Dis...
    By J. Lee Grady
    September 30th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • Ask eighteen missional experts what they think mission is and only half of them will identify the making of disciples as the essence or heart of t...
    The Great Commission: Make Dis...
    By Steve Addison
    October 14th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • I lead a retreat called “A Walk with Good Shepherd.” I developed this in 2004 and have used it many times since then, most recently with a group...
    The Lord Is My Shepherd--All T...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    November 18th, 2015

    Making Disciples
  • I’ll never forget being in Israel and getting up before dawn one morning to sit on a rock beside the Sea of Galilee. As the waves gently lap at ...
    Jesus' Cure for Shame
    By Bill Gaultiere
    May 25th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Most days Jesus stepped outside the door of whatever house he happened to be staying in and asked himself, “Who has the Father already prepared fo...
    Are You Meeting Behind Closed ...
    By Steve Addison
    June 01st, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • The more I read and learn about the Jesus, the more I think that if he were here today, contrary to popular belief most of us would not have liked h...
    Jesus Would Bother Us
    By Michael Hidalgo
    June 15th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • “If we walk in the light, as [God] is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from al...
    Discovering a Hidden Pastor
    By Bill Gaultiere
    June 22nd, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • I was struck recently by the experience of one of our teams on outreach in Manchester. They were out on the streets offering prayer and sharing what w...
    Why Praying "the Prayer" Isn't En...
    By Steve Addison
    June 29th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • There are seasons in our lives that all of us will go through and one if them is the season of youth. And then you will go into single adulthood, th...
    The Gift of Youth
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    July 06th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Colossians was written by the Apostle Paul in AD 60 from Rome where he was under house arrest. He wrote this letter because the people in the church...
    Paul's Curriculum for Christlik...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    July 13th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Movements are characterized by Commitment to the Cause. They take their faith seriously and learn to live it out in obedience to what the Scriptures...
    Response to Unfaithfulness in ...
    By Steve Addison
    August 10th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • A few years ago I led a young man to Christ. At least I thought I did. We met up again to work through basic discipleship. Lesson two was Jesus’ co...
    The Sinner's Prayer Is Not Enou...
    By Steve Addison
    August 24th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Our youth need to be mentored and discipled, especially along the lines of godly discipline. Too often when our youth go astray, the first thing tha...
    When Your Children Stray
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    August 24th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • God knows that giving is connected to life. Giving is connected to life as a tree is connected to its roots — it tells us where we’re drawing ou...
    Connecting Giving to Life
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 07th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Spreading the gospel through Jesus and His followers was rapid. His movement was “a mile wide.” But how could it be “a mile deep” at the same...
    Deep and Wide
    By Steve Addison
    September 14th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • So do rapidly expanding church planting movements grow disciples or just gather crowds? Let’s take a look at what happened in Rwanda. Here’s the e...
    Disciples or Crowds?
    By Steve Addison
    September 21st, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • I’ve learned in leadership – you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn or grow personally. Perhaps you’ve tried. I have. I see one o...
    How to Lead Christians Who Don...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 28th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • In the book To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, Parker Palmer notes that two primary sources of knowledge we use are curiosit...
    Did You Read Your Bible Today?
    By Bill Donahue
    October 12th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • In Almost Christian, Kenda Creasy Dean sounds and alarm that she hopes will spur the American church to reexamine the way it is transmitting the fai...
    Pass on Faith to Your Teens
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    October 19th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Another day – another random shooting. A man destroys himself and the lives of those around him.Every day we hear stories of men doing stupid thing...
    Helping Men Through Their Craz...
    By David Murrow
    October 26th, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • Christian exceptionalism: the idea that there’s just one way to heaven, and his name is Jesus. It’s the idea that our religion is right and the ...
    Christian Exceptionalism and M...
    By David Murrow
    November 02nd, 2016

    Making Disciples
  • The next time you fill your tank, consider this: most of the gasoline you pump into your car is wasted.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, on...
    Where Are All the Disciples?
    By David Murrow
    November 09th, 2016

    Making Disciples