Best Posts of May 2012

I’ve written 150 posts over the past 150 days. I love sharing what I’m learning – and I hope it challenges you to learn and grow as well. As you read and interact, feel free to leave your comments.

The Best of May (as of May 31, 2012)

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1. 12 Month Process to Start New Churches (May 13, 2012)

If you are starting a church, I hope you won’t rush to start worship services. Many church plants experience a premature birth because they try to start worshipping before they’ve laid a foundation of disciplemaking. Don’t do that! Take the time over the next 12 months to…

2. Flossing Teeth and Making Disciples (May 8, 2012)

“If you had to choose between flossing your teeth and brushing your teeth, you should choose to floss.” I was shocked. For years I had believed that brushing was better and flossing was optional. I was surprised to discover that I had been wrong for all these years….Yet what I’m discovering is that more important than going to church on Sunday, Jesus wants me to be making disciples.

3. This is Church Planting (May 28, 2012)

“Church Planting is like building an airplane in flight!” If you’ve never seen this video, it captures the experience of starting a new church. I’ve watched it dozens of times – and I show it at every training event for church planters.

4. Intentionality: Predetermine Your Level of Engagement (May 16, 2012)

I’d like you to consider your level of engagement with the mission of Jesus! How intentionally have you been engaged with Jesus’ mission of making disciples who make disciples?

5. Disciplemaking: Start with One (May 5, 2012)

How are you making disciples? How are those in your church making disciples? It’s necessary to identify a clear disciplemaking process that you will follow in making disciples. Using a simple process that is transferable to others will increase the likelihood that your disciples will also make disciples.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Review the posts above and consider what action steps to take to align with the mission of Jesus!

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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