For the past nine months, I’ve been coaching Russ Johnson, a church planter in Asheville, North Carolina. Russ has written a post on how their church has transitioned to become a disciplemaking church.

Don’t start churches to make disciples.

S.O.A.P. Journaling |

How do you feed your soul? How will you become spiritually strong?

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to you. It’s also a useful tool to reflect on and review some of the ‘learnings’ that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons!

David Garrison describes church planting movements (CPMs) as “a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment.”

What Stops Church Multiplication? Disobedient Christians |

When disciplemaking stops, new churches stop being birthed. Jesus told His disciples to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). This required going, baptizing, and teaching to obey. When we fail to teach obedience to Christ’s commands, disciplemaking stops. When disciplemaking stops, church multiplication stops.

Jesus told His disciples to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples who make disciples… (Matt 28:19-20). I am a disciple of Jesus today because of Christians who obeyed Jesus’ command. There would be more Christians and more churches if more Christians obeyed Jesus.

What would it look like if the gospel was planted in your city and the church that emerged was “native” to the culture?

Last year I was challenged by the teaching of Richard Green at a conference of church leaders in Washington.

Often when I ask Christians if they know anyone that needs to be discipled they think of a new Christian. Somehow in America we have adopted the idea that “discipleship” is for new believers.

At a recent meeting with pastors in Fort Collins, Colorado, I had the opportunity to lead a conversation that focused on living missionally. One of the pastors, Ben Yarbro, made this insightful statement: