A worrying amount of talent, effort and money is wasted everyday to create “Christian” music and apparel.

Guest Post by Russ Johnson

For today’s post, I’ve joined the 7 Link Challenge posted by Darren Rowse on Here’s Darren’s challenge: Publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to 7 categories listed below.

When I was in high school, I went on a missions trip to Guadalajara, Mexico during spring break with students from our church youth group.

How can you embody the gospel where you live? How can Christian men join together to “be Jesus” to others?

In its essence “Missional Living” is simply about “embodying the mission and message of Jesus.” As followers of Jesus, we ought to seek to “be Jesus to everyone everywhere.”

“And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him,

Often times, people see the HOPE that a Christian has and are drawn to know the source of that HOPE! Peter encourages followers of Jesus: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

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.