Study after study has confirmed that groups that try to start with a goal of community, and hope somehow to move toward a mission, almost never get there. A mission must be the organizing principle of the group. When we start with a mission, we always get the community, because we band together for a common goal, because we’ll need to care for one another in the midst of the battle of the mission.
Effective discipleship builds the church, not the other way around. We need to understand the church as the effect of discipleship and not the cause. If you set out to build the church, there is no guarantee you will make disciples. It is far more likely that you will create…
Disciples are not merely learners but fruit-bearing disciple-makers; they multiply themselves.
Fundamentally, effective leadership is based upon an invitation to relationship and a challenge to change. A gifted discipler is someone who invites people into a covenental relationship with him or her, but challenges that person to live into his or her true identity in very direct yet graceful ways.
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Christianity in its purest form is a movement. A movement is “a diffusely organized or heterogeneous group of people tending toward or favoring a generalized common goal.” A movement occurs when people are connected to a shared cause or purpose. The shared connecting points of a movement could be Vision Goals Values Identity Passion Achievement Purpose Affiliation To bring people into…
Excited for what God is doing To stir his church in the United States to make disciples who make disciples. Check out this great new ministry here.
The Keystone Project Houston Team was recently featured in a a documentary being produced by the Following Jesus Project. This team of missionaries has embedded within the refugee cultures of Houston, Texas and is seeking to launch a disciple-making movement.
By Pastor Don Waybright, Missions Pastor of Sugar Creek Baptist Church and Keystone Project Board Member Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told (Habakkuk 1:5). What is a movement of God? A…