Imagine for a moment that we have an entire group of football players wearing a jersey and standing on the field, but who have very little knowledge of how to actually play the game. They know some of the language but have no idea how to work together as a team, execute the most basic plays, or how to win the game. Complete chaos would ensue if we just threw those players onto the field and said, “Go play football.” Previous to their years together, His disciples had no experience […]
“As you go into the world, make disciples!” Regardless of language, culture or background, most Christians recognize this phrase as The Great Commission. Leaders throughout history have grappled with the call given by King Jesus to his church. Throughout church history the pendulum sways to varying degrees when it comes to fulfilling the call. Of all the commentary, analysis, books and research done on the life of Jesus Christ over the centuries, one thing often stands overlooked – the culture he created with The Twelve. Jesus created the most loving, […]
When a disciple making culture is intimately woven into the church body a movement begins. People are released to be the very disciple makers Jesus has called them to be. We are able to fulfill the Gospel as Jesus intended.
My good friend, Jon Malstrom, wrote this post about some of his struggles and some truth God has shown him. I wanted to share this post with you because we all struggle with believing lies that tend to derail us. The truth Jon outlines can help each of us focus on what God intends for us. -Brandon I’m in one of those awkward, uncomfortable places again. I continue to wrestle with the meaning of “significance” for my life. My head is filled with lies that I’ve allowed to infiltrate my heart, […]