Clarifying Words

Integrating the science of God’s design of humans with disciple making.

Discipleship Science

Witch Doctor Discipleship

Do you know the difference between a witch doctor and a doctor doctor? Doctor doctors have spent their lives researching why what they do works. And that research increases their success. Whereas witch doctors have no idea why what they do does what it does. And no one else in …

Discipleship Science

Three Needs Every Disciple Has

There are those “aha” moments when you realize you are on to something big. I had one of those when I read Joël Malm’s book Fully You. Joël put words on something that I knew but didn’t fully realize. Joël explains three needs humans have: safety, connection, and empowerment. It …

Discipleship Science

The best time to start making disciples.

Do you know the best time to start making disciples? The philosophical answer is, “Right now!” The practical answer is often different. There are a crazy number of factors that affect the success of a discipleship group. If you are doing a formal plan (especially the most effective one-year plan), …

Discipleship Science

The Power of a Question

The U.S. and internet culture wants quick answers. Just Google it. Just ask. Just tell me what to do. And the church culture isn’t too different. Most everything is designed to deliver quick, “relevant” answers to a crowd. Even Biblical education is designed to provide quick answers in group guides, …

Discipleship Science

Six Thinking Hats

When Chris Barras, the pastor at Area 10 Church, and I talked the other day, he said, “I heard you talk about Six Thinking Hats by DeBono. I read it, but I can’t figure out how to use it in disciple-making?” It was a great question. DeBono’s book is incredible …

Discipleship Science

Three questions you should always ask disciples.

Whether making one or many disciples in a group, you should ask every disciple at least three important questions. Why? Because every disciple you make is different. They think differently. They react differently. They process information differently. They have different needs and are at different places in their journeys to …

Discipleship Science

Witch Doctor Discipleship

Do you know the difference between a witch doctor and a doctor doctor? Doctor doctors have spent their lives researching why what they do works. And that research increases their success. Whereas witch doctors have no idea why what they do does what it does. And no one else in …

Discipleship Science

Three Needs Every Disciple Has

There are those “aha” moments when you realize you are on to something big. I had one of those when I read Joël Malm’s book Fully You. Joël put words on something that I knew but didn’t fully realize. Joël explains three needs humans have: safety, connection, and empowerment. It …

Discipleship Science

The best time to start making disciples.

Do you know the best time to start making disciples? The philosophical answer is, “Right now!” The practical answer is often different. There are a crazy number of factors that affect the success of a discipleship group. If you are doing a formal plan (especially the most effective one-year plan), …

Integrating the science of God’s design of humans with disciple making.

How to Make Disciples

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