Clarifying Words

Interesting thoughts about disciple making and answers to crowd questions.

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 …

How to Make Disciples

Doug’s First Meeting Template

I have six goals for my first meeting: Establishing Trust Trust comes by knowing that we are in this together. Trust comes with transparency. Trust begins by you trusting the disciples you will make. I begin establishing trust by asking two questions: Even when folks know me, I still ask …

On Discipleship

What does 95% success mean?

We get a bit of pushback on the 95% success claim. Some of our early adopters have even said, “It’s so unbelievable you should stop saying it. Even though it is true.” And we hear other comments like: The other day, I talked with Justin Gravitt with Navigators (one of …

Are You Ready?

Just Make Six

The big voices in disciple making have been pounding the word “multiplication” for the last several years. And that is a good thing. In fact, the only way we will save the world is by multiplication. Steve Saint says, in his book The Great Omission, that probably the best we …

On Discipleship

Doug’s Story

My discipleship journey got sticky when I started leading adults in the church. They were so much different than teens and college students. Young people are less jaded. They are excitable, willing to test the boundaries, and loyal to follow you wherever. Adults are sensitive, cranky, set in their ways, …

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 …

How to Make Disciples

Doug’s First Meeting Template

I have six goals for my first meeting: Establishing Trust Trust comes by knowing that we are in this together. Trust comes with transparency. Trust begins by you trusting the disciples you will make. I begin establishing trust by asking two questions: Even when folks know me, I still ask …

Interesting thoughts about disciple making and answers to crowd questions.

How to Make Disciples

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