Topic: Disciple-making

A Biblical Vision for Children’s Ministry

Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me.” Here’s how your kids ministry can create opportunities for the next generation of children—and their families— respond to the gospel.

Planting Churches with Friends

Relationships are essential. This is especially true in the context of church planting. Here’s why leaning into the relational connections of your congregation and community is a game changer for planters.

Qualities of Peacemakers

The Prince of Peace calls us His own. Here are the 3 ways Christ calls you to extend peace as you make His name known.

5 Ways to Pastor Your Family Flock

Your family is your first church plant. Here’s how you can invest in your household as you share your love for the Lord and the joy of His church.

12 Traits of a Healthy Church

There are so many ways to build your church, yet God calls His builders to multiply by His design. Here are 12 ways to gauge the health of your church plant.

Cultivating Rich Community in the Church

We all want to experience belonging. And as Christ followers, we get to experience this belonging within the family of God. Here are four ways to cultivate the type of biblical community that you and your congregation need.

Pastor, Go Overseas

Global missions isn’t a back-burner task we go back to when all the stars align. Here are four ways you and your church will benefit as you live out the great mission as Christ has called you to do.

The Christ-Centered Life

What does it mean for your life to be marked by true Christlikeness? The Apostle Paul highlights what genuine devotion to Jesus means in his letter to the church in Colossae.

Six Practices of Proactive Member Care

People are not obstacles we navigate in our ministry; they are our ministry. Here’s how you can build intentional relational equity with the people God has called you to shepherd.

Living as a Missionary in Your City

Living on mission requires intentional community engagement. Here are three principles to live by as you seek to plant your new church to the glory of God.

3 Characteristics of a Healthy Student Ministry

There’s more to student ministry than youth camp and foosball tables. Here are the markers of a thriving youth group and how you can steer your congregation towards whole-family discipleship.

From Groups to Gatherings

There are so many ways to plant a church. Here’s one method to ensure your church’s multiplication DNA impacts each new step of the planting process.

6 Steps for Sermon Prep

Your sermon prep process is uniquely your own. Consider adding these tools to your toolbox as you seek to proclaim the gospel faithfully to your church.

The Life Cycle of a Church

From launch to legacy, the phases and stages of a church plant are like those we experience as humans. So, where’s your place in this mission of making new churches?

What Makes a Church Plant a Church?

To understand your role as a church planter, you must first understand the role of the church. Here are the primary marks of the church and what its people have in common.

Church Planting in the New Testament

Where did the practice of church planting begin? What scriptural basis do we have for the work of planters and pastors? Here’s what we’ve gleaned with the New Testament as our guide.

How to Start Small Groups in a Church   

Small groups ministries aren’t just thoughtlessly launched. So, here are four steps for cultivating groups at your church, from prayer to trial runs to the launch of this new discipleship opportunity.

Making the Bible Accessible

Are you preaching to impress or to imprint God’s Word upon the hearts of your people? Discover three ways to offer gospel truth in such a way that your people live out what they learn.

Identifying Marks of a Disciple

We want our churches and communities filled with identifiable followers of Christ. So, how can we make this a reality? J.T. English unpacks three steps to growing disciples within your congregation.

The Contribution of John Chrysostom

How much do you know about the greatest preacher of all the early church fathers? Trevin Wax expounds on why the Archbishop of Constantinople’s ministry has been more impactful to you than you may realize.

10 Steps to Cultivate More Engaged Listeners During Your Sermon

In the age of small screens and attention spans, it’s harder than ever to maintain the interest of an audience. So, here are 10 steps you can incorporate into your sermon preparation and presentation to captivate your congregation as you proclaim the name of Jesus.

Lead By Example: Having a Personal Commitment to Sharing the Gospel

Lead by Example: Committing to Sharing the Gospel

Your church’s culture of evangelism begins with you as the leader. Here are the five phases of evangelism to help you navigate this personal call within your life—for the benefit of you and your church.

A Biblical Foundation for Discipleship

A Biblical Foundation for Discipleship

Christ’s command to “go and make disciples” may seem confusing or even overwhelming to you. So, here are three ways you can intentionally focus your circle of influence as you pursue a life on mission.

5 Practices for Praying with Purpose

Embracing these five practices will take your personal prayer life to a whole new level and help you be intentional in discipling others to pray.