The Long Game

The Long Game

I begin with a question that all of us in leadership must answer: Why does the church have such a difficult time engaging her people in life-transforming discipleship? There are many reasons why we are experiencing this phenomenon. Often, we find that leaders have not themselves been discipled. Therefore, they have no real context for what it looks like to choose to step into the long game with others. We are too often looking for

Making Disciples Requires Centering Discipleship

Making Disciples Requires Centering Discipleship

As we focus on shifting from reaching to making disciples at Exponential’s One Eighty: The Return to Disciple Making, each of us as part of the body of Christ, fellow priesthood of all believers, and leaders within our communities and churches will need to clarify and agree on a definition for discipleship.  As discipleship has become a grossly over-used term but under-utlized practice in our 21st century church contexts, it has often become a generic label

How AI Can Transform Discipleship in Your Church

How AI Can Transform Discipleship in Your Church

The technological advancements of artificial intelligence (AI) have the power to revolutionize many aspects of our lives, including the way we approach and practice our faith. In this article, we will explore how AI can transform discipleship and the work you do at your church, offering new opportunities for learning, growth, and engagement with the Bible. AI Saves Time Creating Targeted Resources One of the key benefits of AI in discipleship is its ability to

5 Learnings Regarding Multiplication in a Microchurch Movement

5 Learnings Regarding Multiplication in a Microchurch Movement

Although “movement” has undoubtedly become a buzzword in our culture, it has some pretty specific implications in the missions world. Chief among them is the core element of multiplication.  Disciple Making Movements (DMM) are taking off all around the world, resulting in the exponential multiplication of new disciples and simple churches. A simple definition of DMM comes from Jerry Trousdale in The Kingdom Unleashed: DMM is “a process of disciples making disciples, and churches planting

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