Game Changer

Game Changer

Over the last several years, we have had the opportunity to talk to literally thousands of different pastors. By far, the most repeated conversation that continues to come up is around the issue of discipleship. It represents both a pastor’s biggest hope and biggest fear. Let me explain. The Dilemma When most pastors go into ministry, their greatest desire is to make disciples. Years into ministry, whether they are making disciples or not seems to

The Great Dechurching

The Great Dechurching

Something significant is happening. You’ve probably seen the graphs charting the rapid increase of religious disaffiliation or the “Rise of the Nones.”  Perhaps you’ve also read the headline of the 2020 Gallup study, “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below 50% for the First Time.” But there is a new nationwide, quantitative study that has a lot of people talking about the future of the church in America. The study was conducted by Dr. Ryan Burge, a political scientist at

The Power of Intergenerational Mentorship

The Power of Intergenerational Mentorship

In the heart of every thriving, local church, there lies a powerful and often untapped resource: The wisdom and experience of its older members.  Intergenerational mentorship, the practice of older generations guiding and nurturing the younger, is a vital tool in shaping the next generation of church leaders and members. It is a model that fosters unity, encourages spiritual growth, and ensures the continuity of the church's mission, values, and the future. The importance of

Planting Churches with Disciple Making DNA

Planting Churches with Disciple Making DNA

Is your church plant built for disciple making? — The North American model of church is not based upon disciple making, but that can be changed in a new church plant. Join Bobby and Paul as they describe how to plant new churches with disciple making DNA. — Welcome to One Eighty, welcome to Disciple-Making. Over the next 8 weeks, we will be turning our focus to creating a discipleship culture as we look ahead

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