Disciple-Making Strategy Questions

Pray. Gather a team with passion for disciple-making. Work through these questions. Don’t be afraid to launch disciple-making actions while working through strategy development. But keep things fluid so adjustments can be made. Consider these questions as starters: EVALUATE: What is the current state of disciple-making (strengths and needs)? What…

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The Impact of Proxemics on Disciple-making

Proxemics is a sociology and psychology term. According to Dictionary.com, proxemics is the study of the spatial requirements of humans and animals and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction. Edward Hall wrote a book entitled The Hidden Dimension. There he identifies four American spatial distances/zones:…

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5 Facts about First Time Guests

Rick Ezell has written a great article called 5 Must-Know Facts about First-Time Guests. Church leaders need to be aware of these five significant facts about first-time guests looking for a church home. It has been my experience that churches that are growing pay lots of attention to folks who…

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What the Church can learn from Kodak

I grew up with Kodak.  They made all the film that we used to take our family pictures. At one time they were one of the leading companies in the world. I was greatly surprised to hear recently of the company’s bankruptcy filing. A Judge in New York is giving…

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12 Easter Tips

1. Found People Find People! Invite someone to attend with you on Easter Sunday. People are very receptive to attend church on Easter so think about a neighbor, work associate, or classmate that needs to hear the Gospel and invite them. 2. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in…

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Reading Your Own Obituary!

Like many of you I get up every morning, make my coffee and pick up the morning paper, usually glancing at the obituaries. Here is the deal… if my name is not listed; I go about my normal duties for the day. If my name is in the paper well…

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Interim or Intermittent?

One of the joys of serving Kentucky Baptists is visiting and preaching in churches across our state. I love our city churches and our country churches and all those in between. This year I have been in a number of our churches and have served as an interim. On my…

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