The Bible is a creative and powerful book. Why do people often apply it so wrongly? Here are 10 “commands” for understanding the Bible a little better.
So this happened last night in England. I was eating a burger in a restaurant in Birmingham, UK with a friend from Budapest. I was just relaxing. Ready to head back to the States after speaking for three days at a NewForms Gathering for leaders around Europe. The restaurant was pretty full. We were packed into a […]
Some of us know a lot about Jesus. But we have been “cursed” with an inability to talk about him with others in meaningful ways. Here’s a simple way to get back to effectiveness in evangelism.
This week our family traveled across Alaska in an RV. As we travel, we make friends. We invite people to experience Jesus. Not religion, mind you. Freedom. Joy. Hope. Love. The Jesus Way of Life…
We all need inspiring messages sometimes. But when it comes to reproducing leaders, “lectures” are the absolute least effective way of helping people transform and remember a set of skills or information. Check out this learning pyramid: Jesus was brilliant. He modeled and interacted with those he trained for leadership. And he sent them out to immediately teach what they […]
I believe Jesus created the Church to be a viral movement transforming cities and nations. Followers of Jesus seek to emulate his example. He is the greatest movement founder in history. Jesus started a movement with 12 people and a handful of other men and women that 2,000 years later still multiplies. It will one day reach every nation […]
Sometimes you just gotta show up. I spent this week in Watts. Watts is a neighborhood in Los Angeles often associated with crime, the historic riots, and gang activity. It’s also a cultural crossroads in L.A. with some amazing people I now call friends. Several friends came from around L.A. and out of state to […]
Years ago, I learned a phrase that helped me become more effective at introducing others to Jesus: “Measure conversations, not conversions.” I soon realized that conversations lead to conversions (other people beginning to follow Jesus). Have you ever noticed how many times God asks questions of people in the scriptures? Jesus is such a great conversation starter. Conversations were […]
Throughout my travels, I encounter thousands of people who want to share Jesus with their friends, but simply don’t know a way to start. We love Jesus, but let’s face it. A lot of us have forgotten how to simply share about Jesus while being relatable to people. A lot of our “evangelistic” methods are […]
I’ve been creating disciple making movements across the U.S. through DiscipleX. I put together a short video update video update for our friends and family. You’ll see one-second clips from a year of training experiences.