Indispensable Unnecessary

Ever since I first read Neil Cole's Organic Church the alarm on my phone has gone off at 10:02 every morning, Monday-Saturday.  It reminds me of Jesus' command to his disciples in Luke 10:2b that they pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into his harvest fields.  That alarm just went off. I … Continue reading Indispensable Unnecessary

Growth Groups Questionnaire

Growth Groups Questionnaire This tool, based on Neil Cole's Life Transformation Groups, is designed to facilitate a one on one/one on two discipleship process.  As with LTG's, participants gather for one hour per week to ask and answer the accountability questions.  At the meeting they agree upon a passage of Scripture to read on their own … Continue reading Growth Groups Questionnaire

Churched to Death

Why do simple church? Because Jesus told us to make disciples. " But," someone might respond, "aren't sermons, Sunday School, VBS, mission trips, weekend seminars,small groups, and a myriad of other programs carried on by institutional churches just methods for making disciples?" From what I've observed after a couple of years of attempting to make reproducing disciples, not … Continue reading Churched to Death

5 POP’s

Jesus not only commanded his disciples to make disciples, in Matthew 10 and Luke 10 he also gave them his method for doing so. Neil Cole relates Jesus' method as the 5 POP's in his book, Organic Church.  I've found these to be a very helpful framework on which to hang and a myriad of … Continue reading 5 POP’s

The Bottom Line

Two years into my stint as a children's minister for a medium-large church, I found myself in our prayer room crying out to God for answers and relief. My question to him: "Why is this so heavy?" His answer: "It's consumerism." Next I asked him, "How can we combat consumerism?  It's everywhere." He replied, "It's the … Continue reading The Bottom Line

Organic Church Planter Training

The gospel is a seed which takes root in the hearts of individuals and bears fruit through redeemed relationships.  Having borne fruit it, must then spread into the soil of other hearts and so The Growth Wheel continues to turn.  In this way, healthy disciples of Christ are produced and reproduced spreading the knowledge of God in the … Continue reading Organic Church Planter Training