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  • SERVING AND COACHING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE-MAKING

    + What are the building blocks for developing fully devoted followers of Christ? + How does a church begin to build mature believers? What simple things can a pastor do to impart the best they know of Jesus to those in their congregation? + What is the most effective manner to make disciples? + What part does spiritual formation play in strengthening the body of Christ? This site will touch and unpack these questions.

Bonhoeffer-What ruins community

A book that everyone quotes is Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. He has a very convicting manner of telling us how to live in true biblical community. Here’s the quote that has made me think a bunch today. “One who wants more than what Christ has not established does not want Christian brotherhood. He is looking for … Continue reading

More of the Story

You may have already bumped into the latest newsletter from December. I thought you might like to read the rest of what the four folks wrote to me. This first story Pastor Bob Quaintance shares his journey into engaging more deeply with the scriptures. Bob and I have been in a coaching relationship since the … Continue reading

Moving Churches Ahead

This past Saturday we spent six hours with 70 church leaders from seven congregations.  What a great day. These churches have been gathering to learn how they can build a disciplemaking culture in their church. They are in year two of our three-year process. We came into the workshop hoping and praying one skill in particular would be … Continue reading

Charging up your time with God

I bumped into my friend Jordan and Panera this morning. We chit chatted about life and the early morning. We got onto the topic of our walk with Christ. He shared, “I am stuck. I’m just not connecting with Jesus.” Like most of us from time to time we found we are stuck in our … Continue reading

Nav enews August ’14: New Level

Here’s the link to my enews for August.

The 3 year disciplemaking process I’m starting with churches.

I’m excited to be starting this process with six churches this fall. It starts working individually with the pastors strengthening their personal discipling and life coaching. We then progress with a core team equipping them to run discipleship groups. This results in changing the culture of the church. With the church becoming a disciplemaking body … Continue reading

Joining us at the Alongsider this Saturday?

Coming out to our Disciple-making Clinic? Here’s the details for Saturday. Here’s the details. Saturday April 12th, 8:29 to 2:30 Arrive a few minutes early pickup your materials and find your seat. Lifestyles 940 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown, Ohio, 44685. (It is right by the circle in Green on Massillon Rd.) Park around back right of … Continue reading

Disciple-making Workshop this Saturday the 12th

What are the things we can do to disciple someone? Do I know enough to disciple others? What are the key skills I need to build? These are all questions we will answer at our upcoming Alongsider Clinic. From 8:30 to 2:30 we walk through those questions and strengthen skills. It is a highly interactive … Continue reading

Disciple-making training at Maranatha

March 1st we held a Clinic at Maranatha Bible Church. The day was an exciting one for the 53 attenders. They were curious how they could bump up their impact and learn how to better disciple others. I had met with a few of the pastors and church leaders a couple months past. Maranatha had … Continue reading

Three Big Events Coming up.

The next three weeks are packed with some very fun events with big opportunities for impact. Saturday Mar 1st. I’ll be leading the Ways of the Alongsider Clinic for Maranatha Bible Church. They have fifty folks coming out to learn how to sharpen their disciple-making skills. Jim Creed and Cathy Hogan have been pulling folks into the day. … Continue reading

My ministry with The Navs

What do you do all day Dane?? Here’s a great video that highlights what we do in Church Discipleship Ministry in The Navigators. The big vision is building disciple-making cultures in churches that live out the Great Commission one relationship at a time. http://youtu.be/uiLfHalICxE

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