+ 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

Scotland Prayer Requests

I am so privileged to be asked to assist pastors and Young Life staff in the UK. This May I’ll spend nine days running workshops and interacting with key leadership of the country. My daughter will be joining me too, which is a thrill to have her with me. The big dream is that a … Continue reading

Focusing My Vision

As a part of my own life coaching I’ve been going through I’ve had to pull away and consider my mission Our Core 4 helps you proactively decide how you’ll live out all areas of your personal life. We then assist in setting ministry vision & its implementation. and vision. It’s been a great process. … Continue reading

Christmas Truce

This year marks the 100th year of the Christmas Truce. World War I was in it’s first year. The overwhelming horrors of the war had not become full blown. This was the war when trench warfare became so important. In the fall of 1914 both sides tried to out flank each other until trenches stretched … 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


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