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The Forgotten Disciplines

by Mario Vega The books of the Bible were written in the context of agrarian societies. Those societies were displaced primarily by the industrial revolution...

5 New Assumptions As I Step Further Into the 21st Century

Iasked you recently if it was time for you to take a fresh look at your assumptions. I really do believe we are irresponsible when...

How to Disciple Leaders Through Coaching

Effective coaches hone in on the specific needs of the players. What is the leader lacking? What particular needs does the leader have? There...

Everyone Connected, Everyone Discipled

by Steve Cordle As a pastor, for years I have said that as long as someone is in a cell group I feel confident they...

6 Essential Characteristics of an Effective Small Group Coach

There are differences of opinion about the importance of coaching in the small group community. Some have tried (more than once) to build a...

Making Disciples of Jesus

by Mario Vega Christianity is not only about conveying concepts and principles; Christianity is a lifestyle. It is not only about what people know or...

5 Simple Small Group Ministry Moves with Exponential Payoffs

Sometimes we know we need to make changes in our strategy, but we remain stuck because we’re focusing on the wrong variable. Here are 5...

Discipleship Through Coaching

I often recommend Jim Egli and Dwight Marble’s book, Small Groups, Big Impact (now on kindle, itunes, android). The authors conducted their research among three thousand small group leaders...

Is There a “Design Limit” Ceiling on Your Small Group Ministry?

Have you ever stopped to consider that there may be a design limit ceiling on your small group ministry? Are you familiar with the term? Think...

How Our Discipleship Equipping Route Evolved

by Mario Vega When Elim made its transition to become a cell church, we saw immediately the need for having a equipping course for leaders....

Discipleship Is Lifelong Learning

by Bill Mellinger When I went to college, I remember thinking that I wanted to be a lifelong learner. Now I see how lifelong learning...

Small Group Ministry Myths That Need Busting (Part 1)

Ilove the Discovery Channel show MythBusters. The show has a simple premise: The MythBusters team “proves and disproves urban legends and popular misconceptions using a...

Discipleship Equipping Principles

Most churches pass through multiple revisions of their equipping before finding the right fit. Initial failure often happens because a church tries to copy...

Two Things to Know About the Primary Point of Connection in Your Church

What’s the primary point of connection in your church? Is it the weekend service? This is a no-brainer question in most 21st century Western...

5 Keys to Building Small Group Ministry at the Corner of “Belonging” and “Becoming”

Want to make disciples who make disciples? If you want to develop more than a program for high achievers seeking the most challenging merit...

Traveling Well

by Jeff Tunnell When we set out from home on a journey, whether short or long, we think first about the direction to take.  We...

Why Have An Equipping Route?

by Mario Vega The ideal for a cell church is that each member gets to become a leader at some point. To achieve that goal,...

Content and Application

by Jeff Tunnell Last evening I dialogued with a long-term educator and school principal. We conversed about learning methods and how evidence shows that lecture...

Why Are You Developing Leaders?

Why are you developing leaders?  Sounds like a ridiculous question.  But your answer may reveal why you’re not getting the results you want in...

Making the Plain Things the Main Things

by Joel Comiskey Over this past month, we’ve discussed various strategies that help us go deeper in making disciples. Some of the bloggers have pointed...
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