Monday, December 31, 2012

Best Posts of December 2012

It's hard to believe this is my 366th blog post for 2012!

Here are some of the highlights from December...


The Best of December
(as of December 31, 2012)

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1. 10 Habits of Disciplemakers (December 5, 2012)
      If you are a follower of Jesus, you will help others to follow Jesus. And you will train them how to help others to help others to help others to follow Jesus. This is the nature of discipleship. It's not focused simply on being disciples of Jesus, but rather focused on making disciples of Jesus. It's both/and.

2. What a Disciplemaker Needs to Know (December 2, 2012)
      As you make disciples who make disciples, there are several key things you need to know. In fact, not only do you need to know these things, you need to make certain that those who you are discipling also know these things. And on top of that, the people whom they are discipling ought to know these things too. I encourage you to pass on what you know and make sure what you know gets passed on beyond those you are discipling.

3. APEST Assessment (December 1, 2012)
      It would be helpful for church planters to understand their unique contribution based on these five functions (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher), as well as assessing their launch team members. All five functions are necessary to plant a healthy church. If any of these functions are missing, it could negatively affect the design and development of a new church.

4. What a Disciplemaker Needs to Do (December 4, 2012)
      Jesus was a disciplemaker. If you want to make disciples, follow Jesus and do what Jesus did. He spent time with His disciples. He trained them. He showed them how to pray, to trust God, to serve, to meet needs, to cast out demons, to teach the Scriptures, and so much more

5. Missional Living and the Gospel (December 18, 2012)
     As you read the gospels, we see how He not only died and rose again from the dead; we also see how He focused on making disciples who then made disciples who made disciples. He sent His own disciples to carry the good news of the gospel to others who would become disciples of Jesus and make more disciples.

Today's Missional Challenge: Review the posts above and consider what action steps to take to align with the mission of Jesus!

10 More Great November Posts:
What a Disciplemaker Needs to Be (2012)
Start S.O.A.P. Journaling in 2013 (2012)
Make Disciples to Plant Churches (2011) Video
Multiplication: Disciples and Churches (2010)
Thoughts on Transformational Leadership (2008)
Becoming Missional: what will you abandon? (2008)
Alcuin of York: A Missional Charge (2007)
MT1 - From Assignment to Alignment (2006)
MT2 - From Decisions to Disciples (2006)
MT3 - From Seating Capacity to Sending Capacity (2006)

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