The Best Posts of April 2012

I’ve written 120 posts over the past 120 days. I love sharing what I’m learning – and I hope it challenges you to learn and grow as well. As you read and interact, feel free to leave your comments.

The Best of April (as of April 30, 2012)

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1. The Pastor’s Job is to Be the Lead Disciplemaker (April 26, 2012)

Every Christian is to carry out the mission of disciplemaking. This is especially true for pastors and elders in local churches. They are to be the lead disciplemakers. If the pastor and elders aren’t engaged personally in disciplemaking, it’s highly unlikely that the rest of the church members will be personally engaged in disciplemaking.

2. Church Planting, In-N-Out Burger, and Peer Coaching (April 19, 2012)

When I planted Lake Hills Church in Castaic, California over 20 years ago, I was invited into a monthly lunch gathering with several church planters. The group included church planters in two denominations: Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Missionary Church. Each month we’d share what was going on in our family life, personal life, and ministry life. Frankly, I dont’ know if I would have survived those early years without this intense community of practice.

3. New Book: The COACH Model for Christian Leaders (April 4, 2012)

I strongly encourage you to order a copy of The COACH Model for Christian Leaders! I’ve been using the COACH Model in hundreds of coaching conversations for the past three years. As you use this model, you’ll discover powerful outcomes and action steps over and over again.

4. Pray for Roland Niednagel’s Recovery (April 21, 2012)

My friend Roland Niednagel had surgery to remove a brain tumor this past week. I was shocked when I heard the news. While the surgery went well, he needs prayer for his recovery.

5. 10 Ideas to Get Started as a Coach (April 25, 2012)

Getting started as a coach can be challenging. Even when you’ve developed good coaching skills, finding those who would benefit from a coaching relationship with you may be difficult. Here are 10 ideas to help you get started.

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 April Posts

Obedience-Oriented Disciplemaking and Church Planting | missionalchallenge.com
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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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