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No Priorities

April 17, 2013

“We are doing missions as if there are no priorities.”

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(C. Davis, Perspectives Course speaker, Lesson 13 on Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches)

See my post on “The Great Imbalance”.

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Discipleship Multiplication Training: Day 4

August 11, 2012

Thursday was the concluding day of the Discipleship Multiplication Training event. The DMT week was a wonderful time of teaching, encouragement, and inspiration … a time of prayer, worship, and connection with people who have a passion and vision for Church Planting Movements in their communities and around the world. Below are several quotes from Day 4.

“In every Mustard Seed Movement there is a movement of prayer.”

“Lord, what will it take to see Your Kingdom come so that no place is left without Your witness?”

“Give new believers two values: Value the Authority of the Word of God and Obey the Word of God.”

“We must move from a church paradigm to a Kingdom paradigm.”

Am I Desperate?

August 9, 2012

We had a wonderful time of worship and prayer this evening at WoodsEdge Community Church in The Woodlands. WoodsEdge has hosted the Discipleship Multiplication Training event that I have been attending this week.

The Lord has used the teaching, new friendships, and conversations this week to teach me about evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

He has also used this week to convict me about the lack of prayer in my life.

Am I desperate for God in my life, in my family, in my ministry? 

LORD, I’m desperate for You.

Discipleship Multiplication Training: Day 3

August 8, 2012

Here are some more quotes from today’s DMT in The Woodlands, Texas.

“We must structure our churches so that we can easily reproduce, expand, and reach our communities for Christ.”

“I was created for more that just inviting people to church. I was created to make disciples.”

“Don’t talk about church, religion, or politics. Talk about Jesus.”

“God’s vision for the local church is the whole world. If it isn’t the church’s, we’re asking the wrong questions about our purpose.”

Discipleship Multiplication Training: Day 2

August 8, 2012

Today was the second day of the Discipleship Multiplication Training event in The Woodlands, Texas. Below are several quotes from today’s teaching.

“God saved me to lead my family to Christ.” 

“The quicker we baptize new believers, the bolder the witness.”

“Church Planting Movements are launched on the depth of our discipleship.”

“Obstacles are the greatest opportunities for God to work.”

“The minimum requirements of discipleship are to share our story, evangelize and lead people to Christ, and disciple new believers.”

 

Discipleship Multiplication Training: Day 1

August 7, 2012

Today was the first day of a four day discipleship multiplication training in T4T – Training for Trainers. The training event is being conducted in Houston, Texas and facilitated by Steve Smith and Ying Kai.  Both taught today as did Jeff Sundell from North Carolina. These men have been used of the Lord in the rapid multiplication of disciples and churches in places such as East Asia, Nepal, and Southeast Asia.

There was a tremendous amount of information communicated today and I won’t even try to document everything. But, there were a few quotes that I took down that I thought I’d share with you this evening.

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“The closer I draw to God, the closer I draw to His purposes.”

“We must elevate the King to His rightful place. When we do we will live in greater faith.”

“Don’t try to convict people of their sins; rather, look for those in whom the Lord is already working.”

T4T Training In Bryan, Texas

July 26, 2012

T4T – Training for Trainers equips people to evangelize the unsaved and “far away from God,” disciple new believers, develop leadership, and form new CPM-type groups that repeat the process.

I will attend a T4T training event in Houston, August 6-9, and facilitate a T4T group in the fall at the church in Bryan, Texas that my family and I attend. The T4T group will be one of a number of groups that will be offered as a part of the church’s fall semester small group ministry.

I am also praying about the use of T4T for reaching the 50,000+ students enrolled at Texas A&M University, the nation’s 7th seventh largest public university that is located on our community.

If you are a member of First Baptist Church Bryan, let me encourage you to be a part of T4T this fall and spring. And, if you are in the Bryan-College Station area and are interested in reaching Aggies for Christ through T4T, please contact me.