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Brandon

Good Faith

By | Books, Discipleship, Mission | No Comments

Time and again I’ve heard leaders across the Churches of God General Conference request information and insights about how to engage with the ever-changing culture of the world around us. The requests have come through conversations, our annual ministry reviews, and through a survey I’ve recently conducted. Things seem to…

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A Sense of Urgency

By | Discipleship | One Comment

Recently, I finished a book by John P. Kotter titled, “A Sense of Urgency”. In it, Kotter looks at what causes businesses and organizations to thrive in uncertain times. He calls this a true sense of urgency and offers four tactics that support the strategy. While Kotter writes from a…

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Addition vs. Intention

By | Discipleship | No Comments

Over the past several weeks I’ve been offering a series of blog posts on the issue the Church is facing in discipleship. Looking at what the problem is and how we can address it. You can find the previous posts by following these links: We Have a Problem Why We…

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The Need For Imitation

By | Discipleship | No Comments

Currently, I’m offering a series of blog posts on the issue the Church is facing in discipleship. Looking at what the problem is and how we can address it. You can find the previous posts by following these links: We Have a Problem Why We Aren’t Making Disciples Relationships Are…

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Why We Aren’t Making Disciples

By | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

As mentioned in a previous post, we have a discipleship problem in the church. Disciples aren’t being made. This isn’t because of a lack of effort or desire, but because we aim at solving the symptoms and not the core issue of making disciples. We try to increase worship attendance,…

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We Have a Problem

By | Discipleship | 3 Comments

In the Churches of God, General Conference and across the landscape of western Christianity we have a problem. The symptoms are well known, talked about, and even solutions have been tried. Yet, things stay the same. Attendance in worship is dwindling, conversions and baptisms are less and less, the financial…

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