Inspiring Discipleship

Inspiring Discipleship Articles and Resources

Mentoring can keep you honest

Mentoring can keep you honest

If you’re a leader in mission you know the central importance of making disciples. And you know that it’s an ongoing, lifelong process that is not a solo effort but requires partnership with others in grace-filled relationships. But as you go about discipling others,...

Dismantling Fear

Dismantling Fear

I am not fond of spiders it must be said. But a few years ago, I realised that a grown man should probably not be reduced to a twitching jelly by something a thousandth his size and weight. I decided this inverted pecking order needed to be righted, and so I began...

What are you practising for?

What are you practising for?

‘Practice makes perfect’ … if only! Practice, however, can become a habit, which if it becomes such an instinctive part of you reaps the fruit of all that hard work and discipline. This remains true, whether you’re David Beckham who notoriously stayed behind after...

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Have you ever wondered if Jesus was physically here today (incarnation) where he would be? Where would he be living? Who would he hang around with? Where would you find him? The only way to possibly guess would be to look at his Modus Operandi. The only way to do that...

How To Bake A Cake

How To Bake A Cake

The great British Bake Off, what a phenomenal success it’s been. Each week, as they battle to make sense of a group of ingredients and the bare minimum of directions, the expectation is that they will present something that is just like something Paul or Mary have...

Finding my way…to Spring Harvest

Finding my way…to Spring Harvest

When we started to prepare for Seventy-two to go to Spring Harvest I wasn’t sure where Spring Harvest even was, I didn’t know how to acquire an exhibition stand, I didn’t know my team members…and I didn’t really know what Seventy-two was. Thus sayeth the Seventy-two...

Facing the Reality

Facing the Reality

In Luke 9 Jesus sends out 12 disciples. In Luke 10 Jesus sends out 72 ‘others’. By Luke 11, how many do you think he was able to send out? We’re not told the answer, but we do know church growth was exponential in the first century. If we work on the multiple of 6...

Walk, don’t hop!

Walk, don’t hop!

Over the years I’ve been intrigued by how people describe churches they know of. “It’s a good mission church, so active in their community” or “It’s a wonderful teaching church, great for discipleship” are two of the descriptions that have always mystified me a bit...