Why You Can’t Make Disciples

by Ben Sternke on May 18, 2015

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Pastors, have you ever noticed that the people in your congregation aren’t quite as excited about discipleship and mission as you are? Have you ever wondered why, despite your best intentions, you can’t make disciples? [click to continue…]

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How Asking Questions Is Transforming My Parenting

by Ben Sternke on May 14, 2015

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deb-thumbThe following is a guest post from my amazing wife, Deb Sternke.

She has written before on my blog, and she is an incredibly gifted coach and discipler (as well as a great mother to our four kids!).

She’s also starting a new coaching group for women soon. You can get more info on that near the end of her post.

Or, as there are only a few more days until this group will close, you could check it out now to reserve your spot in this transformative community!

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Disciples and Pilgrims, Not Experts and Conquerors

May 11, 2015
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Eugene Peterson says two important images for people of faith are that of being disciples and pilgrims. What does it look like when we don’t embrace them?

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Why Being Filled Up Is Not Enough

May 7, 2015
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In this guest post from my wife, Deb Sternke, she describes a dynamic all disciples of Jesus in their life… having and inflow AND and outflow…

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8 Things I’ve Learned About Bringing Culture Change

May 4, 2015
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I’ve always been interested in bringing culture change. Here are 8 things I’ve learned about it from 21 years of ministry experience.

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Will Your Church Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

April 27, 2015
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I’ve always been fascinated by stories about zombie apocalypses. And I think we can learn a lot about our churches by asking whether we’d survive one.

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Why Listening is the First Step of Evangelism

April 20, 2015
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Normally we think of evangelism as telling – we proclaim and speak a message. And it is proclaiming a message. But it starts with listening.

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Why You Shouldn’t Replicate Yourself

April 15, 2015
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To replicate yourself is a common metaphor for disciple-making. But as often as I’ve used it, I’m starting to think that it is mostly unhelpful.

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Are You Leading Worship or Just Providing Entertainment?

April 6, 2015
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When your church gathers, are people being led to worship in the presence of God, or are they merely experiencing entertainment? How to tell the difference?

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Tests That Measure All the Wrong Things

March 30, 2015
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Do the “tests” we use to identify and train church leaders measure all the wrong things? If they aren’t measuring love, then maybe we have to say “yes.”

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