Discipleship Focused Ministry Blog

Evangelization – Where Are We Going Wrong?

2019-02-22T06:45:20-06:00

For some time now, I’ve been trying to put my finger on the “missing piece” in our current efforts at evangelization. I’ve written a post about how evangelization shouldn’t be so hard and shared my experience of watching evangelization happen through people not necessarily because THEY did something extreme. It’s not hard to find writings

Evangelization – Where Are We Going Wrong?2019-02-22T06:45:20-06:00

How I Have Seen Discipleship Changing the Church

2019-02-22T06:55:47-06:00

I have been assisting parishes in moving towards a discipleship focused youth ministry approach for the last four years. It was really what I was seeing happen with FOCUS on our university campuses that first got my attention, and DFYM was the result. As it has taken shape, I have drawn a lot from FOCUS,

How I Have Seen Discipleship Changing the Church2019-02-22T06:55:47-06:00

Stop Trying So Hard to Evangelize

2019-02-22T08:05:23-06:00

In my work of discipleship and evangelization, it seems that too often, I am focused on “doing” things that I believe will make in an impact on others as I attempt to “fix” or “help” them to know Christ better. Over the last two weeks, I have been struck by three different experiences that appear to be challenging me in this mindset.

Stop Trying So Hard to Evangelize2019-02-22T08:05:23-06:00

My Desires (Goals) for 2016 in Discipleship

2019-02-22T08:08:23-06:00

For anyone who follows this blog regularly, you have probably picked up on the fact that I don’t usually choose the theme or content based on the fads or trends of the season. To be blunt, I am ordinarily inspired more by conversations and experiences I have than the perennial rituals and practices of modern

My Desires (Goals) for 2016 in Discipleship2019-02-22T08:08:23-06:00

Ten Common Mistakes Discipleship Leaders Make

2019-02-22T08:15:34-06:00

Over the past few years, I have seen several common mistakes, and I thought it would be helpful to share my observations in the hope that others can learn from them as well. Here are the top ten mistakes I am seeing discipleship leaders make as they strive to foster an atmosphere of discipleship in their ministry to others:

Ten Common Mistakes Discipleship Leaders Make2019-02-22T08:15:34-06:00

A Unique Method of Engaging Parents in Youth Ministry

2019-03-01T06:43:02-06:00

When parents have to pick and choose the things to which they will give their time and we give them the option to not be involved, why would they be? By not requiring them to be involved, we essentially tell them that we’ve got it covered or we don’t necessarily “need” their help.

A Unique Method of Engaging Parents in Youth Ministry2019-03-01T06:43:02-06:00