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Kaskaskia River District Leadership Training on Evangelism

It was a great blessing to be invited to share on the topic of “Helping My Small Church To Grow” at Albion UMC and Salem Grace UMC on the last two Sunday afternoons of January, 2015. What I shared is … Continue reading

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The Problem With Traditional Spiritual Disciplines and Disciple Making

Faith communities practice spiritual disciplines. Traditional spiritual disciplines are well defined by Richard J. Foster in Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998). Foster identifies twelve spiritual disciplines divided into three groups. Internal disciplines include: Meditation, … Continue reading

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What is a Discipleship System?

Craig Miller defines a faith community as made up of two cooperative, interacting components: worship and a discipleship system: The primary evangelistic strategy of the 21st century is the establishment of new faith communities . . . A faith community is … Continue reading

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Be Fruitful And Multiply: The Great Commission as a Pattern

In the beginning, west of Eden, humanity began to fulfill the command of God: “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). God’s creation is continually fruitful in a continually changing environment. To adapt and be fruitful is natural to all creation. In … Continue reading

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Should I undertake a Doctor of Ministry program?

This is the title and the appreciation I put with it on the website I created as a vehicle to share it: Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference  A TRAINING MANUAL/STUDY … Continue reading

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