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METRICS: JUMP GROUPS for Making Disciples

JUMP Groups are an adaptation for United Methodists of Neil Cole’s methods of organic church evangelism, from Cole’s Organic Church Planting Greenhouses training, Life Transformation Groups and methods of systematic prayer for the lost. [1] JUMP is an acronym for … Continue reading

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MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF CHURCH?

Tom Rainer identifies a number of ways that Churches die, but I wonder if it is possible to arrange churches in a hierarchy similar to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. If the model works, a church will need to grow through … Continue reading

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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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But I'm Not Ambidextrous!

      Probably when many of us hear the concept of ambidextrous church, we snap our heads and think, “but I’m not ambidextrous! This can’t possibly work!” This undoubtedly comes from our cultures constant push that we must be prolific at … Continue reading

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Definition: Left Handed Evangelism

There are two streams of disciple making which could be described as “right handed” and “left handed” evangelism; we need both hands to accomplish the work of God. Left handed evangelism is a less familiar paradigm of lay driven evangelism, … Continue reading

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Definition: Right Handed Evangelism

There are two streams of disciple making which could be described as “right hand” and left hand” evangelism; we need both hands to accomplish the work of God. Right hand evangelism is church driven evangelism, involving the familiar pattern of … Continue reading

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