Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose
Sep12

Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose

Have you ever experienced a situation where someone, in the name of Jesus, tried to fashion you into their own image of Jesus? As well-meaning leaders we want to help others mature in faith, help them grow in Christlikeness but unfortunately, we can sometimes have a narrow idea of what this Christlikeness looks like, and often it looks a lot like us or how we wished we were. Do you remember the story in 1 Samuel 17:38-40? How King...

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Planting Churches or Making Disciples? by Steve Crosby
Sep12

Planting Churches or Making Disciples? by Steve Crosby

Have you ever made a passing comment that you thought was benign, but it ended up causing a hostile reaction? I had that joy recently. I made what I thought was a mild and self-evident comment on a social media site (my first mistake!). It met with that special spiritual gift of the Christian social media world: vitriol and venom! Planting Churches is it really scriptural? My crime? I suggested that “church planting” is not inherently...

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