Tier 3, Multiply Disciples: Jesus’ Ministry Strategy

Jesus partners with each of us in His three-tier strategy to make & multiply disciples. As His people, we are caught up with Him in His epic adventure to restore His lost world of people to intimacy with the Father. Let the Kingdom of God loose. His people have the awesome privilege to partner with … Read more

Tier 2, Make Disciples: Jesus’ Ministry Strategy

In Tier 2, Jesus makes disciples, calling us to “climb the trail” with Him. Yes, Jesus came to die for us that we might have life to the full…and also to model a timeless ministry strategy. The previous blog briefly looked at Tier One, Draw in Disciples, and this one moves on to the 2nd … Read more

Tier 1, Draw in Disciples: Jesus’ Ministry Strategy

Jesus is our perfect model both for maturity and also for ministry. He modeled a three-tiered ministry strategy. Tier 1 is the staging area. Jesus left the glory of heaven and became a man…without ceasing to be God, oh mystery. And He brought with Him in His incarnation this same life He experienced with His … Read more

Self-Renewal – Personal & Ongoing

Self-renewal, personal and ongoing. I woke up this morning very conscious that my body is becoming stiffer, more rigid and less flexible. Each morning it seems to take longer to loosen up physically and bend. Studies also show organizations normally become more rigid after twenty-five years. I’m mulling over the following two questions, stimulated by … Read more

Mark’s Startling Call to Mature & Minister

I had read the Gospel of Mark numerous times. This morning I was stunned by Mark 4:13! Jesus told His disciples, “If you don’t understand this one parable, how can you understand any?” What great importance Jesus places on this one parable. Why? Somehow it must be at the center-core of God’s call on our … Read more