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Here’s how the brand new book is laid out…
Section 1 The WHY of Disciplemaking Friendships
- Introduction: Are We Confidently Walking In Circles?
- Chapter 1 Why Disciplemaking Like Jesus?
Section 2 The WHAT of Disciplemaking Friendships [Discover the Secret Sauce]
- Chapter 2 It All Starts with TW
- Chapter 3 Add Generous Amounts of K4
- Chapter 4 Stir It All Together with D3
Section 3 The HOW of Disciplemaking Friendships
- Chapter 5 Start Here Start Now—with PIE
- Conclusion: Your Disciplemaking Friendship Stories
This book explores…
- Why disciplemaking friendships is a way of life is for every follower of Jesus.
- The three irreducible minimums for Jesus-like disciplemaking friendships that multiply (a.k.a., Jesus’ disciplemaking “secret sauce.”
- Tons of real-life stories that reveal the nuts and bolts of Jesus-like disciplemaking friendships.
- Almost 400 questions to make you think and wrestle what disciplemaking friendships that multiply looks like in real life with your family and friends.
- The three most important first steps for engaging God and others in a disciplemaking friendship.
- How to listen and respond to the Holy Spirit’s leading in the formation and development of disciplemaking friendships that multiply.
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What if we’ve gotten “Leadership” wrong?
What’s the difference between being a first-live-er and a first-tell-er?
I’d start by outing the western view and lack of a Biblical practice of leadership. Why are western churches so obsessed with a structure where a few special people (talent, presence, temperament, inheritance) define leadership?
I am so grateful for the towel wearing leadership of John the Baptist, Jesus and Paul…
Rather than focus on special vision, special leaders, I am excited to wake up each day to walk with friends and let the Holy Spirit (kavanah style) lead me, lead us…
The greatest leadership vision, action, example of leadership is when you and I live Jesus’ GO MAKE DISCIPLES, together vision, starting with our family.
We’re not leaders when we gorge ourselves on leadership reading, more leadership workshops and more leadership copying…
We’re leaders when we help others lead. When we multiply at home and with friends. When we break out of our silo’s and walk alongside and not above… leaders don’t rise above, they crawl alongside.
The gift of leadership is mentioned in only one gift list and that was to refer to it as a LESSER gift… instead Paul elevated, hospitality, towel wrapped servanthood and friendship. Please learn to lead as a role and not a position.
I love how 1 thessalonians 5:11-14 calls each of us to be disciplemakers who live alongside (encourage, Thayer) in a mutual/reciprocal way (one other, Thayer) who mutually leave each other with more (build, Thayer).
Then Paul refers to ways we can honor those in the role of leadership for their example and hard-work (first-live-ers) who offer spiritual example and guidance through an accessible life… (1 th 1 to 5).
Next PAUL returns to invite each, all of us to lead in each other’s lives like positive, hard-working leaders have modeled…
From my understanding of Jesus: Inflow, overflow, multiply are a flat org chart we’re all called to live, share, own and release. We are disciplemaking friends not leaders… and it starts in our homes.
My vote: Let’s drop the leader, follower dialogue… let’s erase our leadership boxes and layers then instead… be kavanah living, disciplemaking first-live-ers who lead by helping others multiply.
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18Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Been there. Done that. Right?
But I dare you to stop and ponder it for one more moment. Consider this question:
“Guys, you know what I’ve done with you for the last three-and-a-half years? Repeat that in the exact same way over and over again. Starting right now as you go about your lives, do exactly what I did with you…with others…and help them do it with others without ever stopping. When you tell others about me, some will believe and follow me. Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Be sure to pull them close—like I did with you—and show them how to love God, love people, and make disciples… until every ethnic group in the world has disciples who are making more disciples. As you live my disciplemaking way of life, you can have full assurance of my presence, power, and provision—because I am always with you.”
“Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.” 1 Corinthians 4:16-17
It started with Jesus, who showed his closest friends—the original eleven disciples (and many other disciples)—how to make disciplemakers. In the pattern of Jesus, these original disciples made more disciples of Jesus. Later, this Jesus-like disciplemaking way of life transformed Paul. It was precisely because Paul was imitating Jesus’ disciplemaking way of life that he could say to others, “I urge you to imitate me” (see also 1 Cor. 11:1).
Paul passed this Jesus-like disciplemaking way of life on to many others including Timothy, the church at Corinth, and “everywhere in every church” (italics mine). These cadres of Jesus-like disciplemakers were the very first Disciplemaking Learning Communities—the disciplemaking genius of Jesus at work.
And they changed the world.