7 Questions to Sharpen your Disciple Making Process

7 Questions to Sharpen your Disciple Making Process

Four findings recently surfaced from a national study of Disciple Making in USA churches:

  1. Fewer than 5% of churches in the US have a reproducing disciple making culture
  2. An absence of churches reflecting viral-like disciple making movements
  3. Lack of commonly understood definitions
  4. Overestimating Impact

*National Study on Disciple Making in USA Churches: High Aspirations Amidst Disappointing Results

The report cited above elaborates on each of the key points.  If you lead one of the churches within that 5%, then your ministry is exceptional – well done!  You can read the report in it’s entirety – CLICK HERE.

7 Questions to Sharpen your Disciple Making Process

Reflection Questions:

  • What was your discipleship journey like?
  • What “steps” of your journey have been repeated by others, through your ministry?
  • When you consider the essential steps a disciple takes, what steps are missing from the list you created above?
  • What steps does your church do well?

Planning Questions:

  • Which steps could your church improve on?
  • Select one step you need to focus on now?
  • Identify one action you can take to enhance that step.

Of course, these questions are just a first step.  But when taken seriously, consistently monitoring progress, you can create a “reproducing disciple making culture”.  It is within reach.  You can move the needle in the right direction.  Review the Making Disciples Storyboard and assess where your ministry is strong and where there are gaps.  Then take action.

It is mind-boggling to think that the primary mission of the church is to make disciples; yet, less than 5% of our churches “have a reproducing disciple making culture”.  Through the hard work of capable disciplemakers under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – we can do better than that!  Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Leadership Collective 2020 is underway!

Leadership Collective 2020 is underway!

We met in La Jolla, CA and had a rich time of connecting and learning.

Four values define the Leadership Collective:

  1. Continual Learning
  2. Meaningful Relationships
  3. Challenge Assumptions
  4. Action & Reflection

The Kick-off Retreat focused on disciplemaking.  We asked participants to process four key questions so that they could:

  • DEFINE a disciple
  • ASSESS their discipleship process
  • IDENTIFY a Person of Peace
  • ENVISION their discipleship process
Leadership Collective 2020!

Morning “toast” with Collective participants.

What I enjoyed most was the way God worked during our time together to build trust, provide unique insights and forge new pathways to make more and better disciples.

 

Tomorrow: Learn LIVE from leading authorities, Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck

Tomorrow: Learn LIVE from leading authorities, Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck

Greetings,

As you know, I strive to keep you informed about excellent coach training opportunities.  My vision is to help YOU take an empowering approach to develop the leaders around you!  The bonus is that this is a complimentary webinar.

Starting tomorrow, you can learn live from 2 of the industry’s greatest thought leaders, Professors Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck!  They are coming from a corporate and academic orientation to coaching but I believe their experience can flow over into a ministry coaching context.  Wherever you are using a coach approach to make & multiply:

  • Disciples
  • Leaders
  • Plant Churches.

Secure your spot for this complimentary Team Coaching Accelerator: Advance to the Leading Edge of Team Coaching and Team Leadership 

In this first Live GTCI event Peter & David will show you how to leverage the incredible power of team coaching. Learn what makes team coaching stand apart from other interventions like team facilitation or team building. Shift your perspective of teams and leaders – take a complex, adaptive systems approach. It’s everything you need in order to start building team coaching into your personal development plan as a coach!

By the end of this session, you’ll understand how to work with competence and confidence in a team coaching environment.

If you’re ready to help organizations optimize team effectiveness and succeed in a VUCA world, this accelerator is for you. You’ll unlock a new paradigm of leadership and teamwork that most successful team coaches are implementing.

Register for the Team Coaching Accelerator here

If you’re interested, I highly recommend you sign up right away. The first 5 sessions have now reached full capacity.

This training has the power to profoundly impact your coaching practice. Excited to see you there!

I trust this FREE accelerator will profoundly impact the way you coach!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE

Want to unlock a new paradigm of leadership and teamwork?

Want to unlock a new paradigm of leadership and teamwork?

Greetings!

As you know, I strive to keep you informed about excellent coach training opportunities.  My vision is to help YOU take an empowering approach to develop the leaders around you!  The bonus is that this is a complimentary webinar.

The Team Coaching Accelerator: Advance to the Leading Edge of Team Coaching and Team Leadership featuring Leadership Professors Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck is starting soon! Have you secured your spot?

Whether you are a missionary, denominational leader responsible for church multiplication, a church planter or lead pastor – empowering your team through coaching is a high priority.  This is your chance to learn live from 2 of the industry’s greatest thought leaders. Peter and David are passionate about helping coaches like you develop masterful skills to handle difficult and emerging client challenges.

Secure your complimentary seat for the LIVE accelerator here

In this complimentary accelerator, you’ll learn how to:

  • Distinguish between team coaching and other interventions, such as team facilitation or team building
  • Take a complex, adaptive systems perspective of teams and their leaders
  • Begin building team coaching into your personal development planning as a coach

Gain valuable insight into the transitions necessary to move from 1-to-1 coaching to the much more complex world of team coaching. If you’re ready to unlock a new paradigm of leadership and teamwork that’s vital to success in 2020 and beyond, join me at this session.

Register for the complimentary, LIVE Team Coaching Accelerator here

By joining this historic LIVE event, you’re among the first to experience The Global Team Coaching Institute – THE global destination for team coaching.

I trust this FREE accelerator will profoundly impact the way you coach!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE

Why is team coaching vital for success in 2020?

Why is team coaching vital for success in 2020?

Greetings!

As you know, I strive to keep you informed about excellent coach training opportunities.  My vision is to help leaders take an empowering approach to develop the leaders around you!  One of the most significant shifts leaders face as you embrace and practice a coach approach, is moving from coaching an individual to coaching a group or team.  It may seem like a simple transition; in reality, the shift from individual to group grows exponentially in complexity.

My prayer is that this would support your work of disciplemaking, leader development and church planting/multiplication.

The Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) – is a new institute dedicated to Team Coaching.  They are bringing the world’s foremost experts in team coaching, to teach on this important topic.  Professors Peter Hawkins and David Clutterbuck have partnered to bring you a complimentary, LIVE Team Coaching Accelerator: Advance to the Leading Edge of Team Coaching and Team Leadership. I’d love for you to be my guest!

Experience the First live GTCI event – Secure your complimentary seat for the LIVE Team Coaching Accelerator here

In this 90 minute accelerator, Peter & David will show you how to leverage the incredible power of team coaching. You’ll learn how to distinguish between team coaching and other interventions, such as team facilitation, team building and one to one. Plus you’ll learn how to take a complex, adaptive systems perspective of teams and their leaders. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to begin building team coaching into your personal development planning as a coach.

I trust this FREE accelerator will profoundly impact the way you coach!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE

 

Leading Team Transitions – Part 2

Leading Team Transitions – Part 2

Personnel changes in ministry teams can be one of the more difficult transitions that congregation’s encounter. I had a wonderful time with Tim Ware and Todd Barham from Advancement, discussing how to lead team transitions within church staffs. We touched on a number of leadership issues in this second podcast. Today we discuss tools and attitudes that can make transitions successful. …with a healthy dose of back and forth banter :>)

Leading Team Transitions – Part 2

CLICK HERE!

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE

Leadership Collective 2020 – one last thing..

Leadership Collective 2020 – one last thing..

If you missed the Leadership Makeover webinar last week and want to watch the video – CLICK HERE

This is the best part of being a participant of the Leadership Collective.  The 2-day retreat is being held in La Jolla, CA.  The image above captures the sunset that embraces this iconic beach community.

However, that is not the best part, the BEST part of the 2-day retreat is that InFocus is inviting you AND YOUR SPOUSE to enjoy the two night stay at the beautiful Inn by the Sea at La Jolla for no additional cost.  Which includes your spouse’s meals.  You can even extend your stay at the special rate we have been offered (but you will need to do that on your own) as long as rooms are available.

The only consideration you need to keep in mind is that this offer is only available through February 1, 2020!

Contact us direct at office@infocusnet.org or text/call 951.473.4481 if you have any questions.

Leadership Makeover – January 14 @ 8am PST/11am EST

Leadership Makeover – January 14 @ 8am PST/11am EST

I am excited to invite you to the upcoming Leadership Makeover webinar on January 14, 2020 at 8am PST/11am EST. To join us – CLICK HERE.

I will be discussing the following questions with my colleague, Micah Dodson:

  1. What is your disciple making process?
  2. How have you fostered a culture of making disciples & empowering leaders?
  3. What is your process or pipeline to multiply disciples &leaders?

Join us for the Leadership Makeover webinar- CLICK HERE

FREE Leadership Quiz

Begin your year with a renewed focus on your development as a leader, take our FREE 5-minute leadership quiz below!

Take our FREE LEADERSHIP QUIZ

At the conclusion of our webinar we will announce an exciting bonus to Leadership Collective 2020 participants!  You won’t want to miss this…

Leadership Makeover – January 14 @ 8am PST/11am EST

Leadership Makeover – January 14 @ 8am PST/11am EST

I am excited to invite you to the upcoming Leadership Makeover on January 14, 2020 at 8am PST/11am EST. We will be holding the webinar on ZOOM – CLICK HERE

I will be discussing the following questions with my colleague, Micah Dodson:

  1. What is your disciple making process?
  2. How have you fostered a culture of making disciples & empowering leaders?
  3. What is your process or pipeline to make disciples & multiply leaders?

Begin your year with a renewed focus on your development as a leader, take our FREE 5-minute leadership quiz below!

Take our FREE LEADERSHIP QUIZ

At the conclusion of our webinar we will announce an exciting bonus to Leadership Collective 2020 participants!  You won’t want to miss this…