Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Evangelism Book

I'm super sorry I haven't been blogging on this blog lately. Finishing seminary, raising a family and writing two books have made it almost impossible. Sorry! I've put most of this blog into a new book, titled 101 Easy, Effective and Exciting Evangelism Ideas. Even though this site has more than 101 evangelism ideas, I've consolidated many (like the 25 Christmas ideas) into 1 so the book actually has several ideas the site doesn't. It also has some great evangelism training and a ton of new ideas. Anyway, It's an incredibly encouraging book on evangelism and I hope you'll check it out (you can get it here). I hope you'll also check out my other training workbook, Great Commission Leadership, you can get that here. Thanks so much for reading this blog, I hope you're encouraged by all that's here!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Great Commission Leadership

Sorry it's been so long since I've written much on this blog. Finishing Seminary, leading a ministry and spending time with my precious family have taken nearly every moment of time I've had available. Great Commission Leadership is a workbook that has developed from the evangelism, discipleship and leadership trainings we've done over the past two years. The book is finally available on Amazon and I am sure it will help you grow in each of those areas. You can get it by clicking here!

Monday, November 4, 2013

10 Consequences of Failing to Pray in Ministry


Jesus is the greatest example of a leader and every godly leader should strive to emulate His example of consistent and committed prayer. Unfortunately, Christ-likeness, in this regard, eludes so many leaders today. In addition to missing out on being like Jesus, these leaders miss out on many of the other benefits of a fervent prayer life. Here are ten things leaders who fail to pray always miss out on. 


Leaders who fail to pray miss out on the joy of co-laboring with God (1 Corinthians 3:9). Instead of the exhilaration of answered prayer, they experience the monotony of ministry routine. Leaders who fail to pray miss out on what God could have done in and through them (James 4:2). God can sovereignly choose not to do what His followers selfishly choose not to pray for. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on God’s unparalleled power (Ephesians 3:20-21). Ministry quickly becomes an exercise of the flesh rather than a powerful work produced by faith (1 Thessalonians 1:3, James 5:16). 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on God’s peace (Philippians 4:6-7). Instead of casting their anxieties on Him (1 Peter 5:7), they struggle to fabricate ministry on their own, resulting in frustration, burnout and pride. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on victory in spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:10-20). Instead of wrestling in prayer (Colossians 4:12) they resort to passivity and lethargy. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on God’s blessing (2 Chronicles 7:14). Content with the status quo, they arrogantly get stuck with it. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on God’s heart. Praying in line with God’s will (Matthew 6:10, John 14:13-14), unites a believer with His heart for His world, His people and His ministry; leaders who fail to pray fail to acquire His heart for those they serve. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on God’s vision and direction. Instead of prayerfully acquiring God’s wisdom (James 1:5), they negligently rely on their own. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on partnership with other believers. Prayer is an instrumental component of authentic fellowship (Acts 2:42) and leaders who fail to pray for other believers alienate themselves from them. 
Leaders who fail to pray miss out on intimacy with God. Instead of uninterrupted intimacy with their Savior (John 15:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:17) they experience only a fraction of the fellowship they could be having with Him. This is undoubtedly the worst consequence of failing to pray. 

Samuel understood that leaders who fail to pray for those they lead sin against God (1 Samuel 12:23). Unfortunately, I often do just that, following the example of Jesus’ disciples in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46). If you feel the same way, I hope you’ll join me in confessing that failure as sin and recommitting to a vibrant prayer life. Andrew Murray encourages us writing, “Let us not make the feeble experiences of our unbelief the measure of what our faith may expect.” (1) I hope and pray your greatest years of prayerful leadership are still ahead of you.


(1) Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer (Valley Forge, Pa: Trinity Press, 2012), 31.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

10 Keys to Thriving in College

Get the MP3 of "The God Solution" show #125 - "10 Keys to Thriving in College" below! Get all our previous shows here. We are on the air Sunday mornings at 8:30 am MST. "The God Solution" is a show that discusses answers to humanity's questions about God and God's answers for humanity's questions. I really hope you'll tune in and listen and share the program with friends as well. If you live in the area listen to the show on 91.9 or 93.9 FM. If you don't live in the area, feel free to check out the show online at http://kdur.org/ and archived here. If you like the show please e-mail KDUR at kdur_pd@fortlewis.edu. Thanks a ton and tune in every Sunday at 8:30 am! Listen to the MP3 below. If the MP3 player below doesn't work, try this linkThanks.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Great Commission Leadership Workbook

Get Great Commission Leadership here.

Jesus gave His followers the Great Commission, in Matt. 28:18-20, saying, “18...All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." This same command is paralleled in Mk. 16:15, Lk. 24:45-49 and Acts 1:8. This is arguably Christ’s third greatest commandment, superseded only by the first and second greatest commandments in Mk. 12:29-31. This injunction involves boldly sharing the gospel globally, winning people from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9) to Him. It also includes discipling those who come to faith in Him so that they will be equipped to obey all He taught, including the command to fulfill His Great Commission. This is what has been called spiritual multiplication. As you multiply multiplying disciples, the world will be reached for Jesus! The Body of Christ stands poised to fulfill His Great Commission and today is likely the first time in history that this goal has been practically achievable. Growth in transportation, communication and other technologies, coupled with globalization that has opened previously closed areas, have left the world more reachable than it has ever been. God is moving! Over 260,000 people hear the gospel and more than 174,000 trust Christ worldwide every single day (including 34,000 in South America, over 30,000 in China and 25,000 in Africa every single day (1). There are even 16,000 people coming to Christ each day in Muslim countries around the world (2)! That is exciting but there is still so much to do. That is where you come in. The Great Commission is the most visionary charge ever given by any leader in history. Unfortunately, Christ’s followers have turned the Great Commission into what Dallas Willard calls the “Great Omission.”3 The Great Commission will not be completed until every believer steps out in obedience, living out the Great Commission purpose God created them for. You are privileged to live in these exciting times and we hope the Great Commission will be fulfilled in your lifetime and with your involvement! That is where this book comes in. This workbook is designed to help you become the Great Commission Leader God designed you to be, so that you will be trained and resourced to help fulfill the Great Commission.

(1) The Traveling Team, “Growth of the Church,” http://www.thetravelingteam.org/node/192 (Accessed January 31, 2013).

(2) slam Watch, “Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims,” http://www.islam-watch.org/LeavingIslam/Muslims2Christianity.htm (Accessed Jan 31, 2013).

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tolerance Revisited - A Response to the Cross Thieves

Here's a picture of my sweet girls putting up a few of the several thousand hand made and painted crosses that were stolen presumably in the name of political correctness. How shameful. These crosses were put up to call attention to the children dying every day of poverty related issues like starvation. Get more on the Crosses Project by clicking here. Anyway, typical liberalism - preach tolerance to all that disagree with you and then shut them up by hook or crook (and in this case the latter). I discussed this in more detail, along with my dear friend Ron Martin, on today's God Solution show

Get the MP3 of "The God Solution" show #113 - "Tolerance Revisited" below! Get all our previous shows here. We are on the air Sunday mornings at 8:30 am MST. "The God Solution" is a show that discusses answers to humanity's questions about God and God's answers for humanity's questions. I really hope you'll tune in and listen and share the program with friends as well. If you live in the area listen to the show on 91.9 or 93.9 FM. If you don't live in the area, feel free to check out the show online at http://kdur.org/ and archived here. If you like the show please e-mail KDUR at kdur_pd@fortlewis.edu. Thanks a ton and tune in every Sunday at 8:30 am! If the MP3 player below doesn't work, try this link, just listen below. Thanks.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Crush Fear Student Stories

Get the MP3 of "The God Solution" show #110 - "Crush Fear Student Stories" below! Get all our previous shows here. We are on the air Sunday mornings at 8:30 am MST. "The God Solution" is a show that discusses answers to humanity's questions about God and God's answers for humanity's questions. I really hope you'll tune in and listen and share the program with friends as well. If you live in the area listen to the show on 91.9 or 93.9 FM. If you don't live in the area, feel free to check out the show online at http://kdur.org/ and archived here. If you like the show please e-mail KDUR at kdur_pd@fortlewis.edu. Thanks a ton and tune in every Sunday at 8:30 am! If the MP3 player below doesn't work, try this link. Get the MP3 here or just listen below. Thanks.