Making Disciples WHO MAKE Disciples

I was recently sent an interview with Roy Moran on disciple making movements. Some of the quotes… In order to make disciples who make disciples, you need to learn a new language. In a churched world, we have to tear down a lot of concepts. It’s not about making disciples, but about making disciples whoContinue reading “Making Disciples WHO MAKE Disciples”

Why not Canada?

by Don Klassen Originally posted by Light Magazine Canada (but because it’s been blocked by faulty security browsers, I’ve reposted here…) “Why not here?” is the question that pesters me when I see the growth of the church in many parts of the world. What is it that makes the gospel so appealing elsewhere?  Is thereContinue reading “Why not Canada?”

Who is My Shepherd?

Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marryContinue reading “Who is My Shepherd?”

Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are Critical in Canada

I believe Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are critical to the growth of Christ’s kingdom in Canada. Typically, ‘church’ growth in Canada happens when people move from one ‘church’ to the next. And, if there are new people coming to Christ, rarely is anyone discipling them. The goal is to make disciples, who make disciples, whoContinue reading “Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are Critical in Canada”

Character of Leaders?

I was pondering the C’s of leadership lately as many of us have been disappointed in leaders lacking the character to walk faithfully and courageously. Some people say that a leader should have character, charisma, commitment, courage, competence… But, have you ever noticed how God seems to never look for people with outstanding character to call themContinue reading “Character of Leaders?”

My Radical Family is a Threat to Society

This morning I was reminded that I come from a history of people who were a threat to society… 🙂 Radicals. “The Anabaptists’ reform efforts were a threat to their society, because they claimed Christianity was to be lived out in small communities in accordance with the explicit teaching of Scripture. Similarly, the first-century ChristiansContinue reading “My Radical Family is a Threat to Society”

Do you live in fear or in expectation?

I recently was blessed by these words sent to me in an email story… Expectation positions us to see miracles, big and small. It sharpens our vision and focuses our attention towards God. It liberates us from apprehension that blinds us to the majesty before us. Instead of being shackled by fearing the worst, we’reContinue reading “Do you live in fear or in expectation?”

My Dream for the Church in Canada

What do you long for, for the Church in Canada or even all of North America? Come dream with me… My Dream for the Church in Canada I pray for the Church to be so blessed by, and hungry and thirsty for Holy Spirit. I dream of… People hungrily meditating on the Word… not forContinue reading “My Dream for the Church in Canada”

Intentional Meals Together?

“Cook at home and enjoy family meals.” I read these words recently in the newly updated food guide… Thanks to a young friend recently visiting from Germany, who inspired us, I have been encouraged to ALSO include EVERY family member in the making of suppers, no matter the initial headaches, and turn them into aContinue reading “Intentional Meals Together?”

Spiritual Abuse?

Spiritual abuse is not a widely discussed topic. It occurs when a leader manipulates people to achieve selfish goals. Most abusers are unaware of the harm they inflict. Internal factors contributing to an abusive environment are: Christians wanting to trust their leaders; not wanting to be disloyal; not wanting to be “a problem”; and accommodatingContinue reading “Spiritual Abuse?”