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December 2016 Newsletter


Give a Gift That Can Transform Lives

This Christmas, what if you could give loved ones and friends a gift that has God’s potential for transforming their lives? What if you could give them something that would teach them to experience more of the Abundant Life Jesus promised us? Wouldn’t that be one of the best gifts they would receive? Imagine how much better their lives could be living closer to God and the way he designed us to live.

Give your loved ones and friends a tool that explains all of God’s New Testament principles and skills for living

My new book, Driving Through Heaven: The Complete Guide to Knowing God and Living in His Kingdom on Earth,

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What Happens in Disciple-Making Group Meetings?

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This is 3rd in a series about a new ministry that Christie and I will begin in 2 weeks. The first post was Disciple-making small group begins in March.

Last week, in Disciple-making small groups. What Are They? I shared how our group will be like Jesus’ model for training his disciples and what you will learn if you come.


  • What happens in a typical disciple-making group meeting
  • How our small group meetings are different
  • Our whole-person training is life-transforming
  • FAQs about small-group disciple making

What Happens in a Typical Small-Group Meeting?

Christie and I have been leading home-based, small-group bible studies and disciplemaking for over 30 years. In most of …

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Disciple-making small groups. What Are They?

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What Are Disciple-making Small Groups?

As announced last week in my post, Disciple-making small group begins in March, Christie and I will begin a small group in our home patterned on Jesus’ disciplemaking model. Please read that post for the full announcement. Four people have already expressed interest.


  • An overview of Jesus’ disciple-making model
  • How we’ll use Jesus’ model in our group
  • What you’ll learn in our group


When Jesus began his ministry, he needed to train people as quickly as possible to take responsibility for his mission of building God’s kingdom on earth. He didn’t know how much time he had before he would be killed.

He shared with

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Disciple-making small group begins in March

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I'm convinced that the only hope for the future of the American church is to return to Jesus' disciple-making method. In order to provide a place for people to learn his model for training Christ follower to be more like him, I will begin a small group experience similar to that of the home churches in the New Testament.

I will begin leading a disciple-making small group in our home in March for those of you in the Eaton area. 

Here’s the announcement about it.  I hope you can come to the information meeting.


  • Disappointed with traditional churches? Not in a church now?
  • Or, in a church and wanting to learn Jesus’ disciple-making method to teach at your
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What Did Jesus Do When He Didn’t Like What Was Happening To His Culture And Country?

Many friends have shared with me their concern about the state of our country and world. Jesus faced very similar challenges:

  • A national population moving away from God.
  • Decreasing moral values in his culture.
  • Too much poverty and suffering.
  • Other religions becoming more prominent in his homeland.
  • And a national government that did not care about these and other issues important to Jesus and his heavenly Father.

So what did Jesus do about it?

His response is the key for us to know how best to respond to conditions in our country. We need to act the same way he acted. What did Jesus spend more time doing than anything else? Answer: making disciples. Yes, he preached to the multitudes

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My Book is Almost Ready!

Here’s an update on publishing my book


THE BOOK:  Driving Through Heaven: The Complete Guide to Knowing God and Living in His Kingdom on Earth, is an easy-to-read, how-to manual for living the Christian life as God designed it .

  • Teaches all of God’s basic New Testament principles and skills for living the Abundant Life that Jesus promised.
  • No other book is as comprehensive.
  • Will help people deepen their relationship with God, hear his voice, and know his will.
  • Based on Jesus’ disciplemaking method, which the early Church used to grow to over 30 million active members by A.D. 300.

Read 7 complete sample chapters at my new book website:


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