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RENOVA Coaching and Simple Discipleship @ WordPress have been posting articles on Christian leadership, discipleship, coaching, and book reviews since 2008. We have put together an impressive collection of useful articles. Below you will find a comprehensive library that will be continuously updated.

 

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP BOOK REVIEWS

Simple Discipleship: A Comprehensive Disciple-Making Plan- The Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour- (updated)

Simple Discipleship On Mission: A Case Study- The Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour

What Process Does Your Church Use to Make Disciples? The Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour

Servant Evangelism and Simple Discipleship: The Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour

Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour – Review #1 by Jess Bousa

Simple Discipleship for Families: Simple Discipleship Virtual Book Tour

 

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES SERIES

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 13 Ways to Make Disciples (Introduction)

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 1-PASSIVE DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 2-PRIVATE DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 3- PRESENCE DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 4- PARTICIPATION AND PROXIMITY DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 5- PROJECTED DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 6- PLATFORM OR PRESENTATION DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 7- PROGRAM DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: 8 – PERSONAL DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: #9 –  10 BENEFITS OF PEER GROUP DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: #10 – PRACTICAL DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: #11 – Proficiency Discipleship 

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: #12 – Proclamation Discipleship 

DISCIPLESHIP BEST PRACTICES: #13 – Process Discipleship

 

LEADERSHIP ARTICLES

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP HELPS LEADERS FOCUS DECISIONS

LEADING CHANGE USING SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP

PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

MAKE YOUR OWN “MINISTRY COMPETENCY WORD CLOUD”

 

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE SERIES

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE Introduction

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 1- GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 2-Branding and Community Identity

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 3- Personnel and Volunteer Selection

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 4- Explicit and Implicit Policies

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 5- Official and Tacit Influencers

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 6- Schedules and Calendars

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 7- Programs, Silos, and Turf Mentality vs. Collaboration and Empowerment

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 8- Confining Mental Models

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 9- Procedural Practices

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 10- Buildings, Facilities, Property and How They are Managed

IMPROVING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE: 11- Leadership Training

 

THE 12 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS YOU WILL EVER ASK ABOUT YOUR CHURCH SERIES

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church Introduction

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Church: #1- What is Our Mission?

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Church: #2- Who Is Our “Customer?”

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church #3 What Does Your “Customer” Value?

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: #4 What are Our Results?

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: #5 What Is Our Plan?

The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: #6- What Process Does Your Church Use to Make Disciples?

#7 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What Do We Believe?

#8 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What is Our Vision?

#9 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What Is Our Legacy?

#10 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What is Our Process for Resolving Conflict?

#11 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What is our leadership development process?

#12 The Twelve Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Church: What are Our Guiding Structures?

 

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR CHURCH FAILURE SERIES

Ten Commandments for Church Failure Introduction

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #1 Thou Shalt Not Take Risks

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #2 Thou Shalt Not Change Anything!

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #3-Thou shalt not be open and available to all people.

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #4 Thou Shalt Not Admit Mistakes

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #5- Thou Shalt Not Be Accountable

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #6 Thou shalt not take time to pray

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #7-Thou shalt put all thy faith in every “new thing” that appears to work in another church.

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #8 Thou shalt love thy bureaucracy.

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #9-Thou Shalt Not Communicate Clear Expectations

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #10-Thou shalt fear the future

Ten Commandments for Church Failure: #11- Lose Your Passion

More Commandments for Church Failure

EXCEPTIONAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP SERIES

Exceptional Church Leadership: A Church Perspective of John G. Miller’s “Outstanding!” –Be Fast

EXCEPTIONAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: A CHURCH PERSPECTIVE OF JOHN G. MILLER’S “OUTSTANDING!” – SUCCEED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE!

Exceptional Church Leadership: A Church Perspective of John G. Miller’s “Outstanding!” – Align Actions with Values

Exceptional Church Leadership: A Church Perspective of John G. Miller’s “Outstanding!” – Set the Cultural Tone

EXCEPTIONAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: A CHURCH PERSPECTIVE OF JOHN G. MILLER’S “OUTSTANDING!” – COMPETITION

EXCEPTIONAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: A CHURCH PERSPECTIVE OF JOHN G. MILLER’S “OUTSTANDING!” – STOP BLAMING AND GET BUSY!

Exceptional Church Leadership: A Church Perspective of John G. Miller’s “Outstanding!” – Be Mission-Driven

EXCEPTIONAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: A CHURCH PERSPECTIVE OF JOHN G. MILLER’S “OUTSTANDING!” – Don’t Stagnate!

 

BOOK REVIEWS

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHURCH- A REVIEW

Transformational Discipleship- A Review

A REVIEW OF “GROWING MISSIONAL LEADERS” by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith

THE WHOLE LIFE OFFERING: CHRISTIANITY AS PHILANTHROPY—BOOK REVIEW

Got Style? Evangelism in General- by Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson

Got Style? Evangelism in Particular- by Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson

Disciple Like Jesus: Dynamic Church Growth Through Family Discipleship

Would the “Real Disciple” Please Stand Up? By Jess Bousa, guest writer

It is not enough to teach WHAT Jesus taught, Part 1- By Josh Hunt

 

APOLOGETICS

THE NUANCED GOSPEL: POSTMODERN SYNCRETISM

WHY DON’T SMART PEOPLE GET JESUS? (REMIX) Guest Post by Rachael Fox

THE RISE OF THE HOUSE-CHURCH: IS GOD GETTING US READY?

 

CHURCH HEALTH AND DISCIPLESHIP SERIES

CHURCH HEALTH AND DISCIPLESHIP: INTRODUCTION

 

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP- GENERAL HELPS

Start a Christian Coaching Ministry

Baptist Church Decline: Balance Both Sides of the Great Commission

Evangelism without Discipleship

HOW TO MEASURE SPIRITUAL VITALITY

The Power of Coaching for Spiritual Growth

Simple Discipleship and Christian Coaching

Simple Discipleship Book Synopsis

Simple Discipleship Case Study: First Baptist Church of Smyrna, GA

CHURCH PLANTING USING SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP

LEADING CHANGE USING SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP

Values-Based Coaching

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP HELPS LEADERS FOCUS DECISIONS

AWANA AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

CHURCH PLANTING WITH SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP IN NEW YORK

Benefits of Coaching: Coaching is Essential for Discipleship

Organic Discipleship Using Simple Discipleship

The Ten Commandments Cross

 

THE DISCIPLE-MAKER’S TOOLKIT

THE DISCIPLE-MAKER’S TOOLKIT

EVERY CHRISTIAN A DISCIPLE-MAKER

PLAN A DISCIPLESHIP WEEKEND CONFERENCE

NAPKIN EVANGELISM

HOW TO HAVE A DAILY WORSHIP TIME

THE DISCIPLE-MAKER’S OATH

DISCIPLESHIP COACHING

 

DISCIPLESHIP SPORTS MINISTRY

HOW TO START A SIMPLE SPORTS MINISTRY

GOSPEL AND GATORADE AT SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP CHURCH REPORTS/CASE STUDIES

SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP: 3 STORIES FROM THE CHURCHES

 

DISCIPLESHIP WORSHIP

SECRET CHURCH REFLECTIONS

CITYPOINTE WORSHIP: PURE DISCIPLESHIP WORSHIP

 

GENERAL ARTICLES

Economic Crisis: Is the Church Ready?

Church Organizational Culture

We Need a Discipleship Revolution!

DISCIPLESHIP INCLUDES ENCOURAGING JEREMIAH PASTORS

Good to Great: Insights from Jim Collins @ Catalyst 2008

SIMPLE CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE CHURCH

Community Organizer Definition: A Missional Pastor

The Hole in the Great Commission Resurgence

THE RED PILL OR THE BLUE PILL?

MAKE DISCIPLES OR DIE!

Economic Crisis: What Goes Down Should Go Up

PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

Lean Ministry for a Lean Economy

Economic Crisis and the Church in 2009

JOURNEY ON THE VIA DOLOROSA: 14 Devotional Steps for Passion Week

The Top 10 SIMPLE DISCIPLESHIP Weblog Articles- 2008/09

Volunteerism and Civic Engagement in the Post 9/11 World

Innovation: Where Has the Church Gone?

Economic Crisis: How to Get the Church Ready

4 WAYS TO MOTIVATE SPIRITUAL GROWTH

DWJD Instead of WWJD

Turnaround Churches: An Untapped Source

Economic Crisis: The Church Will Thrive!

Simple Christianity

Apathetic in Christ: What “Reveal” Fails to Reveal

Simple Discipleship blog 2010 in review

Marriage Coaching

MAKE YOUR OWN “MINISTRY COMPETENCY WORD CLOUD”

LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

Global Warming

A Story with a Lesson in Leadership

Why Do We Need Self-Assessments?

Great Commission Giving Monopolized

TO BE OR NOT TO BE—“MISSIONAL”

Pharisees and Pastors

Revivals Can Open the Back Door

Globalization and Christianity

What Got You Here Won’t Get You Where God Wants You

Change or Die

What is Your “Cross-Style?”

God Put the “Zing” in Amazing Grace!

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