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Making disciples of all nations.

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E15 – John Allison – Discipling and Reaching Millennials

What do you hear about millennials?  How are they going to affect your church?  How do you reach and disciple millennials?  John shares some amazing insights and practical applications from his daily interactions and observations of the students he works with every day.  He also goes into some great missional strategy for reaching more people and expanding the kingdom of God deeper into a group.

If you are interested in supporting John’s ministry you can go to

E14 – John Allison – Making Disciples in a Lost paradise

There is a set of islands many people think of as paradise, but it is a LOST paradise. How do you reach 65,000 students on those islands that are 97% unreached? While most of the students have heard of Jesus, very few of them have ever heard the good news of Jesus in a way that is personal and relevant. How do you begin to plan for such a task?

John and his coworkers’ main method to accomplish this goal is…. drum roll… disciple making.  The answer is simple… but it’s not easy.  Today you can hear John share some about their challenges, successes, and methods they are using to create a disciple making priority in order to reach every student.

If you are interested in supporting John’s ministry you can go to

Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples by Robby Gallaty

E13 – Why Deep Water?

Why do we call this the “Deep Water Podcast – Learning to make disciples like Jesus did?” Deep water isn’t just a place where we can’t touch bottom. It’s not the place where we have to swim, or where we are barely keeping our head above water.  No, deep water is the place where Jesus uses us to fish for men… so many that our nets begin to break.

Resources: Mountain rain: A biography of James O. Fraser, pioneer missionary of China (An OMF book)

E12 – Inviting someone to be discipled

Asking someone if they would like to be discipled is a little like asking someone on a date… it can be a little awkward. What if he doesn’t want to be discipled?  What if she thinks she should be discipling me? What if he/she says yes, then what?

The good news is discipleship isn’t about you.  It’s about God.  Here we’ll share some of our thoughts, stories, and experiences… good and bad.  Listen in to find some good ways to ask someone if they would like to be discipled… by you.

E11 – Discipling men in prison with Chester Kimber

What does it mean to disciple the least and the last? What would it look like to disciple a man behind bars? Listen to Dave and Chester talk about ministering to men in prison through a ministry called Kairos.  It will likely change your perspective on men in prison.  I (James) know as I begin to learn more about prison ministry it changed some of mine.

Dalhart, TX Kairos – Donate or get involved in the Dalhart unit Kairos

Kairos International – Find a Kairos in your area


E10 – Is there room in your canoe

What is one of the most important resources you have in disciple making?  Your time.  How do you manage and use it wisely?  What kind of room would Jesus have you make in your canoe? 

In this episode, Dave and James share how they are wrestling with this in their lives, and share some encouragement on some steps to take.

To see the picture of the pickup James talks about click here.

Daniel McNaughton – Growing disciple making in a church (part 2)

In this episode, Daniel talks about some of the things he did when he planted a church that resulted in people coming to faith almost every week, and then the burden that put on him to disciple them. Out of that burden, grew a plan for helping grow disciple makers in their church.  He’ll also share about dealing with conflict in the discipling relationship, where to start if no one ever discipled you, and much more.


Follow: Learning to Follow Jesus

Spiritual Coaching Toolkit: A Guide for Helping Others Follow Jesus

Daniel McNaughton – Learning from Jesus how to make disciples

Favorite quotes from the episode:
“If I did this would I look like one of the disciples that followed Jesus and was willing to give their lives and reach the entire world for Christ.”

“Then you have Matthew, who has those parties. He invites Jesus because he knows Jesus will be great at a party with lost people.”

“Jesus talked less than I expected and ask more questions.”

Dr. Daniel McNaughton is serving as professor of practical ministries and Old Testament in Southeastern University’s Barnett College of Ministry & Theology in 2016.

Before going to SEU, he served in executive pastor roles at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA (2015–2016) and Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh, PA (2011–2012). He also serves as a consultant and coach for Learning to Follow Ministries (2009–present), helping leaders throughout the Northeast Region develop healthy, empowering, and multiplying churches.

He was the founder and lead pastor of Spring Valley Community Church in Royersford, Pennsylvania, where he served for 6 years (2005–2011). He is the author of the book “Learning to Follow Jesus,” which is currently being used in over 100 churches in the U.S. and internationally. The book helps people grow in seven essential attributes of the follower of Jesus while under the care and encouragement of a spiritual coach. He served for two years as the lead trainer for church planters with the Church Multiplication Network of the Assemblies of God (2010–2011). Before that he served as a Bible and Church Ministries professor at University of Valley Forge for over a decade (1995–2007)

E06-Heathen Golf Pro to Discipler of All Nations (part 2)

In Episode 5 we heard the story of how God took a heathen golf pro living his own life and turned him into a full time minister who was focused on taking the good news of Jesus to people who had never heard.  In Episode 06 we will see his work doesn’t stop with someone making a decision for Jesus.  His job is to raise up people who will take on the role of discipling and pastoring their own tribes, peoples, and nations. 

Resources mentioned:
WhatsApp group – App they are sharing prayer requests and needs on. Should be available on Android and iPhone.



E05 – Heathen Golf Pro to Discipler of All Nations (part 1)

He was a heathen golf pro living his own life when God began his journey to faith through a pretty girl.  Listen to the story of how God led and guided him through different men investing in his life until ultimately he began to disciple others.  Then as he grew God expanded his call, or focused his call, to discipling all nations.

As you listen, pay attention to how many people God used to influence him.  Also, note how God prepared a small group (almost like a family) for he and his friends to grow and be nurtured in.

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