18 10, 2019

Pat and Keoni in Their Own Words

By |2019-10-18T11:53:40-05:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pat says she was a "sleep walking Christian."  Keoni told me he tried finding people to disciple him after years of addiction but came up empty.  He, in fact, quit attending church after visiting several and becoming discouraged by the lack of opportunities for discipleship.   You'll hear both describe their experiences in the following video. They're only two [...]

28 08, 2019

Discipleship: Dead or Alive?

By |2019-08-28T12:45:57-05:00August 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

First, this letter is longer than usual but taking a few minutes to read the lead-in story will enhance what follows.  I hope Nate's thoughts on discipleship bless and challenge you the way they did me! _______________________ There is more than one Michael Jordan.  And at least two of them live in Murfreesboro, TN.  One [...]

10 08, 2019

Six Basics

By |2019-08-10T16:54:24-05:00August 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

"Disciples are made, not born."  - Bill Hull Yes, we are born into the Kingdom of Heaven when we believe in, confess Christ, and are baptized into His Name, but that's only where the process starts.  Disciples are "made" over a period of time through life-on-life investment. But exactly "how" are disciples made?  I've heard [...]

26 07, 2019

From Addict to Disciple: The Story of Keoni Enlow

By |2019-07-26T14:27:50-05:00July 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

This is Keoni Enlow, a man who knows the personal hell of alcohol and drug addiction.  Of greater importance is his story of redemption. I first crossed paths with Keoni at "Tres Dias," a three-day men's retreat near Dickson. Four years went by and we randomly ran into one another again at an event here [...]

21 06, 2019

Sow and See! Two Stories

By |2019-06-21T17:28:23-05:00June 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I recently read the story of Edward Kimball. I'd never heard of him, and I'm guessing most of you haven't either. Kimball was a Sunday School teacher in Detroit in the 1850's. According to biographer J. Wilbur Chapman, "This Sunday school teacher was not one of the ordinary types. Mere literal instruction on Sunday [...]

28 05, 2019

Helping Churches Create a Disciple Making Culture

By |2019-06-09T20:10:56-05:00May 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Ron Longwell, Associate Minister of Discipleship A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit with the staff of the Mayfair Church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama (pictured above). God has clearly placed a call on the leaders of the church there to create a discipling culture. They invited us down for a conversation about [...]

24 04, 2019

HIGHLIGHT: Discipling Multiplication in Woodbury

By |2019-06-09T20:21:28-05:00April 24th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Four years ago Woodbury resident Jill Spry phoned for information about The Timothy Network. She was ready for a change in the direction of her spiritual life. Although a life-long church goer Jill confessed, “I knew the word of God, but not the God of the word. THAT was the [...]

14 02, 2019

Sowing Seed for a Kingdom Harvest

By |2019-06-10T17:44:07-05:00February 14th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

What follows first appeared in our December quarterly report to monthly financial partners. Because it "puts a face" on the part of our work involving discipling converts and equipping them to be disciple makers, we share it here with others of you who also follow our efforts. MLS This is a story about Tracy Vanatta. [...]

21 01, 2019

The Plague of Immaturity: Christians Stuck in the Nursery

By |2019-06-09T20:15:57-05:00January 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Note: What follows was not written as a holier-than-thou diatribe but to instead highlight a dilemma within North American Christianity. Author Greg Ogden calls the problem "a discipleship malaise." Take inventory as you read, but consider the point as encouragement to become a pro-active disciple of Jesus - not as a beat down. "The greatest [...]