Welcome to the Nexus Blog!
Nexus is committed to providing the best possible leader care to our church planters and leaders. We all need encouragement and relevant training to lead our churches. That’s what this blog will focus on. We’ll continue to push training content with information from today’s leading disciple-makers. And we’ll share powerful stories and updates of Nexus and our leaders.
Check out some of our previous blog posts!
Why Your Calling Changes Everything
As followers of Christ, our calling lies firmly in the person of Jesus. Yet within that incredible rescue, we were given a job. Eph. 2:10 shares that even though we weren’t rescued by good works, we have been rescued for good works that God prepared in advance for us to do.
Church life is busy and a lot of things can fall through the cracks or even distract us from the intended mission of our churches. The gravitational pull to focus inward is massive. We tend to focus on the ones who are already with us rather than the ones who aren’t. That focus is always initiated from the top down in our leaders. But the reverse is true as well. If we’re intentional and focused on what we do and why, the results are evident. It would be awesome to plug all of our leaders into The Matrix and upload the mission, values, strategies, best practices, and vision of the church that we constantly dream about. But it doesn’t work that way. It’s a process.
Distracted From The Mission
The goal of church planting is global domination for the Kingdom. God’s heart for the nations echos from the blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12 through the end of Revelation. Even though church planters all begin in one specific time and place, the goal remains.
Future Church: The Upper Room & The Lower Room
Will Mancini discerned that the approach many have to visionary planning should begin with an understanding of a very simple house. One with two rooms. And in so doing, we’ll find the key to this future church.
The Four Fields
Recently we were introduced to a disciple-making strategy that’s being used all over the world to train disciples called The Four Fields. It’s based on what Jesus did in his ministry and what his disciples reproduced in the book of Acts. When we look at the strategy used to make disciples in the New Testament, it can easily be described in these 5 parts…
Prioritizing Your Digital Presence
We recently had Ryan Wakefield from Church Marketing University (CMU) join us for a Nexus Webinar, Prioritizing Your Digital Presence. In it, he shared an ‘aha moment’ that he and his team were saying even before Covid hit. CMU suggests that “your digital location is now more important than your physical location.”
28 Days of Prayer
Disciple-making movements worldwide have many similarities. But all of them overwhelmingly prioritize prayer. We want to invite you to join us during the month of February to seek the heart… Read more »
The Leadership Pipeline in Church Planting
Have you said or thought that recently? Leading a ministry where the vast majority of leaders are volunteers can be difficult. I spent over a decade as a ministry leader and it is tremendously rewarding at times. But there’s a lot to keep up with: coordinating schedules, casting vision, coaching, creating space for others to lead, etc. Often we believe the lie that it’s easier to do it ourselves than to take the time and energy necessary to train other leaders.
Eli and Samuel: Passive Mentoring
Young Samuel awoke one night hearing his name called. He ran to Eli, his mentor, to see what Eli needed. But it was not Eli calling Samuel. God was. Armed… Read more »