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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.
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One hunt stands out, not because of how successful we were, but because of what we had to overcome to get home. The area we liked to hunt at Pace Road Swamp was about a mile’s paddle in our pirogue (a Cajun canoe that has a flat bottom and is perfect for paddling the shallow swamps). The swamp we hunted was tidal fed, and after hunting all morning, we soon realized the tide was falling fast, and we had a mile to paddle back so we wouldn’t get stuck in the swamp. Do you how difficult it is to paddle in a swamp with no water?! Needless to say, we were in uncharted territory!
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.
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.
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…
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.”
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 of God for those that are lost. Pray that He would raise up laborers for the harvest and that His Kingdom would expand in 2021… Read more »
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.
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 with that insight, and the simple instruction to say “Speak, Lord, your servant hears,” Samuel returned to his room and soon found himself in conversation… Read more »
When I was a kid my buddies and I could occupy ourselves for an entire day if we found an electric fence. Electric fences fascinated us. We feared them – but were strangely drawn to them. It was as if an irresistible force bent us to its will… saying “come over here and touch me.”… Read more »