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E50 – Do you want Sunday School or do you want the truth? -Kris Ewbank

How do you disciple your future son-in-law while he is in a drug rehab program before he has even met your daughter? How do you welcome someone coming out of jail and drugs into your house? Listen to Kris share about the way his church actively brings people into ministry to others, and then listen to his story of how he met and begin discipling a man who would one day become his son-in-law. You can hear Stephen's story on Episode 49. You can hear Brook's story on Episode 48. This is Kris'...


E49 – God’s Redemption of Stephen Harney

This is the story of God's redemption of Stephen Harney. From meth addict with his life falling apart to solid follower of Jesus, listen in to how God used a jail guard and a Bible to begin Stephen's surrender to Jesus. Then hear the story of how God used a man named Kris to help Stephen grow spiritually and then get back on his feet. And, in only the way God can write a story God used Kris to introduce Stephen to the love of his life, Brook. (who was featured on our last episode.)


E48 – 85% of the church in 1 on 1 discipleship – Brook Harney

Can you imagine 85% of your church being in one on one discipleship? That means it is way more than just the staff discipling. Listen in and see what you can learn. To see her church's disciple making tools and resources go to If you want to get in contact with Brook you can reach out through us, or use the contact form at


E47 – Memorize Scripture better

Towards better scripture memory. In this podcast we will talk about a simple system for sustainable scripture memory. Then we will talk about a neuro-scientific method that helps you commit scripture to memory faster and better. For the system you will need some some kind of card. I use the ones from the Navigators. You can buy them on Amazon or from Here is a sample of the neuro-scientific method explained in the podcast. This example would be for memorizing Romans 14:1-4....


E46 – Case Study – Disciple A – BBQ and a canary farm

A continuing case study on how to disciple someone.


E45 – Two Rotten Plumbers

What can I compare making disciples to? Making disciples is like two rotten plumbers...


E44 – Seeking Political Solutions to Spiritual Problems

Last week was the State of the Union address, with all of the political wrangling and turmoil around it. That is pretty normal. However, I want to respond to a troubling trend I am seeing in our American churches right now. The problem is we are seeking political solutions to spiritual problems. You can't legislate change in people's hearts. Only Jesus can change a heart.


E43 – Case Study: Disciple A – Part 3

A continuing case study on how to disciple someone.


E42 – The Redemption of Tac Buchanan

Tac has a story, a brutally crazy story. God has a story, too. It's a story of redemption. After you hear his story, I encourage you to check out and prayerfully consider if this is something you should be involved with in some form or fashion.


E41 – Case Study: Disciple A – Part 2

A continuing case study on how to disciple someone.


E40 – Nerf Gun Fights and Other Ways to Disciple Your Children – Dr Tracy McElhattan

Dr. Tracy McElhattan joins us to discuss ideas and routines to help you disciple your children. Tracy is the Director of Early Childhood Ministries at a church in Kansas. Prior to working in vocational ministry, she taught early childhood special education or worked in educational research for 13 years. She also writes and edits Sunday School curriculum for children with special needs. She loves preschoolers and their families, especially first-time parents. She has an awesome husband and...


E39 – Case Study: Disciple “A”

This is a case study on how to disciple someone. In order to give you a look into what we are doing, I will be sharing what I am doing on a regular basis with a man I'll call "Disciple A." I hope you enjoy this format, and I hope it will give you insights into how to disciple the people around you. The case study was inspired by this article from the blog. I highly encourage you to read it, as well as the follow-up part 2 article. (Part 2 is a MUST read!) Resources...


E38 – Being among the lost like yeast

“Some want to live within the sound Of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, Within a yard of hell.” ― C.T. Studd Yeast is does no good sitting inside a yeast package. It has to mix with the flour before it serves a purpose. Book mentioned: Concentric Circles of Concern: The Seven Stages for Making Disciples


E37 – Answering questions like Jesus

How did Jesus answer questions? Have you ever thought about that? Have you ever wished you could have Jesus pinch hit for you when you were asked a hard question. Today we are going to look at how Jesus answered questions, and we are using the background of a recent controversy a certain Christian singer found herself in after answering a tough question. Let's see what we can learn about how to answer questions in our lives the way Jesus would. Here is the link where you can listen to a...


E36 – Discipleship Multiplier – The Math of Disciple Making

Download the Discipleship Multiplier now. When I finally "got" disciple making it really changed my world. It changed the way I followed Jesus, and it changed the way I viewed successful ministry. One day I was reading an example of how the math of disciple-making worked. Unfortunately, their math was wrong, or at least it didn't make sense to me. So, in order to flesh out the idea a little more, I built an excel spreadsheet that would model the effect focusing on disciple-making could have....


E35 – The Power of a God-led Act of Kindness

How much power is in a God-led act of kindness? We'll never know if we don't give it a shot. There is a lot of power when we open our eyes, ears, and hands to participate in what God brings our way. Resources mentioned: Alex and Hannah Absalom on stopping to listen to God.


E34 – How to Disciple Someone to Study the Bible on Their Own

We all know disciples of Jesus need to be able to study the Bible on their own, but how do we teach them? Do we spoon feed them for years with the hopes they will eventually be able to read and apply God's word to their lives, or do we do something more intentional? We would argue the latter. Today on this episode, we are going to talk about teaching something called the Cross Bible Study to the people we disciple. I hope you find it helpful. I know I did when it was first taught to me by...


E33 – The Methods of Jesus (Part Matthew)

“You can't take the teachings of Jesus and separate them from the methods of Jesus and get the results of Jesus.” – Jim Putman Let's take an aerial overview from Matthew and see what we can discover about the methods Jesus used. How did Jesus use His time? Who was He with? What did He do? We are trying something a little new on this episode. Let us know how you like it.


Deep Water Short – Stop Going to Church

Should you go to church? The answer isn't what you think.


E32 – Only Fit to be Slaves?

"Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters." -C.S. Lewis Those parts of your life you do not surrender to your owner are the parts most vulnerable to attack from the enemy.