3 Steps To Multiply Yourself

A practical guide for YOUR everyday personal ministry:

Usually, a strategy of a business, a nonprofit or a specific movement is one that will fulfill only the vision of that entity that will take them to their vision. Jesus, though, rather has a guide for your life that will reproduce yourself as a disciple of Christ into someone that you know.  This guide summed up in three words is how the mission work we pioneered is growing all over the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex.  But the beauty of this guide is that any young professional and YOU can run with this strategy in your everyday life and bear much fruit and results!  Here is the three part guide that the greatest leader in history, Jesus, activated and shared to multiply Himself! You can do this as well:

1.  MEET:
Jesus spent most vocational ministry intentionally with the twelve disciples:  “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him (Luke‬ ‭8:1‬).”  Today, we call “being with” someone “meeting with them”. Like Jesus, YOU can meet with a peer “right where YOU live, work and play” and get to know their story, study the Bible with them, pray with them and invite them into your intentional discipleship community. Be intentional at starting a spiritual journey with a friend.

Meeting with the disciples was not the end point in how Jesus loved the twelve.  He loved them so much that after Jesus called the disciples together, He sent them out to do with others what He did with them!  Jesus mobilized them:  “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick (‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:1).” Jesus did not cripple the disciples by creating a consuming relationship that they just learned from Him.  Unfortunately, much of the Christian  culture does this. Contrarily, Jesus blessed the disciples with purpose and mobilized them to intentionally invest in others.  YOU can also bless the ones you intentionally invest in by mobilizing them to invest in their friends.  See how the apostle Paul did this with his friend, Timothy: “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others (2 Timothy 2:2).”  In fact, did you see in this verse what the result of meeting and mobilizing is?

Believe it or not, this is the EASY step!  YOU actually do NOTHING in this step.  “After these things the Lord appointed seventy-two others also, and sent them two by two into every city and place where He Himself was about to go (‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:1).”  Have you done the math yet?  The twelve from Luke 9:1 multiplied by six! Multiplying is the mere result of meeting and mobilizing!  Jesus shares a parable to explain this multiplication: “Jesus said, ‘What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.’”  The Kingdom of God, by default, is made to grow.

Are you living the religious consuming event-driven spiritual life? Or are you experiencing the blessing of making reproducing disciples by investing in friends and encouraging them to do the same.  Jesus intentionally met, mobilized and His disciples multiplied exponentially. Now, you and I are saved!  Who are you going to start intentionally meeting, mobilizing in order to multiply yourself, a follower of Jesus?  What is your first step? Comment below.

Many ask me how this mission work among young professionals has grown all over the metroplex.  Twenties and thirties are equipped and mobilized to intentionally meet with their friends, mobilizing their friends to do the same, then the organic result is the multiplication of disciple-makers.  They do this through the Intentional Discipleship Communities we’ve launched all over the metroplex.
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Originally posted 2017-02-19 12:00:59.

Who Is YOUR Personal Ministry Launching Pad?

Create this launching pad with your friends:

Hands-down, the intentional people God has put in my life are why I have a deep passion for Jesus and why I was mobilized in my personal ministry early on in my walk with Jesus. My Masters in Bible, great sermons I’ve heard, and all the impacting Christian events I’ve consumed do not come close to having as much of an impact mobilizing me in my personal ministry as the organic intentional discipleship community™ I’ve been blessed with through the years.

This explains well how: “Let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Who is YOUR Intentional Discipleship Community™ in YOUR life mobilizing you in YOUR personal ministry?   Mobilize Ministries™ is the thriving and growing.ministry we pioneered that meets at many locations throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex as Intentional Discipleship Communities™ (IDCs™).

Complimentary to but unlike a church small group, living life with an IDC™ serves as a launching pad for your personal ministry! The uniqueness of an IDC™ is that each one in the community has a safe place to:

1. Process through and share your own personal ministry.

2. Receive encouragement in what God is doing through your personal ministry.

3. Receive new perspectives, insight and ideas to implement in your personal ministry.

4. Receive God’s perspective from others in your personal ministry.

All this launches you back into your everyday personal ministry.

 I did not come up with this on my own. Like everything that’s good, I got this from Jesus.  This week meet with a friend or two and talk through how you see these 5 unique attributes of an IDC™ in the following scripture. This is when the disciples returned from being sent out in Luke 10:1 and now this Intentional Discipleship Community™ is processing with Jesus what they experienced in their personal ministries:
“The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:17-20‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

You know that friend or two that you’re going to meet up with to talk about the above?  How about if you ask them start meeting regularly as an Intentional Discipleship Community™ (IDC™) to process through and thrive in each of your personal ministries?

  1. A Personal Ministry Guide – This is a three-step guide that Jesus used to multiply His personal ministry.  We’ve seen many personal ministries multiply through this guide.
  2. A Personal Ministry Plan Template – These are a short set up scriptures and questions that’ll aid each one in your Intentional Discipleship Community™ (IDC™) to form a plan to thrive in each of your personal ministries in your everyday life!
  3. Prayer covering – We’re passionate about praying for personal ministries and seeing God’s power bless your personal ministry! So e-mail us and let us know the day, time, frequency and city your IDC™ will meet and will put you on the Mobilize Ministries™ prayer map coming soon!

If you have already subscribed to this blog before we started giving out these IDC™ launch kits and you want to start an IDC™ among your friends, message us.

A few questions for you to consider: Who are you going to ask to be in YOUR Intentional Discipleship Community™ (IDC™), YOUR personal ministry launching pad? Would you like to be mobilized in your personal ministry in your everyday life? I met with two different guys THIS WEEK who are launching an IDC™ where they’re located among their friends in their life. Consider launching an IDC™ among your friends right where you are to process through your personal ministry with.  Let’s carry on the conversation below.  How would a community like this bless your everyday personal ministry, your everyday life?

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Originally posted 2016-11-28 10:00:31.

Mobilize YOUR Gentle Parenting Ministry!

"Let your gentleness be evident to ALL." (Philippians 4:5)

 Along with the newness of the cool breeze, Fall leaves, and fun football games of our favorite season of Autumn, we’ll be sharing with you exciting news through the season!  First and foremost, Ollie wants you to know he is getting a sibling and Marissa and I are excited to share with you we’re having a BABY!!!
Like Oliver was, the baby is due in April.  We are so blessed to be entrusted with another one to disciple and grow in the love of Jesus!!!  We are passionate about making disciples of Jesus as parents!  Before we had Oliver, we came up with a slogan to depict  the family we want to cultivate:  “Our home is like the Kingdom of God where there is love, peace, grace and joy.”  There are so many other descriptors of the Kingdom but these four are the pillars of the Lollar family with the foundation of Jesus.
Thank you for praying for Marissa and her healthy pregnancy. As we launch a new Gentle Parenting Community in our home, digging into the Word on how Jesus was gentle with the disciples, we are excited to model this as we disciple our children.
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5)

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Originally posted 2017-10-25 07:32:43.

2 Mobilizers of Presence In Your Life in 2018

A time-oriented blog article

Every year I pray for one word to hold on to that He wants the year to be about. This year God has used my two year old son, Oliver, to give me the word that God wants to speak into for 2018. I’ve been so convicted in the moments when I’m with Ollie but I’m not really “with” him. He immediately notices and with love and longing in his voice to REALLY be with me he says, no, more like proclaims, “no phone papa” and in that moment, God speaks to me through my two year old son that I’m trading precious memories that will last forever for meaningless glances at an electronic device that I will never remember. In 2017, a tragic accident happened to my nephew and he lost his breath for so long he almost died. Afterwards, he said “There are no phones in heaven.” Funny statement at first but convicting and one could say prophetic for me and the generation at hand investing extraordinary amounts of time in heads bent downward staring at digital fleeting data.

Personally, I’m convicted that I’m trading precious memories with God, family and friends for meaningless time on my phone and social media. I do not want this to be my legacy I leave for Christ among people in my life. We, I, my family and the Mobilize Ministries community I lead are launching 2018 mobilizing presence in our lives in two ways. I encourage you to invite friends and family to do this with you in the timeframe you choose:

1.  Fast with family and friends from social media and cell phones. I’m tired of my cell phone and social media playing such a huge part of my life sacrificing time with Jesus and people. My family and community connected with Mobilize Ministries are fasting from these two relationship distractors January,13, 2018. In fact, click here to go to the Facebook event you can invite people to to fast with you. Regardless the date, I encourage you to pick a day and experience this blessing with God and friends. Are you with me? No phones and no social media to experience intentional relationship. Make your intentional plans with a friend or more this week before Saturday, or the date you choose, and also schedule time with Jesus. Your day of presence will provide the pathway to experience this blessing: “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)

2. Start your 2018 with Jesus with friends reading the life of Jesus. Recalibrating our hearts and minds to the heart and mind of Jesus, every year we, the growing community I lead, read through the life of Jesus in the four Gospels. Click here to join us through the Bible app, Youversion. This year we are observing how Jesus intentionally was present with each person He was with and how He mobilized individuals in their personal ministries. Luke 8:1 is a main verse for this community, Mobilize Ministries, as we see Jesus “being with” the disciples. Our prayer is to be mobilized through Jesus’ life to truly be present with people we are with on a daily basis.

How do you think fasting from social media and your cell phone would bless your relationship with God and people? What opportunities do you have to experience and model the presence of Jesus with people in your everyday life?  Comment below. Let’s continue this conversation. Invite people to experience presence by sharing this blog article with this hashtag, #mobilizepresence.

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Originally posted 2018-01-09 12:52:54.

What Does Your Picture of God Look Like?

A Bible Study Method for The Gospels

I’ve received a high number of responses about the helpfulness of the blog entry i wrote on the ABCDE Bible study method used to study an epistle

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Jesus Christ (Mark 6:31)

. Here is a Bible study method to use for studying any one of the four Gospels. Meditate on any passage of a Gospel and ask yourself or the person you’re studying with these questions:

  1. What did Jesus say?  There’s a reason why Bibles are printed with Jesus’ words in red. They are important!  Meditate on the words of Jesus.
  2. What did Jesus do? Often you hear in today’s culture, “live what you preach.” Jesus actually did this. His actions embodied what the book of James says: “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds (‭James‬ ‭2‬:‭17-18‬ NIV).” Meditate on what Jesus did.
  3. How do we respond?  Studying the Living Word of God and what Jesus said and did always calls for response in our life. Again James, in his book, explains this more elequently than me: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭22-25‬ NIV).”
  4. What does this passage say about the character of God?  I’ve heard the Bible explained simply as a rule book for life. If we read the Bible merely as a lifeless textbook, it can become very legalistic. Theology is the study of God. The Bible is the living Word of God revealing God’s character; who God is. However, being touched by the character of God and how He saved us through the Good News of Jesus does, it also propel us through the power of the Holy Spirit to live like Jesus did!  What is the Gospel passage you’re reading reveal to you about the character of God?
This Bible study method has not only deepened my relationship with Jesus, but it has also given me a simple but effective way to study the Bible with someone else. What has helped you study the Life of Jesus? Who are you going to ask this week to study the life of Jesus with you?
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Originally posted 2017-09-25 01:00:25.