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.

Two Breakthroughs To CHRISTmas YOUR Personal Ministry

How the birth of Jesus mobilizes your personal ministry year around.

What’s one of your favorite Christmas memories?  Please comment below.  Every year as a child we

Here is the Christmas card we sent to a few family and friends. I think now you can see why.

were at Grandma and Grandpa’s house full of cousins, aunts and uncles and fun times.  There were no white Christmases, only blue, just because Grandma always played the Elvis Christmas vinyl record on the stereo that was larger than the largest clothes chest you’ve ever seen.  Every year Grandma inevitably  runs out of film for the Polaroid camera (I’m ancient or my Grandma was a hipster).   She stands next to Grandpa and yells “Will you go to the store and get some film?” Grandpa, hard of hearing, always responds with “What did you say?”  Grandma repeats louder.  Grandpa leaves and inevitably, would ALWAYS miss the excitement of bells thumping against the porch followed by a “HO HO HO” and Santa Claus, HIMSELF came to OUR Christmas Eve!  I noticed always wore shoes JUST like my Grandpa!  The excitement faded out and I always would find myself looking at the manger scene to the side of the excitement. This scene imparts two breakthroughs in my life and my personal ministry:

  1. God mobilized His personal ministry be becoming among us. In fact, on earth, as Jesus, He received a name that describes his personal ministry to you: “Look! A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel.” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭CEB‬‬). Emmanuel means “God with us.”  What love! God went through extreme measure to be with you.  He expresses His love for people He calls out by proclaiming “I am with you”.  God expressed  this to Abraham and Isaiah when He called them into their personal ministry.  Jesus expressed this to you as His disciples the day He commissioned you in your personal ministry: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NASB). This is why we are passionate in Mobilize Ministries to intentionally meet or “be with” people we know in in everyday life replicating the life of Jesus: “The twelve were with Him,” (Luke 8:1)
  2. God mobilized His personal ministry becoming a baby, the utmost form of vulnerability and weakness.  He was enthroned in Heaven with all praise directed toward Him and incomprehensible power that made heaven, earth and YOU at His fingertips.  Existence does not get any more comfortable than this.  Yet, God mobilized His personal ministry by subjecting Himself to be what humans view as the weakest, a baby. Wrapped in the weakness of my Cerebral Palsy and old orthopedic metal legged braces, this scene gave me comfort.  God became weak to start His journey to the cross, where yet He’d become weak and vulnerable again: “For He was indeed crucified in weakness”. (2 Corinthians 13:4).
Experience newness is what God has already given you.  You have your life.  Deep, huh?  You have people in your life. Please continue the conversation below about specific ways you can Christmas your personal ministry everyday of the year.

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Originally posted 2017-12-20 15:45:07.

How Prayer Mobilizes YOUR Personal Ministry!

Drop it in the virtual prayer box:

Since the launch of my own personal ministry 21 years ago, this truth has been the fuel to witnessing Jesus touching lives through my life:

“Now to Him who is able to do far MORE abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, ACCORDING to the power that works WITHIN us (Ephesians 3:20).”

Your everyday life is critical to God’s Kingdom. We launched Mobilize Ministries on January 1, 2018 because YOUR LIFE is the MOST impacting ministry we know! It was incredible when I realized that each person in each circumstance of my life is there for me to love and to share the Good News of Jesus with through my words and actions! What a purpose for an everyday life! The Apostle Paul describes it well in Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

One aspect of Mobilize Ministries is to mobilize you into community, that we’ve coined Intentional Discipleship Community, to process through your personal ministry and to receive encouragement, edification, and innovative ideas for your everyday personal ministry. But most of all, there’s access to more fuel for your personal ministry in community that Jesus explains much better than I could: “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18: 19-20).

To launch you into praying with others for people that God has put in your personal ministry path, we in Mobilize Ministries are starting a virtual prayer box! Twenty years ago in the campus ministry I was in at the University of Oklahoma, there was a prayer box that students would drop in names of friends they were sharing Jesus with. In result, people came to Jesus and returned to Jesus. But before I came onto the scene I was one of the names in the prayer box. They prayed for me. One of them, Gordon, moved with compassion and faith started knocking on my dorm door. I was empty and alone. Gordon invested in my life and invited me into community. Through prayer and Gordon acting in faith according to the power at work within him, I became one of the ones dropping prayer requests for my friends into the prayer box, pursuing them with God’s love and seeing friends through my personal ministry come to Christ.

Let’s get prayer mobilizing your personal ministry RIGHT NOW! Click HERE and drop your personal ministry prayer request in this prayer box. We will pray for them by first name! Prayer ministries is one of the many ministry in Mobilize Ministries. Who in your life are you going to meet with regularly to encourage, process, edify and to innovate your personal ministry with? Contact me for help on how to do this.

Please comment or share questions below. May God mobilize your personal ministry MORE abundantly beyond all that you and your friends ask or think, ACCORDING to the power that works WITHIN you!

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Thankfulness, A Secret To Breakthrough

What is God's will for your life?

In my two decades of ministry, I have had the most conversations in response to individuals asking “What is God’s will for my life?”  I love to write for, converse and pray with hungry hearts for God seeking Him for the answer to this godly question.   In fact, the very important mission of my ministry, mobilizing each person in his or her personal ministry, can serve as an answer to this common question.  I want to directly share with you as we are approaching Thanksgiving an answer to that question.

God’s Word breathes confidence into you revealing the secret to His will for your life.  The breakthrough is who your identity is found, Christ Jesus: “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Let’s enter into the holidays this Thanksgiving, giving thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  A thankful heart prepares the way to walk confidently in God’s good, pleasing and perfect will for YOUR life!

Today, write a short thank you note to Jesus.  Feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

Thank you for mobilizing personal ministries with us!

Originally posted 2017-11-22 16:22:46.