Gospel Planting

Small Groups that have the DNA of a Gospel Planting Movement

A Group Exercise David Watson put an image up on the screen.  “I want you to take a look at this image.”  After a few seconds, he blanked the screen.  “Now, describe the image.” People called out various things they remembered.  David allowed them to continue, just until they started repeating things that others said already.  He put the picture… Read more →

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Spritual Warfare

I received a text message from my wife while I was overseas: “Really feeling down today. Don’t know why.” Needless to say, her text caught my attention.  My wife had battled depression in the past, but there were always identifiable triggers.  This time it was unexpected and coincided with my overseas trip to train church planters who work in a… Read more →

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Persecution

Every once in awhile I like to create scenarios that require me to think about implementing Gospel planting strategies and applying tactics in new environments.  This is this is the seventh of a 21 part series talking about ways to use Gospel planting strategies with online and offline tactics to catalyze Gospel Planting Movements on a University Campus. Also, these… Read more →

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Communities and Silos

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Communities and Silos

Every once in awhile I like to create scenarios that require me to think about implementing Gospel planting strategies and applying tactics in new environments.  This is this is the fifth of a 21 part series talking about ways to use Gospel planting strategies with online and offline tactics to catalyze Gospel Planting Movements on a University Campus. Other posts… Read more →

Starting Gospel Movements on Campus: Obedience

The other day, a gentleman attending one of my classes shared his experience doing a Three Column Study on Matthew 28:16-20: As I wrote the passage in my own words, I realized that I wrote, ‘teach them all things.’  What the passage really said, though, was ‘teach them to obey all things.’ There is a big difference between teaching people… Read more →

The Pieces of Gospel Planting Movements

The Pieces of Gospel Planting Movements

At the recent Church Planting Round Table workshop in Florissant, CO, David Watson shared the slide to the left.  Although I’ve attended conferences with David, I hadn’t seen this slide before.   Several things hit me immediately. Gospel Planting Movements are a lot of work. Many people don’t understand the tremendous work behind movements.  I remember David working by himself and with… Read more →