Priority One: Worship and Prayer

Episode 2 of the collaboration zoomcast – featuring Rick Deaton and Gio Munos who share their personal journeys and how the Lord has been using them as catalysts for prayer throughout the Tampa Bay region. Rick called 800 pastors in the fall of 2017, in response to his own spiritual awakening and commissioning as anContinue reading “Priority One: Worship and Prayer”

Evangelism Training Tools

(by Mike Kahn, Director of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association) There is a need to train and mobilize over 200,000 Christ–followers in the greater Tampa Bay region to personally and often show and share Jesus with lost people. To accomplish this will require that we offer different evangelism resources for churches to use to trainContinue reading “Evangelism Training Tools”

The Collaboration Zoomcast

Check out our first monthly zoom and podcast! Listen here. Episode 1 of a monthly zoom / podcast hosted by Darin Anderson (Lead Pastor of Oakwood Church), Lucas Pulley (Executive Director of the Tampa Underground) and Austin Wilson (15 year practitioner of Disciplemaking Movement principles). Our three hosts share their personal background as disciples andContinue reading “The Collaboration Zoomcast”

The Forgotten Ways

Alan Hirsch’s seminal book, The Forgotten Ways (2006, 2016) is a prophetic call to the western church to come back to the movement DNA of the early church. 1. The center must be Jesus and the clear, simple message, “Jesus is Lord.” 2. From the Lordship of Christ, disciple-making naturally grows in obedience to ourContinue reading “The Forgotten Ways”

More Disciples

The early disciples were called followers of “the Way” (Acts 9:2; 19:9). There was a lifestyle they embraced that was noted by their admirers and their opponents. Damian Gerke wrote an insightful book cleverly titled In the Way. He shows how western church practices are keeping us from making disciples who make disciples, and winsomelyContinue reading “More Disciples”

Gospel Communities

When you see a well organized garden you immediately know several things have contributed to its fruitfulness: careful planning, intentional preparation, well timed planting and continual care. “But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20Continue reading “Gospel Communities”

Character First

“Guard your heart with all possible vigilance, for from it flow the wellsprings of life.” Proverbs 4:23, NCB Leadership rises or falls based on character. God has always shown primary concern for the heart of a leader, patiently shaping their character before moving them into ministry. Abraham had to wait 25 years for Isaac. JosephContinue reading “Character First”

Disciplemaking Training

Several pastors gathered at Mission Hill for this training forum on disciplemaking. Paul Purvis kicked things off with a vision to reach the city together and a prophetic call to rethink the way we’ve been doing church for the last few decades. Darin Anderson shared his journey as a pastor in recent years, shifting fromContinue reading “Disciplemaking Training”

Streams and Buckets

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 The glory of the Lord Jesus is spreading across the globe in fulfillment of promises like this one in Habakkuk and others like Acts 1:8 and Matthew 16:18. Jesus is building His church andContinue reading “Streams and Buckets”