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A Year-End Look at What God Is Doing!

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[Note: We are disciplemaking missionaries with Cadre Missionaries . As such, we give a brief ministry update here at Cup O' Joe with Bill once every three months—especially for those who love, pray, and support us.] Below: Disciplemaking training experience with ministry leaders in Broken Bow, NE. "We cannot tell you how blessed we were by you all coming and graciously taking the time to encourage and equip us in our small little town." —James and Stefani, volunteer ministry leaders at Berean Bible Church in Broken Bow, NE Look at What God is Doing! (Click any image to enlarge for reading, viewing, and praying.)   Can you help us  continue  multiplying disciple makers ? Here's how... 1.  Invest in disciplemaking via the Allisons and Cadre Missionaries 2.  Join our email prayer team  ("prayer team" in subject line) 3.  Bring Cadre training to your ministry or church 4.  Become a trainer with Cadre     5.  Read and share The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus All

FREE: What should a volunteer or paid ministry leader be and do?

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Merry Christmas ! Free PDF Download (For a limited time! Get it while you can!) You most likely won't get much out of this downloadable discussion guide  if you read it by yourself . However, if you slowly walk through this discussion guide  with a few others who serve in ministry with you  and stop along the way to look up and wrestle the Scripture, dialogue, and pray— then you'll be on your way to understanding what the apostle Paul thinks it means to be a ministry leader—and why it matters. If you dare to explore this booklet with a few trusted friends in your life and  ministry, you might even have... dare I say it... fun. Read. Think. Listen. Ask questions. Search the Scriptures. Debate. Smile. Learn. Encourage. And did I mention, h ave fun? Related Posts—if you dare... * Why is THIS is a big deal ? *  What if it is as simple as this ? *  How do you train volunteers for ministry ? *  Is ministry just for "ministers" ? *  How are disciplemaking and leadership con

Thanksgiving Fun and Smiles...

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  More Thanksgiving Fun... * When you ask kids what they are thankful for * Can you be thankful for everything ? * Why I'm so thankful Let me encourage you most Mondays !

Please Pardon an Old Man's Gushing...

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Politicians think about the next election . Leaders think about the next generations .   I think I could get used to this grandpa stuff. It's way more fun than parenting. Here we are—the boys—bonding over books and the fact that we have about the same amount of hair. If you include the hair on my chin, I win—for now. Either way, that smile is gold. Thank you God for allowing me to live long enough to enjoy grandchildren. "Now that I'm old and gray... Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,  your mighty miracles to all who come after me."  —Psalm 71:18 What if THIS is the only real hope for our nation? Let me encourage you most Mondays !

Our Strategy in a World Gone Mad: Disciplemaking with the Next Generation of Ministry Leaders...

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So much fun teaching THIS at Moody Bible Institute. With students at Moody doing disciplemaking training! (If video above doesn't appear, view here .) We call it Havering .  Here's what we use . Why we teach like this . Crazy Pastor Steve , me , and Nate Stenholtz —the college professor I've always wanted to have.  This ain't our first rodeo . Here's WHY we do what we do . Let me encourage you most Mondays !

FREE for All Ministry Leaders and a BONUS for Sharing

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This FREE PDF is especially for you because you subscribe to Cup O Joe with Bill .  Share this with your favorite volunteer and paid ministry leaders right now! More here . And here . If you share this post with other ministry leaders via email, put THIS EMAIL in the bcc and I'll do you—and them—a solid for sharing this with them. ( Hint! ) Copy and email this link to them:   https://bit.ly/3CXh5Dn   Let me encourage you most Mondays !

How People "Read" the Bible...

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  More on this here... if you dare: * So you have a "brand new" take on a passage of Scripture * When we over emphasize one attribute of God * Are you reading the Wholly Bible? * I can do all things through a verse taken out of context * Adventures in bad hermeneutics Let me encourage you most Mondays !