Disciplemaking Missionaries Multiplying Disciplemakers in Arizona and Southern California!

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Why all this talk about disciplemaking? Here's why.

We recently returned from a 10-day disciplemaking adventure that took us to ministry leaders in Phoenix, AZ, then to Tucson, AZ, and then to Anaheim, CA. We tagged along with our dear disciplemaking friend, Derrick Smothers

We invested every part of our days being missionaries of encouragement to various friends and ministry leaders wherever we went. Why? Because the real mission of Cadre is to make disciplemakers who make more disciplemakers—like this. Above: Lunch with Pastor Kyle Glenn, Sun Valley Community Church, Tempe, AZ.

What does it mean to be Jesus-like leader? If you're the daring type, here's a surprising thought. Above: Coffee and encouragement with Pastor Josh Matteson, a church planter, Grace Life Church in the Phoenix area.

More coffee and more encouragement with Ryan Buskirk, Central Phoenix Area Dirctor of Young Life.

Dinner with dear and longtime friends, Scott and Carla Bauer, originally from Peoria but who now live in AZ. Love these folks so much because they live like this.

Encouraging and being encouraged by Mike and Genia Bertelsen, who serve in Calvary Chapel, Surprise, AZ. What's our goal in all this? Multiplying a Jesus-like disciplemaking way of life like this.

We met Pastor Brett Gray, a pastoral missionary serving with Rural Home Missions Association, at Don's Cactus Bar and Grill.  It was the only place to stop in the middle of the desert for miles. We call it "Cadre Country."

In Tucson, AZ, Derrick and I did The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus training experience for the ministry leaders of Hope Community Church.

In Anaheim, CA, Derrick and I did some more Cadre training for the ministry leaders Sanctify Church. 

Of course, the goal isn't doing disciplemaking training workshops across the country. It's coming alongside of our friend Derrick Smothers so he can bring disciplemaking training to his sphere of influence. And we had a lot of fun with Pastor Jack (photobombing).

It was my honor to preach God's Word at Sanctify Church. But make no mistake about it. We couldn't be disciplemaking missionaries like this without friends like you.

Thanks for reading all the way to the end, tracking with this blog, praying for us, and $ partnering with God, us, and Cadre Missionaries. We thank God for you!


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