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The More Disciples Podcast

Season Finale: Reflection, Encouragement, and Hopes for the Future

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The More Disciples Podcast | Season Finale

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In this season’s concluding episode, The More Disciples Podcast team shares some of what they’re seeing God doing in their own contexts. Considering some of the guests and stories from this season, the team will celebrate the movement of the Spirit, encourage one another and others committed to multiplication, and dream together about the next season’s episodes.

Learn more about Doug’s story in the book by Elting E. Morison titled, MEN, MACHINES, AND MODERN TIMES, (Cambridge, MA: THE MIT PRESS), 1966, in the chapter, “Gunfire at Sea: A Case Study of Innovation.”

Episode 24: Faithfully Showing Up Again and Again

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 24

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This week, The More Disciples Podcast Team welcomes special guest, Gr8FuL, who is using multiplication tools and events-with-intent to serve a difficult neighborhood in Houston. Coming from a background of brokenness and bad decisions, Gr8FuL found redemption and new purpose through Scripture and obedience. By showing up again and again in commitment to the people he’s serving, Gr8FuL demonstrates the impact of being relational before organizational in the lives of those he serves.

Episode 23: Developing a Missionary Heart in All Believers

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 23

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This week, The More Disciples Podcast team meets with Roy Moran, author of Spent Matches: Igniting the Signal Fire for the Spiritually Dissatisfied. Together, they explore what it looks like to help traditional churches develop a heart for multiplication and discipleship in every believer.

Episode 22: Fervent Love, Persecution, and Multiplication

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 22

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For this week’s discussion on persecution, The More Disciples Podcast crew is joined by guest Dominic Sputo, author of the book Heirloom Love: Authentic Christianity for this Age of Persecution. Together, the group will explore the Biblical context for the New Testament commands about generosity and care for our persecuted brothers and sisters, and what that means for disciples today.

Episode 21: Prayer Walking on Hard Soil

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 21

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Today’s guest, Dori Yuen, helps The More Disciples Podcast team explore the obstacles and opportunities for disciple-making movements in the very hard soil of San Francisco. As a leader in a multicultural, disciple-multiplying journey, Dori has seen the Holy Spirit give great increases through prayer walking, obedience, and pouring into new disciples. 

Episode 20: The Costs and Gifts of Extraordinary Obedience

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 20

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When this week’s guest, Nick Twomey, gave the keys of his megachurch over to another church to pursue disciple-making principles, everyone thought he was crazy. The More Disciples Podcast hosts join Nick in exploring how God led him to that moment and what the Spirit has accomplished since then.

Episode 19: Eyes to See Where the Kingdom is Not

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 19

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After a tumultuous past, Kenny Fong found the grace and light of Christ. This week, Kenny joins The More Disciples Team with guest hosts Zach Duke and Forrest Head to discuss how the Spirit led him as a young man with a growing family to reach unreached people across Africa with the Gospel. Together, they explore what it looks like to see God’s Kingdom come and to go where the Kingdom is not.

Episode 18: Disciple Making Begins in the Home

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 18

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This week, The More Disciples Podcast team meets with Austin and Lindsay Wilson, who are discipling in their home, first with their children and then with the people God brings to them. The team will explore how to lean on the Holy Spirit as they obey His Word at home and beyond.

Referenced Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/anqZV4t3RHU

About Our Guests

Austin and Lindsay seek to follow Jesus and listen to His voice with their 7 children.  They’ll be heading back to the NE USA from FL in 2 months and wherever else God leads them until the whole world knows about King Jesus!

Episode 17: Sports and Recreation in Urban Disciple Making

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 17

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Today The More Disciples Podcast team is exploring the partnership between sports and disciple making in an urban setting with guest Becky Bowden. They’ll discuss effective ways to move sports ministry from programming to disciple-making, always looking for relationships and pouring into those who are ready and willing to obey. Guest host Zach Duke joins the conversation today.

Episode 16: Open-Handed Obedience

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 16

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In today’s episode, The More Disciples Podcast hosts explore collaboration, persistence, and open-handed obedience with guest Troy Cooper, who is seeing God do unimaginable work in southern California. After years of building and trusting, COVID has opened a new set of opportunities, challenges, and reasons to celebrate in one of the hardest soils in the Western world.

 

Meet Our Guest

The Coopers are a family on mission who exists to make Jesus’ Name great among the nations. They are laboring and relying on God’s Spirit to multiply disciples, churches, and leaders until the Gospel reaches every people and place.  www.CoopersOnAMission.com

Episode 15: Using the Ordinary to Accomplish the Extraordinary

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 15

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Guest host Eric joins The More Disciples Podcast team this week to discuss Zume, a training tool that equips ordinary people to use everyday methods to see extraordinary results. We will discuss how these resources have an impact among unreached people, in U.S. prisons, and across organizational barriers for effective collaboration as the Holy Spirit unites and multiplies disciples!

Mentioned in this episode: https://zume.vision/maps/

 

Meet Our Guest

Eric has worked with Team Expansion since 1989 in various roles and currently serves as their VP of Outreach.  He collaborates with the Jonathan Project, the Zume Project, and the 2414 Network among other initiatives.

Episode 14: Developing Leaders

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 14

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Today’s guests, brothers Phillip and Chris Lynch, walk through developing leaders with The More Disciples Podcast. Together, they explore the way to give everyone the best chance to fully obey Jesus. The team discusses how to model investment like Jesus did, resulting in more disciples making more disciples!

Episode 13: Fishing Trips

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 13

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What does it look like to focus on obedience, relationships, and intentionality in discipleship settings? The More Disciples Podcast hosts explore that question with special guest Benjamin, who is serving as a multiplier in South Asia. Everywhere he goes, Benjamin brings new disciples with him on “Fishing Trips,” to follow, obey, and go. Despite great persecution, Benjamin is seeing great multiplication and transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Episode 12: Making Disciples Locally and Internationally

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 12

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This week, The More Disciples Podcast hosts are tackling disciple-making at home and abroad. This week’s guest shares what he has learned with movements in his own business, home city, and with unreached people in remote parts of the world, including unprecedented growth among unreached people during the pandemic!

Episode 11: Making More and Better Disciples (with Damian Gerke)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 11

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All churches are charged with making disciples, but what are some of the ways to make more disciples with a greater depth of obedience and faithfulness? In this episode, The More Disciples Podcast hosts welcome Damian Gerke to discuss ways to equip local churches with the tools and capacity to see disciple multiplication. The team will look at more options for the local church to help her fulfill the Great Commission.

Episode 10: Counting the Costs in Discipleship (with Neal Karsten)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 10

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Guest host Neal Karsten joins The More Disciples Podcast team to explore how to help new disciples count the costs in discipleship. As disciples turn toward a life surrendered in obedience to Christ, the Bible is clear that hardships will come. The team will talk about the trials believers might face in different contexts and how to walk with and encourage one another through those hardships. Each disciple has different gifts and experiences that can be used for encouragement, empathy, and a call to persevere as we journey for the Kingdom together. Discipleship is hard, but it’s also beautiful and worthy!

Episode 9: Hear, Obey, and Share (with Bill Laky)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 9

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In this episode, The More Disciples Podcast team welcomes Bill Laky. After he and his wife experienced a crash course in multiplication principles on a trip to SE Asia, they began a disciple-making journey in their hometown in New Jersey. Bill and the hosts will talk about the importance of obedience, letting the Word do the work, and equipping followers of Christ to go through Scripture with others. They’ll also talk through the importance of bearing with one another so that the gifts of the Spirit can create true unity and love as the Gospel continues to spread.

Episode 8: Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate (featuring Guy Caskey)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 8

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As we wrap up this segment on 7 Principles Lee Wood Learned in 7 Years, the More Disciples Podcast team will talk with Guy Caskey. Guy was pioneering multiplication movement principles years before others caught on, and he knows the struggles of pushing through alone and the blessings of having other organizations and churches to serve alongside. In this episode, we talk about the need to learn from and encourage one another with humility and grace so that together we can accomplish more for God’s Kingdom!

Episode 7: It’s Always Relational Before Organizational

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 7

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The More Disciples Podcast hosts come together to reflect on the priority of relationships before organizations. They’ll reflect on how they personally learned that lesson, how they’ve seen the missions culture shift toward relationship, and mistakes they’ve made along the way. As we focus on relationships, we see more collaboration, more sharing of gifts and expertise, and a greater impact for the Kingdom.

Episode 6: Simple Things Grow, Simple Things Multiply (featuring Jim McKnight)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 6

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Today the More Disciples Podcast team welcomes Jim McKnight as they discuss the principle “Simple Things Grow, Simple Things Multiply.” When Jim realized his outreach for men and women in the military wasn’t resulting in long-term disciples, he drastically simplified his approach and now God is bringing great multiplication. Join us as we hear his story and discuss some simple practices that can spur great obedience.

Download the resource mentioned in the episode: Jim’s Six Training Lessons

Episode 5: The Importance of Obeying and Training Others (featuring Berk Wilson)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 5

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In this episode, the More Disciples Podcast hosts welcome Berk Wilson, who is actively obeying and training others to obey in Raleigh, North Carolina. What does it mean to be doers of the word and not just hearers, as we’re instructed in James 1:22? The team will discuss obedience and training in their own lives and reflect on principles and practices that instill a pattern of obedience and training from the beginning of discipleship.

Episode 4: Keep Doing what You’re Doing (featuring Victor John)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 4

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This week we’re talking with Victor John, a disciple-maker in India who has seen more than 20 million new disciples! His story illustrates Lee’s third principle: keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll get better at it. Through conflict, persecution, spiritual attack, and countless other obstacles, Victor persevered and God has brought about unbelievable transformation. Come hear Victor’s story and celebrate God’s amazing faithfulness.

Episode 3: Pour Deeply into the Few (featuring Trevor and Budi)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 3

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This episode we’ll be discussing Lee’s second principle of disciple multiplication: “Pour deeply into the few who will obey no matter what” with Trevor and Budi, who serve in Southeast Asia. We’ll reflect on what happens when we try to invest deeply in too many people at once. We’ll also talk about strategies to use in choosing your primary circle of influence, and discuss what it looks like to truly pour deeply into disciples.

Episode 2 | Focus on the Depth (featuring Curtis Sergeant)

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 2

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In this episode, The More Disciples Podcast hosts welcome multiplication pioneer Curtis Sergeant! As a disciple-maker, it’s easy to focus on the numbers, but in this episode, we’ll discuss a foundational, though counter-intuitive, idea: If you take care of the depth, God will take care of the breadth. Join us in asking the questions: Are you focusing on loving one another? Are you serving one another? Are you building community? Are you investing in disciples? And most importantly, are you a disciple who is worth multiplying?

Episode 1 | An Intro to More Disciples and Disciple-Making Movements

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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 1

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Are you ready to make more disciples of Jesus? Traditional disciple-making methods are too slow to keep up with population growth. Traditional disciple-making methods aren’t reaching your unchurched neighbors and they aren’t reaching people groups around the world who are without access to the Gospel. But there is a solution. In the More Disciples Podcast, we’re going to break it down step-by-step and show you exactly how you can start to make More Disciples, right away. In this episode, you’ll meet the hosts, learn about their disciple-making journeys, and gain an understanding of the basics of disciple-making movements.