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Truth + Love = Influence

Jesus Christ is the greatest news the world has ever heard, and the internet and social media give contemporary Christians effective means to share it. Unfortunately, a lot of Christians are blowing their chance, as even a quick glance at Christians online shows. How can we better use these communication tools for greater gospel influence?

Five Ways to Increase Your Church’s Bible Engagement

Here are five ways to help your congregation grow in their knowledge of, and desire for, God’s Word.

David Stocker | Growing Together: Implementing Group Driven Discipleship

This is an audio recording from our breakout sessions at CMN Conference 2019 in Dallas, Texas. In this session, David Stocker highlights the value of small groups and their unique ability to bring discipleship to a deeper level

Ed Stetzer | Christians in the Age of Outrage

America is angry. Turn on TV news, tune in to talk radio, check your timeline on social media, and chances are good you’ll see someone angry — outraged! — about something. Some commentators even worry that our nation is on the verge of a civil war. It would be nice to say that Christians in America are tamping down the fires of outrage, but unfortunately, that’s not always true. Instead, some Christians are fanning the flames. They’re kicking outrage up to 11. One Christian leader who’s trying to turn the outrage down is Ed Stetzer. He thinks outrage is unbiblical and anti-Great Commission. In his new book, Christians in the Age of Outrage, he explains why Americans are mad, why that’s bad, and what Christians should do about it. Stetzer is Billy Graham Distinguished Professor of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College; dean of its School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership; and executive director of the Billy Graham Center. Influence magazine executive editor George P. Wood talks with Stetzer about his new book in Episode 159 of the Influence Podcast.

John Van Pay | 6 Questions Every Church Planter Should Ask Themselves

John Van Pay, lead pastor at Gateway Fellowship Church, discusses the 6 questions that every church planter must ask themselves.

John Van Pay | Church Growth and Discipleship

CMN Lead Team member John Van Pay pastors at Gateway Fellowship Church, which was identified as the fastest-growing church in 2016 by Outreach Magazine. In this episode of CMN Less Than Ten, John discusses what he's learned about church growth and discipleship.

Wayne Northup | Discipleship Systems

So your church has a great evangelism program – but how do you disciple people after they've accepted Christ? Pastor Wayne Northup talks about discipleship systems in this CMN Less Than Ten.

Daniel Im | Measuring Discipleship

Daniel Im, director of church multiplication at LifeWay Christian Resources, shares methods for evaluating the growth and health of disciples in this CMN Less Than Ten.

David Lindell | Discipleship Systems

One of the primary goals of pastoring is to see people discipled, but how do you do so effectively? Pastor David Lindell joins us on this CMN Less Than Ten to talk about the process of discipleship at James River Church.

Kendall Alfaro | Creating an Engaging Youth Ministry

Kendall Alfaro, youth pastor at James River Church in Springfield, MO, shares their strategy for developing an engaging youth ministry in the church.