Entries by Tony

A Network is a Movement

What I call a network is what Steve Addison calls a movement: “A movement (or network) is a group of people committed to a common cause. There is a difference between a ministry and a movement. A ministry is what you can achieve helped by others. The vision is limited to your sphere of control. […]

A Gatherer’s Target

Gatherers have a natural advantage over most others. Gatherers gather those like themselves. Where they live and who they are shows us the kind of people they will gather. Their natural gathering side and wiring also open doors to two target groups. 1) We want gatherers to gather from the harvest. 2) We want gatherers […]

The Church and Covid

We are living in the day of the church and Covid. Covid is a call to change. It’s a “gray rhino” event, “a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat…” (Michele Wucker) It challenges us to think differently about our Sunday morning traditions. For now, we resort to video or live feed, hoping to return […]

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Virtual Discipleship

In challenging times, God opens doors to virtual discipleship. While we social distance to battle Covid, we detour into different disciple making avenues. After countless hours of Zoom, I can share some benefits of virtual discipleship. Ask like Jesus Martin Copenhaver, in his book Jesus is the Question, shares this: “In the four Gospels Jesus […]

Church Starting Process, pt 2

What do you have a lot of? In a previous blog post, I discussed the need for a church starting process that matches what I have a whole lot of, and I have a whole lot of no money. How about you? What do you have a whole lot of to use to impact your […]

Church Starting Process, pt 1

What do you have a whole lot of? At Vision USA, we connect with leaders who disseminate Jesus Christ’s gospel in their region. To accomplish this, we need a church starting process that matches what we have a whole lot of. What I have is a whole lot of no money! Vision USA is not […]