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7 Characteristics of Disciplemaking Leaders: #1 – Disciplemaking Focus

This post is a continuation of the series Reaching the Missing Generation: Characteristics of Healthy Disciplemaking Ministries outlined here. Matthew 28:18-20 records the final words of Jesus Christ to His followers before ascending into heaven: Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore […]

Reaching the Missing Generation: Common Characteristics of Healthy Disciplemaking Ministries – Introduction

This post is the introduction to the series Reaching the Missing Generation: Characteristics of Healthy Disciplemaking Ministries outlined here. If you’ve been to a church leadership conference in the past few years, you’ve likely heard presenters lamenting the generation gap present among churches in the United States today. The phrase “generation gap” was coined to refer to a […]

New Site – weswoodell.com

I sincerely considered penning a rap song, gangsta style, and shooting a video to release to YouTube that I could post here announcing this site’s presence to the world by challenging all comers to a rap battle … but then I realized that idea was so 2001. And that I’m a 35 year old white […]

Hearing from God – Notes from Rick Atchley’s lessons at #pbl13

Of the classes I attended at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures in 2013, the ones most beneficial to my personal walk were those taught by Rick Atchley on Hearing from God. Here are my notes: ———————————————— Rick Atchley – Hearing from God pt. 1 Rick says it’s not his responsibility to hear God for us – […]

New Wineskins: Rethinking Apostleship in the Churches of Christ

This article was originally published in New Wineskins. In Ephesians 4:11, the apostle Paul informs believers of various leadership roles present in the church: 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built […]


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