The More Disciples Podcast
By The More Disciples Podcast
Every passionate follower of Jesus has a deep desire to share their faith with others. How do we make and multiply disciples around the block and around the world? How do we do it at a rate that can compete with population growth, a growing secular culture, and 40% of the world considered completely unreached? With hosts, Doug Lucas of Team Expansion, Lee Wood of 1Body Church, John Heerema of Biglife, Rodger Shull of e3 Partners and special guests from around the world, we’ll explore how believers can come together to make More Disciples. Learn more at moredisciples.com
Season Finale: Reflection and Hope
The More Disciples Podcast team wraps up the season by celebrating the different guests, reflecting on all they've learned, and leaning toward the future in eager expectation. It's been a season for growth, wisdom, creativity, and grace!
May 24, 2022
Ripe for Impact
The More Disciples Podcast team is excited to welcome back guest Curtis Sergeant, who has pioneered many of the modern disciple-making strategies and tools. Together, they ask questions about what still needs to be done and how now is the opportune time for the Kingdom.
May 17, 2022
Boldness and Humility
New believer Savannah Elder joins The More Disciples Podcast team to talk about her experience with faith, obedience, and the joy of trusting Jesus. As Savannah learns with God's people and the Holy Spirit, she is walking in love, boldness, and the grace of Christ in her workplace, family, and wherever He takes her.
May 10, 2022
Roll Up Your Sleeves
This week, The More Disciples Podcast team is connecting Down Under with Dave, who is seeing God raise up disciples in Australia and in Southeast Asia. Dave and the team discuss elements that transfer between different contexts, ways to move forward against obstacles, and the importance of trusting in God's faithfulness.
May 03, 2022
Gratitude and Growth
After four campuses and thousands of people learning about Jesus every week, today's guest Brent Hofen and his church were invited to a new season of growth. Brent and The More Disciples Podcast team explore gratitude, humility, unity, and obedience as disciple makers.
April 26, 2022
What Would it Take?
Today, the More Disciples Podcast team meets with Jeff Metzger to talk about two major obstacles in disciple making: ourselves and our comfortable discipleship culture. They look at what obedience and submission look like for leaders in disciple making and how to pursue unity and creativity in reaching more people with the Gospel.
April 19, 2022
The Gentle Power of Jesus
For today's guest, Amanda Dinan, making disciples is a natural overflow of the love she has experienced in God. With amazing stories and insights, the More Disciples Podcast team joins Amanda in reflecting on how worship, gratitude, and obedience shape disciples who make disciples.
March 29, 2022
Today's guest, Louie Constantino, is navigating the process of pastoring a traditional-style church while also engaging deeply in disciple-making movements. Louie and The More Disciples Podcast team discuss the benefits, struggles, and opportunities for growth in parallel streams of ministry.
March 22, 2022
Start With Yourself
As a pastor who wrestled with the heart of discipleship, today's guest, Britton Smith, talks through the journey he's been on. The More Disciples Podcast team talks with him about what it looks like to let the Holy Spirit examine your own life, then transform your actions, love for others, and steps forward in obedience.
March 15, 2022
Love is the Glue to Movement
The More Disciples Podcast team welcomes Jeff Sundell, an avid believer in modeling Jesus in discipleship and multiplication. The team discusses how intentional discipleship can lead to house churches (HCs), which then multiply when there's a focus on relationships, Scripture, and reliance on the Holy Spirit in every area of life.
March 08, 2022
Called to Business
How is God using the marketplace to multiply disciples? Today's guest, Jay Fechtel, joins The More Disciples Podcast team to talk about the Kingdom impact we can see through the workplace. Whether you're an entry-level employee or the CEO of a major company, God can use your obedience there for His glory!
March 01, 2022
Pure Desperation Meets Repentance
When guest Ron Johnson saw the growth in Denver, he knew his church could never reach the city for Christ unless they implemented some new methods. Ron joins The More Disciples Podcast team to talk about the power of aligning traditional churches with multiplication strategies for the expansion of the Gospel.
February 22, 2022
Following Jesus is a Team Sport
This week, frequent guest host Zach Duke joins The More Disciples Podcast team to discuss the importance of cultivating discipleship personally, focusing on individual people, and encouraging other believers locally and around the world. Multiplication comes through obedient, connected believers who obediently connect with others with the love and power of God.
February 15, 2022
Growing and Going
This week, guest Zach Medlock joins The More Disciples Podcast team to discuss what it looks like to implement a growing and going strategy. After transitioning a solid ministry in Memphis to capable local leaders, Zach started over in San Fransisco to see more people know and follow Christ.
February 08, 2022
Looking Back, Up, Forward
The More Disciples Podcast team starts the new year by reflecting on what God has done and what they're looking forward to in this next year. Hear how the hosts experienced obstacles and encouragement this year, and how they measure progress as they pursue God's Kingdom!
February 01, 2022
Trauma and Crisis Care Discipleship
What role does disciple making play in healing trauma and crisis? This week, The More Disciples Podcast team joins guest Mary Roberts in discussing how trauma and crisis care can be exponentially tied to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. The team talks through the challenges, opportunities, and amazing moments of connection available in a biblical response to crisis.
November 30, 2021
Collaboration and Complexity
Today's guest, Lucas Pulley, joins The More Disciples Podcast team to talk about Tampa Underground, a network of microchurches that are calling-based, mission-centered, and taking the Great Commission to houses, neighborhoods, communities, and beyond. Together, they explore churches, calling, and the gift of healthy collaboration.
November 23, 2021
Love Your City
With guest Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen, The More Disciples Podcast team looks at the connection between DMM and community outreach and transformation. Using visionary strategies, intentional collaboration, and a lot of hip hop. Urban D and his church are sharing the Gospel in urban settings in Orlando and beyond.
November 16, 2021
State of the Multiplication - Part 2
In part two of this special two-episode series, The More Disciples Podcast Team continues to meet with leaders from the 24:14 coalition, which unites men and women across North America to pursue multiplying movements together. The second set of regional leaders will report on what God is doing in their area. Join us to hear more of the stories of transformation, press forward in excitement, and celebrate the power and movement of the Spirit in disciple-making movements around the nation.
November 09, 2021
State of the Multiplication - Part 1
In part one of this special two-episode series, The More Disciples Podcast Team meets with leaders from the 24:14 coalition, which unites men and women across North America to pursue multiplying movements together. As each region reports on what God is doing in their area, the team talks about themes of unity, obedience, simplicity, community, and hope. It's a great time to hear the stories of God's transformation, press forward in excitement, and celebrate the power and movement of the Spirit in disciple-making movements around the nation.
November 02, 2021
No Movement Without Prayer
In this week's episode, The More Disciples Podcast team explores the absolute necessity of prayer with special guest Michael Sove. With practical tips and tools, Michael explains how God has drawn him into boots-on-the-ground discipleship and a prayer movement that is sweeping the nation. As a group, the team will discuss what it looks like to pursue a movement of the Spirit that begins with personal prayer and obedience and then expands into the home, city, and beyond!
October 26, 2021
Making Disciples who Hear, Obey, and Share
This week, The More Disciples Podcast team meets with Marlene, who lives and serves with a ministry in South Africa. When she was tasked with helping teams learn tools for multiplication and disciple-making, Marlene found the disciple-making trainings, Zúme, which radically transformed their ministry training and effectiveness globally. With teams ranging from oral-learners in rural Africa to business professionals in technological cities, people in all different situations are finding the tools, resources, encouragement, and coaching to move forward in their faith!
October 12, 2021
Media to Movement
This week on The More Disciples podcast, our hosts are visiting with three men who are using a robust and strategic media strategy to accelerate the process of finding seekers, helping them get access to the Word, and connecting people who want to learn more about the Gospel with local believers — all in unreached nations! The team talks about the need for new methods and the importance of coaching and training Media to Movement teams. Through these methods, and global collaboration, the Gospel is going into the world, and God is raising up His Kingdom!
October 05, 2021
Covenant and Collaboration
Guest host Bobby "Tre9" Herring joins The More Disciples Podcast team to explore the complications and joys of inner-city multiplication. In this episode, the team reflects on the lessons God has taught Tre in his journey, from learning to invite new disciples into a covenant of community to laboring and learning together with other multipliers in their contexts. This episode is all about the biblical principal of connection!
September 28, 2021
Good is the Enemy of Great
For more than 30 years, today's guest Stan Parks has been a movement leader, trainer, and disciple-maker. He joins the hosts of The More Disciples Podcast in exploring what God's people need to do about those in the world who have never heard the Gospel. Stan encourages disciple-makers to pray for stubbornness and to shrug off a love of the good for the sake of God's great.
September 21, 2021
Whatever it Takes - Whatever it Costs
Today's guest, Chris Galanos, the pastor of Experience Life has seen God multiply disciples in West Texas. He and his wife began a church in their living room with a big prayer - 10,000 people in 10 years. After the first 10 years, God gave them a bigger goal: 1 million people in the next 10 years! Chris and The More Disciples Podcast team explore the topics of collaboration, perseverance, and the great burden of committing to whatever it takes to see God raise up disciple-making movements.
September 14, 2021
What's the Measure of a Mature Church?
The season kicks off with special guest, Rick Warren! Many of us know Rick Warren as the founding pastor of Saddleback Church and the author of The Purpose Driven Life, but he also serves as the Executive Director of Finishing the Task (FTT). Rick inspires and excites all of us by sharing FTT's vision for reaching every people group with the Gospel by 2033.
September 07, 2021
Season Finale: Reflection, Encouragement, and Hopes for the Future
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.
June 29, 2021
Faithfully Showing Up Again and Again
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.
June 22, 2021
Developing a Missionary Heart in All Believers
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.
June 15, 2021
Fervent Love, Persecution, and Multiplication
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.
June 08, 2021
Prayer Walking on Hard Soil
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.
June 01, 2021
The Costs and Gifts of Extraordinary Obedience
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.
May 25, 2021
Eyes to See Where the Kingdom is Not
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.
May 18, 2021
Disciple Making Begins in the Home
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.
May 11, 2021
Sports and Recreation in Urban Disciple Making
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.
May 04, 2021
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.
April 27, 2021
Using the Ordinary to Accomplish the Extraordinary
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/
April 20, 2021
Developing Leaders (Featuring the Lynch Brothers)
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!
April 13, 2021
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!
April 06, 2021
Making Disciples Locally and Internationally
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!
March 30, 2021
Making More and Better Disciples (with Damian Gerke)
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.
March 23, 2021
Counting the Costs in Discipleship (with Neal Karsten)
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!
March 16, 2021
Hear, Obey, and Share (with Bill Laky)
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.
March 09, 2021
Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate (featuring Guy Caskey)
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!
March 02, 2021
It’s Always Relational Before Organizational
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.
March 02, 2021
Simple Things Grow, Simple Things Multiply (featuring Jim McKnight)
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.
March 02, 2021
The Importance of Obeying and Training Others (featuring Berk Wilson)
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.
March 02, 2021
Keep Doing what You’re Doing (featuring Victor John)
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.
March 02, 2021
Pour Deeply into the Few (featuring Trevor and Budi)
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.
March 02, 2021
Focus on the Depth (featuring Curtis Sergeant)
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?
February 26, 2021
An Intro to More Disciples and Disciple Making Movements
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.
February 23, 2021