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Matt Dabbs Matt Dabbs is a church planter, disciple maker, and content producer on discipleship. He has been in ministry for over 20 years in various roles from youth worker to lead pastor. Matt’s current focus is on simple reproducible models of making disciples and planting churches. He has been married to Missy for nearly 20 years. They have two teenage boys, Jonah and Elijah.
Questioning the Asbury Revival? For those of us who believe God is really doing something special with the Asbury revival right now, it can be hard to hear criticism and questions of what is going on. When you believe God is doing something powerful, you hate to hear it questioned. But everything needs to be questioned. God doesn’t expect... Matt Dabbs
The Greatest Thing You Can Do In 2023 Paul knew Jesus. He experienced him personally on the road to Damascus. Paul was inspired. Paul had the Spirit. Paul had visions. Paul knew Jesus but there was still much to learn and Paul’s deep desire was to come to know him more! Paul wrote this about knowing Jesus: “But whatever were gains to me... Matt Dabbs
Three Things We Learn About Making Disciples from Shodankeh Johnson A number of disciple makers have profoundly impacted my ministry over the last three years. Shodankeh Johnson in West Africa is near the top of that list. Prior to meeting Shodankeh, I had been praying for God to put people in my life to teach me how to be a better disciple maker. When I... Matt Dabbs
Three Things to Learn from Curtis Sergeant About Disciple Making Movements Curtis Sergeant has had a tremendous influence in disciple making movements around the globe. The movement that started through his ministry in China reached 10 million people in a decade. After that, Curtis led church planting efforts at Saddleback for several years, and he has continued to train people in disciple making and church planting.... Matt Dabbs
Room for Grief: The Missing Component of Evangelism When you try to convince someone to become a Christian, you are also trying to convince him that what he currently believes is not true. This means you’re asking him to give something up—something which has been near, dear, and comfortable to him. Anytime there’s loss, we can expect a season of grief. Our expectations... Matt Dabbs
Grieving the Beliefs You Leave Behind [Thomas] Campbell concluded by announcing a rule to guide them: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” . . . [Someone stood and said,] “Mr. Campbell, if we adopt that as a basis, then there is an end of infant baptism.” . . . [Campbell] simply replied, “If... Matt Dabbs
Q: What Are Men Really Hungry For? (Part 1) *Editor’s Note: What are some things that men deeply hunger for, which can be met through discipling relationships with other men? We asked a panel of men who have discipled other men before, and here’s Part 1 of their answers: A: Growth & Brotherhood By David Roadcup First, many men in the body of Christ...
Church, I’m Afraid We Have an Anxiety Problem As I mentioned in a previous article, I grew up with a dad afflicted with OCD. His anxiety became our family’s anxiety. There were myriad unwritten rules which often kept us on eggshells. Much of it was frustrating at the time. But it was perfect training for church ministry, since churches often have anxiety issues... Matt Dabbs
How My Dad’s OCD Trained Me for Ministry Although I went on to study theology, I started out studying psychology. I got my bachelor’s in psychology and went onto the University of Florida to work on a clinical psychology doctorate. I got about halfway through the PhD program, however, when September 11 reframed my priorities. I decided to go into the ministry and... Matt Dabbs