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Matt Dabbs Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org.
Three Things We Learn About Making Disciples from Shodankeh Johnson *Editor’s Note: Shodankeh Johnson is an international disciple making movement leader in West Africa. Come hear him speak at the Renew.org Gathering in Nashville on October 4. His talk will be on “Hard Conversations with God.” A number of disciple makers have profoundly impacted my ministry over the last three years. Shodankeh Johnson in West... 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