Jesus was not favorable toward plants that bore no fruit. He even cursed a fig tree that had promise without production. Jesus also taught on the danger of thorns. A… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – Do Your Converts Bear Fruit?"
Simple. We seldom preach to sinners. G.A. Mangun and Kenneth Haney preached to sinners every Sunday. It worked for them. They raised some of the greatest churches in North America.… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – Do You Know the ONE Big Mistake That Keeps a Church From Growing?"
While evangelizing we would see people converted. Sometimes, when we returned for another revival the church would be the same size. No convert remained. Some churches make converts but do… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – Don’t Be the Church That Makes Converts But Never Grows"
“Why?” is a question every parent dreads! Simple to ask. Often hard for the parent to answer. Yet, “why?” is important in life and church. Sustained growth and people development… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – “Why?”"
Disciple-making starts with a convert. The convert is undeveloped raw material. A disciple-maker seeks to develop a mature follower of Christ. Understanding the process of development is important. There is… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – Root Before Fruit!"
The setting is Jacob meeting Esau. Esau wanted Jacob to travel with him. Jacob would not. Jacob’s reasons: “And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are… Click To Read More "Carlton Coon – Who Else Wants to Develop Mature, Effective Saints?"
Meaningful things take time. This includes turning converts into disciples. Remember Saul’s lame grandson, Mephibosheth, who David provided for? How Mephibosheth became lame is a parable on disciple-making. (Mephiobosheth) . . . … Click To Read More "Disciple-Making: Don’t Drop the Baby!"