I write for a number of evangelical organizations and speak around the nation about the need for disciple-making and leadership development in the local church. Below are some of the fun projects I've worked on over the last few years.


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Seven Arrows

Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction   ·   Buy on Amazon

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It often seems like trained church leaders have a secret skill that can leave the rest of us wondering "How did he do that?" Matt Rogers and Donny Mathis wrote Seven Arrows to aid all of God’s people in the task of reading, understanding, and applying God’s Word. Using seven simple arrows you will find a clear, orderly, and memorable guide for studying any Biblical passage.

Overview by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition


Aspire (Part 1)

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Aspire is a 15-week study, written in two parts, designed to be used to disciple believers in the local church. Each week's study combines rich theological content and clear practical application in a journal-based format. Ideal for one-on-one discipleship relationships, Aspire guides believers toward life-long transformation.

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Aspire (Part 2)

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Aspire is a 15-week study, written in two parts, designed to be used to disciple believers in the local church. Each week's study combines rich theological content and clear practical application in a journal-based format. Ideal for one-on-one discipleship relationships, Aspire guides believers toward life-long transformation.


Mergers

Combining Churches to Multiply Disciples   ·   Buy on Amazon  

In an age of church splits, what might happen if churches could work together? Mergers is a guide for how church plants and existing churches can and should consider merging together for the sake of mission to the city. The book outlines Matt's process of merging Covenant Grace Baptist Church and Renewal Church in Greenville, SC and is meant to provide encouragement and tools for other churches to consider doing the same. 


Unite

Connecting Generations for Kingdom Expansion   ·   Buy on Amazon

In Unite, seasoned and younger leaders (ranging from a few years to a few dozen years of ministry) have partnered together to exhort other leaders toward inter-generational unity. The voices in this volume write as practitioners who have demonstrated a heart for partnership and a model of such unity in their ministry contexts. They write in hopes that leaders will move out of isolation and take intentional steps towards unity that we might see the Great Commission fulfilled in our day.


Training Others to Read God's Word

Pastor's Notes Series   ·   Buy on Amazon

The seminary classroom and the pastor's desk stand on either side of a deep chasm. Whether you've been to seminary, read a few books, or just have a burning passion to serve God's church, you will quickly realize that the task of pastoral ministry is more overwhelming than most assume. And one of these daunting practical demands of pastoral ministry is teaching church members to do the seemingly simple task of reading their Bibles well.


Funding Your Vision

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Money. It nags for the attention of every pastor, particularly consuming the focus of the church planter. Money is far more than a necessary evil for the church; God uses it as a vital conduit to accomplish his mission. With it, we plant churches, send missionaries, fund staffing, and run the various ministries of the church. Though we may feel a bit less-than-spiritual in admitting it, money is essential for the work to which God has called us. The goal of this short book is to aid church planters, missionaries, city mission strategists, denominational leaders, and established church pastors in raising the funds needed to fulfill their God-given vision. In this version of Pastor's Notes, you will find a step-by-step process for fundraising designed with the church in mind. 


30 Days to Deuteronomy

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I’m committed to work to help people read and understand God’s word for themselves and, for that reason, I decided to write 30 Days to Deuteronomy. I love the book of Deuteronomy because it provides one the most vivid pictures of the grace of God found in the Bible. The themes of the book illuminate the work of Jesus like none other. In it, you will see your sin and God’s love in fresh and new ways.


Contributor

The Jesus Bible

Lead Writer

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Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion Movement, The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, with exclusive articles from Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible.

Download a free sample at TheJesusBible.com.


Forthcoming books

Seven Arrows: Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction - Spanish Edition

A Workman Approved: Preparation for Pastoral Ministry (Rainer Publishing; Winter 2017)

Aspire: Youth Edition (2017)

 

E-Books & Other Resources

Send: Bible Studies for Releasing the Church
6 Weeklong Bible studies on God's mission through his church to see disciples made

Next: Discovering, Developing, and Deploying Future Leaders
Following the model of Paul and Timothy, Next seeks to provide a biblical foundation and practical guidance for training the next generation of believers.

Writing a Church Planting Prospectus: Free downloadable examples.