Do you like to lose?

Honestly, I’ve never met anyone who enjoys losing. Every team I have ever been around had ambitions of winning. Although winning is defined differently, everyone wants the scoreboard to lean in their direction at the end of the game. For our team at MULTIPLi Global, putting points on the board is simple: we win when resources and relationships yield disciples through leadership platforms.

By 2032, we plan to have built a tribe of 100 leaders and platforms, making thousands of disciples in multiple nations. We believe that resources and relationships are the essential ingredients that help us win. I don’t like to lose. In fact, my family would tell you I’m a little over the top. I agree. However, if we’re playing ping pong, I can quickly get over it. When we’re talking about making disciples of all nations for the glory of Jesus, I, like Paul, want to “run in such a way that we might win.” As we used to say, winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. Just kidding… mostly.

Over the following seven articles, I will share seven words and seven questions that provide a framework for our team to steward our resources and relationships well.

Teams: Are we recruiting team players?
Truth: Are we willing to speak the truth in love?
Time: Are we able to manage time well?
Trails: Do we have unique trails of influence?
Tables: Do we have personal tables of discipleship?
Tools: Are we growing in capacity, competency, and craftsmanship?
Treasure: Are we consistently trading the temporal for the eternal?


One last thought: What resources or relationships were in place that has helped you grow as a disciple and a leader? What leadership platform did Jesus use to “win” your heart? Have you reminded those people of how important they were to your formation? Why not do it now?


Josh and his wife, Casandra, are the founders of MULTIPLi Global. Along with their two children, Lucas and Sofia, they planted a first fruits of churches in Lima, Peru called La Ciudad in 2014. Josh is currently the director of New Heights Association in Fayetteville, AR and author of Rooted, a book about reaching deep, burning bright, and standing strong.

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