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5 Igniters To Go Deeper In Your Daily Quiet Time

Do you want to experience more in your quiet time with God?  Me too. We are passionate about mobilizing missional living! Jesus’ quiet time with the Heavenly Father mobilized Him in His ministry. These simple “igniters” have taken my time with God to a deeper level:
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How To Thrive in God’s Power

Rolling in a restaurant pub passing by a pool table room, I see a man with a lot of muscles wearing a tee shirt stating, “Jesus is never returning”.  Wanting to roll on, God’s Spirit pricked me to stop and roll into the room.  I introduced myself and the man stated …
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3 Steps To Make Your Desires Realized

My one year old son, Oliver, reached for the doorknob.  He couldn’t reach it. He looked up at me. I saw what he desired and simply reached over from my wheelchair and opened the door for him. Oliver looked back up, smiled, and confidently walked through. Here are three simple progressive …
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I NEED TO FIND MYSELF!

I hear these words a lot in conversations with college students.  Actually, I hear this a lot from young professionals, older professionals, husbands…well, many different people in many different stages of life from Dallas to Hollywood.  Even when someone I know seems to be extremely confident on the outside, he …
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3 Benefits of Launching a Missional Living Community (MLC)

As Mobilize Ministries expands, there’s more opportunity for you to be known: to thrive in Christ-centered community; to be equipped and mobilized in the Great Commission among your existing spheres of influence. A Missional Living Community (MLC) is your missional living launching pad .   Also, here are three benefits of …
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How To Launch Your Missional Living Community

Hands down, what you are about to read has mobilized my missional living more than any other way! The more exciting part is you can create this with YOUR friends wherever in the metroplex, nation or world, right where YOU’re located!!! This will immensely bless you and your friends:
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Mobilize YOUR Gentle Parenting Missional Life!

Like Oliver was, the baby is due in April.  We are so blessed to be entrusted with another one to disciple and grow in the love of Jesus!!!  We are passionate about making disciples of Jesus as parents!  Before we had Oliver, we came up with a slogan to depict  the family we want …
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3 Time Management Lifehackers To Maximize

Time has always fascinated me. No human can live free of its clutches. Time is constant and rapid. Our life is but a minute dot on its expanse. God, existing outside of time, gives us time, not for us to serve it, but for it to serve us. King Solomon …
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Bono’s Missional Life Shares Jesus (short film)

Prayer led me to meet Bono.  You can read more in my book on that.  It was only for a minute but in that minute I got to thank Bono for letting God use his life, his platform that Jesus is front and center on to inspire my life to …
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3 Bases To Run & Grand Slam Your Calling

I know, I know, baseball is “America’s sport”. But, there’s gotta be a deeper reason why 40 MILLION people tuned in to see humans hit a ball and run around three bases on a baseball field just to see them reach the ultimate goal of sliding into home. Deep down, I …
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Your Missional Living Legacy: Spiritual Generations (Guest Post)

I recently wrote about God triumphantly delivering Levi, friend of mine, through a heart transplant.  In fact, within a month of the heart transplant, Levi unexpectedly showed up at a 5K race held in his honor. Levi faithfully helps to produce spiritual generations on the mission field of UNT, in ICU …
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10 Things You’re Thankful For Today?

As the first class starts at 8:00 a.m., the teacher gives the assignment: “Write down 10 things you’re  thankful for so far today.”  Do What?! I just woke up. I have not had my coffee yet.  I’m just trying not to fall out of my wheelchair.  After weeks of doing this …
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How To Know God’s Will For Your Life

In my two decades of ministry, I have had the most conversations in response to individuals asking “What is God’s will for my life?”  I love to write for, converse and pray with hungry hearts for God seeking Him for the answer to this godly question.   In fact, the very important mission …
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How to Experience God’s Character in the Gospels

received a high number of responses about the helpfulness of the blog entry i wrote on the ABCDE Bible study method used to study an epistle. Here is a Bible study method to use for studying any one of the four Gospels. Meditate on any passage of a Gospel and …
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2 Ways Christmas Mobilizes Missional Living ALL YEAR LONG

Every year as a child we were at Grandma and Grandpa’s house full of cousins, aunts and uncles and fun times.  There were no white Christmases, only blue, just because Grandma always played the Elvis Christmas vinyl record on the stereo that was larger than the largest clothes chest you’ve …
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3 Marriage Missional Living Goals

Having a vision is common in the business world and in life coaching, but vision is also a must in marriage. Since marriage is a covenant that God created, we are to have awesome Christ-centered vision for our marriage. “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18a) Soon after …
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4 Urgencies To Execute In Your Daily Life

Marissa and I recently experienced the blessing of leading a sweet Godly couple in their premarital counseling. I officiated their wedding and it was impacting because they are the counter-cultural but Kingdom example of institutionalizing urgency in life by not waiting an extended amount of time to be married. God’s word …
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2 Mobilizers of Presence In Your Life

Every year I pray for one word to hold on to that He wants the year to be about. This year God has used my two year old son, Oliver, to give me the word that God wants to speak into for 2018. I’ve been so convicted in the moments …
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How Weaknesses Give You Courage

Encouragement is life-giving words empowering people we journey with to step out into their goals “in courage.”  God first encouraged us… “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every …
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3 Ways A Dad Honors His Son

 Marissa and I recently have been part of an incredible parenting class with our church.  This week we learned that daughters have an innate need for security and sons, like men, have a need to be honored.  So I asked God to show me how to honor Oliver.  Then I …
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5 S.M.A.R.T Contributors To Complete YOUR Goals

One year in seminary I set a new year’s resolution to eat not one single French fry for a whole year. Now, it’s funny to think about all of my friends thinking I was accomplishing an unbelievable feat. I made it a whole year but all it did was “resolve” that …
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3 Mobilizers Jesus Imparts In Your Daily Missional Living

You are familiar with the crux of Mobilize Ministries, that we have a practical guide for our missional living that Jesus used in His! As we see in Luke 8:1, 9:1 and 10:1, like Jesus we meet intentionally with someone, investing and discipling him or her. Then we mobilize them to …
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How may we pray for you?

We’re so thankful for all of you who pray for us, read our blogs and touch our lives. We pray for you as well, but we would like to be able to pray for more specific things in your life. Please send us an email or comment on this post with …
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How Prayer Mobilizes YOUR Daily Missional Living!

Prayer gives you access to your everyday life purpose and launches you into your impacting daily life sharing Jesus propelled by the power of God, who made heaven and earth, that resides in YOU to empower you in your missional living! Are you accessing the power of God that fuels …
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How To Experience Jesus In A Missional Lifestyle At Work

A  major part of our mission work in Mobilize Ministries™ is mobilizing personal ministries in one’s respective career.  This week I had lunch with one of my friend’s, Mike, and we ate with one of his co-workers, Nick, in the corporation’s cafeteria. We talked about how we can have a quiet …
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Mobilize Missional Living in Hollywood

The heart of Mobilize Ministries is to mobilize believers as they share the Good News of Jesus and His Kingom within their spheres of influence. You’ve witnessed God’s Kingdom expand throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex through the model of this ministry, and now we’re praying and working on  expanding to …
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How to Live A Freed Life

Often I think about when I  went to Washington D.C. for the first time. What stood out to me the most about the history of our nation is that the tallest statue in our nation’s capital, which is full of hundreds of historic statues, is “Freedom” on top of the …
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How To Discover Your Identity

Subscribe to this blog to mobilizeministries.com to receive encouragement like in your identity in this article. Upon subscribing, you’ll receive a missional living plan template to sin you in creating your missional living plan mobilizing your daily impact for Jesus.
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How To Overhaul Your To Do List

“How are you?” It’s interesting to think about the very common response I receive when asking this.  It’s almost as if I asked “how busy have you been?” or “What all have you accomplished lately?”  I’m talking about myself too.  Over the years, I’ve been on a learning curve of realizing that …
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3 Major Spheres of Influence In Your Daily Missional Living

Leadership expert, John Maxwell teaches “leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.” The truth is you are a leader because you have spheres in your life that you can influence.  The mission of Mobilize Ministries is to mobilize you in expanding the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom through your everyday …
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How To Turn Your Sadness Into JOY!

Many of our heroes in the Bible dealt with sorrow. This, in itself, comforts me! David, “a man after God’s own heart” dealt with it in big ways! His journaling of feeling depressed in Psalms 42 encourages me and I hope it does the same for you: 42:1 As the …
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How To Enjoy A Weak Life

The first time I ever went snow skiing was right after I got my masters. About 7 of my friends and I decided to celebrate by snow skiing at Winter Park, because they’re known for wheelchair skiing. They asked me if I wanted to ski by myself or have an …
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Who Is Todd Lollar, Author of Weak Is The New Strong

Ever since I received a Masters in Biblical and Related Studies from Abilene Christian University, I’ve discipled among singles, young adults, and collegiate ministries everywhere from inner city streets to college dorm rooms. I’ve had the blessing of traveling around the world sharing the hope of Christ through my testimony, …
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How To Be The Greatest

We live in a culture in which like never before, you can be known by your greatness. There are all types of platforms to elevate a voice, a gift, an art form… These platforms allow for recognition to the best and to the worst. Critics have stated that so many want …
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How Reckless Love Took Us To Hollywood

“In what tangible ways are you going to let the reckless love of God flow through your missional living among your spheres of influence?” What a thought-provoking question in my wonderful wife’s article this week. You’ll be blessed! Her inspiring article will also share a little about how God is …
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Read God’s Love Letter to YOU

Let’s receive God’s love. Knowing who we are in Christ is mine and Marissa’s passion, along with helping others know who they are in Christ. May this love letter from God encourage you this week:
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A 3 Part Practical Guide to YOUR Daily Missional Living

Before living in Hollywood, I lived in a different state that was definitely a different culture. In Texas, in the heart of the Bible Belt, the “buckle” is so tightly fastened around event driven programs that there is a deep longing for intentionality and a desire to learn how to be intentional. …
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10 True Facts About The Lie of Scientology

You’ll enjoy this article by Marissa Lollar: One of the women we met with in Hollywood told us that they’re there welcoming new actors, offering free acting classes and sometimes even a free place to stay. The director of Hollywood Prayer Network told us that when they posted an article about …
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A Better Missional Invitation: Come Follow Me

Subscribe to this blog to mobilize your missional living. Upon subscribing, you’ll receive a missional living plan template to help you in creating your missional living plan mobilizing your daily impact for Jesus. Our mission is to mobilize personal ministries in expanding the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom …
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4 Perspective Shifts To Free You From An Imprisoned Mindset

What if you impact your circumstances more than they impact you.  Today, in a culture of comfort, reading a letter to encourage others from a jail cell speaks for itself.  It’s time for a mind shift. Here are a few ways that Philippians should change your life perspective:
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How To Find Your Sole Identity

You probably know me well enough now to know that my number one passion in discipleship is to help Christians know who they are in Christ.  One major reason is “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).  The only other worship song I have ever posted , …
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3 Ways Marriage Blesses Your Socks Off

Let’s press into marriage!  This is not what culture says  culture’s environment does not propel this. But as residence of God’s Kingdom, marriage is something to look forward to and to take action of faith toward. I know you’ve heard me before encourage guys to not wait around but if …
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7 Ways Mobilize Ministries Serves You

Missional living, your daily life matters to Jesus.  That’s why this ministry exists: to mobilize YOU in expanding the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom through your everyday spheres of influence. Mobilize Ministries launched in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and now the ministry is among the entertainment industry …
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How I Met Bono

Anyone who knows me knows I’m fanatic about U2.  I became a fan in the middle of their career at the time of the Auchtung Baby album.  God used their music to touch my heart and deepen my relationship with Jesus.  The more I dug into their music, I noticed that …
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How To Study The New Testament with A Friend

As you know, we have started a Bible studies among entertainment professionals at a local coffee shop, but we hope that it will  more than just a Bible study. Our mission is for Christ followers like you to have this Bible study with their friends one-to-one throughout the weeks, and we …
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2 Roles of A Kingdomized Missional Life

Subscribe to mobilizeministries.com to receive on going free encouragement in your daily mission sharing Jesus among your daly existing spheres of influence. You’ll be the first to know about my book Weak Is The New Strong: God’s Power In You
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How To Share The Gospel In A Relativistic Culture

This dynamic article gives you a impacting way to converse the Good News of Jesus in a culture of relativity. Consider discussing these important questions with your Christ following friends who are trying to share the Gospel to.
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Hey, it’ll work out. Remember…

Sometimes we get spiritual amnesia, don’t we. I know I do.  In the midst of adversity, it’s “easier” for me to focus on the circumstance more than the one who is all-powerful over the circumstance.  Looking back, I remember all the circumstances:
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How To Cultivate Community & Not Die Alone Watching Netflix

Community is a dying art form in today’s culture.  Do you intend to meet a friend next week and it does not happen for  months? The culture we live in and work schedules that lead the day typically does not cultivate community. We need to be Kingdom-minded and lead our …
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6 Tips To Help You Start Gospel Conversations

Anyone who knows me knows I love to meet people.  As I have followed Christ over the years, I have realized that the purpose of each encounter I have with people, whether in a coffee shop, grocery store, or gas station, is, as a former mentor, Stanley Ship, told me, …
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How to Trash Your “I’m Sorry” Identity

This phrase was so common out of my mouth that I started repeating it for all types of situations I could not control, for things that were not my fault and for things that were, as if that is a reason to speak over my whole identity that… “I am sorry.”
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A Daily Challenge To Quietly Change Your Life

We, in Mobilize Ministries firmly believe that the intimacy we have with Jesus through spending time with Him overflows right where each follower of Jesus lives, works and plays throughout your city! 
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5 Steps To Intentionally Meet With A Friend

enever I meet with someone over coffee to get to know them, I receive a lot of thank you’s and vocalized anticipation to meet up again. Meeting intentionally with people is not only a part of my vocation but it’s a passion, joy and calling of mine. I think I …
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3 Impacting Reasons Mobilize Ministries Expanded To Hollywood

Our mission in Mobilize Ministries™ is to mobilize Christ followers in expanding the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom through your everyday existing spheres of influence. We want to be faithful with the fruit bearing mission that God gave this ministry, so WE HAVE EXPANDED because that is what the …
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How Missional Living Heals Depression (Testimonial)

“If I go up to heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in hell, you are there.” (Psalm 139:8) In life, darkness can be so real that it can be  overwhelming. When Daniel and I started meeting, he had a relativistic mindset and was running away from God, going …
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3 Impacting Ways to Steward Influence… Like CHRIS PRATT!

You may have enjoyed his fun lovable character on Parks and Rec or enjoy going on adventures with him in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the latest Jurassic Park movies. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who does not know or enjoy Chris Pratt’s gift of …
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How We Support Short-term Mission Trips

I’ve seen a plethora of Christians who start simply as “church goers,” go on a mission trip and return with a missional heart to share the Good News of Jesus among their everyday spheres of influence. This exact result is what we are shooting for in Mobilize Ministries. Many churches, …
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2 Markers To Navigate An Image Driven Culture

A new drug in the culture we live in is the marketing of image. Note that I did not say image itself. Platform is the elevation of image. How high one can elevate oneself in order to receive more likes, hearts and retweets. And when we receive a …
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Mobilize Ministries’ Instagram #GospelVersesToShare Devotional

Instagram is growing in popularity in social marketing to reach people through stories and visuals. We, in Mobilize Ministries™ launched a daily devotional on Instagram devoted to mobilize Christ followers in daily missional living. Since the devotional launch, our Instagram following has increased 200% and engagement has increased 2200%! We …
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2 Mobilizers of Compassion in Your Daily Life

Our actions are null without pure motivators to inspire us. Have you ever taken the time to sit and ask yourself what motivates, compels and mobilizes you? The Apostle Paul is very clear about what drives him to be so passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus. “For …
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3 Actions to Ignite Missional Friendships

In this ministry, Mobilize Ministries;, we are passionate about mobilizing missional living and we give you Jesus’ missional living plan that we see in Luke 8:1, 9:1 and 10:1 summed up in three “M” words “meet, mobilize, multiply”. Jesus wants to make it extremely doable for you to be mobilized …
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How To Experience A Daily Missional Life of Exponential Growth

In everyday life in the world, we are used to sensible transactional living. You pay for an apple, you get an apple. You invest in stocks and with some research and luck, you can come out ahead. Sometimes you do not. Jesus explains four results of sharing the Gospel …
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3 Keys In Expanding Your Missional Living (Part 1): MEET

In the Spring of 2019, Mobilize Ministries; expanded to Hollywood, the hub of entertainment professionals who influence culture world-wide! The vision of Mobilize Ministries; is lost souls being saved in Christ followers’ everyday lives. We invite you to praise God and join us in what He is doing as …
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3 Keys In Expanding Your Missional Living (Part 2): MOBILIZE

In the Spring of 2019, Mobilize Ministries expanded to Hollywood, the hub of entertainment professionals who influence culture world-wide! Our mission is needed and simple: We mobilize missional living! We invite you to praise God and join us in what He is doing as we mobilize Christ followers in …
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3 Keys In Expanding Your Missional Living (Part 3): MULTIPLY

Mobilize Ministries is now also in Hollywood, the hub of entertainment professionals who influence culture world-wide! The vision of Mobilize Ministries is lost souls being saved in Christ followers’ everyday lives. We invite you to praise God and join us in what He is doing as we mobilize Christ …
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3 Secrets About Suffering – Church Growth Magazine Debut

Mobilize Ministries is dedicated to church growth. In fact, you can read all the ways we serve disciples of Jesus, small groups and churches below and easily see our heart is to see the Church grow as this is the organic fruit of the ministries of Mobilize Ministries. We …
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3 Responses of Your Missional Life To The Pandemic

Like never before since I have been following Jesus, I believe now, the hour we live in, is when Mobilize Ministries™ is needed the most. The Corona Virus has one way or another impacted our world, country, state, city and everyday lives. As disciples of Jesus, this is the time …
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Jesus’ Victory In Your Weakness! (UPPERROOM Video)

I share in my book, “Weak Is The New Strong” the monumental moment that I discovered that I’m thankful for my weaknesses as I read about God revealing to Paul about his weakness that His grace, unmerited favor is all Paul needs as God’s power is displayed through …
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5 Life-altering Observations of The Great Commission (Tour Clip)

https://youtu.be/3d0nrHMe7sc Ministry Tour Stop at Calvary Chapel of Ojai Valley After a six month ministry tour across the nation, we are back in California on tour at Pepperdine Bible Lectureship and churches in Ojai and San DIego. Along with inspiring teachings from Weak Is The New Strong: God’s …
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Todd Lollar on Shawn Bolz’ Exploring Podcast!

I’ve known of Shawn Bolz Ministries from afar for many years as he has touched hundreds of thousands. It was such a joy being a guest on his podcast with such a large reach. We actually discussed topics that I have not gotten to talk about on a podcast yet …
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How Do You View God? (Ojai Tour Clip)

https://youtu.be/c56I8vgrhJA What’s your image of God? How you see God is how you’ll relate with Him. Your picture of who God is is everything! If you have a tainted angry view of God, you probably don’t want to follow Him. If you have a loving view of God, you want to …
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Two Myths About Sharing Jesus

As a certified life coach, one of the keys to reaching goals I lead people in is removing obstacles in one’s mind to accomplish that goal. Often it is not even a real obstacle. Being a minister now for almost a quarter of a century, I realized that what handicaps …
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3 Key Rhythms of A Thriving Missional Life

Mobilizing missional living has been my personal passion for over twenty-five years and this has been our mission of Mobilize Ministries™. A lot of people ask me the ins and outs of thriving in a missional life. If I had a very short time with someone to mobilize them in …
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Book or Attend Todd Lollar Speaking Events

As the nation is reopening, Mobilize Ministries is in the midst of scheduling speaking events in 2021 through 2024. This is another part of the national leg of the ministry. Click here to schedule Todd Lollar to speak at your conference, church, small group or event on these two important …
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You Can Invest In A Life (Podcast Interview)

Click here and listen to this interview I talk about critical motifs from my Amazon bestselling book, Weak Is The New Strong: God’s Perfect Power In You that I’ve never discussed before on a podcast. This coincides with the heart of this ministry, Mobilize Ministries™ that provides you with …
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3 Ways To Thrive In A Great Commissional Lifestyle

Often, the Great Commission Jesus announced to his disciples (you and me) is usually regarded in the church as a mandate for Americans to go outside the United States to share the Gospel. This is great and we need to do this. But there is a needed observation that Jesus …
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Viewing People Through Weak Is The New Strong (article & podcast)

Now that you are equipped and encouraged through my book, Weak Is The New Strong: God’s Perfect Power In You to thrive in God’s power through your weaknesses, not despite them, you can now view others weaknesses in the same light. There’s an entire chapter in my Amazon bestselling book …
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3 Igniting Ways Our Ministry Tour Kicked Off (video)

This past weekend was very special as it was DFW pre-kickoff to the Mobilize Ministries™️ Weak Is The New Strong Tour. I’ve been reflecting on it all this past week. 3 words to describe how special it was. These three words can mobilize YOUR daily missional life! Also, we are …
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How We Mobilized Over One Million People In 2021 (Life Today video)

2021 kicked off with me being a guest on the Life Today show with over one million viewers around the world. Immediately ollowing the airing, we received messages from people all around the world who also want to thrive in God’s power through their weaknesses and be mobilized in their …
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Rediscover The Lost Spiritual Discipline in 2022

I love re-engaging a spiritual discipline or two or activating a new one I’ve never practiced before for the new year. This keeps my relationship with Jesus fresh and sparked as spiritual disciplines help you grow in your relationship with Jesus, helping you get to know Him deeper. The Celebration …
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Ministry Tour: A Family Mission

I have felt called to go on a ministry tour for years. I always envision my family to be with me as we all serve Jesus to mobilize missional living in a paralyzed culture. My book was published in the middle of shutdown. This was great as this was when …
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