Who is David Kueker? Why do I have this web site?
"For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he
gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Mat 25:14-15
The third servant in this parable hides what he has been given in the ground because he is afraid to
take a risk. When I began to look back on two decades of ministry in the United Methodist Church,
I came to believe that too much of what I had done creatively had been buried in the ground, hidden
away out of fear of criticism or rejection. It was safe in the ground, but what we are given comes
to us to be used rather than stored away. I began to consider how I might dig up all that I had
buried, and provide it in such a way that anyone who was led to it could use it for the benefit of all
concerned. This web site is my solution; it is a means for anyone to browse and utilize any
information they find useful. If it blesses you, share it abroad; if not, please leave it lay. So that
others may benefit, if you share this information with others, please let them know it came from
www.disciplewalk.com so that they also might visit.
In 2000 I began working on a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in
Pasadena, California (www.fuller.edu/cll/dmin/). Fuller is the historical source of church growth
thinking and in the forefront of the growing edge of innovation in evangelism, disciple making and
lay leadership development. I've always read more on these subjects than anyone I knew, and at
Fuller I was able to learn from and with other pastors who had been reading what I had been
reading. Throughout these seven wonderful years, it became to be very clear to me that my
research and particularly the project for the Doctor of Ministry should not go into the ground but be
made available on such a website. I hope and pray that it is a blessing. In the future I will be adding
information to the site and hope to form a community of people who enjoy dialogue around the
concepts of making disciple makers, church planting and innovation in organizations.
To paraphrase the lesson the gravedigger taught me in Payson, Illinois, nearly twenty years
ago: I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I attend the United Methodist Church. Usually at the
one where I am the pastor. All the rest is not that important. 1 Corinthians 1:31 therefore, as it is written, "Let
him who boasts, boast of the Lord."