FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why the .COM extension on Disciplewalk.com? Is this a business? Are you trying to make
Answer: It's relatively inexpensive for a person to reserve an Internet address or URL.
Disciplewalk.org has been reserved by another person whom I cannot contact; if and when
the .org URL is available, I will use it as well.
2. What about publishing a novel, Ascending Grace? Is that for profit?
Answer: I hope to donate most of the proceeds after expenses are met to new church starts
and missions projects; for more information on the "rebate" program, click the button at the left.
Click here to read about and order the book. (Using this link rather than Amazon.com lowers
costs and generates more funds for charity.)
3. Isn't it expensive to have a website like this?
Answer: Through Yahoo.com it's less than $20 a month. Talking about these concepts is
what I do instead of playing golf and a lot cheaper than a round of golf a month.
4. Can we send you a donation to help you with this ministry?
Answer: Like Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:12, 15, 18-19, it's my pleasure to give this information
as a gift to all that might benefit from it. While it is copyrighted and all rights are reserved, it's
my pleasure to make it available to all for as long as it seems that God would wish me to do
this. Please support this work with your prayers and your conversation over the issues. If you
feel led to make a donation anyway, please give it to your own church or a new church start.
5. How does a busy church pastor have time for this?
Answer: While this research and writing is a matter of my calling and my differentiation in
ministry, it is done in my free time. It took seven years of research in graduate school to
develop the material on this website, three years to write and research the project, and 27
years of working with the concepts as a pastor. Just considering the project itself, when you
average out the time involved each week, it's less time than it takes to play 18 holes of golf a
week ... much less time when you factor in how slow I would walk those 18 holes. Most of
the writing has been done in the mornings prior to going to the office at 9 am.
6. What is the meaning of "Disciple Walk?" Why did you choose that name?
Answer: Disciple Walk is the title of a novelization of the concepts of the project. When you
see characters demonstrating concepts, they are easier to understand. Eliyahu Goldratt used
his novel, The Goal, to explain the complex concepts of his Theory of Constraints business
model. Probably the most famous example of this is Charles Sheldon's great novel, In His
Steps. Australians have an image of a journey of discovery, a rite of passage to maturity,
which they call a "walkabout." Disciplewalk is a walkabout with Jesus.
7. Your ideas are painful and really bother me. Why did you do that to me?
Answer: New ideas, like children, usually arrive with some discomfort. Afterwards, we are
glad. Let's talk about it and pray about it.