Welcome to the Alongsider World

Disciplemaking for Everyday Believers


I write to encourage and equip everyday Christians to make disciples and live on mission where they live, work, or play.


I help churches and ministries build disciplemaking cultures that moves disciplemaking from the margins to the mainstream.


I come alongside everyday leaders helping them live fruitful and faithful lives through a life and ministry plan.


Bill Mowry

Author • Teacher • Coach

The alongsider world is Jesus’s world, a place where disciples are developed in relational, intentional, and biblical ways. The alongsider world is wherever everyday Christians live, work, play, or worship.

In the alongsider world, everyday Christians walk next to friends helping them do a few simple lifestyle practices -- focus on Jesus, engage with the Scriptures, encourage accountability, application, affirmation, and live on mission.

I’m Bill Mowry and I’m a practitioner in the alongsider world. I live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife Peggy and our dog Ginger. We serve with The Navigators Church ministries, helping churches around the world multiply disciples through disciplemaking cultures. My contribution to Jesus’s alongsider world is through writing, teaching, and coaching.

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Live Like a Culture Detective

Dinner at the Mowry home is a time for Peggy and me to catch up on our days. It was during a dinner conversation that Peggy jolted me with these words: “I’m going to resign my teaching position and find a job in a corporate setting. I want to live as a light among unbelievers…


Here I Come to Save the Day! 

(Mighty Mouse and Leadership) Interviewing prospective staff for our regional Navigators team was always a collaborative process. As was our custom, the team met prior to the interview to discuss the questions we would ask the applicant. We identified the usual ones: “What are your strengths?” “Tell us about your past ministries,” and “What is…


Class is Always in Session (even in a hair salon)

After years of receiving bad haircuts, I decided to entrust my hair to a hair stylist. Nicky was my wife’s stylist so I made an appointment with her. We soon hit it off. It turned out that she was launching a second career as a life coach. While cutting my hair, we talked about coaching…

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The Ways of the Leader

One-size-fits-all leadership doesn’t work well in our diverse world. Leadership expert Bill Mowry provides a personal blueprint to equip local leaders to gather and apply wisdom in collaborative and innovative ways.