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.
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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The Ways of the Leader: Four Practices to Bring People Together and Break New Ground is now available to order on navpress.org or amazon.com. “There’s no shortage of leadership books today. So, why are you writing another one, Bill?” If leaders are honest, they realize that most books on leadership do not address their local challenges. Too often…
It’s coming! October 17 is the release date for my newest book: The Ways of the Leader: Four Practices to Bring People Together and Break New Ground Wanted: Ministry Innovators Navigators’ founder Dawson Trotman, was a master ministry innovator. When someone mentions “The Navigators,” one image often comes to mind. “You’re the people who memorize…
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Joe ValentinoCampus Pastor, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church; Lytham Road Campus
How does a church change its culture to a place where disciplemaking is a way of life? Bill Mowry’s book “The Ways of the Alongsider” is helping us do this. The Ways of the Alongsider maps out an intentional guide for disciplemaking. The book teaches such simple tools as building authentic relationships, helping others love…
Matt ReynoldsPresident, Spirit and Truth Ministries
After seeing the dead end of church life driven by constant programming and new gimmicks, I believe American Christians are beginning to rediscover the beautiful simplicity of Jesus’ method of disciplemaking. Walk With Me is a practical guide for this journey. With decades of hands-on experience, Bill Mowry offers practical advice and helpful stories about learning how…
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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.