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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I was marked by the cross this past Wednesday. Peggy and I attended a Lenten service and received the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads. How did two Baptists end up at a Lenten service? I grew up attending a small rural Presbyterian church. Before I told God to “shove off” in…
It’s Sunday night, February 9, 1964. An entire nation was glued to a Sunday evening television show, and I was no exception. Seventy-three million people watched one show that night — setting a viewing record. It was reported that crime dropped in New York City during this hour. After watching this show, my friend Dennis…
Meditation has permeated our culture. Commercials and advertisements feature people in yoga classes practicing meditation. The New York City School System sets aside time at the beginning of the day for students to practice mindfulness and deep breathing to counter stress. The medical field promotes meditation as a “simple, fast way to reduce stress.” According…
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Cedric BrownRegional Leader, Navigator Church Ministries
I first used The Ways of the Alongsider ten years ago. I started out with two leaders who have since grown into the ministry. Both men have told me that The Ways of the Alongsider gave them a vision to make disciples who make disciples. By far it is the best on the market for…
Brent MillerLead Pastor, Linworth Baptist Church, Worthington, OH
In a Christian culture where disciplemaking has been relegated to professionals, Bill Mowry has revealed from Scriptures that making disciples is something every follower of Jesus can do and should do! Bill is not only an author but a practitioner I have observed firsthand in the context of our local church. I invite you to…
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