The Ways of the Alongsider

Disciplemaking for Everyday Believers


Bill Mowry

Author • Speaker • Coach • Leader

Welcome to the alongsider world. I’m Bill Mowry, the author of The Ways of the Alongsider (Tyndale/NavPress) and Walk with Me (Moody Publishing). I live in Columbus, Oh with my wife Peggy and our dog Ginger. We minister with The Navigators Church Ministries, helping churches around the world multiply disciples through disciplemaking cultures. 

My passion is to move disciplemaking form the work of the ministry professional to the everyday believer; from the ministry margins to a church’s mainstream. Check out the stories and resources about disciplemaking. Sign up for my free blog Alongsider Briefings. Contact me about coaching and training. It’s my prayer that many everyday believers will experience the joy and privilege of helping others follow Jesus.

Latest Posts

Introverts Make Great Disciplemakers (part 1)

One question kept coming up in interview after interview when promoting my book Walk with Me. What was the question? “I’m an introvert. Can I be a disciplemaker?” The first time I heard this question I thought to myself, “Is introversion a kind of disease? If so then I’ve had it for a long time!”…


Let’s Go Shopping

In the disciplemaking store I have a simple rule of thumb for home projects. Every project, no matter how big or small, requires 2.5 visits to a hardware store. I either forget something or the project takes an unexpected turn that requires a new tool, part, or piece of lumber. Big box hardware stores overflow…


Welcome to Covid’s Classroom

Why is Peggy sitting alone in a restaurant? This photo was taken two years ago on the Friday that our governor ordered a shutdown of all businesses to stall the Covid pandemic.  We had twenty-fours before the shut-down order would take effect. We rushed to our favorite Italian restaurant for a special birthday meal. It was…

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Walk with Me

Disciplemaking should not be reserved for ministry professionals or a select spiritual few. It should be practiced by everyday believers in the everyday routines where we live, work, or play. Whether you’re a church leader looking to build a disciplemaking culture or a beginner ready to get in the game of the Great Commission, Walk with Me is for you.