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.

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A Lost Disciplemaking Tool

Masking tape was an important household expense when our children were growing up. Peggy and I watched in wonder as our boys created space guns and castles from masking tape, plastic liter bottles, and cardboard. Their imaginations had no limits on what they could create. What a fun time for us as parents! Reflecting back,…


Helping Disciples Live a Life of Leisure

Who wouldn’t want to live a life of leisure these days? Our lives are so frantic that we long for those idle moments to step off the treadmill of life. Leisure is a break from activity to rest or re-charge our lives. Leisure originally meant something else and this “something else” is what disciples need….


Introverts Make Great Disciplemakers (Part 2)

Hooray for introverts! Discovering and naming my introverted side was a liberating moment for me. I now know my “sweet spot” preferences and can maximize them for the Great Commission. When I’m asked if introverted people can make disciples, I respond with a resounding “yes!” After all, I share the traits of introversion. Introversion describes…

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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.