017: Myron Pierce on What Disciples can Learn from Gang Culture

Myron Pierce opens up his story and how he went from a troubled teenager with a 200-year prison sentence to becoming a leader of leaders, an entrepreneur, a pastor, a father, a husband, an author, and so much more!

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Resources mentioned in the episode:

Digital Ministry: Pastoring In a Pandemic by Myron Pierce  

Shift Omaha

The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Own the Pond Summit

MyronPierce.com

Mission Church 

Key insights from the episode:

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Myron, a man who once had a 200 year sentence, is now speaking to 200 prisons. 

In order for Paul to write “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”, he had to experience something to validate that conclusion. – Myron Pierce

I’ve survived prison, I’ve seen people stabbed, iv’e seen people die, i’ve seen gang riots break out, I’ve seen gang fights in prison….but God told me, “Your purpose is bigger than your prison.” – Myron Pierce

Gangs taught me how to disciple people.Myron Pierce

Sometimes I don’t need to open my mouth for evangelism. I just need to actually do the work so that people can open their mouth for me.  – Myron Pierce

The largest missional and entrepreneurial incubator on the planet is the local church. – Myron Pierce

“It used to be ‘Give a man to fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, feed him for life.’ We say, “Own the pond!”Myron Pierce 

“What if we made 10% of North Omaha’s inner city population, 7,000 people, into entrepreneurs?”- Myron Pierce

Myron Pierce’s Challenge: Evaluate yourself: how much time are you spending making disciples? Use Myron’s HOPE method. 

Lead yourself (and your church) to be more like Jesus. 

For so many Christians, the discipleship process isn’t very clear.

They know they need to go to church, pray, not sin, and maybe attend a small group. While these are great things, they don’t outline a clear path leading people to live more like Jesus. 

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Some not-so-key insights:

Prison is like a Wal-Mart that you can’t get out of. – Chris Johnson

We are going to blow the hinges off of hell! – Myron Pierce

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