Can you be joyful and reverent? … Read More The Dangers of a Joyless Christianity
One of the greatest assets the church has is the body of believers uniquely gifted by God to carry out His mission in the world.… Read More You Have Been Called Up For Active Duty
Each spiritual gift is unique and keeps its distinctness like a mixed salad. … Read More Rugged Individualism vs the Common Good
As I look at the landscape of the church today. I wonder if due to our declining numbers we have shifted our discipleship practices to respond more out of fear and less out of a sense of mission. Have our discipleship methods created more silos because we are responding to the increasingly less Christian culture… Read More How to Develop Disciples and Build a Missional Church?
If the Christian is not connected to God and community, the are cut off from spiritual nourishment.… Read More Remaining Connected to the Vine
What are the best discipleship tools?… Read More Developing A Discipleship Plan
“An African American minister once prayed: “Lord, we can’t hold much, but we can overflow lots!” A Christian is a mind through which Christ thinks; a heart through which Christ loves; a voice through which Christ speaks; a hand through which Christ helps.” -Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the… Read More What Are the Characteristics of A Disciple?
Whenever we talk about discipleship it is helpful to start with defining what we are talking about. Ann Swindoll defines it this way: “What is discipleship? Put simply, discipleship means intentionally partnering with another Christian in order to help that person obey Jesus and grow in relationship with Him—so that he or she can then… Read More How To Define Discipleship