Making disciples and raising children

Making disciples and raising children

Jesus treated different people differently. As we look through the stories in scripture, we see he didn’t recommend the same course of action to everyone. Rather, he treated them according to what they needed in order to move forward. Why should the way we make...
Perseverance and implementation

Perseverance and implementation

 Don’t wait on making disciples… start now. So something. Seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus, raising up others. In tandem with our own development, becoming like Jesus, we also reach out and become part of the mandate of Jesus. Who can you start influencing? Who...
Disciples who seize the mission of Jesus

Disciples who seize the mission of Jesus

As we become disciples, we make disciples. This is the crux of making disciples: when we make disciples who seize the mission of Jesus so that they go on making more disciples, who make more disciples, who make more disciples. What is the proof of discipleship? If we...
The importance of discipleship relationships

The importance of discipleship relationships

Once we have a clear sense of where we need to grow, now we need a relational context for that growth. There is no substitute for intentional discipleship relationships. During some seasons those are one-on-one relationships. During some seasons they are peer or group...
Listening to the Holy Spirit together with others

Listening to the Holy Spirit together with others

If we are to practice a kind of discipleship that is truly tailored to the individual, we absolutely need to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Where God is calling one person to focus their growth is not necessarily where he’s calling another to focus. We can...
The role of community in growth

The role of community in growth

Community is essential in helping us process our journey of discipleship. The Apostle Paul gives us some direction in how we are to function as Christian community for one another in this particularly rich passage: And let us consider how we may spur one another on...