St Patrick: missionary

St Patrick: missionary

Take along a book to read over your glass of green beer.  Thomas Cahill’s book How the Irish Saved Civilization is a fine and entertaining read, especially in its examination of the missionary work of St. Patrick. Happy St. Paddy’s day!

Release the Work of God

  *Practice generosity *Foster new movements *Invest in the next generation This last of the 12 footsteps of Jesus may be the hardest it some ways. It’s about letting go, recognizing that for however much work we may have put into this whole thing, it’s not ours....

Expand Outward

*Multiply disciples *Launch new groups and teams *Develop new leaders Communities of believers are organisms that must keep growing or we die. That can mean passing on the faith to a friend or onto the next generation. It can mean giving someone an assignment that...

Make a Difference

Make a Difference *Show up *Do something *Give of yourself Following in the footsteps of Jesus is not passive—it’s active. Making a difference is the exploratory first step toward finding our calling. To find out what unique contribution God has for us to make in this...
Serve Others

Serve Others

Be the feet of Jesus Be the hands of Jesus Be the voice of Jesus Serving others may be the most versatile of all 12 of the areas we’re looking at in this series. Jesus said it best: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me...
Love Others

Love Others

Be present with others Share your life with others Be changed by others Loving others—part 2 of the great commandment to “love God and love others.”  They can’t be effectively separated:  If you’re actually loving God, you will be loving others too. What does loving...