Living out John 14:12: sacrificial service

Living out John 14:12: sacrificial service

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” The expression of the Kingdom is radical service to others: doing the works that Jesus...

Looking for new ways to experience God?

Are you discipling someone who feels their time with God has become routine? Are they looking for a deeper connection with God? We all have seasons like that, but that often means it’s time to try something new. Check out the Experiencing God discipleship guide....

A discipleship assessment retreat

When we were in the beta testing phase of our discipleship assessment instrument, Tad Blackburn, pastor with The Vineyard Church, decided to try out the assessment in a retreat setting. He shares here from his experience:    When we started with the discipleship...

Community transformation

Community transformation is the outwardly visible result of how we live in the world corporately as followers of Jesus. To be engaged in community transformation means that we, as followers of Jesus, are actively contributing to positive change in the broader...

Authentic relationships

Authentic relationships are one of the most clear, visible evidences of our relationship with God. Jesus told his disciples we would be known by our love. It’s the most readily recognizable characteristic of a disciple of Jesus. We are called to engage with other...

Personal transformation

Personal transformation means changing your attitudes and behaviors in positive ways as a result of your relationship with God and others. Inward change and outward change take place in tandem; each affects the other. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this...

Disciplemaking

Disciplemaking means living in personal obedience to the great commission given by Jesus, which entails making more and better followers of Christ.  “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and...

Generous living

Generous living means investing well what God has given us—whether that be our spiritual gifts, our homes, our time, our money, or anything else God has entrusted to us. We are to practice generosity in line with our beliefs and what we are hearing from God. We are to...