Posts Tagged ‘Discipleship’

5 CHARACTERISTICS TO DEVELOP IN YOUNG LEADERS (AND YOURSELF!)

Can we tawk about the… minor leagues? Yup, I’m a Yankees fan! –  Now that I’ve got that off my chest, let me talk about Ben Heller and life in Scranton, PA. Last month, Heller was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after making just one appearance for the Yankees. He recorded one out while allowing a walk and…

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DISCIPLING TOWARD TRANSFORMATION, NOT JUST INFORMATION

Like most pastors, I desperately want to see every person connected with our church being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. Unfortunately, I found that most of our approaches to discipleship led to being informed, but not transformed. Most of what I read, and most of the people that I listened to seemed to believe…

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BUILDING A LEADERSHIP PIPELINE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

The chair was oversized, soft and the perfect place for a late afternoon nap. With kids running around the living room and dinner preparations clanging in the kitchen, he slipped into blissful slumber. We watched in amazement as he slept through all the commotion. Nothing could wake him. Without warning the incredibly annoying alarm vibrated the entire condo…

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EVERYONE NEEDS A COACH

Think about this… Steph Curry has a shooting coach. Serena Williams has a tennis coach. Mariah Carey has a voice coach. Jordan Spieth has a swing coach. Do you look at that list and wonder, “Why?” Who is qualified to teach them how to get better? I certainly do. Good things come to those who commit…

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Intentional Discipleship as a Way of Life

Like many pastors, or church leaders, I have this deep drive to make disciples. When I say disciples, I’m thinking beyond information alone. I’m thinking about transformation. The goal of disciple-making is helping people become like Jesus. Remember the words of Jesus regarding disciple making? Jesus didn’t say teach them everything I commanded, instead, he said teach them…

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