Tag Archives: Discipleship

Why Focus on the Fivefold?

The fivefold ascension gifts, as described in Ephesians 4:1-16, are five distinct aspects of Jesus given to the Body of Christ by Jesus. Continue reading

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Praying On the Armor of God

The following is a selection from my newly published book, The Life Jesus Made Possible: Embracing the Kingdom within our reach. Engaging in spiritual warfare is the unavoidable consequence of living on a fallen and broken planet informed by the … Continue reading

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Published! “The Life Jesus Made Possible”

“This is an intensely practical and applicable book that helps Christians activate their God-given agency by seeing where God is at work and joining him in His quest to transform the world, inch-by-inch, in the context of everyday life.  Dynamic!” … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Being a Friend of Sinners

Like many followers of Jesus that I know, I sometimes struggle to move outside the comfort zone of my family and established friends to hang out with those far from God. While God has given me a sustained passion to … Continue reading

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Making Disciples Requires Making Friends!

To make new disciples of Jesus, you must make new friends with not-yet-believers…Kingdom ministry happens best from an environment of relational relevancy. Continue reading

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Obedience to Jesus — Just Do It!

Praying and preparing must never become an excuse for the fear based tendency to procrastinate obedience to Jesus. Continue reading

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Mentoring Stories: Nathan Edwardson

Nathan no doubt wins the prize for being the emerging leader who I have spent the most time with, drank the most coffee with, laughed the hardest with, been the most frustrated with, had to ask forgiveness from the most, … Continue reading

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From Programs to Rhythms of Life

For the sake of contributing to movements of the gospel, the body of Christ needs to resolutely transition from developing more leader dependent, consumer driven programs to that of establishing organic rhythms of life that form and sustain the fruitful … Continue reading

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Mentoring Stories: Andy Ashworth

In the following mentoring story, you will hear from my friend Andy Ashworth who is the worship leader at Re:Hope Church in Glasgow, Scotland. I have had the privilege of coaching Andy for several years, and have had two fruitful … Continue reading

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Mentoring Stories: Stuart Sutherland

The following mentoring story is from my creative and courageous friend, Stuart Sutherland. We dared to dream huge together about what kind of Kingdom initiative could make the greatest impact in the City of Shasta Lake. Along with reading Stuart’s story below, check out the Heritage Roasting Company website. It’s awesome! Continue reading

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