Discipleship Foundations 101: How to Encourage Spiritual Growth

Equipped for Service: Putting Our Spiritual Gifts to Work

Our family lived in a town on top of a hill for many years, where a steep road wound up from the river valley below. One day we ran across the scenario pictured above: a small dump truck with heavy rebar protruding from the rear that had tipped backward on the hill...

Disciple-maker Traits of Jesus

How does a disciple of Jesus Christ nurture and prepare other disciples to spread the gospel in a way that most accurately portrays the message? Disciple-making teaches others what it means to be a follower of Jesus the reality of living out what Jesus and all of...

Exactly As We’ve Been Told

Recent decades have left Christians a bit unsettled. Skewed views of sexuality, increased disdain towards religion, and dogmatic secularism have steadily seeped into our culture. Until recently, the troubling changes seemed more like a vague mist on the horizon. For...

Discipleship How To

To be a discipler is simple, but it may not be easy. It is time-consuming and requires some basic...

To Be or Not To Be

To Be or Not To Be

There comes that moment in every new parent’s life when our precious little bundle of joy turns to us and, with hands-on-hips and determination in their voice, tells us with resounding conviction, “NO!” We don’t know whether to laugh or cry. We want to laugh because...

Five Vital Truths about Biblical Discipleship

Five Vital Truths about Biblical Discipleship

We’ve read it, heard it preached, plastered it on our church walls, and recited it over and over. What is it? The charge of Jesus to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[ the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”...

Discipleship in Motherhood

Discipleship in Motherhood

Discipleship seems to be a buzzword these days, a popular trend in Christianity, almost something glamorous or a platform you have reached if you can say you are discipling someone. If you are the discipler and not the discipled, you know more, have a closer walk with...

How to Safeguard our Kids in Today’s Culture

How to Safeguard our Kids in Today’s Culture

Our children are sponges taking in information all the time. The latest technology, the right clothes, sexual encounters, drugs and alcohol, and the money to have it all – wherever our kids turn, they feel pressured to conform. No wonder we often feel afraid. When...

Cultivating a Bible Study Routine

Cultivating a Bible Study Routine

Several years ago, I decided to run a marathon. I mapped out a training plan and followed it religiously. Sometimes, I really looked forward to my runs. My legs felt strong, and my mind was free from mental blocks. Other times, my legs felt like lead, and I struggled...