The Key To True Discipleship: Never Stop With Head Knowledge

The Key To True Discipleship: Never Stop With Head Knowledge

Most pastors in the US long to teach to a huge crowd of excited people on Sunday mornings: people packed into pews, pens and notebooks in hand, waiting for a download of all kinds of top-rated, inspiring information from the Bible. Amazingly, this kind of learning environment is exactly what a good schoolteacher would hate: a big classroom and a one-size-fits-all lecture […]

Your Core Values Have The Power to Influence The Quality Of Your Life: For Better or Worse

Your Core Values Have The Power to Influence The Quality Of Your Life: For Better or Worse

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating an unwavering guide. The core values that you hold have the […]

Four Key Components of Accountability That May Surprise You

Four Key Components of Accountability That May Surprise You

Have you ever had a moment in time when you realized you were doing or thinking about something that you had never intended on doing or thinking about? As a highly hypothetical example, imagine that I was on a diet. A diet where I ate things that were good for me, or at least healthier than a fast food burger or fries. (Remember, this is hypothetical) Then imagine […]

Why Do We Settle For Making Converts When We Are Called To Make Disciples?

Why Do We Settle For Making Converts When We Are Called To Make Disciples?

The phrase make disciples, not converts is popping up around the world in magazines, blogs, books, and academic journals as if it’s a great revelation even though Jesus clearly commanded us to make disciples.1 So what’s all the fuss? Is there a substantial difference between a convert and a disciple? It has been said that converts are just new believers. … they aren’t […]

You Need To Get In The Game

You Need To Get In The Game

Do you know anyone that is an armchair quarterback? You know – the guy who sits in his Lazy Boy and watches a game while criticizing every move made on the field? That guy that played 20 years ago back in high school, (and he honestly wasn’t that great even then) and would rather pass […]

The Dangerous Trap Of Isolation – And How You Can Avoid It

The Dangerous Trap Of Isolation – And How You Can Avoid It

Family… that word probably brings many thoughts to your mind. You may have memories of fun and loving holiday times together with lots of food and laughter. Or you may be one of the many people that have memories of bitterness, conflict and broken relationships. Some may even have no family memories; and spent your life dreaming of what it would be like to have one. Whatever family experience […]

Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture

Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture

The Relational Discipleship Network is leading a track called “Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture,” which focuses on making disciples in relational environments. We are called to make disciples of Jesus. This is done in the context Jesus modeled for us—making disciples in and through relationship—relational discipleship. Jesus’ teachings are sacred […]