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Leading to make Disciples

How do you encourage your staff to make disciples and not just become masters of programming? That was the question I received from a staff pastor at a very large church. While it was his question, I believe it is the question of many pastors and leaders today. Let’s face it…it is easy to become slaves of programming and programs …

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Walk With Me

Having trouble communicating with someone? Just cannot seem to find common ground and it’s not getting any better. Try this! Last weeks blog I talked about ways to think about listening. And while intellectual concepts are important, I like the “How To” stuff. This week let’s talk about a technique that can help with conflict and just encourage good old-fashioned …

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Oh! Were You Talking To Me

Last week we kicked our series with The Cat In The Dryer. That blog came straight out of our 3 Minute Survey results and launched us into this series on relationships. The feedback was encouraging and the confession on the FaceBook Page was awesome! So let’s dive in and get encouraged, reminded, and maybe even learn some new things. Relationships: Sometimes …

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Part 3: What I have Learned From Discipling Others: TIME

The next topic in our series on discipleship is one that has taken time for me to learn, and one, which I revisit often. There’s my confession. So what exactly am I confessing?…my impatience. We live in a “me” centered society and the nature of our demand is “I want it now!” We do not have much patience these days. We …

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Why Go Disciple?

This morning I woke up and spent some time in prayer. A lot of things are on my heart as we took a big step in our goal of making disciples with the publishing of Go Disciple this week. I am thankful for the response from family, friends, and acquaintances as the word got out via social media earlier in the week. The …

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Part 2: What I Have Learned From Discipling Others

Hidden Treasure  As we continue our series on discipleship, remember that we began with need to make a decision and engage in discipleship. Then trust that God will give you the strength and wisdom to do it. The second thing and one of the most surprising I might add is what I call the Hidden Treasure of Discipleship. Remember, the …

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Part 1: What I Have Learned From Discipling Others

Growing up in the mountains of North Georgia afforded me plenty of opportunities for adventure, and many of those adventures revolved around a large lake near our house. As my friends and I grew older, we found more and more exciting ways to spend our free time. One particular way involved a rope swing over a drop-off into the lake that affectionately …

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Nevertheless…

This week we have special guest post. He is a pastor, husband, father, outdoorsman, and….He’s my dad. In the past year he has started writing devotionals. He sends them out to friends, family, and whoever might want them. This particular devotional goes right along with GoDisciple and a series of messages that Billy Driver and I preached over the last …

A Reminder: How To Finish Well

Sometimes it seems the world around is falling apart. The examples are all around us. Sadly, we often help in the destruction. I love the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament. I have spent many hours in this book studying his leadership and responses to issues he faced. I finished a rough manuscript on those principles a few months …