I am working on some garden projects. A hugelkultur mound (German for, “hill garden” or “hill culture”) that I am preparing for planting in the spring. See the pictures on the left and below for stages 1-5. Hugelkultur requires the digging of a trench and filling it with rotting logs, sticks and other organic matter … More Borrowing Stuff as a Ministry
Reading with the Pastor Mark 3 and Psalm 73 Today we are reading chapter 3 in the Gospel of Mark again because it is a critical chapter in the book. One of the reasons it is so critical is the clarity of what discipleship looked like for the disciples. The verses to examine are 13-15. … More The Reason We Aren’t Making Disciples is Simple
Can you name five barriers to being close enough, long enough for effective modeling to occur? Read the post before the question: Is This the Apostle Paul’s Discipleship Process?.
Missional Musings on the Weekend Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. Missional leaders model being on mission for those they are leading in the mission. Missional leaders live incarnationally among those they lead so those they lead can lead others to live incarnationally among … More A Baker’s Dozen of Missional Principles
Thursday is for Discipleship How Did Jesus Make Disciples? I think we can see the outlines of the process in the pages of the gospels. The term I use to describe that process is “intentional withness.” There was a “with me” quality to Jesus’ interaction and training of the disciples. Jesus choose them, then spent no … More What If We Did Spiritual Formation Like Jesus?
Monday Discussion And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach. Mark 3:13-14 (ESV) Jesus walked physically and spiritually with … More “I Can’t Change the World, I’m Amusing Myself to Death”
Thursday is for Discipleship How did Jesus do it? Short answer, I don’t know. But I think we can see the outlines of the process in the pages of the gospels. So in this post I want to continue to try to uncover what “INTENTIONAL WITHNESS” looks like. (This discussion began here on March … More Discipleship: How Did Jesus Do It?
Thursday is for Discipleship Mention the word discipleship in the average church and the mind will rush to thoughts of deepening–deepening believers in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Great goal. Great thought. Pretty soon, the conversation will move to questions of how to do it and what to use to do it. Often the next … More Jesus Had a Better Idea–Let’s Try it Ourselves