Speaking Truth with Grace about the Church and “Reconciliation”

……. I’m a Schoenleber. Oldest son of seven kids (5 boys, 2 girls). Tight knit, loving, hard-working, generally—big-hearted people. I love my brothers and sisters. Frankly, I’m the least of them. All of them exceed me and awe me. I think the other six of us are extraordinary. I’m biased of course. On the other … More Speaking Truth with Grace about the Church and “Reconciliation”

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Deliver, Develop, Deploy to Change the World

Friday Musings “The discipling process seeks to deliver people, develop them, and deploy them into the harvest field. Making disciples is the only way to develop healthy Christians who reproduce themselves in their own home area.”   —Bill Hull, p. 13 The Disciple Making Church It is simple. The church is to make disciples. If … More Deliver, Develop, Deploy to Change the World

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Getting Serious About Discipleship

Saturday Musings The modern American church is “ill focused and sadly out of sync with its Lord’s mission.” According to a 2010 LifeWay Research study, only three percent of American churches participated as the primary support for a church plant and only 14 percent participated “in any way” toward the establishment of a new church … More Getting Serious About Discipleship

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7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community

Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here’s a grab bag of 7 ideas for your Spring outreach. Spring clean up: Find the oldest, neediest, or maybe the couple with … More 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community

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Obedience is Only Learned One Way – Bonhoeffer

Sunday Afternoon Musings “You can only learn what obedience is by obeying. It’s no use asking questions; for it is only through obedience that you come to learn the truth.”   —Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 86. Bonhoeffer wrote these words in 1936 during the run up to the Second World War. Just as profound … More Obedience is Only Learned One Way – Bonhoeffer

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A Priority Ambition for the People of God

Sunday Musings Luke 7:9 (ESV) When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Questions: Is there anything about your faith that would cause God to “marvel”? Shouldn’t that be a priority ambition for … More A Priority Ambition for the People of God

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