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  • SERVING AND COACHING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE-MAKING

    + What are the building blocks for developing fully devoted followers of Christ? + How does a church begin to build mature believers? What simple things can a pastor do to impart the best they know of Jesus to those in their congregation? + What is the most effective manner to make disciples? + What part does spiritual formation play in strengthening the body of Christ? This site will touch and unpack these questions.

Bonhoeffer-What ruins community

A book that everyone quotes is Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. He has a very convicting manner of telling us how to live in true biblical community. Here’s the quote that has made me think a bunch today. “One who wants more than what Christ has not established does not want Christian brotherhood. He is looking for … Continue reading

What am I supposed to do??

As I’ve moved through my years with The Navigators it has become clearer what I am to do. It has been energizing to consider how I am to accomplish the vision. It’s taken the accumulation of experiences, training and time to consider to add clarity to these things. We want clarity because we don’t want … Continue reading

The spiritual discipline I didn’t like

I remember when I was living in Charleston hearing about a someone journaling. I thought that sounds so awful, like a writing in a diary. I was reminded little book with a locket that I would write everything from the day. Today I …_____. Yuck. It just didn’t sound like something I’d want to do. … Continue reading

Equipping the Chinese Church

One of the surprising outcomes of the summer was being involved with the Chinese Church of Akron. It wasn’t even on my radar in May, but in July things changed. That was fun. My friend Todd McKenney has ministered for a long time with them, particularly when he on staff at The Chapel. Todd needed … Continue reading

Life Coaching

There’s a lot of people throwing out the term “coaching.” It is used in a variety of ways. I’ve had a lot of training in my first four years to ramp me up to coaching. A coach works with pastors and church leaders in helping them move from current reality to their desired outcome. The GAP … Continue reading

Life Coaching

There’s a lot of people throwing out the term “coaching.” It is used in a variety of ways. I’ve had a lot of training in my first four years to ramp me up to coaching. A coach works with pastors and church leaders in helping them move from current reality to their desired outcome. The GAP … Continue reading

Stories behind the Postcard

I had a hard time picking just three pictures from my trip to Scotland for the postcard I sent out. Here’s the story behind each of them. The big picture is at St Andrews. There’s a huge St Andrews cathedral built bearing his name. It is Kate’s and my favorite places we visited. Golf started in … Continue reading

Key Moment for Disciplemaking in Scotland

I just finished today our three day conference with the YL staff. What an honor to be with them. This is such an exciting time for the UK young life staff. They have a neat unity within the team. It’s fun being with them to enjoy the community. They have been given a beautiful camp, … Continue reading

Perth workshop

Last night was our pastors and lay leaders workshop on disciplemaking. About 25 men and women joined us at Blend Coffee Shop in Perth. There were a few surprising things. First, there were in attendance some fantastic disciplers. It was so fun to have them share and add to the experience. Their wisdom added to … Continue reading

I was taught in Edinburgh

I learned something last night. I’ve been pronouncing the word “Edinburgh” incorrectly. One street over from my house is EdinBURGH. I pronounce it as two syllables. But here in Scotland it’s three. …Edin-bu-rrah. That was just was the first thing I learned. So last night I ran another workshop on disciplemaking. We had a great … Continue reading

Scotland Prayer Requests

I am so privileged to be asked to assist pastors and Young Life staff in the UK. This May I’ll spend nine days running workshops and interacting with key leadership of the country. My daughter will be joining me too, which is a thrill to have her with me. The big dream is that a … Continue reading