Physical Health, Spiritual Health and a Discipleship Clinic

Today, I had my annual health screening at Perimeter. Hopefully, I passed. But it wasn't my only health appointment. The first was physical, but the second was spiritual. After all, nobody needs the gospel more in a church than the lead pastor. So, in 2013, Kristy and I are continuing to act on that belief … Continue reading Physical Health, Spiritual Health and a Discipleship Clinic

Give Up the Gimmicks: A New (Old) Way to Disciple Youth

I just across a book, Give Up the Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture, that echos a need for youth ministry that I have sensed for quite a while. Here is a blurb from the author, Brian Cosby: "All too often, youth programs have turned to entertainment-driven models of ministry in order to … Continue reading Give Up the Gimmicks: A New (Old) Way to Disciple Youth

Are You Ready to DiG? Register now — Groups begin next week!

Are You Ready to DiG into the Gospel?Register online here. DiG is a twice-monthly gathering in a small group context that stands for "Discipled in Grace."  These in-depth study groups will meet from Sept.-May, with a break in December. Due to the nature and purpose of these groups, attendance is expected for those who register (except for unique, providentially hindering … Continue reading Are You Ready to DiG? Register now — Groups begin next week!

Post-Game Message Review: “Discipleship 101: Living in Light of the Gospel”

Main ideas from last night's SNF teaching on Discipleship... 1. Chrisitan discipleship is not primarily about performance and practices (what to do as a Christian), but about identity (discovering who I am as a forgiven and adopted child of the King). 2. "Being precedes doing" / "Being empowers/motivates doing" 3. Four key elements of Christian … Continue reading Post-Game Message Review: “Discipleship 101: Living in Light of the Gospel”