Discipleship

Lean in to Jesus

Jesus’ disciples are willing to follow him anywhere with joy. But that’s the challenge isn’t it? Deciding to follow Jesus is one thing. But how do you keep walking with Him when it’s hard, when it hurts, when it doesn’t feel like God’s plan at all? How do you stay close to Jesus when the circumstances just make you want to run away...

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The Search for Meaning
The Search for Meaning

Robyn was angry and confused. She had just discovered that her much beloved roly-poly red robed Santa Claus was a marketing ploy invented in the early 20th century by Coca Cola to encourage consumerism. She was angry because she had been duped by the commercialization of what should be the most meaningful season of the year. She was also confused...

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Faith Adventure Model
Faith Adventure Model

Our Power To Change Faith Adventure Model hasn’t changed in underlying principle, but we have a newer graphic form for it and a definition of a Faith Adventure. We are increasingly organizing all of our ministry activities around the concept of Faith Adventure. A related way of describing the same concept is the more traditional language...

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Oil Changes (and the Wonder of Prayer)
Oil Changes (and the Wonder of Prayer)

“Fill ‘er up.” “Yes, sir.” As a high school student, my first job was a mystifying experience. I was officially a gas emissions technician, but you would recognize me as the guy walking up to your car to fill your gas tank.  If you were really nice, I might have even washed your windows. “Hey, can you check the fluids?” What...

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Where is Your Faith?
Where is Your Faith?

Going through a tough time? Connect with a mentor for a supportive voice. In times of disappointment, heartache, sickness or discontent when the storms of life are raging all around God sometimes feels very far away.  We can start to wonder why He let this happen, or why He isn’t doing something, right now, to stop it or fix it.  He could...

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Reclaim Lent: Find some breathing room
Reclaim Lent: Find some breathing room

Have a specific prayer on your heart this Lent season? Share your requests with a mentor. For many of us, our churches have moved away from the more austere traditions of the past. Our pastors don’t wear suits.  Our worship teams have drummers and you can download a podcast of the sermon.   In many ways church has become more relaxed...

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How You can Walk in the Spirit (Part 4)
How You can Walk in the Spirit (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a 4 part series - How You Can Walk in the Spirit Live by faith Walking in the Spirit means living a life of faith. God created us with a capacity for experiencing a broad range of feelings. Thank God you have them. But you cannot depend on them to validate your walk with the Lord Jesus. Valid emotions are simply the byproduct,...

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How You can Walk in the Spirit (Part 3)
How You can Walk in the Spirit (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series - How You Can Walk in the Spirit Know your resources as a Child of God If you want to walk in the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit, you need to know your spiritual heritage. You need to know how to draw upon the inexhaustible resources of God's love, wisdom, power, forgiveness and abundant grace. It...

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