Tagged with Disciple-making

Remembering, attentiveness and envisioning

Remembering, attentiveness and envisioning

mentors can facilitate postures of remembering, attentiveness, and envisioning that allow the divine Mentor to infuse and transform emerging adults’ past, present, and future stories. Even more to the point, they can help emerging adults connect their stories to the past, present, and future story of God. Setran and Kiesling, Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood … Continue reading

Having wasted my twenties…

Having wasted my twenties…

I’ve had this thought lately.  It comes to me every two weeks or so. Having wasted my twenties, will I do the same with my thirties? Let me wind back a bit.  I spent my twenties longing to build, and then building, a church.  I was 25 when we started it, the youngest in the team, … Continue reading

Disciple-making

Disciple-making

We must recognize that Jesus himself walked for years with a small band of followers, and they still looked like the B-team when he left this earth. Halter and Smay in And: The Gathered and Scattered Church. What freedom in one short sentence!

Building the church or making disciples?

Building the church or making disciples?

Jesus said, ‘I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it’.  He also said, ‘You, go and make disciples, baptising them and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded’. I’ve been thinking a lot about these two statements lately.  Mostly because I have a tendency to think … Continue reading

Does disciple-making have a future?

Does disciple-making have a future?

I’m over at Provoketive this week with this post (a version of which some may have read before). Spiritual disciplines are activities in our power that we engage in to enable us to do what we cannot do by direct effort. Dallas Willard in The Great Omission. There is something so true about this statement.  Spiritual … Continue reading

Disciple-making confidence?

Disciple-making confidence?

Listen to Jana Sundene in Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults (Dunn and Sundene): Because I have been a disciple-maker for many years, mentoring hundreds of women…and leading countless fruitful small groups, I can start to feel pretty confident in my abilities as I see my life impact others.  I cannot, however, be sure that I am making a spiritual impact that will truly … Continue reading

Pentecost community?

The Pentecost version of community exists for mission, not for itself. Mark Driscoll, Confessions of a Reformission Rev. This resonates with me a lot right now because we have spent the last couple of months as a leadership team defining what we think God would have us prioritise for 2011.  Our number one priority is … Continue reading