Building courage in the heart of a disciple.

The disciple maker is a nurturer. You  are called to develop or to bring out courage in the heart of the woman or man God has brought to you. To be someone in the life of another who lovingly develops or brings out courage is such a tremendous gift all by itself.  Encouragement can come in so many forms. Through…

Discipleship is forged through the mess of life.

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of Good but our lives as well. — 1 Thessalonians 2:8 If you are looking for a neat religion where nothing gets mishandled and dirty, scraped and torn, then the life of a Jesus follower wouldn’t be for…

Discipleship should make us uncomfortable.

Our family was invited to dinner recently at the home of some new friends. They lived in a quiet neighborhood that was growing. The husband told me not long after they moved in one of the neighbors came over and told him about a weekly Bible study several of them were having together and asked…

The Nurturing of Hearts Through Discipleship.

God is calling the non-expert lay person, the average Jesus-follower in every culture of all ages to make disciples and nurture other women and men. If you are looking for another, more confident believer to do life with, to model Christlikeness to you, look for someone beyond the stage. There are people in every church who have retired and come…