Discipling Leaders

Seedbeds of Discipleship in Greenhouses of Grace

Seedbeds of Discipleship in Greenhouses of Grace

What if we imagined every congregation, every small group Bible study, every home and neighborhood where Jesus has planted his Word as a seedbed of discipleship? And several of those seedbeds together could then comprise an innovation greenhouse, a greenhouse of grace.

Please Pass the Potatoes

Please Pass the Potatoes

In response to a blog about making room for doubting people at the table, I want to talk about the different ways we experience doubt depending on whether we came of age in a Culture of Certainty or a Culture of Skepticism. Ultimately, I think we have to lead by combining authentic vulnerability, struggle, and doubt with authentic trust, delight, and dependence on Jesus. And there has to be room at the table even for those who are uncomfortable with uncertainty.

We Are The Coals

We Are The Coals

Paul seems to think that faith is a living thing that gets passed on from generation to generation. This faith that lived in Louis, and in Eunice, and in Paul now lives in Timothy, too; so Paul encourages his young friend to “fan into flame” this gift that now dwells in him.

We need each other to fan into flame the gift of faith.

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Behavior matters, but because people are complex, attitude and trajectory over time matter even more.