discipleship

Three Wrong Reasons to Follow Jesus

Three Wrong Reasons to Follow Jesus

When we follow Jesus without conditions, choosing to crucify ourselves in his cause (Galatians 2:20) and sacrifice our lives in his service (Romans 12:1), he transforms us into his character (Romans 8:29) and then uses us to lead those we influence into his transforming love (Acts 1:8).

3 Ways to Fulfill Our 'One Purpose'

3 Ways to Fulfill Our 'One Purpose'

Some people are universalists, believing that because God loves all of us, all of us will go to heaven. Others are “Christian universalists,” believing that Jesus died for everyone, so everyone will go to heaven whether they believe in him or not. You don’t need to know about Jonas Salk to benefit from his vaccine; you don’t need to have a personal faith in Jesus to benefit from his sacrifice, or so some say. However, God’s word regarding the necessity of personal faith in Christ is clear.

Passing the Faith Contagiously

Passing the Faith Contagiously

In his recent book, Mark Mittelberg tackles the challenge and calling to communicate faith in this cultural moment. It’s called Contagious Faith, and it teaches believers to communicate to a world looking for better answers.

Many Highlight Ministries for the Work in Making Disciples, But Do We Actually Define What a Disciple Is?

Many Highlight Ministries for the Work in Making Disciples, But Do We Actually Define What a Disciple Is?

“Thinking with the end in mind” is necessary for any church, Christian school, or other Christian organization committed to discipleship. On most of our websites, we use language to communicate our commitment to discipleship, but how clear are we on what a disciple is? Do we have a clear enough vision of what a disciple looks like in order to contextualize and guide all of our programs, books, sermons, teaching series, small groups, and other discipleship tools that we so often employ?

Ascending Mars Hill

Ascending Mars Hill

As Paul, in a city overrun with religious vanity, unapologetically ascended Mars Hill and graciously spoke the truth, can we face our own Mars Hills of unbelief and do likewise?

Tactics for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Tactics for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

According to Koukl, “representing Christ in any era requires three skills.” First, we need a “basic knowledge necessary for the task.” Second, “Our knowledge must be tempered with the wisdom that makes our message clear and persuasive.” Finally, we must not forget that this knowledge and wisdom “are packaged in a Person.”

3 Ways You Can Change the Life of a Younger Christian

3 Ways You Can Change the Life of a Younger Christian
The key to a successful and meaningful mentorship relationship is less about strategy and more about showing up! Whether you are a mentor or want a mentor, here are some great thoughts for you.

How Can Men Better Support Women's Faith and Growth in Church?

How Can Men Better Support Women's Faith and Growth in Church?
Women have always been an integral part of a healthy church. In the Bible we find many examples of women who believed the gospel, ministered to the disciples, and fulfilled important roles in the church.

Is Evangelism a Thing of the Past?

Is Evangelism a Thing of the Past?
While we rightly work at cultural restoration, we mustn’t forget the necessity of changing hearts and minds too.
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