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126: How Money Affects Your Significance and Security

how money affects your security

Jesus talks about money and related issues of the heart more than he talks about heaven and hell or pretty much anything else. Pretty interesting, huh? In this episode of Lifeschool, we look at how our ultimate understanding of the gospel affects how we view and use money, and how our generosity flows from our…

125: How To Parent Your Kids With Grace (Not Fear or Control)

how to parent your kids with grace

“That’s how my parents did things and I turned out just fine…” Today on Lifeschool, we look at a few radically different parenting styles. We’ll reveal that while you might be well-intentioned, your parenting style may not be producing the type of outcomes in your children’s life and heart that you ultimately desire.

124: What to Do with Kids in Your Missional Community

kids in your missional community

Kids are great! But sometimes when it comes to having a bunch of them at all different ages corralled together, things can feel hectic and distracted. One of the most common questions we hear connected to this is, “what do you do with kids in your missional community? How do you handle them, what types…

123: How to Pump Up Your Missional Community

pump up your missional community

Feeling like your church small group or supposed “missional community” is a bit of a dud? They can often times get stuck as just a weekly meeting and never really become the intentional, life-on-life, daily experience they are meant to be. (Or can be!) In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about how to pump…

122: How to Create a Lifestyle of Discipleship

create a lifestyle of discipleship

Is discipleship about gaining knowledge, or is it about a transformed life? Is it a series of classes or, like with Jesus and his pals, was it an all of life kind of a deal? In this episode of Lifeschool, we’re gonna talk about true discipleship and look at what a lifestyle of discipleship looks…

121: A Life of Focus: Time Management if God Set Your Schedule

time management if god set your schedule

How different do you think your schedule and calendar would look like if God managed it for you? Crazy, right? In this episode of Lifeschool, we talk about how we prioritize our time and focus in life…not so much how we squeeze more out of our work day or schedules. Sort of time management for…

120: What Is Missional? And Why It Scares Most Pastors To Death

what is missional?

We still hear a lot of “missional” talk these days… It’s the sexy phrase in the church world. But what is truly missional? What does it mean, and is your church or small group really all that missional? In this week’s episode of Lifeschool, we’ll define it for you–what it is and is not–and we…

119: Why You Need a Break: The Modern Day Sabbath

Modern Day Sabbath

Almost no one I know has a lot of extra time on their hands. And you were never created to sustain the pace you may be living at! In this episode of Lifeschool, we are talking about the often neglected, but super-important, concept and practice of taking a sabbath day of rest. Remember those?!

118: Why Bi-Vocational Ministry is the Future of Church Leadership

bi-vocational ministry

For many Christians, a paid position on their church’s staff may seem like the big dream… like they’ve arrived at the “real ministry” pinnacle. In this episode of Lifeschool we’re going to talk about the future of church leadership and who should be having paid positions at the church. And how, maybe, full time vocational…

117: Daddy-Daughter Dates: 5 Things You Need to Know

daddy daughter dates

Life is busy and our kids grow up (super) fast! As parents, we wonder if we’re developing the hearts of our kids in ways that will secure our relationship with them, and help them develop meaningful relationships in the future. In this episode of Lifeschool, Caesar shares with us how intentional daddy-daughter dates has proven…

116: How to Make Sure You’re Developing the Right Leaders

developing the right leaders

Developing new leaders is crucial to the success and growth of any ministry or organization. Without it we are facing a growing list of responsibilities that will eventually crush us. And most definitely a future that will not include multiplication. In this episode we’ll teach you how to determine the right people you should be…

115: How to Move From Forgiveness to Reconciliation

forgiveness to reconciliation

All of us know the pain of having a broken relationship. Most of us live with this pain thinking there is no way to restore what’s been lost. In this episode we discuss the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation and how to restore relationships that seem too far gone to repair.

114: Redeeming Sexuality in the Eyes of the Church

Redeeming Sexuality in the eyes of the church

Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. Relationships, identities, orientations and even seemingly straightforward concepts such as gender have cut battle lines between the church and the world. In this episode we speak to Debra Hirsch, author of the book Redeeming Sex, and…

113: Breaking the Myth of Introverts and Extroverts

the myth of introverts and extroverts

The topic of introversion and extroversion is one of the MOST misunderstood distinctions connected to personality types. Almost no one seems to understand these differences in personalities and people. In this episode we will break down some of the myths connected with this and learn how both introverts and extroverts contribute to the success of…

112: It’s Time to Reinvent the Church

time to reinvent the church

Has the church substituted fun in the place of adventure? And the frontiers for the pew? This week Caesar and Heath talk with author, church planter and our pal, Peyton Jones. His new book “Reaching The Unreached” is a call to convert pew jockeys into missionaries and awake the sleeping giant of Christ’s church in…

111: How to Avoid Poisonous Gossip in Your Life

avoid gossip in your life

Gossip is one of those things these days that is so common in relationships, in our conversations and in our cultural experience, that we hardly even notice it anymore. In this episode of Lifeschool, Caesar will share why gossip is pure poison. You’ll also discover 3 ways to crush gossip before it gets started.

110: How a Better Understanding of the Gospel Transforms Your Life

how better understanding the gospel transforms your life

For many of us our Christianity and faith is focused primarily on our afterlife. And we spend years wondering, “Is this all there is to THIS life? Is this all that Jesus came to give us here and now?” The answer is an emphatic NO! What we need is a much bigger understanding of the…

109: How To Innovate Your Life With Lifelong Learning

innovate with lifelong learning

A strong posture to take as we navigate through life is that of a learner; to constantly desire growth in wisdom and understanding. In this episode, Caesar and Heath talk about ways you can excel at growth in every important area of life and give you their plan for picking your reading list for the…

108: How To Plan Awesome Dates With Your Spouse

how to plan date night with your spouse

Dating and date nights are not just for the young and in love. Date nights are an important part to keeping love and romance alive in your marriage. Today, we discuss the importance of having date nights with your spouse and give some practical tips on how to make them fun and meaningful.

107: How To Talk About Politics Without Being A Jerk

How to Talk Politics Without Being a Jerk

Our world is divided. People of varying opinions and beliefs are attempting to make sense of it all while demonizing those who are different than them. How might being a follower of Jesus change the way we have political conversations? In this episode, Caesar and Heath give you a way to avoid becoming a polarizing…