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From Attracting to Deploying: Living in the New Covenant

Part of the utter lack of discipleship we see in the Church today comes back to the reality that many, or most, are still living and leading their people primarily in light of the Old Covenant! New Covenant churches and believers are focused on making disciples who increasingly fill the world with disciples of Jesus.…

5 Stereotypes Christians Need To Change

We all seem to put people into a box–labeling them in ways that we can either easily dismiss, or categorically aspire to, without really getting into the messiness of really knowing them. Most are likely to say that stereotypes are not true, yet they still exist and influence our perceptions in profound ways. This week…

Why We Want To Let Our Redemption Show

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When we can be honest about where we’re at with our problems and in our own spiritual life, it also gives others permission to do the same. Ask yourself, do others feel safe to approach you, even with their sins and screw-ups? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why it’s important to…

Living on Mission When Your Spouse Is Not Into It

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Discipleship starts in your home and works its way out through relationships. So our families and marriages need to be the “red hot center” of discipleship that we invite others into. But what happens if you’re trying to live on Mission and your spouse is not into it? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we…

Gratitude, Grace, and the Gospel

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Gratitude is more than delighting in a gift; it is a feeling of happiness directed toward a person for giving you something good. Growing in our ability to consistently be grateful and express gratitude is not only life-changing but is part of becoming a mature disciple of Jesus. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll…

Are You Living Like a Missionary?

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Living as a missionary is more about “being” than “doing”. Even if you’re part of a church that only refers to missionaries as those who go overseas to do ministry, the truth is, if you are a Christian, YOU are a missionary. It’s part of your identity! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk…

Is Your Church Successful? New Benchmarks

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Jesus was immeasurably the most successful person in human history. In every way. Yet, if we were to measure his lifetime effectiveness using today’s Church benchmarks of success, Jesus would probably find it hard to get hired on at most churches. What are you measuring? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at why…

Halloween: Is Your Door Open For Mission?

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Halloween and the beloved ritual of “trick-or-treat” is getting more and more popular each year, worldwide. With dozens (if not hundreds!) of your neighbors lining up for candy and a warm smile… is your door open for Mission this year? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about what may be the lowest hanging…

5 Steps To Making Friends Quickly

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Friendship and relationships are inseparably connected to the heart of God. Not only were we all created in the image of our relational God, who exists in community, but making friends is a critical component to making new disciples of Jesus. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you 5 steps to making friends…

Invitation and Challenge: Moving Disciples Toward Maturity

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Whenever we’re investing time and energy into discipling someone or developing them as leaders, there’s this strong dynamic that we learn from Jesus where he perfectly calibrated invitation to his life, with a challenge to grow, to participate, to be more like him. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how understanding “Invitation…

God, Guns and the Second Amendment

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One of today’s biggest and most vigorously debated issues is gun control. Statistics show Americans of all persuasions and political affiliations have become increasingly opposed to more gun control laws, despite the growing number of mass shootings. Yet clearly, there are those who cry out for greater gun control. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast,…

Is the Church a Black Hole for Leaders?

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Pastors and other leaders in ministry are often under so much stress that they find themselves hanging on by a thread, often-times for years, ready to burn out from exhaustion or blow out morally. This is a huge problem facing the Church today. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the alarming number…

7 Secrets to Lifelong Marriage Unity

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Almost no one was raised in a perfect home with perfect parents who modeled a perfect marriage. It takes intentionality and a lifelong commitment to learn, adapt, and bear with one another… if you want to stay married! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar and his wife, Tina, share 7 “secrets” that have helped…

How Procrastination Kills Discipleship and Mission

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Have you ever really “intentioned” to make disciples and focus your life on God’s mission and his glory, rather than your plans for your own glory? If that’s your hope and intention, but you’re not taking action, it’s procrastination. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk about what leads to procrastination in our lives…

The 7 Worst Evangelism Mistakes Today

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Evangelism has almost become a dirty word in our culture… And it’s not all that different in some church circles. We’re either all “gung-ho” about it and finding that people aren’t very interested, or we’ve given up really trying long ago. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help define what true biblical evangelism really…

How Baptism Shapes Our Identity and Culture

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Whether we are aware of it or not, everyone is being “baptized.” While the church baptizes believers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the culture is baptizing us into the trinitarian values of consumption, production, and acquisition. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we talk with author and pastor Eric Peterson…

Discipleship and Gospel Fluency in the Workplace

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Many of us spend more time with our co-workers than we do with most anyone else consistently each week. And the question of how we can make disciples at work is common, yet not without some obvious challenges and nuance required. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we talk about how discipleship in the workplace…

Why is Missional Living So Hard?

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Living life as a ‘family on mission’ with others in community is a big commitment. But starting or transitioning small groups that were pulled together for reasons other than discipleship and mission, and asking folks to now to commit to increasingly live like a family, together on mission, can be tough sledding… It’s hard! This…

Is It Time to Leave Your Church?

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Is it time to leave your church? You didn’t always feel this way…but lately, you’ve had a nagging discomfort that it may be time to leave and find a new church home. But you wonder, “Is it just me?!” This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll try and help you make that decision. We give…

How the Gospel Speaks to Anger

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We all know what anger looks and feels like. But most of us don’t know much about this emotion and where it comes from. Is anger always a bad thing or could it at times actually be a picture of God’s own heart in a situation? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we look at…