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Tips for Hosting Missional Summer Meals

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Missional community life includes a lot of eating together. Your meals should be a reflection of your life as a family. When we invite people to experience dinner with the Family—God’s family—loving them well is far more important than what you serve or how perfect it all looks. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we…

A Simple Process for Developing Missional Leaders

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The church has historically required people to be at a very high level of education and proven experience before they are released to lead others… or even be a central part of disciple-making. We’ll never see a gospel movement of multiplication this way! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you a simple process…

Why Discipleship Is Like Reparenting People

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So many people have never been taught basic life skills, and certainly not how to view all of life through the lens of the Gospel. Discipleship must seed the good news of the Kingdom into every area of life–not just a bunch of teaching on the Bible and theology. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast,…

How to Pray the Gospel for All of Life

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Prayer was always meant to be a conversation with our heavenly Father, our Daddy. If your prayers are cold, formal, self-focused or rare, then seeing prayer as a time you get to talk with Dad will draw you to the source of all life, grace, and love. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach…

Where to Find Your Unique People of Peace

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God has already placed unique people in your life that have been waiting for someone to introduce them to Jesus and live in His Kingdom. You’ll find that these “people of peace” are longing for relationship and are naturally easy to spend time with. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you where to…

Hugh Halter: An Apostle’s Journey

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Do modern-day apostles exist? Are there still people that God sends to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom to the lost and broken and start new movements of the gospel where the Kingdom of God touches down here on Earth? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar interviews his close friend, author and modern…

Top 10 Roadblocks to Discipleship and Mission

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“If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times!” We hear the most common excuses, fears, and roadblocks to discipleship and mission over and over. The reason they come up so often is… they must be real. Or at least we think they are. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll share (from…

Creating the Right Discipleship Environment Pt.2

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Discipleship that mirrors what Jesus did with his disciples, and produces the same hope, maturity and multiplication is an “all of life” experience. It looks pretty different than what most of us Christians have seen or participated in. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you Part 2 of our talk on the 10…

Creating the Right Discipleship Environment Pt.1

creating right discipleship environment part 1

Discipleship is an all of life apprenticeship led by Jesus himself. In order to make disciples of Jesus, who in turn, know how to make more disciples, we must pay close attention to the experience and environment that Jesus provided his disciples. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you Part 1 of a…

217 Why Discipleship Is So Rare In Our Churches

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Without discipleship, we are left with a “shadow church”… a lot of religious trappings and tradition without the red hot center of the mission Jesus gave us at its core. Is the church stuck? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll address why discipleship is so rare in our churches and we’re calling church leaders…

216: A Week in the Life of a Missional Community

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If you try and treat life and the rhythms in a missional community like a light switch, something you suddenly flip on in your lives, you’ll be disappointed and frustrated. It takes time for any group of people to develop new rhythms and begin to truly feel as if they are part of a family.…

215: Are You Too Comfortable for a Missional Life?

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We live in a culture oriented entirely toward comfort, and the church is not immune to this allure. Are we just dissatisfied consumers hoping to find our perfectly customized dream job, dream house, dream vacation, and even our dream church and a perfectly comfortable dream life? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you…

214: Is Your Family Prepared for Missional Living?

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The foundation of living as a ‘family on mission’ is believing you are part of God’s family and seeing others as family members that God is looking to restore and bring close to himself. And all of it must be a natural outgrowth of our family life together on mission. This week on the Lifeschool…

213: How to Destroy the Idols in Your Life

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We all have hidden idols in our life…big and small. An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, or anything you seek to give you what only God can give. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we tackle the four root idols: control,…

212: Why Apologetics Makes For Poor Evangelism

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One of the things that keep Christians from talking about their faith to their friends is the fear of sounding like a freak or being asked hard questions they can’t answer. Or they feel like they are supposed to “win” people over to their side of the discussion or they’ve failed. This week on the…

211: Why the Church Should Throw Better Parties

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Does the way we celebrate, drink and eat remind us of God’s continued blessing in our life through Christ… and show our culture what it looks like to really party and celebrate unto the Lord? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why Christians should be the most celebratory people in the world.…

210: How to Be Confident in Your Calling

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People who know their calling in life seem to live with a form of built-in GPS that guides them throughout their lives. They’re focused, but there is often an ease about them. And while calling and vocation sometimes overlap, they are in fact very different things. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, you’ll discover how…

209: How to Make Faith and Life Fit Together

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Many of us live with a form of spiritual schizophrenia. We live our “Christian life” primarily on Sunday, and then there’s our “regular life” lived the rest of the time. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you learn how to incorporate your faith into every area of life. To see that the Gospel…

208: Growing in Patience with God, Yourself and Others

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Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is often difficult to find. How many people would label you “a patient person”? The roots of impatience lead deeper than you might imagine, and the effects compound each other. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the immediate and lifelong benefits of growing…

207: Missional Living When Your Church Doesn’t Support It

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You desire to live a more missional life in community with others… making disciples in everyday life, but you don’t have the support of your pastor and local church leadership. Now what? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll speak to your heart first and then give you steps to get started and ways to…