Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 3 - Systems Demand Our Identity

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 3 - Systems Demand Our Identity

What do you do in your free time? Netflix, video games, shopping, sports fanaticism? Another form of consumption? Our boredom has become so ingrained that the thought of spending our free time actively creating or sitting in silent reflection feels anything but relaxing. There’s a reason for that…

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Aimed at the Lost

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Aimed at the Lost

The life Jesus lived was aimed at the darkness. Jesus wasn’t just a friend to sinners, he was a friend of them. In other words, they considered Him a friend. Jesus and sinners were so tight that it made the religious people uncomfortable. He was known as one of them. Think about it...

Change Through Catalytic Challenge

Change Through Catalytic Challenge

Disciple makers not only understand their own need for change but also know the demands of lasting transformation.  But how do we spur change in the one we’re discipling? One of the primary change tools skilled disciple makers carry is catalytic challenge. What makes a challenge catalytic? To challenge effectively we must do three things...

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 2 - Purchasing Power is Found in Systems

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 2 - Purchasing Power is Found in Systems

The second question of consumerism is, “Where do I get the power to purchase satisfaction?” The answer is, “Purchasing power is found through employment and participation in institutions/systems.” We are groomed to live a system life that deeply impacts the way we relate to one another, to our work, and to ourselves.