Consumerism

4 False Beliefs That Consumerism Has Taught Disciple Makers

4 False Beliefs That Consumerism Has Taught Disciple Makers

The shift has been made. We now live in a culture where a person’s desires overshadow his needs. And it’s wreaking havoc on our personal lives, our pursuit of God, and our disciple making. We can’t yet see the whole picture, but here are four false beliefs consumer has taught disciple makers.

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

Consumerism and 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…

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

Consumerism and 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. 

Consumerism and Disciple Making Pt. 1 - Satisfaction Can Be Purchased

Consumerism and Disciple Making Pt. 1 - Satisfaction Can Be Purchased

Living in a culture of consumerism means we constantly soak in ungodly messages. Can satisfaction really be purchased? Are we really missing what we need for life? Is money the ultimate value in life? Where is God in all of this?