“As you go into the world, make disciples!” Regardless of language, culture or background, most Christians recognize this phrase as The Great Commission. Leaders throughout history have grappled with the call given by King Jesus to his church. Throughout church history the pendulum sways to varying degrees when it comes to fulfilling the call. Of all the commentary, analysis, books and research done on the life of Jesus Christ over the centuries, one thing often stands overlooked – the culture he created with The Twelve. Jesus created the most loving, […]
When a disciple making culture is intimately woven into the church body a movement begins. People are released to be the very disciple makers Jesus has called them to be. We are able to fulfill the Gospel as Jesus intended.
My friend and co-laborer, Judy Cintron, wrote today’s blog post. She has a heart of compassion and a heart to serve the Lord. -Brandon I’ll never forget the story of a young mom from Chicago. Her husband lost his job and they lost their home. The three kids piled in the car for the long drive to California for a new beginning. Her husband had big dreams about a fresh start but had no job lined up or any concrete plans. Like any family with three young kids (two were in […]
“Take care of your gear and it will take care of you.” My father in law still preaches that idea whenever he talks about anything mechanical. A mechanic by trade and a detailed man by design, God made my father in law Earl to be a real technician and a man I deeply respect. He would always model for me how important it is to pay close attention to the details. I am poor at keeping an eye on the most detailed things in life. My wonderful wife refers to […]
I love March Madness – the time of year when 64 college basketball teams get the opportunity to make a run at the NCAA title. The stories, players, and coaches that emerge are incredible. I can remember watching many of the famous matchups and incredible buzzer beaters that have occurred over my 30 years of following the tournament. Even though I am not a Duke fan, there are very few coaches on the planet I respect more than “Coach K”, Mike Krzyzewski. His leadership on the floor and knowledge of […]
I love watching just about any documentary or educational program on wildlife. When perusing channels I rarely pass by something produced by National Geographic. One of my favorite specials is on the African lions. Let me set the scene for you. It’s the classic African Serengeti landscape. Heat waves rise from the earth, distorting the camera’s view. Multiple, colorful birds crisscross in the sky and the camera zooms in on a herd of wildebeest. Hundreds of them can be seen grunting and grazing their way across the plains in search […]