Why They Left Our Small Group

This post was written by my good friend, Troy Hawks.  Troy is the pastor of Real Life Arizona, our first church plant from Real Life Texas.  Troy has been “working out” relational discipleship with a faithful group of believers in Scottsdale, AZ.  They get it.  It’s becoming “who they are” and stories like this prove it. I cannot wait to see what God will grow from this great beginning.   – Pastor Brandon Some good friends just left our small group. And they aren’t coming back.  It’s been a little […]

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Shepherd Toward Spiritual Maturity

Elk are incredible animals. I have spent the better part of 25 years watching, studying and hunting them. In my opinion, they are one of God’s greatest creations, and not a year goes by that they do not teach me something new about God, His creation and even myself. The fifth essential in a disciple making church is to shepherd people toward spiritual maturity. Believe it or not, one year while bow hunting, a cow elk taught me a tremendous amount about shepherding people. I was pressing through some of […]

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