Embracing How and Why God Saves Us – Pt.1

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Most of our evangelistic messages focus on “How” someone can be saved. But the Gospel also tells us “Why” we’ve been saved. Understanding both is critical in making disciples of Jesus who make more disciples. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I explain the “two lenses” of the Gospel: Power and Purpose. A…

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Using The Story of God in Community

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What we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works. This is why it is so important that we know, understand, and believe God’s big story. How well do you know the Story of God? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar…

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The Gospel on the Move in a Rural Context

Jesus’ call and command to “go and make disciples” means everywhere and is for everyone. If you are living under the false belief that, “This missional lifestyle just won’t work in our context,” this episode is for you! (Regardless of where you live.) This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we look at discipleship and…

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What to Do with Kids in Your Missional Community

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Kids are great! But sometimes when all together, things can feel hectic and distracted. One of the most common questions we hear connected to this is, “What do you do with kids in your missional community? How do you handle them, what types of activities do you do for them, etc.?” In this episode of…

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How to Revive Your Missional Community

Feeling like your church small group or missional community is a bit of a dud, lately? They can oftentimes get stuck as just a weekly meeting and never really become the intentional, life-on-life, daily experience they are meant to be. (And can be.) In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about how…

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Discipleship

Is discipleship about gaining knowledge, or is it about a transformed life? Is it a series of classes or, like with Jesus and his pals, was it an all-of-life kind of a deal? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’re talking about true discipleship and looking at what a lifestyle of discipleship looks…

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Start a Movement or Join a Movement

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Often with disciple-making, we either have no framework for making disciples of Jesus, or we put together such an elaborate plan that is destined to fizzle out. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with a movement leader in Belgium who has helped create a network of communities that are making disciples in…

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The Patience Needed For Discipleship

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Discipleship is definitely more of a slow cooking process rather than something done at microwave speeds. Maybe that’s why the church in recent history has had such a hard time with making disciples: We want instant conversions, instant attendance, and instant new programs… This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by disciple-maker…

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Moving From Attracting To Deploying

Arrows pointing toward a church building and then arrows pointing away from a gathered group of Christians

Part of the major lack of discipleship we see in the Church today comes back to the reality that many, or most, are still living and leading their people in light of the Old Covenant! New Covenant churches are focused on making disciples who increasingly fill the world with disciples of Jesus. This week on…

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How To Develop New Missional Leaders Pt.2

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If you are not intentionally developing new leaders within your church or missional community–all the time–you will find yourself with a “leadership vacuum”. Don’t wait until you are lacking leaders who will serve and help with growth. You need to develop new leaders as a part of your ongoing disciple-making process. This week on the…

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How To Develop New 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 Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you a simple process…

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Racism, Identity and Our Gospel Hope

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The subject of racial equality and related social injustice is one of the most pressing and important topics in our culture today. Is this a problem that’s “out there” and since it’s not affecting the majority of us today, we ignore it and hope it goes away? Is there hope for change? I believe there…

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Family Life on a Kingdom Mission

Young parents with two children living a lifestyle of discipleship together

Missional communities should be an extension of our own family life patterns and missional rhythms. Like our master, Jesus, we must lead with our lives–not just our words. Our own family on mission is at the center of everything we do and what we build.  In this episode, you’ll hear from a beautiful couple as…

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Grief According to the Gospel

Young woman in tears, grieving the loss of a loved one.

Throughout scripture, we see that God, magnified in the life of Jesus, grieves. He grieves sin and the effects of sin on humanity and our relationships. Created in God’s image, experiencing grief is part of what makes us human. But not all of us understand how to grieve and help others in their grief. In…

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Holistic Discipleship: The Gospel In Everything

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Discipleship involves caring for the whole life of a person. How we steward our time, jobs, money, relationships, entertainment, health, body, etc. can all be transformed by the Gospel for God’s glory. Not just the “spiritual” things.   In this episode, Caesar Kalinowski shows how the Gospel speaks to and transforms ALL of life, and why…

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Gospel Fluency Tunes Our Ear To Others’ Hearts

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Everyone’s stories–the big life stories and the smaller stories that make up our lives and relationships–offer an immediate and powerful way to listen for opportunities to speak the good news of the gospel into a person’s life and circumstances. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar Kalinowski talks with Terry Miller, a missionary…

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Are Your Church Elders Really Deacons? (And vice versa)

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A lot of men called ‘elders’ in the Church today are not functioning as biblical elders. Maybe what they are actually doing is a lot closer to the work of the deacons? Many cling to their titles, when in fact they’re not leading God’s people by example on the only mission Jesus gave his church:…

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Being Salt and Light in Our Divided Culture

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Clearly, we live in an increasingly divided culture. Do we retreat, or do we engage this cultural chasm with a person-to-person and systemic response? Maybe, as Jesus said, we can begin to live as both SALT and LIGHT despite our differences. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shows us three very important…

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Making The Mission of God a Family Story w/Hugh Halter

Hugh Halter at a cafe table drinking coffee

Parents raising a “righteous brood” is part of Jesus’ plan to see justice, mercy, and the fullness of his kingdom transform the earth. He wants to see you growing your kids into people who will usher in God’s kingdom, for the good of all. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar speaks with author…

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