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How to Start Shifting Your Church Outward

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The way we gather as the Church has been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our once rock-solid pattern of meeting all together on Sundays has been fractured, and statistics show that as much as 30% of people are not returning to our weekend gatherings. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks…

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Our Need For Innovation in the Church Today

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There was a time when Christians and the Church pioneered much of the future, shaping culture in profound ways, from business to art to justice reform. But along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to institutionalize, leaving us change-averse and frozen in time. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar welcomes innovation…

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Living As a Friend Of Sinners

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Often we let others’ sin define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationship with others, especially those we think of as “sinners”, begins with a profound grasp of God’s grace. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll see why Jesus came to be called a friend of sinners. And I’ll…

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Fighting Our Preoccupation With Self

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How you feel, pretty much in every moment, is connected to how you believe things are going relative to your sense of self. It is out of our identity, and perception of self, that our motives and actions flow. The Gospel answers our fallen self-obsession with a great work of grace in Christ. In this…

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Why You Need More Storytelling In Your Discipleship

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Our lives are wrapped up in stories; they are the language of our world. Who we believe ourselves to be is shaped by the dominant story in our lives, and what we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works. In this episode…

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The Beauty of the Gospel vs. Religion

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Many people who avoid the Church have not rejected Jesus and the Good News of the Gospel; they’ve actually, rightfully so, shunned religion. And they’ve dismissed a transactional way of relating to God and an effort to somehow balance out the cosmic scales of his justice. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we…

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Good News For the Cancel Culture

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You’ve heard about it, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The “cancel culture” can hit anyone at any time–even you–if you’ve ever said or done something that a very vocal group of people disagree with. Unfortunately, the Church is not immune to this type of “canceling” of our own. In this episode of the…

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Why It’s Hard to Motivate People to Live on Mission

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Have you found it hard–really hard–to move people toward embracing change lately? Are you finding it frustrating to motivate folks to reorient their lives around discipleship, serving others, and missional living… versus a consumeristic experience of the church? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll tell you why the way you’ve learned to motivate…

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[SPECIAL] Who Are Your People of Peace

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Discipleship has moved out of the classroom (yes!) and into your normal life… but knowing who wants to be discipled and who just wants to be friends can be tough to figure out at times. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing a BONUS training I did for folks in the…

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[SPECIAL] Finding the Right Missional Balance

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With so many changes to the schedule and rhythms of the Church in these days, it can be hard to determine what people really need. If we’re not careful, we’ll create new “busy stuff” for everyone to do and miss the true mission of the Church. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am…

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[SPECIAL] Discipleship Rhythms

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Many Christians are frustrated with trying to fit discipleship and spiritual growth into their increasingly busy schedules. But what if God designed all of life as a perfect fit for discipleship? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 3 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge – Scattered Church Edition. This is…

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[SPECIAL] Your Gospel Identity – The Foundation

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You know hard it can be to change well-worn beliefs, habits, and patterns in life. And it’s even harder to try and change others! As the Church today, like it or not, there are a lot of things changing and not everyone is happy about it, or sure where to start. In this episode of…

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[SPECIAL] What is Discipleship?

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For a long time, the Church has majored in holding worship services and minored in discipleship and mission. Now that the Church has been scattered like never before, will we seize the opportunity to restore the balance? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 1 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge…

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Leading the Scattered Church on Mission

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Everything that has happened in the past several months, especially social distancing restrictions, has scattered the Church back out into our neighborhoods and cities like never before. Is this a problem or an opportunity? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll talk through the “what, why, and how” of leading the scattered church…

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10 Secrets to Growing Deeper Friendships

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Building strong relationships of trust is a key factor in discipleship. But many of us are not good at building friendships, or we seem too busy in our lives to make the investment of time that it takes. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, join me as I mine the wisdom of author…

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The Importance of Discerning Guilt from Shame

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Guilt or shame… are they the same thing? The last time you made a mistake or really blew it, what were you feeling in your gut: guilt or shame? Do you know the difference? One is healthy, and the other is deadly. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I’ll show you why understanding…

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Embracing How and Why God Saves Us – Pt.2

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For far too long the primary message of the Church has focused on “How” someone can be saved. But the Gospel also tells us “Why” we’ve been saved. Understanding the Purpose of our salvation is critical for making disciples of Jesus who make more disciples. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I continue…

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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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Life In Community On Mission: The Glorious Mess

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There is no such thing as a typical week in the rhythms of a missional community. Healthy communities follow pretty surprisingly simple patterns. And the schedules of the families are not crazy packed and insanely busy. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I’ll share a running narrative from the daily journals of a…

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Being Good Neighbors This Summer on Mission

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Summer is a great time, with plenty of good reasons, to get out and about and mix it up with your neighbors more often, especially now that we’re coming out of this pandemic lockdown and extreme social distancing. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I talk about the idea of “neighboring well” in…

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