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Discipleship and Mission in a Rural Context

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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 Lifeschool Podcast, we look at discipleship and mission…

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Maybe You’ve Never Really Tried “Missional”

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Many church leaders think they’ve tried “missional community” before, and it failed. But actually… maybe they haven’t. Often, they’ve only tried more religion and new “DO to BE” activities with hipper language. That won’t get it done! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the difference between talking a good missional game and…

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Why Church Elders Should Be Lead Disciple-makers

Church Elders Should Be Making Disciples

Many pastors are working hard to lead their families and flocks to engage discipleship in all of life, but their biggest roadblocks to exponential growth are their own church elders! Oftentimes, these are “elders”, do not make disciples, and have never led another person to faith in Jesus. How could this be so common? This…

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Everyday Discipleship + Our 3 Year Anniversary

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For Jesus, discipleship was a lifestyle, not a series of classes or big events he worked hard to promote and fill up the room. And he didn’t teach morality or doctrine and send his disciples out to try and sin less as they waited for his return. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we celebrate…

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Changing Your Mind About Discipleship

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If the Church keeps doing what it has been for decades in connection to disciple-making, we will continue to see a decline in Christianity in our time. There is no better time than today to start changing our minds, changing the church and changing the world! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you…

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The Blessing Of Praying For Your Child’s Future

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As Christians, consistently praying for your kids may seem obvious. To pray for your child’s future spouse may be less obvious, but it’s a privilege that carries with it some pretty awesome blessings. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you seven ways and reasons to pray for your child’s future, and their potential…

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Accountability Relationships Are Not All Good

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We hear the word ‘accountability’ thrown around a lot within Christian circles. And for some it can hold deep meaning and value, while for others, it can conjure up feelings of failure, shame, or defeat. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how accountability relationships are not all good or beneficial… but they…

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First Steps To Becoming a Missional Church

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Many conversations about our churches becoming more missional (discipleship-focused) assume there is nothing but objections and arguments against living this way. But what about those churches where people are already convinced and just need direction? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we lay out the very first steps to becoming a missional church. These are…

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Blessed to Be a Blessing: Your Family on Mission

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Blessed to be a blessing sounds at once awesome… and a little daunting. Where do we start blessing people when there are SO MANY needs around us? That should make it easier, but honestly, it can kind of shut you down, not knowing WHO to bless or HOW. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we…

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Lifeschool Cafe – Your Questions Answered

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A lot of great, important questions come into Caesar and Heath every week. Topics range widely, but all things focus on and help us all learn how to live out our Christian faith and express the gospel in everyday life. Awesome. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we answer as many of your questions as…

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Christmas and Consumerism as Christians

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There is no evidence that the disciples of Jesus, or the 1st Century church, ever celebrated Christmas or Jesus’ birth as an annual holiday. And yet, many of us have been taught that consumerism has killed the true meaning of Christmas. Has it?! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the history of…

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Neighborhood Missional Living for the Imperfectly Ready

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Neighborhood missional living is something that many ascribe to, but not everyone achieves. This type of intentional discipleship in community includes family, friends, and those living closest to you and helps you experience the gospel in ways that you never imagined. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with our friend Twyla Franz, a…

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From Attracting to Deploying: Living in the New Covenant

Part of the utter 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 primarily in light of the Old Covenant! New Covenant churches and believers are focused on making disciples who increasingly fill the world with disciples of Jesus.…

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5 Stereotypes Christians Need To Change

We all seem to put people into a box–labeling them in ways that we can either easily dismiss, or categorically aspire to, without really getting into the messiness of really knowing them. Most are likely to say that stereotypes are not true, yet they still exist and influence our perceptions in profound ways. This week…

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Why We Want To Let Our Redemption Show

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When we can be honest about where we’re at with our problems and in our own spiritual life, it also gives others permission to do the same. Ask yourself, do others feel safe to approach you, even with their sins and screw-ups? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why it’s important to…

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Living on Mission When Your Spouse Is Not Into It

Discipleship starts in your home and works its way out through relationships. So our families and marriages need to be the “red hot center” of discipleship that we invite others into. But what happens if you’re trying to live on Mission and your spouse is not into it? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we…

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Gratitude, Grace, and the Gospel

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Gratitude is more than delighting in a gift; it is a feeling of happiness directed toward a person for giving you something good. Growing in our ability to consistently be grateful and express gratitude is not only life-changing but is part of becoming a mature disciple of Jesus. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll…

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Are You Living Like a Missionary?

Living as a missionary is more about “being” than “doing”. Even if you’re part of a church that only refers to missionaries as those who go overseas to do ministry, the truth is, if you are a Christian, YOU are a missionary. It’s part of your identity! This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk…

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Is Your Church Successful? New Benchmarks

Jesus was immeasurably the most successful person in human history. In every way. Yet, if we were to measure his lifetime effectiveness using today’s Church benchmarks of success, Jesus would probably find it hard to get hired on at most churches. What are you measuring? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at why…

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