Gas Station Ready

A friend of mine recently was involved in an altercation at a local gas station. An inebriated man approached my friend and accused him staring. As the man angrily approached and prepared to attack, my friend quickly responded by taking him to the ground and quickly moving to a position called the mount. My friend…

Other Discipleship challenges

In addition to the four levels, this potential process will also challenge us to serve, tithe, attend church and prayer meetings, and listen to Jesus in everything we do.  I believe that after 6 months of an intentional discipleship process and the addition of a Prayer Meeting, our church would be on fire for Jesus….

Level 4

Now imagine that each week you are being held accountable for your spiritual habits.  You’ve been consistently reading your Bible for months, journaling or taking notes, praying, reading books, sharing your faith, confessing sins, and memorizing scriptures.  By now, you are likely being shaped into the image of Christ in a whole new way!  It’s time to…

Divine Appointments

Another aspect of Level 3 is Divine Appointments.  We are called to tell others about Jesus.  Each week, you will begin to challenge each other to be praying and actively looking for Divine Opportunities.  A Divine Appointment is a God given opportunity for you to tell someone about Jesus.  Imagine if you spent time each…

Level 3

After a few more months at level 2, you’ve continued growing in your faith.  You have developed a routine of reading and processing the Bible each day.  You are praying daily.  You are reading and memorizing scriptures.  You’ve had some insightful meetings with your discipleship partner about parts of the Bible that you didn’t understand….

Level 2

After a few months of reading your Bible, praying, and reading on the learning track, you and your discipleship partner (or friend, for lack of a better word) decide to move to level 2. You’ve been meeting together, encouraging one another to read daily, pray, and read other books.  You’ve also held each other accountable…

How it could be (part 4)

I am going to walk us through a potential discipleship relationship, geared towards developing the habits of a disciple. Imagine that you have just been connected with a person in your church that you trust (don’t worry about how they were selected at this point).  You decide that you will meet for lunch once a…

Making Disciples at CPC (part 3)

As Sweet Brown reminds us, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”  The truth is, nobody has time to read their Bible, pray, memorize scripture, read books, encourage one another, share their faith, confess sins, journal/reflect, fast, and then review their day to make sure they went through their day with Christlike motives.  I believe we…

Making Disciples (part 2)

As I have studied and prayed through a mentor / discipleship process for over a year, I found that most of my models and ideas were very bulky and incomplete. My original idea was to simply mentor people facing major transitions in life.  The problem with this is that it implies stagnation to the rest…

Being a Disciple at Connection Point Church.

The next few posts are going to be focused towards my church and some things I am processing as a pastor.  If you are simply a friend or a family, this may not be relevant to you.  (Just a warning) One of my biggest concerns as a pastor are people who hear the Gospel, respond,…