Raising Leaders in the Church #discipleship @9MarksOnline @MarkDever

As a pastor, I am certain that I need to realize that, under God, the local church is responsible for raising up the next generation of leaders. No Bible college, course, or seminary can do this. And such raising up of new leaders—for here and abroad—should be one of the goals of our church.

– Mark Devers, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church

Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life & Discipleship

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his Nachfolge (ET,  The Cost of Discipleship) When we are called to follow Christ, we are summoned to an exclusive attachment to his person… Discipleship means adherence to Christ, and, because Christ is the object of that adherence, it must take the form of discipleship… Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way … Read moreBonhoeffer on the Christian Life & Discipleship

Stifled in Ministry?

I used to think that when most people venture into a new ministry they find it to be intimidating and overwhelming. This fear and anxiety hinders many from getting involved in ministry. And truthfully, I used to get frustrated with this mindset. But as I have experienced more and more in ministry, I find that the long-term leader who … Read moreStifled in Ministry?