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Information Vs. Inspiration with Joshua Verwers

This week we talk information vs. inspiration with Joshua Verwers. There is great value in knowing what scripture says. But how do we move people from knowing to doing? How can we help them go beyond information and live like Christ? Josh is a vlog pastor from Iowa. He has been on staff at his …

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A Look into Sonlife Staff Experiences: Art and Beckie Melli

Two and half years ago we moved back to the US after serving with Youth for Christ International in Europe for 27 years. During that time, we worked with US military kids on 38 bases across Europe, missionary kids at a MK school in southern Europe, and the Young Leaders Director for national youth workers …

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Intentional Living with Steve Hudson

This week we had a chance to sit down and talk intentional living with Steve Hudson. This is such an important topic for any ministry leader these days and Steve outlines the five characteristics of intentional living for us. Steve has been a pastor and denominational leader for four decades in the church and has …

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Two Plastic Cars and The Generosity of Jesus

Two plastic cars. From two preschool aged kids.   I was at their house meeting with their mom to talk about Sonlife and the disciple-making ministry in their church (one unexpected joy of covid has been taking more meetings in homes!)–and these kids, only three and four years old, discussed among themselves and decided that they …

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The Jesus Story with Bill Perkins

The Jesus Story with Bill Perkins

This week we sit down and have a conversation about The Jesus Story with Bill Perkins. The Jesus Story is a blending of the four gospel accounts into one narrative. It uses the text from Cheney and Ellison’s blending of the gospels and is presented in a readable format without traditional chapter and verse numbers. …

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How To Use The Five Booklets

The Plan: I like sticking to the plan. That’s why we make a plan, so that we can do everything in our power to stick to the plan. Sticking to the plan is what I’m about, most of the time. In the last year I’ve started working through Sonlife’s five booklets (Identity, Walk, Talk, Feed, …

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Being a Disciple Making Church with James Gleason

We get to have a conversation about being a disciple making church with James Gleason. We talk about how it is important for the pastor to be investing personally in disciple making if he is going to lead a disciple making ministry. James is the lead pastor of Sunrise Church in Hillsboro, OR. He has …

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How to Love Your Neighbors

I have read two authors in the last ten years who have both suggested that Christians have become so concerned for their “WORLD” neighbors that they have forgotten their “NEXT DOOR” neighbors. Jesus invites us to begin the spread of the Gospel first in Jerusalem, our neighborhood and town. (Acts 1:8) At Sonlife, you will …

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Disciple Making Small Groups with Josh Burt

This week we talk about disciple making small groups with Josh Burt. Josh is the youth pastor at Grace Bible Church in Columbia, MO. He has attended Grace his whole life and been on staff there since 2015. Josh has used the Knowing Him study in groups for nearly a decade with students and adults …

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How to Train Your Leaders: Timeless Principles

I have often wondered how to be a better leader in areas of my life where I am asked to lead. A few areas that come to mind are coaching my son’s baseball team, being captain of my college basketball team, and serving as a youth pastor. I find myself primarily looking at how people …

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