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

In this episode, we have a profoundly honest conversation about being a disciple-making church with James Gleason. We talk about how crucial it is for the pastor and leader to first be investing personally in the least, the last and the lost, if he/she is going to lead a disciple-making ministry. James is the Lead …

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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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Sexual Integrity in Disciple Making with Nick Stumbo

What is the role of sexual integrity in disciple making? This week we have a conversation with Nick Stumbo where he shares his story of being a pastor with a pornography problem who found freedom and health. He is now able to walk with others on the road to recovery. Nick is the executive director …

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How to Achieve Alignment within Your Team

My truck had a rough weekend. A few days ago as I jumped on the interstate, my entire vehicle began to shake as I approached 70 mph. It felt as if the truck would fly apart like a two-dollar watch. I took it to the mechanic and immediately they began to evaluate. The mechanic didn’t evaluate everything …

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Making Disciples Like Jesus with Joshua Edwards

Who do we consider as a model for making disciples? This week we have a conversation with Joshua Edwards about what it means to be making disciples like Jesus. The Four Chairs is a visual that Sonlife uses to talk about where people are on the disciple making process and we dive into that today. …

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