This week Steve and Randy discuss the idea that there is no perfect group of people to be a spiritual family with. It is not so much about finding a better bunch of people as it is about being a better person with those we are already with.
This latest podcast sees us shift gears a little and begin to focus on the basics of what it means to be a cheerleader in terms of helping others find and develop their faith in God. The guys look at the idea that chasing after God ultimatly leads us into greater relationships with other people. In fact they suggest that loving other people is how we go about loving God.
This week Steve and Randy begin a new series looking at the basics of what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus. This introduction covers 3 spiritual journeys that each of us need to get a handle on as we attempt to live for Jesus.
Here’s an interesting article by Brian Jones, Senior Pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Royersford, Pennsylvania, on why he thinks churches should cut their small groups ministries.
Love to hear your thoughts!
I have just returned from a trip to the US where I had the privilege of attending a conference or two as well as spending sometime with friends in the mid-west. Our friends live in a university town and had started a wonderful cafe in a building next to their church. This was a great space for the local students to gather, with eclectic furniture, modern local art and fair trade, organic coffee. I remember thinking, “This is about as good as a church can do in creating a safe place for people to hear the dangerous message of Jesus”. I congratulated my friend on their church’s creativity, to which she laughed and said, “Ah, the students still think it wreaks of ‘sneaky Jesus’…” Read More