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Joining God In The Journey

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

Joining God In The Journey

“Without the presence of God in the conversation, no discipleship process will work.” John 5:19 English Standard Version (ESV) So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. This is not a new idea. But it may need a new application. Making disciples is a life long pursuit for me and for many of us who work in vocational ministry. I often...

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The Invitation Is In The Definition

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

The Invitation Is In The Definition

The Invitation is in the Definition   When an influential church community experiences division among its leadership as to the direction and philosophy among their small groups, they frequently turn to Real Life Ministries for guidance. The senior and executive pastors at Real Life Ministries routinely attend seminars to assist churches with concerns like these. On one such occasion, our Real Life Ministries pastors began by asking the leadership of this particular church a couple of...

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Bet You’ve Never Looked At The 10 Commandments This Way Before!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

Bet You’ve Never Looked At The 10 Commandments This Way Before!

If you ask someone who is outside of the world of Church about the 10 commandments they will probably picture a wild haired Charlton Heston holding up at set of stone tablets with fire in his eyes – ready to throw down a list of rules that must be followed. And, if we are being honest – sometimes those of us within the church tend to view them in a similar way. At DiscipleShift 1 Training, the leaders present a different lens to view the 10 commandments through – and for most...

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Did The Beatles Get It Right? Is Love Really All You Need?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Did The Beatles Get It Right? Is Love Really All You Need?

  All you need is love, right? That’s what the Beatles sang in 1967 and it hit the top of the charts almost instantly. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? The truth is, relationships are not easy even when love is present. But God calls us into relationship with him and with each other. In fact, relationships are very important to God – so important that he talks about them all throughout his Word. Watch this video of Aaron Couch -lead coach of Real Life Ministries in...

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Is Your Team On The Same Page About Discipleship? Better Define IT!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016

Is Your Team On The Same Page About Discipleship? Better Define IT!

Is Your Team On The Same Page About Discipleship? Better Define IT! Creating a culture of Discipleship in your church means bringing leaders, teams, and members into alignment towards the same goal. And then constantly beating that drum to keep the vision and mission in the forefront. One of the first and easiest way to muddy the water of a culture is by not having a unified definition of terms. Jim Putman, Luke Yetter and Brandon Guindon with the Relational Discipleship Network address the...

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