Relational

Spiritual Maturity Means Loving Each Other

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Spiritual Maturity Means Loving Each Other

Spiritual Maturity means loving each other   We can learn about God but still miss who He is—He is love. Spiritual maturity means becoming great lovers of others. True spiritual maturity is allowing the Holy Spirit to make you a relational person. Jesus made the point that all of the law and the prophets are summed up in love for God and love for others. (Matt. 22:40) As believers we know that when we’re born again, the Holy Spirit moves inside of us and begins to do His work. The fruit...

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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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Do You Know The Key To Making Disciples?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Do You Know The Key To Making Disciples?

I spoke with a gentleman this week who broke my heart. He recounted his journey of the last couple of years with great passion and even tears. He wanted to be a part of a church that would make disciples so badly that he was willing to even relocate, switch jobs, and start over to be a part of a church that would take relational discipleship seriously. I have to admit, I admire his determination. He told me the story of visiting with his pastor and how they had embarked on this new journey...

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Question and Answer Session – May DiscipleShift 1 Training

Posted by on May 26, 2016

Question and Answer Session – May DiscipleShift 1 Training

  During our May 2016 DiscipleShift 1 Training, our attendee’s had the opportunity to ask our Leadership Panel questions about Jesus’ Disciple Making process, and how it has been implemented through Real Life Ministries and other churches in The Relational Discipleship Network. This month’s panel contained the combined experience of Luke Yetter – Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries and the Director for the Relational Discipleship Network, Jim Putman –...

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Being Imitators

Posted by on May 9, 2016

Being Imitators

  Be Imitators.. Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to speak at two conferences and work with several other churches. Along with that, I have been on a personal journey studying the finer details of Jesus’ intentional actions he modeled for the disciples. Several conversations over the last month led to analogies of hunting and fishing (I know, big surprise). One analogy I used several times was in regards to teaching someone to fly fish. You cannot simply hand someone a...

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