If you were to have a conversation with some apple trees, you might discover a few vital things we should know at the outset of making disciples.

We can find a hint to the beginnings of disciplemaking if we look to the creation narrative. In whose image were we created, and why?

God intends for us to have and display His power each and every day. It’s the good news of the indwelling Christ—“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27 NIV). Are you experiencing it?

What would life be like if we truly believed what we read about Jesus in Colossians?

Good news: eternal life starts now. We can expect daily abundance from the hand of the God who dwells in us--wonderful news for right here, today.

Some believers have bought in to a truncated, transactional Gospel—one that promises something in the future, but doesn’t relate all that much to today. But Jesus clearly communicated that His Kingdom good news was magnificent news for daily living. 

The list of values you might write down, as part of your personal “mission statement,” may not necessarily be what you really believe. 

I recently sat down with Russell Verhey to give my thoughts on being a leader/influencer. I shared three essential disciplines for a leader. Click here to listen or read a summary to find out what they are.

"People loving Jesus and embedded in a broken world, purposefully send waves of the gospel out into the lives of other people..." This is a quote from my message on spiritual generations at the Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference this spring. Click here to hear the video message!

A number of years ago, a friend of mine and I began climbing Pike’s Peak in Colorado each year, up the Barr Trail. It’s a 26-mile round trip trek. Well before the water station, as I drank from my Camelbak water tube, I heard that sickening sound … only air … the water was gone. Bummer.