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The Best Way To Connect with Someone To Help Them Change

The Best Way to Connect With Someone to Help Them Change

What is your primary way of relating to people? Do you connect superficially, or do you engage them where they live? I’m talking about reaching a person at their hearts. It is imperative to reach folks at the right place so that they can experience… Continue Reading …

How to Disciple Someone So They Will Care for Others

How to Disciple Someone So They Will Care for Others

Recently, I had a meeting with a pastor. He wanted to know how he could lead his church more effectively in discipleship. I am going to share with you the fruit of that conversation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed thinking… Continue Reading …

The First Thing to Know When Caring For Someone

The First Thing to Know When Caring For Someone

When you are about to disciple someone, where do you begin as far as developing a plan for their discipleship care? Your starting point will determine how you will act during the process, as well as how you finish your care of them. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Any Christian Can Counsel. Are You Counseling?

One of the most significant unintended consequences of the biblical counseling movement is the idea that counseling is for a select number of Christians. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on… Continue Reading …

Discipleship Is Not Primarily about Changing Circumstances

Imagine the Apostle Paul coming to you with a thorn stuck in his flesh, metaphorically speaking, and wanting your help. What would be your primary goal as you try to serve Paul? Would you try to help him change his circumstances primarily, or would you… Continue Reading …

Can’t the Local Church Do This?

Mailbag: Are the spiritual gifts to the elders sufficient to meet the church counseling needs? Should more elders acknowledge their God-given sufficiency to counsel? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on this content, go… Continue Reading …

A Good Discipler Is a “Rent-a-Friend”

If you are an excellent discipler, most of your “friends” will be folks who want something from you and are less inclined to give something to you. Like a man with a truck, who has a lot of friends because of the service he provides. Good… Continue Reading …

Do You Have the Gospel Edge?

The gospel edge is a term I coined. It means you are allowing the gospel to cut away the things that hinder you from pursuing the Christlike life, which is the most dangerous and rewarding life that you will ever live. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Discipleship Is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

Competent discipleship starts with your engagement of God on behalf of the person you’re helping and then communicating in faith what you believe the Lord wants you to share with that individual. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn,… Continue Reading …

Did You Know There Is a Better Way to Do Counseling?

Sometimes when some people hear the words biblical counseling, they think about a two-tier system within Christianity: those who can counsel and those who cannot. If biblical counseling means that to you, perhaps you must change your thinking. God has given every Christian the ability… Continue Reading …