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Everyday Disciple Podcast

English, Religion, 1 season, 312 episodes, 6 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes
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In the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll show you how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. We'll help you make discipleship a lifestyle and gain greater spiritual freedom and relational peace. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it's serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to get started with the "Big 3" takeaways.
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Believing What God Says Is True Of You

Let’s be honest: the life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamt of. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve always imagined. God longs to redeem the story of your life and set you on the path to reclaiming your dreams… His dreams. Are you ready? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and Heath speak with author and international church leader, Jo Saxton. Her insights into who God made you to be are refreshing and may encourage you to reexamine a few things in your life. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them. You will LOVE this interview! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How we begin to believe lies about ourselves. Why God’s view of you changes how you see yourself in powerful ways. How you may have lost your unique “voice” and how to get it back. Practical steps for moving toward your true and exceptional identity. &nbsp; From this episode: "Is this the life you were meant to live? God sees all you’ve struggled to hide. He hears the voice inside you that others have silenced. He knows the potential and purpose that no one else valued. God will redeem your story if you will let him." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Jo’s book: The Dream of You Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a href="https://missiopublishing.com/" target="_blank"...
5/13/202436 minutes, 16 seconds
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Overcoming Our Limiting Beliefs About Discipleship

As Christians, we most often use the word “belief” in connection to our faith and the Bible, but we also have beliefs that shape our lives connected to pretty much every action or inaction in life. Sometimes these beliefs can limit our potential. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll talk about how you can identify and replace your limiting beliefs about discipleship and mission. It's time to start moving forward! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to recognize and name any limiting beliefs you have. How to identify excuses or perceived barriers that keep you stuck. Ways to explore your unmet spiritual desires. Who you need to spend more time with to promote the changes you want. Get started here… From this episode: "God’s desire is that you would live with spiritual freedom and relational peace. This is what Jesus came to model for us and then commanded his disciples (that’s us today) to go and live the same way, making more disciples. He has placed his own Holy Spirit within in you and not given you a spirit of fear or limitations. Don’t let your limiting beliefs or fears or dead traditions stop you from embracing the life that Jesus died to give you." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867"...
5/6/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Holy Spirit: From Underrated to Essential

Depending on your upbringing or past church experience, you may be “all about” the Spirit... or you may see the Holy Spirit as the weird uncle of the Trinity; he shows up once in a while to utter some strange words, and you sorta politely wait for him to leave. 🥹 In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about this least-known and most misunderstood member of the Trinity. We’ll show you why you need to get to know the Holy Spirit. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The role the Spirit played throughout scripture. How Jesus was led and empowered throughout his entire ministry. Why most pastors try to assume the role that the Spirit should have in their churches. Natural ways to begin to have a daily relationship with the Holy Spirit. From this episode: “When we began to believe and preach a small gospel that was man-centered and focused on our afterlife in heaven, while we attended church and tried not to sin here on Earth, we lost the one true mission of the church: make disciples of Jesus.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here
4/29/202429 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rethinking Discipleship: 10 False Beliefs in the Church

If the Church keeps doing what it has been for decades in connection to disciple-making, we will continue to see a decline in Christianity in our time. There is no better time than today to start changing our minds, changing the church, and changing the world! This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you 10 key false beliefs and misconceptions about discipleship that we all need to get to work changing in the church today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the Church has gotten so far away from the discipleship Jesus practiced. Causes of the present “discipleship crisis” we’re experiencing in the church today. How preaching a “small” and often false gospel has led to where we are at. 10 Key areas of false belief that we need to start changing...now! From this episode: “When we began to believe and preach a small gospel that was man-centered and focused on our afterlife in heaven, while we attended church and tried not to sin here on Earth, we lost the one true mission of the church: make disciples of Jesus.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here &nbsp;
4/22/202431 minutes, 13 seconds
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Spirituality That Fuels God’s Mission

Mission for God and intimacy with God can often become disconnected and seem like competing priorities and passions. But what if you could cultivate a vibrant and authentic spirituality that doesn’t draw you away from your neighbors, but propels you into the lives of others and the needs of your city? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by church planters Jeremy and Monica Chambers as they break down this divide in a way that helps you discover fresh joy in living as a Jesus-follower, and become more fruitful in your everyday mission. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why there seems to be a divide between deep spirituality and mission. Why focusing just on contemplation or just on the mission is incomplete. How to cultivate a vibrant spirituality that doesn’t draw you away from others. A practice where you'll discover new ways in which God is truly amazing! &nbsp; From this episode: "Don't get caught up thinking, Oh, if I do this practice, then God's going to be more pleased with me, or whatever. No! These practices are about you making yourself available to God to connect with him and to be able to receive His goodness and his love." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar &amp; Tina on Disciple-making and Missional Living Missional Spirituality by Jeremy &amp; Monica Chambers Get Instant Access Now: Discipleship As a Lifestyle Workshop Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867" src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on...
4/15/202436 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why People In Your Church Are Not Motivated

Have you found it hard–really hard–to move people in your church toward embracing change? Are you finding it frustrating to motivate folks to reorient their lives around discipleship, serving others, and missional living... versus a consumeristic experience of the church? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll tell you why the way you've learned to motivate people produces polarizing results. And we'll give you ways to initiate lasting change through more gospel-centered motivations. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the old ways of "carrot and stick" ultimately fail to motivate people. How the “DO=BE” distortion is in full effect in all of this. The difference between the Legalist and the Gospel when motivating others. How what we believe, love and fear changes everything. From this episode: "All of these ways of trying to motivate others to do something new or accept a new way of being and living, all appeal to the same thing: Self. What’s in it for me? In other words, the person you are trying to motivate is internally, subconsciously, asking themselves, with each of these types of 'motivators', what’s in it for me? Will I gain authority or popularity, wealth, will I be seen as 'more'... how will this add to my sense of value and self-worth... in my own eyes, and the perception that others have of me." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Get Instant Access Now: Discipleship As a Lifestyle Workshop Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
4/8/202425 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Everything We Do Matters So Much

Have you ever asked, What can I do to mend the world, my family, or my own life? And if I could, why bother? Does my own small part even matter? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by Charlie Peacock and his wife Andi Ashworth. They discuss a model for expressing love in marriage, friendship, citizenship, and every kind of work—even in the midst of cynicism, fear, exhaustion, and oppression. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why simple things in life can make such a big difference in the long run. Why we are all culture-makers... even if we don't know it. A theology of imagination and creativity that provides a framework for all of life. How our lives can help move people in the direction of Jesus–or away from him! Get started here... From this episode: “We really believe that you're never going to win the culture or create a movement based on what you're against or who you're against, but what are you about? Who are you for? And we see in Christ that he's with and for everybody.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources Why Everything That Doesn't Matter, Matters So Much &nbsp;
4/1/202439 minutes, 40 seconds
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Creating an Effective Discipleship Environment Pt.2

Discipleship that mirrors what Jesus did with his disciples, and produces the same hope, maturity and multiplication, is an “all of life” experience. It looks very different than what most Christians have seen or participated in. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you Part 2 of our talk on the 10 necessary aspects you’ll want to focus on in creating the right discipleship environment. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The difference between discipleship classes and holistic life-on-life experiences. Why words and knowledge alone are not enough; Modeling the life of Jesus is key. 6 of the 10 necessary aspects of a healthy discipleship environment (like Jesus had). Why ‘one-size-fits-all’ discipleship NEVER works! Get started here... From this episode: “Teach those you disciple to expect multiplication to happen. As disciples teach others to obey all of Jesus’ commands, that includes his command to make more disciples. Part of being a disciple of Jesus is making disciples of Jesus.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/25/202435 minutes, 23 seconds
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Creating an Effective Discipleship Environment Pt.1

Discipleship is an all-of-life apprenticeship led by Jesus himself. To make disciples of Jesus, who in turn, know how to make more disciples, we must pay close attention to the experience and environment that Jesus provided his disciples. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you Part 1 of a two-part talk on the 10 necessary aspects you’ll want to focus on in creating an effective discipleship environment. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why your “discipleship” may not be producing the desired results in your people. Where, when, and how often Jesus interacted with his disciples. 4 of the 10 necessary aspects of a healthy discipleship environment (like Jesus had). Why your discipleship must be Spirit-led and Gospel-saturated! Get started here... From this episode: “Jesus discipleship wasn't merely a Sunday School class to attend… like once you got through the 9 weeks of discipleship training, boom–you’re a disciple! That's how it was for me growing up in the church. I'm thankful for that time a certain man put into my life, it was something like nine 1-hour sessions. And for a very long time that was the extent of my discipleship. That's not what Jesus did.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/18/202433 minutes, 28 seconds
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7 Community Relationship Killers

Life in a community on God's mission is messy. It just is. Lots of relational dynamics come into play… hopes, fears, preferences, etc. Things will get complicated when you have humans working together! In this episode, Caesar gives you 7 community relationship killers that you'll want to watch for and avoid. You're going to need this! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why confidentiality is critical for a healthy community. How unspoken expectations undermine unity. How to deal with the "fixer" in your group. Ways that leaders set the tone and ethos for the community. Get started here… From this episode:` “If expectations stay unspoken, and probably everyone has their own... you’ll start to–or continue to–have conflicts and hurt feelings that go unaddressed. Without vision, values, and expectations about who we are, what we’re doing together, and WHY being discussed and agreed upon, you’re open to a lot of conflicts and unspoken hard feelings” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/11/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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Becoming a Family on Mission Pt.2

You'll never lead anyone further, faster, or deeper into the gospel and discipleship than you’re leading your own family. Never. But people are waiting for a place at your table and a taste of life in the Kingdom of God! Let's go deeper... In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and his wife, Tina, continue the story of how their family rhythms grew to include many others as they make disciples in community. They'll share some of the things that God had to change in their hearts and home for this Kingdom lifestyle to become a reality. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The rest of the Team K story and a heartwarming testimony you gotta hear! The ways God may want to speak into your busyness, fear, shyness, lack of love, etc. How individualism in our Western culture has severely damaged our families. Why the way you lead your family on mission can be the model for your church. Get started here… From this episode: “I want to assure you, it is not your perfect home or your award-winning cooking skills that people are dying for. Letting go of these expectations requires me to believe, in the moment, that this is not really all about me; it is about Jesus being seen and experienced through us. Our neighbors don’t need an amazing meal; they need us to be Jesus with flesh on. True hospitality is about having an attitude and posture that says to others,  'You are always invited to join us; whatever we're eating, or doing… you are welcome.'" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp; <a...
3/4/202439 minutes, 44 seconds
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Becoming a Family on Mission Pt.1

Discipleship, in many ways, is a re-parenting of people, a re-parenting of their culture. People need to understand and experience life in our perfect Father’s family and life in the Kingdom before they fully understand the love of God. Do others experience that when they hang out with your family? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and his wife, Tina, share exactly how their family (Team K) grew to include many others as they make disciples in community. When living as a family on mission, discipleship can naturally flow out of your normal family rhythms to include and draw more and more people to God's family! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How "Team K" was born as a family on mission and why it's a big deal! The ways that discipleship in community mirrors effective parenting. Why church leaders need to have a family worth imitating as the starting point. A heartwarming story of how others have been included in this Team K family. Get started here… From this episode: "It wasn’t long before this team was something our friends (and their friends) coveted, getting invited to a family dinner night with Team K. We always had lots of food, laughter, and encouragement to spread around, and you knew everyone was happy that you were there. There was always an extra place at the table. These meal times, along with our other Team K adventures, were the beginning of a way of life for us—a way of sharing and extending the blessings and grace that God had poured out onto our family.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp; <img class="alignnone...
2/26/202432 minutes, 43 seconds
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6 Gospel Keys to Praying Like Jesus

Prayer was always meant to be a conversation with our heavenly Father, our Daddy. If your prayers are cold, formal, self-focused or rare, then seeing prayer as a time you get to talk with Dad will draw you to the source of all life and love. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll show you how Jesus’ model for prayer leads us to pray the Good News of the gospel over every area of life. Prayer is all about experiencing the gospel in relationship with our Father! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why Jesus always saw prayer with our Father as a relational practice. The 6 movements or “petitions” of the Lord’s Prayer. Specific (HUGE) gospel connections to each of these 6 movements. How to pray the gospel for all of life and in any situation. Get started here... From this episode: “Praying through Jesus’ pattern of prayer covers every area of life! Every fear, every need, every temptation, and every attack. Take a few minutes now to pray through the 6 movements of Jesus’ prayer pattern. At each step, personalize what you are facing, needing, asking or hoping for in that “category” of the prayer. Our heavenly Dad wants to hear it all, and waits to see you walk in trust and freedom!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Discipleship as a Lifestyle Virtual Workshop Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
2/19/202430 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feeling Awkward: Conquering the Fear of Rejection

Why do we fear rejection and oftentimes feel like weirdos when we try to talk about spiritual topics or even come close to 'sharing our faith'?   In this episode, Caesar and Heath discuss the most common reasons people get scared and fearful when talking about spirituality. We'll also give 3 Quick Tips that you can use to change that forever. Does This Sound Like You (ever)? I feel awkward and uncomfortable talking about my faith with others. I tried in the past and it never ended well. I hated friends trying to “jam their religion down my throat” before I was a Christian. I’m worried that I might ruin my friendships if I bring up Jesus or spiritual things. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What is at the root of our fears and relational weirdness 3 Quick Tips to beat the fear of rejection Top reasons people seem so hesitant to talk about spiritual things Why it's important to take a much longer view of “evangelism” Get started here... From this episode... "We want to help you beat the fear of rejection and move toward greater freedom and confidence in your relationships. This is fast-paced but packed with goodness and immediately valuable nuggets. Learning to be open and honest with others–and even speaking the truth in love without it being a tense or weird encounter is really possible." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Discipleship as a Lifestyle Virtual Workshop Coaching with...
2/12/202433 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Jesus Wants Us to Stop Going to Church

Jesus never told his disciples (us Christians) to go to church. He never commanded us to put on big worship services and lots of programs. Instead, he called us to believe our true identity and be the church. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and Heath discuss how language creates culture, and how bad language leads to bad theology and bad practice. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why it’s impossible to actually "go to church". How our American dream world and schedule make it really hard to live the life Jesus wants for us. How many non-Christian friends we have shows us whether we are living like Jesus. Why life lived in community with others is the only way discipleship truly happens. Get started here… From this episode: "Understanding who God says we are, and what is now true of us, will set you free from performance-based Christianity. The pressure is off! It really is possible to move toward living in a close community of friends (believers and not-yet believers) who are on a spiritual adventure and becoming more like Jesus. This is what true discipleship looks like." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 and Be The Church eBook. Discipleship as a Lifestyle Virtual Workshop Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp; ...
2/5/202429 minutes, 26 seconds
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Making Guests Feel Like Family

Guests never do any work or preparation; family members always pitch in. We try and impress guests with our hospitality; family members expect to be “part of the flow” and help themselves to whatever they need. Are you treating people like guests or like family? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we ask the question: do the people coming to your church service each week, and the folks coming into your home, feel more like guests or like part of the family? Caesar is joined by his wife, Tina, to share how and why you can help everyone feel like true brothers and sisters. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why treating everyone like family is a picture of the Gospel. What people really need… and it’s NOT your perfectly clean house. How our Sunday services can help people feel like family rather than visitors or guests. How our language reveals our true heart and intentions in all of this. Get started here… From this episode: "Helping others feel like part of a family, rather than guests to a program, is the key to really experiencing the gospel in action. Whether at home or at a church service, it is important to remember: these people are your brothers and sisters. Do they feel like they are at home and are needed?" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Register for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE Discipleship as a Lifestyle Virtual Workshop Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp; &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867"...
1/29/202442 minutes, 42 seconds
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Beyond Judgment: Radically Accepting Sinners

Often we let others' sins define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationships, especially with those we think of as "sinners", begin with our own profound grasp of God’s grace. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll see why Jesus came to be called a friend of sinners. And I'll share the journey we've been on to earn that same moniker for ourselves as we make disciples where we live. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The #1 thing we have in common with everyone else in life. How to know if you're a "clean" sinner or a "dirty" sinner. Why Jesus hung out with the outsiders and why we want to as well. How I came to be known as the Pub Pastor. 😄 Get started here... From this episode: "Christians will cite John 15:14 ('You are my friends if you do what I command.') as their justification for not wanting to hang out with those they see as "sinners". What a horrible example of proof-texting! The entire passage there has Jesus explaining how he loved his disciples and chose them while they were still jacked up and far from God. Can you imagine a parent saying that to their kids, "You are only my child when you obey me, otherwise, I don’t love you." What? That would be crazy! That is the exact opposite of the heart of our Father and his son Jesus." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Register for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE Disciple-making Coaching and Mentorship w/ Caesar &amp; Tina Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources &nbsp; <img class="aligncenter wp-image-1963"...
1/22/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cigars, Theology & Discipleship

To disciple someone in all aspects of life requires a deliberate level of intentionality. It is essential to engage in everyday activities together and integrate discipleship and training into these ordinary moments. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about a form of discipleship that includes cigars, fireplaces, and maybe an occasional glass of fine spirits. Some of you will LOVE this… some will be freaked out! In This Episode You’ll Learn: A little about the environment that Jesus discipled in. (Hint: it was never a classroom.) Why it’s vital to disciple and model the gospel in normal rhythms of life. Caesar and Heath’s personal experience and model for doing “Cigars &amp; Theology” as a part of their community life and discipleship. Alternatives that may work better in your church and context. Get started here... From this episode: “The Good News is just as good (and sometimes better) experienced with a cold beverage and friends. Don’t think that God somehow looks down on your efforts of discipleship if they are not done in a church building. Your old school board members may, but God does not. Jesus went into all the places participating in the customs that the people he loved did. You can too... it’s okay.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Join Caesar for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE at his home Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources <a href="http://www.caesarkalinowski.com/" target="_blank"...
1/15/202433 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rabbit Colonies and Trojan Elephants w/ Dan Grider

Imagine having two pairs of animals—a pair of rabbits and a pair of elephants. Both male and female. After 36 months, you'll have three elephants due to their lengthy gestation period. However, during the same period, the rabbit population would multiply into the millions. The contrast lies in the reproductive nature of rabbits, which is rapid, while elephants take a significantly longer time to reproduce. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and Dan Grider delve into the implications of the Church adopting a rabbit colony mentality versus a Trojan elephant approach. This insightful discussion carries significant implications for all of us. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Whether your church is a "rabbit colony" or a "Trojan elephant". Which model Jesus initiated for disciple-making. Why many 'micro-churches' still function with elephant DNA. How relationships of trust are built that lead to new disciples. Get started here… From this episode: “I think one of the challenges the American church is dealing with is a lot of churches have elephant DNA regardless of their size. I've seen organic, missional communities that meet in a microbrewery, and they're smoking cigars, and they're talking about Jesus, but they still have much more of an elephant DNA than they really realize.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here.<img class="aligncenter wp-image-3180 size-full" src="https://everydaydisciple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bigger-Gospel-Banner.png"...
1/1/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Advent Week 4: We Can Experience Love Because God is Gracious

A recent survey asked, "If you could say in one word what you want more of in life, what would that be?" Very surprisingly, LOVE didn't even make the top 10! Could it be that money and fleeting happiness have replaced the need for love in our lives? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar concludes the Advent Series as he talks about the truth that because God is gracious, we can experience love in the deepest ways.  In This Episode You’ll Learn: The final look at 4 eternal truths about God that transform us. (The 4 G's) Why we don’t know or understand true love in our lives and relationships. How we no longer have to perform for God, and why we don’t get to. Why it's important to understand what we actually deserve from God. Get started here… From this episode: “When we don’t believe we have God’s grace, we try to prove ourselves to other people. I want other people to be impressed by me. We may want to fit in or get other people’s approval. I want to earn their love. And we certainly don’t want other people finding out what we’re like inside. We wear masks to hide our real selves from people. Wearing the mask can be a great strain: it’s like acting a role all the time. But we dare not let other people see us as we really are.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here.<a...
12/24/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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Advent Week 3: God Is Good So We Can Find Joy In Our Life

For hundreds of years, the church has anticipated the coming of Jesus during the season of Advent. Into this space, this void, the angels announced to the shepherds the good news of Jesus that would bring great joy to all people.  In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar continues the Advent Series as he looks at the truth that God is good so we can find satisfaction and joy. Believing that God always does what is good, right, and perfect will change how you view everything and everyone in your life! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The third of four eternal truths about God that transforms us. (The 4 G's) Why we search for satisfaction and joy to fill the "hunger" in our lives. How Jesus is the better fulfillment of all your hunger and lack of joy! How to find the unbelief and actions that are keeping you from finding joy. Get started here… From this episode: “God created us with hunger for our own Good. God isn’t manipulating us, but sustaining us – keeping us alive. The very fact that we are the ‘created’ and He is the ‘Creator’ proves that we need him – we wouldn’t exist without him – He is the source of all life. God is the greatest and most glorious being that exists, and he created us as an expression of who he is. Our hunger is a continual reminder that this is all about him and not us – our ongoing need reminds us that God is the one we turn to for life.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: &nbsp; Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867"...
12/17/202332 minutes, 47 seconds
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Advent Week 2: We Live With Peace Because God Is Glorious

The peace Jesus came to bring was not coercive or backed up by military might, and it was not the type of peace that most of the world was looking for. The announcement of the Messiah’s birth heralded something different and transformational. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar continues the Advent Series as he looks at the truth that God is glorious so we don't have to fear others. Believing this leads us to peace in relationships, peace with ourselves, and peace with God. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The second of four eternal truths about God that transforms us. (The 4 G's) The ways that the "fear of man" may be ruining your life and relationships. How Jesus came to bring peace to all of mankind and the world. How to find the unbelief and actions that are keeping you from having peace. Get started here… From this episode: "Think about what your fears and the need for other’s approval have produced in your heart and life… comparisons to others, avoiding any or all confrontations or deeper conversations, susceptibility to peer pressure, or the need to always be liked by everyone. Do you enjoy living this way? The answer to the fear of man in our lives is a bigger understanding of the fear of God and his true glory. For those who trust Jesus, the fear of God no longer involves terror; he’s our Father, and we come before him with confidence through Christ." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867" src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on...
12/10/202325 minutes, 18 seconds
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Advent Week 1: We Have Hope Because God Is Great

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, shopping lists, and debt. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar starts a special Advent Series by diving deep into the greatness of God and how believing this changes what and Who we put our hope in this holiday season, and in everyday life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The four eternal truths about God that change everything. (The 4 G's) Why we continue trusting in "self" yet hoping for more. How Jesus was born to bring and fulfill hope! How to discern the areas of life you are still trying to control. Get started here… From this episode: "For me the issue is escapism. I have to choose between a fantasy in which I am sovereign and the real world in which God is sovereign. I have to choose between my false sovereignty and God’s real sovereignty. And you know what? I suck at being God. I am NOT sovereign. I am NOT in actual control of anything. Where's the hope in that?!" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: You Can Change by Tim Chester Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp;
12/3/202325 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gospel Fluency For Your Family and Church

Every sin and emotional issue that stands in the way of our faithfulness to God’s design, and Jesus’ commands, is ultimately a Gospel issue. The Bible teaches that all sin is the outcome of unbelief in God. We can learn to apply the truth about God and the Good News to every area of our lives.  In this episode, Caesar is joined by two different disciple-making practitioners as they talk about how they've learned to speak the good news of the Gospel into their family life and with those in their church. This is a very practical example of Gospel Fluency in action. In This Episode You'll Learn: How Tina has learned to "gospel" her own heart and areas of unbelief. Why taking the time to learn and practice the language of the Gospel is essential. The ways Pastor Tim is using his Gospel Fluency in leading the church. The importance of learning to speak, live and enjoy the Gospel in ALL of life! Get started here... From this episode: "I've been learning this and trying to wrestle through it for years. And it's really helping to identify my unbelief and what that is. It comes up in so many different ways. And I think it's easier to see in my kids and talk, talk to them about it versus my own heart. But one of the biggest impacts has been speaking the gospel to myself and being able to recognize my deep need for trusting in who God is and remembering that." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Discipleship + Mission Made Simple LIVE Training &nbsp;
10/2/202351 minutes, 47 seconds
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Your Next Steps In Gospel Fluency

When you become fluent in the Gospel, it's like speaking the language of freedom and joy. You won't have to fear rejection when sharing your faith with others because your words will be so genuine and full of hope that they will resonate deeply with them. In this episode, Caesar is joined by his wife Tina as they talk about next steps in learning how the Gospel speaks into any and every area of life… And in a way that is both delivered in normal conversation and received as really good news by others. In This Episode You'll Learn: How to lose your fear of rejection when it comes to "speaking truth in love". How to ask, answer, and apply 4 very powerful questions. The importance of practicing Gospel Fluency with yourself–first. Why understanding God's true character is KEY to Gospel Fluency. Get started here... From this episode: "The gospel is good news for every area of your life—not just your afterlife. It transforms every corner of your existence. So often people think that Christianity is about avoiding hell and going to heaven. And as we wait, it’s a lot of sin management and behavior modification. No. It's about embracing a new way of life that starts right now, a life filled with hope, love, and purpose." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Bigger Gospel book by Caesar Kalinowski Bigger Gospel Master Class in Gospel Fluency video course with worksheets &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook"...
9/25/202341 minutes, 46 seconds
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Using Gospel Fluency To Transform Your Marriage

Discipleship as a lifestyle starts in our homes. And if you're married, how we speak the Good News of the Gospel to each other in our marriages will begin to trickle down into all of our relationships in community. In this episode, Caesar has a great talk with Austin and Sarah Johnson, a young married couple who are leading missional communities and making disciples in everyday life. They'll share how a growing sense of their gospel identity and using Gospel Fluency in their life has a transformational effect on everything! In This Episode You'll Learn: The importance of having our identity grounded in the gospel. Why the 4Gs are the foundation of Gospel Fluency. How to identify "the thing behind the thing" and address it with the Gospel. How Gospel Fluency can transform your scripture reading too! Get started here... From this episode: "There's a difference between meeting to discuss the Bible and meeting around the gospel. I could've quoted scripture to my son and it might fall like science facts on him or something, or like a history lesson. He didn't need some verse, some proverb quoted to him. He needed the gospel. He needed to be reminded of what's true of God and therefore true of him." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Bigger Gospel book by Caesar Kalinowski Bigger Gospel Master Class in Gospel Fluency video course with worksheets Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook" target="_blank"...
9/18/202337 minutes, 43 seconds
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Can You Be a Christian But Not a Disciple?

Somewhere along the way, we have mistakenly made it acceptable in the church to be a Christian but not a disciple. But Jesus never offered two acceptable standards for living the Christian life, just one: disciples of Jesus make more disciples.  In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am joined by authors Kent Ingle and Steve Saccone. We discuss discipleship challenges facing the church today, and they share a process for disciple-making laid out clearly in their new book, Made For More. These guys are super smart and you will love this! In This Episode You’ll Learn: What has led to our current lack of discipleship in the church today. The ways Steve and Kent were discipled early in their lives. How an unwavering connection to God needs to be the foundation of your life. The importance of making time in your life to be a disciple maker. Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Made For More book by Kent Ingle and Steve Saccone Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
8/21/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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Not Every Christian Is a Person of Peace

It would seem fair to believe that all Christians are interested in making disciples of Jesus–not converts–disciples. But statistically, the majority of Christians are not focused on being and making disciples of Jesus. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we challenge the assumption that all Christians are automatically People of Peace. We discuss the importance of being discerning about who we actually disciple, and we talk about the need to be willing to walk away from relationships with people who are not open to discipleship. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Surprising statistics about the faith practice Christians have outside Sunday services. Everyone you meet or who likes you is not going to be a Person of Peace in your life. Not every Christian is a Person of Peace and wants to live a lifestyle of discipleship. Why it is important to discern who your actual People of Peace are. Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
8/14/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Seasonal Rhythms Serve Our Disciple-making

Regardless of where you live, the changing seasons can provide you with diverse opportunities for gospel growth and disciple-making. God designed it that way! In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we explore how seasonal rhythms can positively impact relationships and discipleship–if you embrace them. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Seasonal rhythms and their significance in discipleship are defined. How there is a natural "breathing in and breathing out" relationally as seasons change. Why your own seasons of life play an important role in your discipleship pace. 6 Discipleship Rhythms that you can engage in regardless of the weather. Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
8/7/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Using The Story of God in Community

What we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works. This is why it is so important that we know, understand, and believe God’s big story. How well do you know the Story of God? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar visits with a community and their pastor and discusses the ways they have been teaching the Story of God in their church, and with their neighbors. You'll hear about the transformation that is taking place as the fuller picture of God's overarching Story is unfolding in their lives. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Different ways The Story can be used in making disciples. Why even "mature" Christians need to learn The Story. The transformation that takes place when we learn the full Story of God. The difference between knowing a lot about the Bible and knowing God's Story. Get started here... From this episode: “Christians don't really know the Bible that well. Often when people first hear about taking disciples through the Bible in a narrative and dialogical manner, it sounds like it’s something only for kids or those who have little to no Bible knowledge. Not true! While our traditional Bible studies and preaching may teach folks a lot about the Bible at a head knowledge level, going through the Story chronologically in narrative form captures their hearts in a way they have never experienced.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
7/3/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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Start a Movement or Join a Movement

Often with disciple-making, we either have no framework for making disciples of Jesus, or we put together such an elaborate plan that is destined to fizzle out. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with a movement leader in Belgium who has helped create a network of communities that are making disciples in beautiful and reproducible ways. This is so encouraging! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How co-vocational saints are leading a large disciple-making movement. Why keeping our discipleship process simple makes it reproducible. The importance of getting started...or joining others... today! How our past church traditions may be causing us to overthink things. Get started here… From this episode: “You don't need to have a program, to start making disciples, Don't overthink it. Just grab some people that you know, who have some common interests and who you have access to their lives, and obviously they, they have access to your life... and you can start discipling them. Speak truth into their life because, man, the Gospel is such good news!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing
5/29/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Patience Needed For Discipleship

Discipleship is definitely more of a slow cooking process rather than something done at microwave speeds. Maybe that’s why the church in recent history has had such a hard time with making disciples: We want instant conversions, instant attendance, and instant new programs… This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by disciple-maker and church planter Gino Curcuruto. Listen in as they explore the importance of patience in discipleship. They reflect on the early church leaders' understanding of investing significant time in walking alongside individuals, guiding them toward living in the ways of Jesus. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How patience plays a vital role in the process of discipling someone. Why baptism is a model for our ongoing immersion into Gospel Identity. The need for discipleship to happen in different environments of life. How "micro churches" that only mirror a Sunday church service are missing the mark. Get started here… From this episode: "Your community of faith, your church, is meant to be an ongoing immersion into your true gospel identity. Your baptism kicks off this lifestyle of being a disciple and disciple-maker with a public proclamation of this reality, and the ongoing life together is a relational immersion deeper and deeper into living out of your true God-given identity." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing In light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:  Be The Church <img...
5/22/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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How To Develop New Missional Leaders Pt.2

If you are not intentionally developing new leaders within your church or missional community–all the time–you will find yourself with a “leadership vacuum”. Don’t wait until you are lacking leaders who will serve and help with growth. You need to develop new leaders as a part of your ongoing disciple-making process. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by one of his personal long-time mentors, John Witte. You'll be encouraged as they share hard-earned lessons in successfully developing new leaders. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The importance of waiting until someone asks you to develop them. (Sometimes.) How Invitation &amp; Challenge fits into developing new leaders. Why your model for doing church may be costing you new leaders. 4 critical things required for building providential relationships. &nbsp; Get started here... From this episode: “I really believe that one of the ways that we build providential relationships is through doing four things together: You eat together, you play together, you talk about your life in the context of your faith together, and you work together. These four things are so important!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
5/8/202343 minutes, 35 seconds
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Family Life on a Kingdom Mission

Missional communities should be an extension of our own family life patterns and missional rhythms. Like our master, Jesus, we must lead with our lives–not just our words. Our own family on mission is at the center of everything we do and what we build.  In this episode, you'll hear from a beautiful couple as we talk about how they’ve successfully integrated all of family life, work, and ministry into a natural lifestyle of disciple-making in community. I could not think of anyone better to illustrate the fun, the woes, the joy and the triumphs of living as a family on mission. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How John and Alison started living this way as a family. How their unique gifts both conflict and lead them forward on mission. Some of the challenges that come up for them and their kids. How normal this lifestyle now feels and the joy they experience. Get started here… From this episode: "Everyone gets to do mission in ways that fit their unique family rhythms. There is not one perfect way to do this, and God is not up in heaven keeping track of your schedule and making sure you’re busy enough. You get to pray for his leading on how to better intentionalize life on mission for your family. I promise if you ask him, “What’s next, Lord?” he will tell you. Then just do that and ask him again." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp;
4/17/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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Grief According to the Gospel

Throughout scripture, we see that God, magnified in the life of Jesus, grieves. He grieves sin and the effects of sin on humanity and our relationships. Created in God's image, experiencing grief is part of what makes us human. But not all of us understand how to grieve and help others in their grief. In this episode, Caesar shows how the Gospel speaks to our grief and why God has given us a wide range of emotions to draw us closer to him. If we'll let him. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The reasons for God's grief and our own. Why grief is not only connected to death. Why our goal is not to make grief smaller or get past it quicker. The 5 Stages of Grief and how the Gospel speaks to each. Get started here… From this episode: "Death is perhaps the one area in which we still give ourselves permission to grieve. Death is so hard, so final, so at odds with the way God designed us humans to live, that we can’t help but grieve when it occurs. But what about the other effects of sin? What about disease? What about broken relationships? What about corruption? We live in a fallen world filled with brokenness. The effects of sin are all around us." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #353 Everyday Disciple Swag (T-shirts, mugs, hoodies etc.) Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
4/10/202334 minutes, 19 seconds
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Holistic Discipleship: The Gospel In Everything

Discipleship involves caring for the whole life of a person. How we steward our time, jobs, money, relationships, entertainment, health, body, etc. can all be transformed by the Gospel for God’s glory. Not just the "spiritual" things.   In this episode, Caesar Kalinowski shows how the Gospel speaks to and transforms ALL of life, and why our disciple-making must and can be holistic. He also uncovers the reasons why our discipleship is not as holistic as it could be. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The commitment Jesus had to developing his disciples holistically. 7 areas of life we can apply the Gospel to in our disciple-making. What keeps us from being more holistic disciple-makers. Ways to begin having a much broader view in all of this. Get started here… From this episode: "Often, we can find that the time required or the level of intentionality needed to disciple people in a holistic way becomes overwhelming. Or our need for everyone’s approval prevents us from addressing “all of life” with the gospel, fearing their rejection. But the thing behind the thing in each of these is really a “love” issue. We love ourselves, our time, our reputation, more than we love people and God’s glory in their lives." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
4/3/202326 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gospel Fluency Tunes Our Ear To Others’ Hearts

Everyone's stories–the big life stories and the smaller stories that make up our lives and relationships–offer an immediate and powerful way to listen for opportunities to speak the good news of the gospel into a person’s life and circumstances. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar Kalinowski talks with Terry Miller, a missionary based in Spain, on the topic of Gospel Fluency and cultivating our capacity to hear and view others' situations through a gospel lens by engaging in Gospel Listening. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The ways that our Father and Jesus were really good listeners. How everyone's stories are an opportunity for speaking Good News into their lives. How Terry's family uses Gospel Listening naturally as they disciple people. Ways to start using this practice in your own life and relationships today. Get started here… From this episode: "Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."  — Karl Menninger &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in missional living and growing in Gospel Fluency. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/27/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are Your Church Elders Really Deacons? (And vice versa)

A lot of men called ‘elders’ in the Church today are not functioning as biblical elders. Maybe what they are actually doing is a lot closer to the work of the deacons? Many cling to their titles, when in fact they're not leading God’s people by example on the only mission Jesus gave his church: making disciples. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar goes deep into the examples and commands in the Bible concerning the role, tone, and function of early church elders and deacons. We need a lot more of this today! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Where early church elders were found and how they were appointed. What happened after deacons were first established in the church. Surprising! The living, present example our church elders should play in disciple-making. What to do if your elders are NOT functioning as biblical elders. Get started here… From this episode: "If the pastors and elders in the church are supposed to be role models for the rest of the people, showing them how to live and make disciples as Jesus did, shouldn’t our elders have loads of not-yet-believing friends? I’m not talking about acquaintances. I’m talking about relationships... friends. Shouldn’t our elders, our “examples to the flock”, be rock-star disciple-makers, living the same way Jesus and his disciples did?" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/20/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Beyond Offense: Sharing Our Faith and Restoring Relationships

We've all had attempts at sharing our faith not turn out as well as we hoped. And sometimes, despite our good intentions, the other person ends up offended. Was it our fault, or did they just not want to hear it? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar will give you 7 ways to begin again after you’ve offended someone while sharing your faith or religious beliefs. In This Episode You’ll Learn: You'll hear the story of Caesar's friend who blew it with everyone in his neighborhood and how he began to repair things. (An extraordinary rebound!) How to begin to rebuild trust with an offended person. Why and how to apologize in a way that reflects what Jesus is like. 7 important things to remember when starting over with someone. Get started here… From this episode: “Starting over with sharing your faith should start where things should have started in the first place… helping people in our lives see God’s love, patience, pursuit and care. Helping them see his heart and move closer to him. Our goal is not just for that person to like us or think we’re great, our hope and goal is that our lives, our words and actions would glorify God.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
3/13/202333 minutes, 51 seconds
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Being Salt and Light in Our Divided Culture

Clearly, we live in an increasingly divided culture. Do we retreat, or do we engage this cultural chasm with a person-to-person and systemic response? Maybe, as Jesus said, we can begin to live as both SALT and LIGHT despite our differences. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shows us three very important ways of living as salt and light in our divided culture. This is a “head, heart, hands” approach you can begin today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A surprising list of the things that are dividing our culture today. Why we want to start advocating for the underdog. How erring on the side of grace changes us–and them. Ways to keep an open door and an open mind. Get started here… From this episode: “Hanging out with and defending broken, messy people–or those that have very different opinions than us–can be hard to do. When you stick up for those on the 'wrong side of the tracks' or the wrong side of an issue, you’re actually showing love to Jesus. 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Jesus did not say to live this way only when we are in agreement with that person.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in Everyday Disciple Makers. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing &nbsp; &nbsp;
3/6/202333 minutes, 27 seconds
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Making The Mission of God a Family Story w/Hugh Halter

Parents raising a “righteous brood” is part of Jesus’ plan to see justice, mercy, and the fullness of his kingdom transform the earth. He wants to see you growing your kids into people who will usher in God’s kingdom, for the good of all. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar speaks with author Hugh Halter who, along with his wife, Cheryl, has raised his family to live an adventurous life, following Jesus and bringing God’s good news to those around them. Their story will really encourage you! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The Mission of God is truly a family story. How to help your kids fall in love with Jesus. It's not perfect parenting God is looking for. The beauty and results of suffering together. &nbsp; From this episode: “The beautiful thing about making the mission of God a family story is that it not only makes room for the broken, but it assumes we are broken. Said another way: When you sign up your family to live for God’s purposes in the world, brokenness isn’t something that hinders mission; brokenness is the bedrock of Mission. So whether you’re feeling strong or weak, full to the brim or running on empty, God wants you and your family to join with him in his mission. He’s just looking for willing hearts.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Righteous Brood by Hugh Halter Get Caesar's Book TRANSFORMED today. Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp;
2/27/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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Being Missionaries to Our Neighbors: A Discipleship Journey

Most Christians are sick of the "hamster wheel" of ministry activities they’re expected to fit into their schedules. And it can be frustrating trying to get the folks in your church to engage in discipleship and outreach in their busy, daily lives.  This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and his wife Tina share their story of how they moved from mega-church staff to neighborhood missionaries. They learned how discipleship and mission were designed by God to fit into the normal rhythms of everyday life. And it changed everything! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Caesar and Tina's personal journey may inspire your own next steps of faith. The amazing benefits of living on mission as a lifestyle. Why your family needs you to shift from a Sunday-only experience of church. How to find help in making discipleship as a lifestyle part of your own story. &nbsp; Get started here... From this episode: “We were looking for more....there's gotta be more to this, right? There's gotta be more than just being in the building on Sunday. And once we had experienced the "more", I wanted that now, every day. I want my kids to grow up like that. I want that to be their experience of faith.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar's Book TRANSFORMED today. Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867" src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on...
2/20/202334 minutes
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Moving People To Maturity Through Relational Growth

How we invest in our relationships is a big part of making disciples that make more disciples and lead others in the church. Jesus lived intentionally with his disciples by inviting them to join him in every aspect of life, and by challenging them in ways that encouraged trust, growth, and maturity. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar speaks with a married couple who are making disciples and developing leaders through intentionally building both invitation and challenge into their relationships with others. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The importance of calibrating both invitation and challenge in relationships. How this has implications for making disciples and developing leaders. The ways that invitation and challenge speak into marriage and parenting. Examples from practitioners showing how it works in real life. Get started here... From this episode: “Whenever we are investing time and energy into discipling someone, or developing them as leaders, or even within parenting our own kids, there’s this strong dynamic that we learn from Jesus where he perfectly calibrated invitation to his life with a challenge to grow, to participate, to be more like him. This concept of Invitation and Challenge is one that is surprisingly simple to understand and amazingly powerful when we master it.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar's Book TRANSFORMED today. Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp; <a...
2/13/202345 minutes, 43 seconds
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Discipleship Rhythms For a Community on Mission

Ministry and discipleship cannot merely be a series of events on the calendar. If all we have are organized events, then what we offer people is a program. But, if all we do in our disciple-making is organic and rarely organized or predictable, it is hard for people to know what it is we're asking them to commit to. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar speaks with master disciple-maker, Gino Curcuruto, on how the rhythms of a community on mission very much mirror life as a family. We need both organized and organic rhythms. We'll show you how to find and create a balance between them. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Discipleship should not be a program we offer others. How to help people understand what we are asking them to commit to. The need for both organized and organic rhythms in community. How predictable patterns naturally lead to life-on-life together. Get started here... From this episode: “I've noticed that it takes very few organized activities as a family to lead to healthy organic rhythms that naturally occur. And those organics then, because you're doing life-on-life together, oftentimes lead back to sort of micro-organized things. It's all very natural and easy.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Everyday Disciple Workshop - Get Access Now! Get Caesar's Book TRANSFORMED today. Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook" target="_blank"...
2/6/202346 minutes, 31 seconds
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4 Truths About God That Will Impact Your Parenting

What you believe about God, overall and in the moment, affects how you parent your kids. Sometimes what we say we believe, and what our actions show we believe, are far apart. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you 4 truths about God that will forever challenge, and hopefully change, your parenting. And BTW, this will apply to the hearts of non-parents too… trust me! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Parenting is NOT primarily about behavioral modification. Why if you don’t believe God is truly great, you’ll try to control everything in your kids’ life. Truths about God that are behind all of your kids’ actions (and yours). 4 truths about God (his character and how he acts in the world) that dramatically speak into how we’re currently parenting. Get started here... From this episode: “I don’t want to talk about tricks and tactics on how to get your kids to DO this or STOP doing that… we’ll leave that to James Dobson. Parenting is not just about behavioral modification.  Today I want to address our own underlying faith and belief in who God is and how that speaks into how we GET to parent our children.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Everyday Disciple Workshop - Get Access Now! <a...
1/30/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Causes Sin and How to Stop It

“Just stop it!” doesn’t really work when it comes to changing sinful actions, habits, or thoughts in our lives (or in others). And perhaps what you’ve been taught about sin and repentance is all wrong... Today on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about where sin really comes from and how we can move away from our particular brand of sin and find freedom. What if all sin is actually a symptom of something else? Not many Christians think of themselves as unbelievers. We normally use the term to describe people who are not yet followers of Jesus. But there are many things about God that we all still do not believe. Often there’s a large gap between what we say we believe in our head, and what we truly believe in our heart. This is where sin comes from. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A radical heart-level perspective on sin and repentance. How and why God looks at the heart–not at your actions. Four eternal truths about God, when not fully believed, lead to every human sin. A way to stop sinning by changing what you believe to be true (powerful!) Get started here... From this episode... "Moving from unbelief to belief about what is true about God is the secret! Out of his identity and character flows his actions and will. As we move from unbelief to belief concerning these truths, we will be led out of sinful actions and negative emotions." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with
1/23/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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Why Planning Rest Before Work Is Smart

Sabbath rest is not about just taking a break. It’s about putting an end to the restlessness of self, and self-provision, that keeps us living distracted, frantic, and fragmented lives of dissatisfaction.  This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about why planning your rest before work is smart and crucial to living the life God intended for you. And we’ll give a few ways to get started. In This Episode You’ll Learn: God’s original intent for the Sabbath and how it always pointed to Jesus. Why Sabbath rest is a lot more than just “not working”. The importance of planning your rest before you plan your work. Ways you can get started living out of rest as part of your lifestyle. &nbsp; From this episode: "God desires us to spend time with him and be in his presence even more than we do! He created us and knows that this time of reconnecting to his goodness, grace, and provision–fulfilled in Christ–is for our ultimate good. Regularly reconnecting your heart to his unconditional love and acceptance allows you to be the person you were created to be. You’ll never look back at your life and think, “I spent too much time in life in the presence of God…" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop today! Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp; &nbsp;
1/16/202332 minutes, 9 seconds
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Beyond the Resolutions: Ideas for Staying on Track

If you're like many people, you may have made some resolutions at the beginning of the year with the best of intentions, but you may be struggling to stay on track now that the year is already underway. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we give you practical tips and strategies for keeping your resolutions and staying motivated, even after the initial excitement of the new year has worn off. You got this! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Reasons why some people don't want to set goals. Tips on effective goal setting that works. 7 ideas for staying on track with your resolutions. How to get started, stay motivated, and be kind to yourself. &nbsp; From this episode: "It's important to believe in your own ability to make lasting changes in your life and achieve your goals–with God’s strength and guidance. This doesn't mean that you won't face challenges or setbacks along the way – everyone does. However, it's important to approach your goals with a positive attitude and a belief that you are capable of making progress. And remember, you are absolutely loved and accepted by God regardless of your performance or failed attempts." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop today! Discipleship Resources from Missio Publishing &nbsp;
1/9/202325 minutes, 1 second
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Our Need For Innovation in the Church Today

There was a time when Christians and the Church pioneered much of the future, shaping culture in profound ways, from business to art to justice reform. But along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to institutionalize, leaving us change-averse and frozen in time. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar welcomes innovation strategist and author, Doug Paul, who uses surprising stories and cultural analysis to help explain the five phases of Kingdom innovation. Doug offers valuable guidance for contemporary leaders looking to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What true innovation is and who are the best innovators. Why most leaders haven't really innovated their churches during the pandemic. 5 (easy to grasp) phases of innovation. How to get the training and tools you need to begin to lead change. &nbsp; From this episode: "Innovation is a skill and it’s a muscle you can grow. You can learn how to do innovation. You weren’t born to have it or not have it, and even people who think they're naturally good at it have a lot to learn. Fundamentally, in the world in which we now live, the Christian leader missing the skill of innovation is like a carpenter missing a hammer. It’s not the only skill in the toolbelt, but not having it moving into the future, will be indefensible." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation For a Brave New World by Doug Paul Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp;
1/2/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Beauty of the Gospel vs. Religion

Many people who avoid the Church have not rejected Jesus and the Good News of the Gospel; they've actually, rightfully so, shunned religion. And they've dismissed a transactional way of relating to God and an effort to somehow balance out the cosmic scales of his justice. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we look at the beautiful and liberating difference between the Gospel vs. religion. Christianity and the true Gospel tells us that God himself, in the person of Jesus, has already done for us all the things we never could have done for ourselves. And that is Good News! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the New Testament warns us about religion. Why the Gospel is not advice telling you what you should or shouldn’t do in life. The difference between the Gospel and Religion in several key areas of our lives. How to spot where you might be living under the heavy yoke of religion. &nbsp; From this episode: "If you still feel that you have to work hard to please God and get things from him, you are laboring under religion, which is not Good News. There is no grand, cosmic scale that God uses to keep track of your good deeds and church attendance. In Christ, you are a beloved son or daughter of the King of Kings and have full authority and privilege within God’s perfect love. Nothing to earn or prove, the pressure is off!" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop today! The Prodigal God by Tim Keller The Gospel in Life Series by Tim Keller &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-4867" src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on Facebook"...
12/26/202230 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is Tithing Actually Biblical?

Christians are taught that we should be giving 10% of everything we earn to the church. Is the practice of tithing still in effect for us today, or is it time to reconsider this practice? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll look at the truth about tithing. Is it biblical? Are we under-giving or over-giving if we are tithing, and how might we give in light of the gospel? In This Episode You’ll Learn: The three types of tithes God mandated Israel to give in the Law. How tithes and offerings were used in the Old Testament. What Jesus taught about giving and how it reflects our hearts. How the Gospel informs our giving and support of the Church today. From this episode: “Empowered by God working within us, we’re now called, like our Lord Jesus, to lay down our lives for others. This includes sacrificially giving of ourselves—our time, possessions, talents… our plans—out of love for God and for others.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop today! Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
12/19/202240 minutes, 38 seconds
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Do Christians Party Like They Believe The Gospel?

Christians should be the most celebratory people in the world. In every neighborhood, in every city. Do you agree with that? Well, our heavenly Father is sure into parties! In this episode, Caesar and Heath talk about how to celebrate according to the gospel. And we dig deep into historical and biblical proof that our God loves to party, and he loves when we do. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How God built celebration into the rhythms of everyday life for us. Why a weekly church service was never Jesus’ idea of “partying”. How our views on alcohol are shaped by our understanding of the Gospel. Why we can live redeemed lives that are used by God to redeem others. Get started here… From this episode: “God set regular celebrations into the annual and daily calendars of his people, his family, so that they would always live with reminders of who he is and what he is like. And so that they would demonstrate this to others and display their trust in the consistency of his goodness, care and generosity.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop today! Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
12/12/202238 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Be Confident in Your Unique Calling

People who know their calling in life seem to live with a form of built-in GPS that guides them throughout their lives. They’re focused, they know where they're going. And while calling and vocation sometimes overlap, they are in fact very different things. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, you’ll discover how to find your unique calling and live it with more clarity and confidence. Let’s get started on your journey of discovery! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Is there such a thing as a “personal calling”? If your calling can change throughout your life. How to discover and affirm the calling God has given YOU. Download the worksheet to get started defining your calling and mission now! Get started here... From this episode: “One definition for what a 'calling' is, that we find helpful… 'God’s personal invitation for me to work on His agenda, using the talents I’ve been given in ways that are eternally significant.'” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop &gt;Here Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #415 Includes the worksheet from Laurie Beth Jones to start developing your personal calling/mission statement. &nbsp;
12/5/202235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Could a 2nd Job Be Part of Your Calling?

Does your current ministry role and lifestyle help you realize and experience what people in your city really face–the things that are really on their hearts? Believers and not-yet-believers? Maybe God has been preparing you for the next part of his calling on your life. In this episode of The Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with longtime pastor, Tim McIntyre from New York City. You'll hear how energized for ministry and life he has become after he started working a 2nd job in his city. You will love Tim’s heart and his NY accent! In This Episode You'll Learn: Your calling may or may not be in full-time ministry... it could be both! The dangers of living and working in a "Christian bubble". The benefits of regularly working outside the walls of the Church. How God may be preparing you now for what's next in life. From this episode... "Whatever you do for a nine to five, it's more than likely your vocation. God's called you to what you're doing, and what you're doing in there is just as significant as any leader in a church. Even if it doesn't encompass church work. You know what? You are there nine to five, five days a week. Listen, you're there to be a representation of Christ. That's what you've gotta enjoy that and find joy in it and find mission in there, and find purpose in that because it matters." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop here. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp;
11/28/202239 minutes, 57 seconds
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How The Gospel Speaks To Guilt and Shame

Guilt or shame... are they the same thing? The last time you made a mistake or really blew it, what were you feeling in your gut: guilt or shame? Do you know the difference? One is healthy, and the other is deadly. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I'll show you why understanding how these two emotions differ is critical to your emotional health and your relationships. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Functional definitions of guilt and shame in action. The reason why we often turn normal guilty feelings to shame. How the Gospel speaks into (and destroys) shame. Practical ways to turn conversations away from deadly shame. &nbsp; From this episode: "Can you see how important it is to understand the difference and how intrinsically linked to the Gospel guilt and shame are? This is a BIG problem in our society, churches, and homes today. There is so much shame being put on others and/or received, that it is driving us underground and into all sorts of other deep societal issues. Just turn on the news for a few minutes, and you’ll hear it flooding out." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop &gt;Here Brené Brown - Listening to Shame Video The Cure – One of my favorite books!! Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
11/21/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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Is Bi-Vocational Ministry the Future For Leaders?

For as long as we've all been alive, there has been sort of a two-tiered system for Christians: Those who are “called” enough and lucky enough to be on the staff at church and actually get paid to do ministry... and then there was pretty much everyone else. Or what is often referred to as the “laity” and the never-ending line of church volunteers. In this episode of The Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’re talking about the future of church leadership and who should be having paid positions at the church. And how, maybe, full-time vocational ministry is shifting in our time. Is bi-vocational ministry your future? In This Episode You'll Learn: How the rise of layers of paid church staff is really a late-model invention. How there is a shift happening to what is called bi-vocational ministry (Bivo). 7 benefits to bi-vocational ministry and church planting that propel ministry. Why planning for a future career in paid ministry may not work for you. Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #412 Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop here. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. BIVO by Hugh Halter &nbsp;
11/14/202233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Connecting With God in Everyday Life

Humans were created to live in a trusting relationship with God where he guides our lives with his perfect love and wisdom. Prayer reconnects us to God in the ways he always intended us to live. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with author Neil Cole about prayer and finding ways for ordinary people to connect with God in all of life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why prayer is much more than advertised. The true purpose of prayer... and it may not be what you think! Simple, yet powerful ways for you to bring about change in your life. A 4-step process that will transform (and simplify) your prayers. &nbsp; From this episode: "Don't limit your prayers to a one-way conversation towards God. Talk with him. In all the many ways we get to: adoration/praise, thanksgiving, praying the scriptures, petition, blessing prayers, intercession, meditation, journaling. Any of the ways that you choose to communicate with God are a good thing, and constitutes prayer." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #411 PRAY by Neil Cole Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp;
11/7/202238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pastors: Stop Doing 80% of What You’re Doing!

If you’re a pastor, a lot of the things you're spending time on each week may not be producing as much fruit as you think. But all of us get caught on a hamster wheel of things we’ve added to our list of responsibilities, or someone else has, that over time become a huge waste of our energy and resources. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about why most leaders should STOP doing 80% of what they're currently doing. You are facing what may be the biggest opportunity you'll ever have to reset your schedule as things get restarted. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the future of your church depends on you doing less. How your physical time and capacity may not be as drained as your emotional capacity. How to assess your true values and what gets you up in the morning (and why). Practical ways to know what you should be putting on your "stop doing list". Get started here… From this episode: "We all have only so much physical time and capacity, but we also have a limited supply of emotional capacity to spend each day and week. If you’re maxed out on both time and emotional energy, you will hate your life, have very little to give your family, and will hide and/or die under a pile of exhaustion and never have time for making disciples in community in your everyday life." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #410 Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop here. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
10/31/202232 minutes, 56 seconds
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Motivating People to Live on Mission

Have you found it hard–really hard–to move people toward embracing change lately? Are you finding it frustrating to motivate folks to reorient their lives around discipleship, serving others, and missional living... versus a consumeristic experience of the church? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll tell you why the way you've learned to motivate people produces polarizing results. And we'll give you ways to initiate lasting change through more gospel-centered motivations. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the old ways of "carrot and stick" ultimately fail to motivate people. How the “DO=BE” distortion is in full effect in all of this. The difference between the Legalist and the Gospel when motivating others. How what we believe, love and fear changes everything. &nbsp; From this episode: "All of these ways of trying to motivate others to do something new or accept a new way of being and living, all appeal to the same thing: Self. What’s in it for me? In other words, the person you are trying to motivate is internally, subconsciously, asking themselves, with each of these types of 'motivators', what’s in it for me? Will I gain authority or popularity, wealth, will I be seen as 'more'... how will this add to my sense of value and self-worth... in my own eyes, and the perception that others have of me." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #409 Get Instant Access Now: Everyday Disciple Workshop Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
10/24/202225 minutes, 3 seconds
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Halloween: Your Neighborhood Mission

Halloween has some “dark history”, and many of us were taught that this was a holiday you were supposed to avoid if you’re a Christian. But the truth behind this annual event may surprise you. There’s no reason to miss out on this HUGE chance to bring redemption to your neighborhood. In this episode, Caesar and Heath Hollensbe discuss the amazing opportunity that our current cultural experience of Halloween provides as we live on mission and make disciples. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The history of Halloween and how the Church may have actually invented it. How the Gospel redeems culture instead of avoiding it. Why Christians can and should participate with radical generosity. 7 ideas on ways to be more intentional and missional this year. &nbsp; From this episode: “We had a blast and took things further towards lasting relationships with several people. Our goal with this was to try and move relationships beyond just dropping a good candy bar in the bags of the kids… and start to develop connections and relationships with the parents beyond just this one night of Halloween.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #408 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Click here to download the Ultimate Guide to Halloween on Mission for Free &nbsp;
10/17/202234 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Speak Gospel to the Cancel Culture

The "cancel culture" can hit anyone at any time–even you–if you've ever said or done something that a very vocal group of people disagree with. Unfortunately, the Church is not immune to this type of canceling of our own. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll take a look at how God deals with messed-up people and disagreements. Did he cancel the reputation and livelihood of some of history’s most famous sinners? We'll hear some Good News for all of this, and I'll give you 5 Rules for combating the cancel culture in your life today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What the 'cancel culture' is, and how to know if you've been "canceled". Ways you may have canceled people in your life and not known it. How the Good News of the Gospel speaks to and cancels the 'cancel culture'. 5 Rules for combating the cancel culture in your life today. Get started here… From this episode: "Some Christians are quick to point to Matthew 18 and the words found here about dealing with a brother or sister who sins and refuses to listen. We are told to treat them as an outsider, an unbeliever… a pagan. Ok. How are we to treat unbelievers? With grace and compassion and patience, showing them perfect love and kindness that casts out fear and control and leads to repentance... Which is a renewing of the mind, a new belief." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #407 Get the Everyday Disciple Workshop here. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
10/10/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why Church Elders Should Be Lead Disciple-makers

Many pastors are working hard to lead their families and flocks to engage discipleship in all of life, but their biggest roadblocks to exponential growth is their own church elders! Oftentimes, these “elders” do not make disciples and have never led another person to faith in Jesus. How could this be so common?! This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we ask the question: Are your elders discipleship friends or foes? You’ll discover the true history of how church elders emerged, their roles, and why your church elders should be lead disciple-makers in your church. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Did elders exist in culture before the emergence of the Church? How elders were appointed and their role in the early church. Why your elders should be THE model for making disciples in the church! What to do if your elders are “blocking” discipleship in community. &nbsp; From this episode: “I think what really scares me is, not only is this type of elder a rare person on many church boards, but because the church has gotten so far away from the one true mission Jesus gave us–make disciples in all of life–many elders are actually a barrier to those on staff or in leadership… a hindrance to actually making disciples and prioritizing community as the way that Christianity and Kingdom life is modeled and disciples are taught and matured.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #406 Get the Everyday Disciple Worksop here. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. &nbsp;
10/3/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is Your Church Successful? New Benchmarks

Jesus was immeasurably the most successful person in human history. In every way. Yet, if we were to measure his lifetime effectiveness using today’s Church benchmarks of success, Jesus would probably find it hard to get hired on at most churches. What are you measuring? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we look at why some of the traditional ways we’ve been measuring church success are not producing kingdom growth and mature disciples. Here are the new benchmarks of a successful church. Your church or community really can shift toward missional engagement. By changing what you measure, you’ll begin to change your focus to accomplishing the Church’s true mission and its ultimate purpose. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why what your church is measuring may actually be toxic. How our current standards of success are very different than Jesus’. What happens when we begin to measure and fund different goals. 10 new benchmarks of a successful, missional church. From this episode: “Sure Jesus could draw a crowd, usually around healings and massive meal times, yet he primarily spent the bulk of his leadership energy and time with only a dozen people. In our modern church, Jesus would not get great marks here and would probably not get that promotion up the ladder… Senior leadership usually relegates discipleship to lower team members or ‘directors.’ Sorry, Jesus.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #405 10 Missional Benchmarks Guide, Test and Assessment  Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="aligncenter...
9/26/202236 minutes, 19 seconds
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10 Secrets to Growing Deeper Friendships

Building strong relationships of trust is a key factor in discipleship. But many of us are not good at building friendships, or we seem too busy in our lives to make the investment of time that it takes. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, join me as I mine the wisdom of author Twyla Franz and uncover practical ways to start growing deeper friendships today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How friendships and trust are the pathways for disciple-making. Why openness and vulnerability don't have to be scary. How "divine interruptions" are opportunities to connect and share life. 10 secrets to growing deeper friendships that transform relationships. From this episode: "The #1 thing we all have in common, and it makes for great common ground, is our need for Jesus and the transformation his life brings to ours. Let your redemption show! Don’t hide your screw-ups. When people see and hear that you are not perfect, it allows them to live openly around you and be honest too. Honesty like this builds trust in a relationship." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #404 Twyla's Blog: The Uncommon Normal Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and Training. &nbsp;
9/19/202233 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Start Shifting Your Church Outward

The way we gather as the Church has changed. Our once rock-solid pattern of meeting all together on Sundays has been fractured, and statistics show that as much as 30% of people are not returning to our weekend gatherings. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks about the need for the Church to start creating new, outward-focused "predictable patterns" that everyone can start in their own families right at home. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the change in our gathering patterns may be a blessing in disguise. Why new predictable patterns can and must start in our homes. How you could double the size of your church this week. Seriously! 5 steps that you can initiate in your family and church-wide right now. Get started here… From this episode: "Your family is the first place to begin when starting new spiritual rhythms. Begin at the beginning in your own lives. Trying to organize others into a series of activities, events, or rhythms that you and those closest to you are not already living will produce unnecessary stress and set you up for failure. This is especially important for pastors and leaders. Live as a family worth joining and imitating, and start making space in your schedule (and hearts) for others to join you." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #403 How to Have Amazing Family Dinner Nights Where to Find Your Unique People of Peace &nbsp; <a href="http://everydaydisciple.com/facebook" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
9/12/202228 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fighting Our Preoccupation With Self

How you feel, pretty much in every moment, is connected to how you believe things are going relative to your sense of self. It is out of our identity, and perception of self, that our motives and actions flow. The Gospel answers our fallen self-obsession with a great work of grace in Christ. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll examine what drives our pride and continual self-focus, and how the Gospel leads us to freedom and relational peace. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How your understanding of God's stance against pride may be wrong. Why we spend so much time focused on self and what others think. Why thinking less of yourself is not the answer to pride. How the Gospel leads us to focus more on Jesus and less on ourselves. &nbsp; From this episode: "The remedy for our preoccupation with self is a greater and growing focus and preoccupation with Jesus and his perfection. Not our DO to BE list of accomplishments, not focusing on our failures, not working hard to see others as 'more' and ourselves as less. And not just trying harder to be a good person or a good Christian. No… it’s rightly seeing God for who he is, in connection to ourselves." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #402 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="aligncenter wp-image-3180 size-full"...
9/5/202223 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why You Need More Storytelling In Your Discipleship

Our lives are wrapped up in stories; they are the language of our world. Who we believe ourselves to be is shaped by the dominant story in our lives, and what we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I share why learning, embracing, and teaching the Story of God found throughout the Bible is a key component in discipleship. You'll learn how we teach the Story in community and the transformation that it brings. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How stories powerfully shape our lives and worldview. Why the Bible stories you may have been taught as a kid were wrong. Ways we've used narrative and dialogical story-telling in our discipleship. Where to get free Story of God resources and training. Get started here… From this episode: "It is one thing to know a lot about God and the Bible; it is another to understand and experience his loving pursuit as seen throughout all of Scripture. Sharing the good news about Jesus and his kingdom through the lens of facts and topics can become cold and clinical. But there is nothing more moving than having the ability to easily and naturally share the Story of God. It is the most transforming thing we can give ourselves to, and it is the one thing that I have seen consistently move people from unbelief to belief and grow their trust in God." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #400 Story of God Resources and Training <a href="https://everydaydisciple.com/"...
8/29/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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Blessed to Be a Blessing: Your Family on Mission

Blessed to be a blessing sounds at once awesome… and a little daunting. Where do we start blessing people when there are SO MANY needs around us? That should make it easier, but honestly, it can kind of shut you down, not knowing WHO to bless or HOW. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about how to live fully enjoying the blessings in your life, but also how to live “blessed to be a blessing” to others as a family on mission. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How many things you’ve truly been blessed with in this life. If you’re living as a Conduit or a Barrel. 3 powerful, yet simple ways to start blessing others–regularly. Ways to include your entire family in blessing as part of their discipleship. From this episode: “Imagine a family, or a group of families in a missional community all blessing people in their neighborhood regularly? We suggest 3 small blessings per week each. Do you think people would start to notice something is up with you people?! Would you be a ‘peculiar’ and attractive bunch?” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #400 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here
8/22/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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First Steps To Becoming a Missional Church

Many conversations about our churches becoming more missional (discipleship-focused) assume there are nothing but objections and arguments against living this way. But what about those churches where people are already convinced and just need direction? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we lay out the very first steps to becoming a missional church. These are steps that you can ABSOLUTELY take today, and your folks will love it! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The difference between leading complacent people vs. the highly motivated. Why exposing people’s fears and preferences creates opportunities for change. The FIRST thing Caesar would do to start moving your church toward mission. 3 More ideas and next steps to keep you moving in the right direction. From this episode: “There is a big difference between trying to lead people who are complacent and not excited about the gospel or discipleship, and those that are embracing this idea that our faith can be woven into all of life...and so can discipleship and the gospel.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #399 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here
8/15/202224 minutes, 21 seconds
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Changing Your Mind About Discipleship

If the Church keeps doing what it has been for decades in connection to disciple-making, we will continue to see a decline in Christianity in our time. There is no better time than today to start changing our minds, changing the church, and changing the world! This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll give you 10 key false beliefs and misconceptions about discipleship that we all need to get to work changing in the church today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the Church has gotten so far away from the discipleship Jesus practiced. Causes of the present “discipleship crisis” we’re experiencing in the church today. How preaching a “small” and often false gospel has led to where we are at. 10 Key areas of false belief that we need to start changing...now! From this episode: “When we began to believe and preach a small gospel that was man-centered and focused on our afterlife in heaven, while we attended church and tried not to sin here on Earth, we lost the one true mission of the church: make disciples of Jesus.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #398 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here
8/8/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Jesus Explained Life and Growth For Us

Are you living a “Kingdom of God lifestyle” today, in a very real sense? Do you feel like growth, abundance, and victory are all a part of your community life and church experience? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and Heath talk about how Jesus explained normal life and growth in the Kingdom of God. As more and more of us are starting, shifting to, and living in missional communities, we often wonder if we’re “doing it right”. Does this work in every context for everyone? Do all missional communities grow and multiply? How much should this become a lifestyle versus a series of cooler meetings and hangouts? In This Episode You’ll Learn: The true definition of a Missional Community defined. Caesar’s story of a pretty rocky start to all of this 😳 How Jesus explained life (all of it) and growth, and what to expect. The Pattern and Promise we see throughout the Parables in the NT. Get started here... From this episode: “There is a reason Jesus lived and taught in the ways he did. He wasn’t random or cleverly trying to adapt to the local customs of his day. Yes, his methods were rooted in real life, and they were immersed into his culture, but there was something far more eternal and subversive going on.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #397 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Caesar’s book: <a...
8/1/202231 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Stop Worrying About What These People Think

People love to give their opinions about how you’re doing things… but sometimes the best way to care for others and yourself is to stop caring about what certain people think. This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we look at the types of people you’ll need to stop listening to in order to truly make disciples and live on mission. This will be refreshing! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How our desire for acceptance is hard-wired into us from birth. Why what others say or think can often stop us from moving forward. The 3 types of people you may be listening to. Who specifically you need to STOP listening to! Get started here... From this episode: “It’s been said that people would care a lot less about what others think about them if they knew how little others think about them. And it’s true: if you're worried about how you come across to someone you’ve just met or had a conversation with, keep in mind that they’re probably doing the same thing.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #396 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <a...
7/25/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why God Wants Us To Treat Everyone Like Family

Who’s ‘in’... who’s ‘out’… Are we really called to treat everyone like a part of the family? Or is this more of an expression of how we should try to live, primarily with other Christians? This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll show you what scripture teaches and try and convince you that God wants you to treat everyone like they are part of your family.  Treating others like they are family is an extension of the Good News. A place at your table is a place at our Heavenly Dad’s table. Sharing your resources, home, and time is sharing all that God has poured into your life for your pleasure and for his glory. All of this so that the world would know, love, and trust Him. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A Biblical outline of how God created humanity and sees all of his image-bearers. The distinction of what it means to be a “child of God”. What happens when we treat everyone like family and let God sort out where they’ll spend their eternity. What to do if you were raised with a more “closed” view of family. Get started here... From this episode: “Like in the story of the prodigal son found in Luke, the younger brother never stopped BE-ing a son to the father (in reality), but he lived alienated and separated from the father because of his selfish and sinful choices. In this story we see the father rush to restore his son to full privilege and status within the family.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: <a href="https://everydaydisciple.com/big3" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
7/18/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Is Your Language Creating The Culture You Want?

It seems that many Christians are bilingual... We speak in one normal, everyday language most of the time, but when it comes time to talk about religion, spirituality, or God, we break out our special “Christianese” language. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll talk about being more intentional (and careful) with the words we use when we talk about our faith. And we’ll give you a better way forward! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the language we use as a church creates our culture. The Top 10 Christianese words or sayings deciphered. What our language communicates to those outside the Church. How we can grow in our own “gospel fluency” and begin to speak in clear, meaningful ways about our faith and what life as a Christian is all about. Get started here... From this episode: “The Bible and our Christian faith are all relevant… unless we shroud everything in insider language and weird terms that others can’t understand or it puts them off. Jesus spoke in everyday language because he saw his relationship with his Father (and ours) as a normal part of life as a human. We can learn to put aside our cultural oddities and speak like Jesus spoke.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #394 Get a free copy of Caesar’s book BIGGER GOSPEL and Learn to Speak the Good News of the Gospel Into Everyday Life!   Click Here Now. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources <a...
7/11/202232 minutes, 24 seconds
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Life In Community On Mission: The Glorious Mess

There is no such thing as a typical week in the rhythms of a missional community. Healthy communities follow pretty surprisingly simple patterns. And the schedules of the families are not crazy packed and insanely busy. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I'll share a running narrative from the daily journals of a married father in a missional community. You'll get to see all of the "organized" and "organic" interactions that come up in their calendar as a family on mission for one week. Oh, it's messy... but it's a glorious mess! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How a married couple with three kids lives on mission together. The gospel-intentionality that is baked into their normal life. How living this way in community adds very little to their normal schedules. A great picture of discipleship in action in everyday life. Get started here… From this episode: "Did you notice that there are really only two or three interactions with the Missional Community during this week that fall outside their normal daily and weekly rhythms? I also hope you see that one of the takeaways from this family’s schedule is that everything is moving outward with regard to its activities, responsibilities, and relationships. Growth is happening as the family includes others, more and more frequently, into the mix. Treating everyone like family." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #393 Watch this short summary of Caesar teaching the 6 Gospel Rhythms Download this FREE 6 Rhythms Guide full of ideas to get you started.  Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and...
7/4/202229 minutes, 33 seconds
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Family Discipleship and Mission Made Simple (Part 2)

I grew up going to church Sunday after Sunday. Discipleship, if and when it happened, was a series of classes or a 9-week curriculum that we went through. The problem with that was… it didn’t really work. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll share Part 2 of seven simple yet important steps to living a lifestyle of discipleship where the gospel speaks good news into and shapes every area of life. Discipleship was always meant to happen with others in community. What’s keeping you and your people from moving beyond a weekend-to-weekend spirituality into a lifestyle of discipleship and mission with family, friends, and other amazing folks God has brought into your life? Let’s get started. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to identify who is "leaning in" to relationship and a possible faith journey with you. How to begin to have simple, daily conversations with the Holy Spirit connected to your discipleship and leading others to faith. Why predictable patterns in your life are key to building relationships on mission. How to get help to start on all of this right away. Get started here... From this episode: "Discipleship is a lifestyle—not a series of classes and then you’re finished. These 7 “moves” and rhythms will work for you too and you’ll have a plan to move forward instead of creating a patchwork quilt type of discipleship and group leader training process." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: <a...
6/27/202226 minutes, 33 seconds
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Family Discipleship and Mission Made Simple (Part 1)

Our Christian faith was always meant to be vibrant and lived like a family with others—not a once-a-week experience. Missional communities are a proven (biblical) way to engage people in normal rhythms of family discipleship and mission… believers and not-yet-believers alike. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll share Part 1 of seven simple steps that will help you lead your folks to a “faith in practice” where family life becomes mission and begins to move outward to include others. These seven, proven steps may seem simple or even a little obvious, but they really work and are just the beginning... There is no limit to how far this will take you if you apply this to your life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What keeps a lot of churches and small groups stuck in a “me-focused” mode. The difference between a weekly small group and a true “family on mission”. Why understanding and embracing a bigger gospel is at the center of a missional life. The first three of seven proven steps to make family discipleship and mission simple. How to get help to start on all of this right away. Get started here... From this episode: "Discipleship is a lifestyle—not a series of classes and then you’re finished. Every Christian is truly a missionary right where they live. These are the first important steps that a family, group, or church needs to embrace and grow in, or they’ll never really have a healthy missional life or community with others." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: <a href="https://everydaydisciple.com/big3"...
6/20/202228 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is Your Church Service Confusing People?

Have you ever wondered what your average person–someone who has not grown up in the church–would think Jesus and the gospel are all about based on what they see, hear, and experience in your Sunday church service? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll talk about how the medium we often use on Sundays may be overshadowing the message we really want to share about Jesus, our Father, and his amazing kingdom. In This Episode You’ll Learn: What some of our favorite activities at church are really saying to people. How close and yet so far off we can accidentally be in these things. Why our ‘good intentions’ are not cutting it with the culture anymore. How much of what we do in our Sunday services are really confusing to people. Get started here... From this episode: "Assigned greeters, rowed seating, staging, lights and sound are all awesome...for a rock concert. But they may not be helping to show people what our heavenly Dad, his Son, and this life as Christians is really all about. A special few people who do most of the communication with little to no personal interaction or participation is NOT what the early church was experiencing together." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #390 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio...
6/13/202235 minutes, 14 seconds
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Are You Believing What God Says About You?

Let’s be honest: the life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamt of. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve always imagined. God longs to redeem the story of your life and set you on the path to reclaiming your dreams… His dreams. Are you ready? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and Heath speak with author and international church leader, Jo Saxton. Her insights into who God made you to be are refreshing and may encourage you to reexamine a few things in your life. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them. You will LOVE this interview! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How we begin to believe lies about ourselves. Why God’s view of you changes how you see yourself in powerful ways. How you may have lost your unique “voice” and how to get it back. Practical steps for moving toward your true and exceptional identity. Get started here... From this episode: "Is this the life you were meant to live? God sees all you’ve struggled to hide. He hears the voice inside you that others have silenced. He knows the potential and purpose that no one else valued. God will redeem your story if you will let him." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #389 Jo’s book: The Dream...
6/6/202236 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dealing With Limiting Beliefs About Discipleship And Mission

As Christians, we most often use the word “belief” in connection to our faith and the Bible, but we also have beliefs that shape our lives connected to pretty much every action or inaction in life. Sometimes these beliefs can limit our potential. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll talk about how you can identify and replace your limiting beliefs about discipleship and mission. It's time to start moving forward! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to recognize and name any limiting beliefs you have. How to identify excuses or perceived barriers that keep you stuck. Ways to explore your unmet spiritual desires. Who you need to spend more time with to promote the changes you want. Get started here… From this episode: "God’s desire is that you would live with spiritual freedom and relational peace. This is what Jesus came to model for us and then commanded his disciples (that’s us today) to go and live the same way, making more disciples. He has placed his own Holy Spirit within in you and not given you a spirit of fear or limitations. Don’t let your limiting beliefs or fears or dead traditions stop you from embracing the life that Jesus died to give you." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #388 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="aligncenter wp-image-3180 size-full"...
5/30/202220 minutes, 4 seconds
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Being Good Neighbors This Summer on Mission

Summer is a great time to get out and about and mix it up with your neighbors more often. Especially now as things are loosening up socially and people are looking to rebuild relationships. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I talk about the idea of “neighboring well” in the summer months. I'll show you how to make the next few months awesome for the sake of discipleship and mission, and really set yourself up for a great autumn season in your community. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why this summer will be like none we've experienced before. How to identify the "People of Peace" in your neighborhood. A way to REALLY get to know your 8 closest neighbors. Loads of tips on being a good neighbor and living as a blessing this summer. Get started here… From this episode: "Don’t let the fear of man, performance anxiety, or past experiences with your neighbors keep you from trusting God to guide you this summer. You already have His perfect love and acceptance regardless of which neighbors respond to your attempts to build new relationships. You can feel free (and sent by your heavenly Father) to invite everyone to a place at the table and leave the results to him." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #387 Where to Find Your People of Peace Book: The Art of Neighboring Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and Training. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp; <a...
5/23/202221 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Share Your Faith Without Being Weird

If you’re like most people I know, you probably don’t share your faith all that often. It can feel creepy or just plain awkward, and there’s always that fear of rejection. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about how to share your faith without being weird and how your “good news” can actually sound like good news to people. (Really.) If you’re not sure how to share your faith with others, or just afraid to get started, this episode will unlock your heart and light a new path for you. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Something we all have in common that is a giant “aha!” when it comes to sharing your faith. Why resting in the reality of God’s love for you is the starting point. A way to flip the usual conversation about God and religion upside down. How the Good News can actually sound like good news to folks. Get started here... From this episode... "You have never looked into the face of another person who is not an image-bearer of God. No matter how broken, filthy, addicted, violent, or confused someone may seem—God’s image is never completely marred or removed from them. (Nor from you, for that matter.) With a little practice and faith, you can learn how to simply, yet powerfully, “notice” that in others." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #386 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a href="https://missiopublishing.com/" target="_blank"...
5/16/202227 minutes, 56 seconds
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How To Parent With Grace [Not Fear or Control]

Our relationship with God directly feeds into how we see our role as a parent. If we have a flawed theology regarding who God is and how he sees us, it creates a chain reaction of flawed decisions and actions in how we parent our children. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we look at a few radically different parenting styles. We’ll reveal that while you might be well-intentioned, your parenting style may not be producing the type of outcomes in your children’s life and heart that you ultimately desire. In This Episode You’ll Learn: If you might be the “judgemental parent” or “legalistic parent” type. Several parenting styles that commonly flow from a flawed theology of God. How to develop a grace-based parenting style for life. The 4 key “freedoms” that all parents need to give their children. Get started here... From this episode: "God loves you the same regardless of how well or poorly you have been parenting so far. There is no condemnation from him towards you. You have his love and grace. He desires that you know him more and live and parent out of your relationship with him." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #385 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="aligncenter
5/9/202231 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Stop Taking Everything Personally

When you feel like someone has disrespected you, it's easy to take their behavior personally, blame yourself, and think it reflects on your value. This can be incredibly emotionally draining, but the Gospel offers a way out of these hurtful feelings.  In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks about why we often take things so personally, allowing them to damage our self-esteem. He'll give you three ways to stop these painful feelings and grow healthier relationships. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Two ways we can take things personally. Common examples that you will relate to immediately. Why no one can actually offend you–you do that! How the Gospel speaks good news to these situations. Get started here… From this episode: "Here’s the thing about taking things personally… or when we say, or think, “I was offended”… No one can really offend you, but you can TAKE offense. We can choose to take what someone has said about us, or done, and CHOOSE to be offended, or take it personally. That’s not really about them in that moment, it’s about me, my choice… what I am believing to be true." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #384 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <a...
5/2/202225 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Your Church Isn’t Growing and Maturing w/Alan Hirsch

When we talk about how mature our church is, we often think about age, structures, and programs. But the church is none of those; the Church is people. Are your people mature? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we talk about why your church isn’t growing or maturing with our very special guest, Alan Hirsch. Alan is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West and a heck of a great guy! In This Episode You’ll Learn: A surprisingly simple “key” to unity and maturity found in Ephesians 4. How to view leadership and ministry through a biblical perspective. Why you are a gift to your church and community, given by Jesus himself! What happens in a church that doesn’t recognize and embrace all 5 of Jesus’ gifts. Get started here... From this episode: "Here’s what's exciting... We often use it (Eph. 4) as a leadership conversation, actually in the book of Ephesians, it's not about leadership. The first instance and radical way of taking this is that the heroes of the text would not be a group of leaders from a seminary, it's a group of local hacks and local churches. And they were small house churches, Missional sites." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #383 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a...
4/25/202242 minutes, 3 seconds
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When Missional Living Feels Hard

Missional living is messy. At times you’ll wonder why things aren’t easier, or why they’re not moving faster. Sometimes you will wonder if it really matters and if all of this is actually making a difference in people’s lives. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with author and missional practitioner Twyla Franz about when missional living feels hard... and you start to blame yourself, others, or God. This is a great conversation and will encourage you to begin again and keep going! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Reasons that missional living can seem really hard. The 3 people we start to blame when things don't go as planned. The way humility can lead us to freedom. How God feels about you and your progress so far. Get started here… From this episode: "Blaming doesn’t help anyone. Instead of blaming ourselves, we can say the needed apologies and invite God to help us love better. Instead of blaming others, we can choose to notice, listen, and love with compassion and genuine interest. Instead of blaming God, we can trust that He is growing good things even when it doesn’t look how we thought it would." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #382 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Twyla's Blog: The Uncommon Normal Jennifer Dukes Lee: Growing Slow Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <a...
4/18/202234 minutes, 50 seconds
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Discipleship and Preparing for Holy Week

As we make disciples of Jesus, understanding the major significance of Holy Week, and Jesus’ death and resurrection cannot be overstated. Or over-celebrated! In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, you'll hear a narrative of the events that take place during the week leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Caesar will give you some of his personal thoughts and point out 4 key aspects of this historic week in Jesus' life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How the Gospels each give us a rich and unique perspective. Hear a special narrative that combines all four Gospel timelines. The significance of 4 "last" events leading up to the Cross. Two powerful ways that Jesus took our place to set us free! Get started here… From this episode: "When the Bible says God made Him sin who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God in him, he is saying not only that God puts our sins on him… so he dies the death we should have died, but we're also told God puts his righteousness on us. He died, the death we should have died and lived the life we should've lived. So it's not just that God pardons you and says, now you get out of jail free. He treats you as if you had done everything Jesus has ever done." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #381 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img...
4/11/202229 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Your Small Groups Need To Change w/Hugh Halter

Outside the Western world, the Church is experiencing its greatest growth in history by gathering and multiplying small groups of people, numbering 10 or less. Is this the way forward for us too? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with author and modern-day apostle, Hugh Halter, about the need to re-envision why and how our church small groups gather together on mission. Now is the time to change! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why your church small groups are more important than ever. The need to reframe the Gospel for everyone in small groups. Why understanding the community that Jesus formed is key. Tools you can use to move your small group toward missional living. Get started here… From this episode: "God’s love for you, your church, and your community does not stop there! He has brought you together as his family so that more and more of his lost children will find freedom in Christ and live life to the full, today, with you. Plus, your own spiritual formation and maturity will never happen in a “holy huddle” that is primarily inward-focused. If you want to get to know the heart of God and his son Jesus better, dive deeper into living the life he lived with others." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #380 Tangible Kingdom Primer  –  Get: Sample Week 1 and Discount...
4/4/202244 minutes, 21 seconds
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[SPECIAL] Finding Your People of Peace

Discipleship has moved out of the classroom (yes!) and into your normal life... but knowing who wants to be discipled and who just wants to be friends can be tough to figure out at times. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing a BONUS training I did for folks in the Everyday Disciple Challenge. I'll show you how to move friends and acquaintances toward discipleship relationships... And you’ll learn how to find the people (believers and not-yets) who may become part of your existing or new missional community. God has people who already WANT to be with you! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How Jesus helped his disciples identify who they would disciple. How to identify the 'People of Peace' who are in your life today. Where to spend time looking for these types of people and friends. How to move folks from acquaintances to disciples on mission. Get started here… From this episode: "If you love Jesus and you love people, you’re going to want to be out there where the action is. If you find yourself distracted by everything, uninterested or feeling jaded about helping people get to know Jesus, you may be suffering from a lack of love. Either a lack of love for people; you’re more worried about your pride and appearance, or a lack of love for Jesus; you really don’t think he’s all that great.” Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Everyday Disciple Incubator - [REGISTER NOW] &nbsp;
3/28/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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[SPECIAL] Finding the Right Missional Balance

With so many changes to the schedule and rhythms of the Church these days, it can be hard to determine what people really need. If we're not careful, we'll create new "busy stuff" for everyone to do and miss the true mission of the Church. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 4 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge. This is the audio from the Live training we did online. Discover how Jesus balanced his time and attention as he moved his disciples from curious onlookers to mature disciple-makers. (Answers the "How do we do this?" question.) In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why it can be hard to find balance in changing times. A simple diagnostic tool you can use right now! The 5 Stages you'll need to lead your people through if you're making changes. An opportunity to find help, resources, and a community to do all of this with! Get started here… From this episode: "Is the way you're living as an oikos—an extended family—easily and naturally reproducible by everyone and in any context? Are you moving beyond a  'holy huddle',  weekly meeting with your community? Are you developing the natural rhythms of a healthy family together? i.e.: meals, celebrations, serving…" Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Everyday Disciple Incubator - REGISTER NOW! &nbsp;
3/25/202259 minutes, 21 seconds
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[SPECIAL] Discipleship Rhythms

Many Christians are frustrated with trying to fit discipleship and spiritual growth into their increasingly busy schedules. But what if God designed all of life as a perfect fit for discipleship? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 3 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge. This is the audio from the Live training we did online. I reveal six ordinary rhythms of your life that are perfectly created by God for natural, daily discipleship that fits everyone's schedule. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why moving from "additional" to "intentional" with discipleship is critical. How discipleship is both organized and organic. How God has perfectly designed all of life for natural, organic disciple-making. 6 Rhythms of life that everyone in every context of life shares. Get started here… From this episode: "If everything you do in the church and with discipleship is Organized it feels very artificial, robotic, and removed from everyday life. If all you do is organic discipleship… taking things as they come up, you are probably not developing mature disciples." Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Everyday Disciple Challenge and Workshop - Register Now! &nbsp;
3/23/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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[SPECIAL] Your Gospel Identity – The Foundation

As the Church today, like it or not, there are a lot of things changing and not everyone is happy about it... or sure what to do next. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we're sharing Day 2 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge. This is the audio from the Live training we did online. Understanding how our true Identity changes motivations and sends us OUT on mission is key to making disciples in everyday life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How God created us in the image of his own triune (three-in-one) nature. What changes when we start to believe what God says is true of us. Why our Gospel Identity puts to death the DO=BE lies we've been taught. Practical implications that happen when we help others believe their true identity. Get started here… From this episode: "Don't believe the DO=BE lie anymore. What you DO does not create your value and who you really are, your true identity... especially in God's eyes! Believing what God says is true of us sets us free from performance-based spirituality and constantly wondering if we're DOing enough." Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Everyday Disciple Challenge and Workshop - Register Now! &nbsp;
3/22/202241 minutes, 34 seconds
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[SPECIAL] What is Discipleship?

For a long time, the Church has majored in holding worship services and minored in discipleship and mission. Now that the Church has been scattered like never before as we enter into the "new normal", will we seize the opportunity to restore the balance? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 1 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge. This is the audio from the Live training we did online. I share a practical, working definition and framework of discipleship that will forever change the way you make disciples of Jesus. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The traditional Church approach to discipleship vs. the biblical (Jesus) approach. Why the difference between evangelism and discipleship is so important. How disciples made in community (not in a classroom) are a very different type of Christian. Simple homework and Action Steps you can take TODAY to get started with everyday discipleship in your life. Get started here… From this episode: "In my experience, we have often done this whole process backwards. We expect people to first believe that what we tell them is true... next say a 'Jesus in their heart' prayer to be saved... and THEN we start to disciple them. But that is not what Jesus says here, nor is it what he modeled in his own life." Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Everyday Disciple Challenge and Workshop - Register Now! &nbsp;
3/21/202246 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Habit of Small Steps

Staying on track toward accomplishing large goals can seem hard, but all big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision and we all do exactly what we choose to do every day. In this episode, Caesar shares a simple process for getting started and sustaining movement toward our great task and mission of making disciples of Jesus in community. You'll discover the habit of small daily steps that add up to something big! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The "Daffodil Principle". The power of moving 1% each day toward your goals. How our actions and habits reveal our true motivation. A simple daily process that will add up to big changes! Get started here… From this episode: "We all do exactly what we choose to do every day. If your family life on mission, or your church or small group is not living with the spiritual freedom and relational peace you desire, it is within your God-given ability to change that. Your actions reveal how badly you want something. If you keep saying something is a priority but you never act on it, then you don’t really want it." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #374 Everyday Disciple Challenge and Workshop - Register FREE Missio Publishing &nbsp;
3/14/202223 minutes, 56 seconds
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Conversations: Missional Community Growth

From the outside looking in, missional communities can look very attractive and appear to be a straight line of growth toward multiplication. It is not always so. In this episode, we finish up our Conversations series. You'll hear a conversation between a couple of guys who are leading missional communities. One of them is newer to the process and a little disappointed in how things are going with his community. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Missional communities are messy...but a glorious mess! Why things only seem like they're moving slowly. You’ve engaged in the most meaningful journey of your life. Why you'll want to seed multiplication into everything you do. Get started here… From this episode: "That’s why we do all of this, why we are so privileged to be and make disciples of Jesus. A life given to making disciples is a life lived fulfilling God’s eternal purpose for us and all of creation! Talk about living a life of purpose! I want this for myself, my family, my kids and grandchildren. Thanks, Father for calling us into this amazing life with you!" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #373 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img...
3/7/202219 minutes, 22 seconds
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Conversations: Proactive and Reactive Mission

We will never accidentally disciple someone to maturity in Christ. Discipleship that brings the Gospel to bear in all of life must happen in the rhythms of normal life together. But we often confuse discipleship with being a strong witness of God’s love and character to others. In this episode, we continue in our Conversations series. You'll hear a short conversation between two close friends as they take a few minutes to sit and chat about the differences between their proactive and reactive missional opportunities. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The difference between proactive and reactive mission and opportunities. Several examples of a clearly identified proactive mission. What to do with those who fall outside your proactive mission. Why "witnessing for Jesus" is not our mission! Get started here… From this episode: "A proactive missional opportunity is when we say as a community, “we're going to give ourselves, together, to radically reorient our lives and incarnate amongst certain people and make disciples amongst them, specifically, and we’re going to agree to do that together." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #372 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <img class="aligncenter wp-image-3180 size-full"...
2/28/202219 minutes, 9 seconds
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Conversations: Small Group or Missional Community?

Through the years we’ve seen Christians group themselves into 'holy huddles' that leave little room for new friends to join them in meaningful ways. That’s not God’s plan! In this episode, we continue in the Conversations series. You'll hear two different conversations: The first is a couple of friends who’ve been in a small group together for quite a while… and the second one is between some couples in a true missional community. They are very different conversations. Pay attention to who and what is the focus of their groups and life together. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why our traditional 'small groups' are not what God intended. 6 important distinctions between small groups and missional communities. God's amazing hope and desire for his family. A clear illustration of how people in a missional community see their lives on mission. Get started here… From this episode: "Our co-mission as the Church is to lovingly invite the people God has purposely brought into our lives to join us in community as together we share the story of the gospel, make disciples, and learn to live as an extended family following Jesus together. This is not a fad or the latest church growth technique or a new name for small groups or cell groups. It is rediscovering the church as 'oikos'—an extended family on mission—where everyone is important and has a vital role to play." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #371 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a...
2/21/202231 minutes, 14 seconds
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Conversations: Gospel Communities On Mission

Most people cannot multiply or replicate what they experience on Sundays at a church service. If what we preach, and teach others cannot be reproduced immediately, over and over, then it will never lead to maturity, growth and multiplication. In this episode, we continue in the Conversations series. You'll hear a short but natural conversation between a couple of buddies who meet up at a cafe. They end up talking about a pretty common misperception connected to discipleship that a lot of us were taught in church, and maybe, still hold onto today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why it's critical we have all 3 "legs of the stool" in our churches. How your discipleship process may be missing a key ingredient. Why one-to-one discipleship does not lead to maturity. A conversation about the importance of living in gospel communities on mission. Get started here… From this episode: "If mature disciples could be made in a one-to-one setting alone, or in classrooms, Jesus would have done it that way. Jesus came in the flesh and hung out in the neighborhood. He loved us enough to not broadcast a whole load of truth from scripture at us and send us out hoping for the best. And here’s some good news for the journey: Jesus said that he will never leave us or forsake us on this mission!" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #370 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <a...
2/14/202228 minutes, 13 seconds
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Conversations: Discipleship In All Of Life

The gospel is not just the beginning of our Christian life and how we obtain a ticket to heaven. Our discipleship has implications for all of life today. And think about this… we are actually always in discipleship mode. In this episode, Caesar continues in the Conversations series. Hear a conversation between a married couple talking about a recent trip to the grocery store. Learn how discipleship should, does, and will affect all of life, not just spiritual things and where we’ll spend our afterlife. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How and why God has us continually in "discipleship mode". The ways God uses our discipling of others for our own growth. The importance of helping people understand discipleship in all of life. How a super gospel-fluent conversation in everyday life sounds. Get started here… From this episode: "We tend to think that everything going on in our life, or that the things we do to disciple others, are always about what the other person learns, or sees or experiences. But the truth is, God is using everything in our lives (including all of our best-laid plans at engaging people or inviting them into our lives etc.) to move us from unbelief to belief and conform us to Jesus as well." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #369 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click Here <a href="https://123lifeschool.clickfunnels.com/bigger-gospel" target="_blank"...
2/7/202220 minutes, 26 seconds
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Conversations: How We Make Disciples

Discipleship is not about knowledge acquisition or teaching folks lots of stuff about the Bible. It's not enough to teach facts or gain knowledge… Disciples must be formed in ways that change their motivation and give them active gospel experiences. In this episode, Caesar continues in the series Conversations. We're halfway through 10 essential topics you'll need to discuss with those you want to lead toward a lifestyle of discipleship and mission. Hear a conversation between a couple of friends that in a powerful way teaches us to reorient our thinking on how we need to make disciples of Jesus. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A powerful parable that reframes disciple-making. How our current methods of discipleship fall way short. The ways people need to experience new things in order to change. A reproducible method for making your discipleship more holistic. Get started here… From this episode: "If you feel like your current discipleship (in your church or with others) doesn’t get outside the classroom enough to help people experience the Gospel lived out in all of life… walking with Jesus in more and more areas of life in community with others, you’ll need to rethink some stuff and start to have the type of conversations like you’ll hear today…" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #368 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing <a...
1/31/202218 minutes, 29 seconds
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Conversations: The Mission of the Church

Everything we do as the Church should support the only mission Jesus gave us–make disciples who make more disciples. How's that coming along in your church? In this episode, Caesar continues in the series Conversations; 10 essential topics you'll need to discuss with those you want to lead toward a lifestyle of discipleship and mission. Hear how a conversation might sound between a couple of friends on staff at the same church, as they discuss The Mission of the Church, and how they might start to align all ministry areas toward making disciples. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A powerful analogy of the church's "discipleship drift". How every department or program of your church can be mission-focused. Using Sunday services to help align all other areas of ministry. How a conversation about the mission of the church might sound. Get started here… From this episode: "Discipleship-focused language should be used often and regularly if we are going to create a culture of intentional discipleship and mission as a lifestyle. People should know that discipleship in everyday life with others is the norm and expected. BTW: Your Sunday pulpit is a great tool (not the only tool) for this, but it is best if this language flows from an authentic life lived in community, making disciples in everyday life." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #367 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a...
1/24/202227 minutes, 10 seconds
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Conversations: The Purpose of the Gospel

Jesus did not die to save us just so that we could get a ticket out of hell and a spot in heaven someday. Do your people know why God saved them in Christ?  In this episode, Caesar continues with a series of essential conversations you'll need to have with those you want to lead toward a lifestyle of discipleship and mission. Hear how a conversation might sound between a couple of friends discussing the purpose of the gospel. You will love this! In This Episode You’ll Learn: The often "missing" part of our gospel understanding. The sad self-focus in much of the Church today. How discipleship fulfills God's eternal purpose. How a conversation about the purpose of the gospel might sound. Get started here… From this episode: "Many of us have grown up being taught and believing a very small version of the Gospel. In fact, in my experience growing up in the church, the “gospel” was almost completely about sin management, behavioral modification and focused on the afterlife. When there was Good News spoken about HOW God saves us, through the work of Christ on the Cross, there was almost never anything mentioned as to WHY we are saved. Or the PURPOSE of the Gospel." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #366 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get...
1/17/202220 minutes, 13 seconds
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Conversations: Who We Are

Our human tendency–and religion has certainly reinforced this–is to focus on all the stuff we need to start DOing (or stop DOing) and forget that our life in Christ is more about our BEing. In this episode, Caesar continues with a series of essential conversations you'll need to have with those you want to lead toward a lifestyle of discipleship and mission. This simple yet crucial topic: Who We Are and how to articulate our gospel identity. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to change the motivations of the heart toward mission. A surprising and powerful truth about you contained in Matthew 28. What your Christian baptism is meant to convey. How a conversation about our true gospel identity might sound. Get started here… From this episode: "We have all tried to create a life and identity (fame and glory) for ourselves apart from God. But until Christians believe their true, restored gospel identity, their Christianity will be filled with a whole bunch of “shoulds” and “supposed tos” and religion, instead of a life of freedom and privilege that Jesus came to give us. That’s why this is so important." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #365 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here. <a href="https://123lifeschool.clickfunnels.com/bigger-gospel"...
1/10/202220 minutes, 53 seconds
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Conversations: We Don’t Go To Church

The church is not a building; it is the family of God on his mission. This may seem simple, or just a matter of semantics, but language creates culture. This is actually a very important distinction to make with people. In this episode, Caesar kicks off a new series of conversations that you'll need to start having with folks if you want to lead them outward on mission, starting with a simple yet crucial topic: We Don't Go To Church! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why helping people move towards discipleship and mission can be confusing. How you may be swimming against the tide of tradition and misunderstanding. The 5 stages that we all go through when learning new things. A sample of how a conversation about BEing the Church might sound. Get started here… From this episode: "If you’re tired and frustrated with trying to get people to actually care more and DO more...you’ll definitely want to pay close attention to this series of conversations. If you are leading a church, or are responsible for helping the folks in your church’s small groups or missional communities get on mission, you’ll want to pay close attention, because you will be having these types of conversations a lot." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #364 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here. <img class="aligncenter...
1/3/202220 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New!

When we look back at 2021, will we focus on living in a state of confusion, stop-start social restrictions, endless Zoom calls, and arguments over vaccinations? Maybe so... But buckle up, here comes 2022! 😳 In this episode, Caesar is joined by Tina and Heath as they catch up on big changes in their lives this year, what they're learning from God, and what they hope for in 2022. You will love this funny year-end wrap-up! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Huge evidence of grace in a year of uncertainty. Caesar, Tina, and Heath's High/Low/Buffalo from the past year. What we've learned about God and ourselves in 2021. What to expect on the show in the year ahead. Get started here… From this episode: “We appreciate each and every one of you who regularly tune in to the podcast and leave us reviews, ideas for new episodes and share the podcast with others. May God bless you in every way, and may you experience his amazing grace with abundance in the year ahead!” Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here. &nbsp;
12/27/202153 minutes, 17 seconds
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Preparing For a New (Big) Year on Mission

2021 has felt like a year of "limbo"! We’re all living in the midst of so much uncertainty, and when your plans have evaporated, when it feels so tiring to look ahead… the future can feel a little scary. But we all long for something new; something that brings freshness to our lives and faith. In this episode, Caesar will help you start to "dream forward" and gives you three distinct areas you need to look at as you prepare for a new year of discipleship and mission. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Are we created to actually desire newness and freshness? A simple, tangible way to begin to "dream with faith" for the new year. 3 areas of your life that you'll want to prepare for mission. How everything you plan for can be put right into God's hands! Get started here… From this episode: "I know that God wants you to experience new grace (his unmerited favor) this year. New mercies, so you believe that God is not punishing you or limiting you for something that is out of your control, or something you failed to or you thought you were “supposed to” do this past year. He wants to give you new hope for all that he himself is doing and will do in the next year. And he wants to give you new opportunities, new blessings, and his favor to go with them!" &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please leave an honest review for The Lifeschool Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #362 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
12/20/202123 minutes, 47 seconds
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10 Ideas For a Missional Christmas

Many of us were raised to believe that the Christmas holidays are a time to unplug from outside relationships and our “normal” community rhythms. Even many Christians tend to isolate away from their small groups, missional communities, and neighbors instead of pressing deeper into relationships at this time of year. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll give you 10 fun and easy missional ideas that you can do with family and friends to help you stay on mission this holiday season. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the Christmas holidays are a perfect time to reach out on mission. How recent social distancing regulations have made certain, favorite, holiday traditions a perfect opportunity for mission in your neighborhood. How to pick one other family to be part of your family this holiday season. 10 ideas you can mix and match that are fun for your family to do together. Get started here… From this episode: “Try doing a Christmas Eve 'candlelight' singalong... or you could pump this up by hosting it as a mini candlelight Christmas Eve service, where the Christmas story is read from the Bible or another book. You can pray for each other, for God to bless and prosper everyone in the new year ahead, and express gratitude for God sending Jesus to us as the light of the world!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #361 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here.<img class="aligncenter wp-image-3180...
12/13/202128 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Identify Your Best Leaders

Whether it’s in your church, non-profit, or missional community, growth requires you to develop your next generation of leaders. How will you know who they are? Is everyone really a leader? Could you be wasting your time developing the wrong people? In this episode, Caesar and Heath talk about how to effectively identify your best leaders. We'll show you what to look for and how to spot faithful, servant leaders that are right in your midst already. In This Episode You’ll Learn: A new paradigm for developing people in community. How discipleship and leadership development work together. 3 Questions to ask yourself to know who specifically to develop as leaders. 5 Qualities you want to look for in anyone you place in a position of leadership. Get started here… From this episode: "Competency is something that can be developed in any person who has character and capacity. In my experience, those with high capacity are continuous learners and develop new competencies all the time. I put competency at the end of the list because, to be honest, it is something of a “second-tier” concern. It matters, but not as much as the others." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please leave an honest review for The Lifeschool Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #360 Who Are Your Next Leaders? (w/5 Cs) FREE Download Caesar's website with loads of free discipleship resources. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
12/6/202139 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 Ongoing Essentials Missional Leaders Need

Leadership within the Church is so much more than just tasks and jobs getting done. Biblical leadership does get things done and serve the Family, but effectiveness as leaders is so much more about character, their hearts, and a growing ability to speak and model the Gospel in all of life. In this episode, Caesar gives you 5 ongoing essentials that every missional leader needs in their life. Unfortunately, almost no one was trained for the type of leadership that missional communities require. Let's be the ones that change that! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the commitment to developing leaders attracts great leaders. What to do if YOU are not getting these 5 essentials as a leader. The importance of every leader having an apprentice. What happens if you're missing any of these 5 essentials. Get started here… From this episode: "Treating people like “stop gaps” to our problems in an area of ministry only reinforces a DO=BE mentality and ultimately demoralizes people. Seeing and treating your leaders as divine Image-bearers and like members of your family puts you both in a humble position to receive the ongoing grace that our heavenly Father offers–regardless of our performance or less-than-perfect leadership record." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #359 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing - Get the Gospel Primer and More. &nbsp;
11/29/202126 minutes, 30 seconds
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Multiplying Your Missional Community

Moving a missional community toward multiplication is a lot like preparing your kids to move out of the house and start a life with families of their own. Done well, it takes a great level of intentionality on the leaders' parts and does not happen accidentally. In this episode, Caesar walks you through a recent planning session he did with church leaders as they prepare for the multiplication of their groups and the starting of a new missional community at the same time. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The best time to start preparing your community for multiplication. Necessary steps to get your people on board for growth. Why every leader needs an apprentice. How the Gospel implicates us toward multiplication. Get started here… From this episode: “The right time to start the preparation to multiply your missional community is when you’re first starting it! A missional community is not a “holy huddle”, renamed small group or Bible study. Your goal is to live increasingly like a family, together on mission. Let your folks know that healthy things always grow and we are trusting God for growth and multiplication, right from the start.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #358 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources Missio Publishing - Get the Gospel Primer and More. &nbsp;
11/22/202150 minutes, 24 seconds
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Moving From Small Group to Missional Community

What happens when you feel God leading you, beyond a weekly meeting with a handful of other Christians, out to make disciples in the most underserved neighborhood in your city? In this episode, Caesar is joined by author and community builder Terence Schilstra. You'll hear the exciting story of how his traditional church small group slowly morphed into a missional community. Along with several other Christian families, they've become connected to over 30 families in their new neighborhood as they make disciples. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How a "small voice" became a much louder calling from God. What personal challenges they faced to follow God deeper. The problems their small group experienced. (Not everyone loved the change!) The amazing adventure that this community now lives! Get started here… From this episode: “Our calling to make disciples among a specific group of people requires us to be present with them. Just like Jesus came to us as a human, and took on the rhythms and customs of the people he was with, so must we give our lives, not just our programs, to that God calls us to. Making disciples is an all-of-life engagement that ultimately radically reorients our time and resources for God’s glory.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #356 Peace of the City book and contact Terence Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
11/8/202146 minutes, 59 seconds
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Our Crazy Bivocational Lifestyle

There are more and more people interested in bi-vocational ministry these days. And more reasons that people want and even need to be involved in jobs that go hand in hand with their vocational ministry. In this episode, Caesar and his wife Tina share their incredible 30+ years of doing full-time ministry while starting and running dozens of businesses and other non-profit ministries. Their story will encourage anyone who is considering alternative ways to do ministry and pay the bills at the same time! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How to have the flexibility and freedom to do what God is calling you to. How Caesar and Tina combined ministry and business with their family life. The benefits and challenges of working bi-vocationally. Why our identity is NOT attached to our title or specific job. Get started here… From this episode: “Let God route your paycheck wherever he chooses. It is not forsaking the ministry to NOT work at a church. The one mission Jesus gave his Church (that’s us) is discipleship, which happens life on life, in community, throughout the week. Let God provide for that mission in any way he chooses. For most people it will not be by working at a church. That’s by God’s design.” &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #355 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
11/1/202147 minutes, 32 seconds
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It’s Time For The Church To Tell a New Story

If we are serious about changing the culture within the church, then we must begin to change the narrative that leaders tell. If the only stories we are telling through social media are who is preaching, what you’re preaching, and how amazing everything was on Sunday, then we will continue to get and BE what we continue to highlight. In this episode, Caesar is joined by author and missional strategist, Brad Brisco. They discuss how the types of stories we're commonly telling about our churches are having damaging consequences. It's time to change all that! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How silly our stories about our church sound and look online. How many of our stories betray a deep sense of consumerism. Why changing the narratives we tell will reshape the Church itself. Ways to discover and discern what God is already doing, and then tell those stories. Get started here… From this episode: "If our relationship with God is largely transactional, then that’s how we’ll view the Church. God desires a relationship of trust with you that is real and present. He is longing to draw you into His big Story and in so doing, rewrite the story of your life. And not just your afterlife, but today, tomorrow… with your family and friends, and within the Church." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #351 10 Missional Benchmarks Test and Assessment  Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Brad Brisco – missionalchurchnetwork.com Discipleship and...
10/4/202145 minutes, 1 second
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Experiencing Spiritual Disciplines In Everyday Life

Making mature disciples of Jesus includes passing on healthy spiritual disciplines... life-giving, gospel-reminding practices and rhythms. Yet you won’t find a passage in scripture that gives a list of spiritual disciplines listed. In this episode, Caesar will explode your understanding of what spiritual disciplines are, and show you how they can be woven into the rhythms of your normal, everyday life. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why spiritual disciplines and discipleship should be linked together. 4 lies you may believe about traditional spiritual disciplines. What the Bible does teach about disciplining ourselves. Practical ways to fit spiritual disciplines into your life. Get started here… From this episode: “Spiritual disciplines are a means, not an end. The disciplines themselves are never the goal. Think discipleship, when you think disciplines. Our spiritual disciplines should be focused on helping us move from unbelief to belief in light of the gospel in more and more areas of life. And that's going to change throughout our life, so your spiritual disciplines probably will too." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #350 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
9/27/202127 minutes, 19 seconds
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7 Lies That Ruin Our Ability To Rest

Rest is fueled or depleted by the impact of what we believe. Are you letting God's perspective about you, guide you into a life that is abundant and fulfilling? In this episode, Caesar is joined by author, Twyla Franz, as they talk about the lies we too often believe, that are ruining our ability to truly rest. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The importance of letting rest flow from your Gospel Identity. God's love for you does not depend on what you do. Why resting is not being lazy! How rest actually fuels, not slows, mission. Get started here… From this episode: “When we don’t rest, we get missional living backward. We focus on the doing, forgetting that doing flows from being. What we do doesn’t procure our identity as missional people. We first know who we are because we choose to stay in close proximity to the only One who can tell us who we truly are. And then with Him right next to us, we learn to copy the way He thinks and loves and lives." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #349 Twyla Franz - The Uncommon Normal Blog Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
9/20/202142 minutes, 57 seconds
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5 Dumb Things Christians Need To Stop Doing

The life of Jesus was and will always be counter-cultural. But often, it seems, we’re not ridiculed or rejected because we’re living such radically loving and selfless lives, it’s because we actually live so little like Jesus. In this episode, Caesar looks at 5 dumb things that Christians need to stop doing that are affecting our witness and our discipleship efforts. And he gives a little of the gospel “thing behind the thing” with each of these issues. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why we need to be careful with what we say online. How even our most loving actions can be misunderstood. The things that Jesus got angry about (are you?). How the way we handle conflict reflects our faith. Get started here… From this episode: “The world has a judge and it's not you! Remember, God has both judged and punished all human sin on the cross. It is finished. That's what Jesus said. It is finished. Do you believe that? So let's stop judging everyone, both inside and outside the church. Let's start loving them. And let God be God." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #348 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
9/13/202123 minutes, 51 seconds
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Disciple-making In Your Unique Context

It is important to observe your culture and context in order to be able to understand it. Without this, it is hard–if not impossible–to speak and embody the Gospel in a way that is Good News to people. In this episode, Caesar is joined by author and church planting guru, Peyton Jones. They discuss the importance of understanding key elements of the context you're in when planting a church, leading a community on mission, and making disciples. You can't skip this step! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the Gospel is always Good News in context. 5 important elements of every city and neighborhood. How every culture has "keys" that unlock hearts for Jesus. Ways to gain a deeper knowledge of your disciple-making context. Get started here… From this episode: “The gospel is very big and it's fuller than what we think. And so I want to know what are people's fears? What is the culture of men? What are they afraid of? What are their hopes? What are their dreams? What do they consider successful? What are they worried about? Missionaries know their communities... you know your community because you love your community." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #347 Peyton Jones' book Church Plantology Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
9/6/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Cost of Discipleship in Afghanistan

It will be hard to forget the images and video of Afghans mobbing outgoing aircraft in a desperate attempt to leave their country following the Taliban’s recent seizure of Kabul.  In this episode, Caesar examines how thousands of Christians remaining in Afghanistan are counting the costs of discipleship and following Jesus–potentially at the risk of their lives. And he asks the question: What is your discipleship costing you today? In This Episode You’ll Learn: The complexity of this 20-year saga and the outrage it has caused. The persecution that Afghan Christians are immediately facing. Jesus' surprising commands concerning his will in persecution. 3 things you can do immediately to help the people in Afghanistan. Get started here… From this episode: “Afghan Christians pay a very high cost for being disciples of Jesus. They pay a very high cost and I've been asking myself this... What does discipleship cost us here in America and in the Western world today? For a lot of Christians I know here in the United States or other westernized countries, counting the cost of their discipleship amounts to seeing if they can fit a church service into their schedule or get around to watching part of their church's live stream from last week. And there is NO cost." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #346 Legacy Collective: Donate to help in Afghanistan. Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <img src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on...
8/30/202123 minutes, 27 seconds
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Discipleship: Embracing The New Normal

The way many are engaging in church and their faith has forever changed. Will the Church change too? Now is the time to start new discipleship rhythms! In this episode, Caesar spells out four foundational disciple-making elements that the Church needs to embrace as we head into the "new normal". In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why having a clear definition of discipleship is vital. Understanding our Gospel Identity is foundational to all discipleship. Why discipleship must happen in the rhythms of normal life. How to find a balance on mission and avoid burnout. Get started here… From this episode: "When we live with gospel-intentionality, living out of our gospel identity into all of these 6 discipleship rhythms, the pressure is off! All of life becomes an opportunity for discipleship. It’s not a hassle or series of classes we need to talk people into taking. Discipleship is woven into all of life. That’s the way we see Jesus discipling his 12 disciples: In the rhythms of normal everyday life––a life that he created for us!" Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #340 Everyday Disciple Challenge – Register now FREE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
8/9/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are You Too Busy For Discipleship?

"I'm too busy for all of that!" We hear this opposition to discipleship as a lifestyle more than any other. And as crazy as it sounds, Churches say the same thing. In this episode, Caesar asks the question: Are you too busy for discipleship? If you are honest, you may not be happy with your answer. Fear not! You'll get some help to get started, or re-started, regardless of where you're at today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The true issue behind all of our perceived busyness. How discipleship is moving from "additional" to "intentional". The importance of growing in gospel-intentionality. Free discipleship training that fits your life and schedule. Get started here… From this episode: "Sometimes we say we're too busy for discipleship or meaningful relationships in community, but then truth be known if we look at our calendar, we're spending way more time hanging out watching Netflix, watching sports, playing sports... Fill in the blank, all kinds of stuff. And we're not really that busy. It really is a motivational issue. It's a heart issue and a priority issue." Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #339 Everyday Disciple Challenge – Register now FREE
8/2/202124 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is Missional Church (Still) Our Best Option?

It may be hard to believe... The “missional movement” began over 20 years ago. With it came the hope to transform the Church and make loads of new disciples. Did it happen? Is it happening?  In this episode, Caesar confronts the massive shift we're seeing as the western church emerges from the pandemic with a question: Should you be steering your family or church community toward missional living today? In This Episode You’ll Learn: If the Church ever really understood and embraced missional living. What a missional community is and how it is different. 7 common challenges facing leaders today. Questions you'll need to answer before moving forward. Get started here… From this episode: “God has always desired that his people, his family, would live together in such a way that the world would know what he's truly like. Living a life on mission with God is the life you were created and saved to now live. And this starts by believing that you are part of a family... God's family of missionary servants, sent as disciples of Jesus who make more disciples, filling the world with God's glory. I know this sounds too good to be true, but it is true!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #338 Free Training Seminar: Gospel In Everyday Life Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
7/26/202128 minutes, 49 seconds
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Introverts and Extroverts on Mission Post-pandemic

Once upon a time, we had a wide world of socializing opportunities. But the COVID pandemic made many of our common social interactions dangerous, or legally impossible, shrinking our relational connections significantly. And some people enjoyed that change. In this episode, Caesar discusses how introverts and extroverts are engaging discipleship and mission differently as social restrictions have started to loosen up. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The true difference between introversion and extroversion. How spouses on opposite ends of this can better serve each other. How the culture has taught us to hide our self-love behind these distinctions. Practical ways to begin to re-engage in social life as restrictions lift. Get started here… From this episode: “It’s important to understand there are times when all of us feel more introverted and need to be alone or seek a quiet place. I seem to remember Jesus doing this from time to time. There are also times when even the most introverted among us go to parties, function socially, and have a good time. Again, Jesus did this pretty often as well. We all possess elements of both introversion and extroversion.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #337 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <img src="https://everydaydisciple.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Join-us-on-Facebook.jpg" alt="Join us on Facebook"...
7/19/202137 minutes, 52 seconds
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How the Gospel Changes Our Motivation and Desires Pt.2

How do we motivate people to develop a lifestyle of discipleship and mission beyond a weekly meeting? Learning how the Gospel changes our motivation is key! In this episode, Caesar continues his talk on Gospel Motivation and why what we truly believe will become evident by the work of our hands and the patterns of our lives. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Jesus’ commands to his potential disciples may surprise you. How to look at a leader’s life to see if they are motivated by the gospel. 3 crucial things you absolutely cannot make mature disciples without. Where we get the power to live with gospel motivation. Get started here… From this episode: “Jesus was serious about the cost of discipleship. But he was also clear about the benefits and results of living in light of the gospel of the Kingdom. Be aware of the subtle ways that disobedience, self-preference, and complacency creep into your heart and replace a gospel-motivation with a self-motivation.” I want to invite you to a powerful, free training and webinar… The Gospel in Everyday Life. Reserve your spot now! Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #336 Free Training Seminar Caesar Offered: Gospel In Everyday Life Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; <img...
7/12/202135 minutes, 3 seconds
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How the Gospel Changes Our Motivation and Desires Pt.1

After a hard year of changes for Christians and the Church, it seems easier than ever to slip into complacency. Are we going to start another new thing? How do we stay motivated, and motivate others, to desire a lifestyle of discipleship and mission beyond a weekly meeting? In this episode, we talk about how Gospel Motivation changes the way you lead your church, community group, and family toward life on mission with God… and what happens when you don’t. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why the ‘American Dream life' may be a convenient excuse for not living on mission. How what we believe in our head changes what we believe in our heart. How the gospel changes ALL of our motivation, affections, and desires. Why our Christian lives are often not attractive to non-yet-believers. Get started here… From this episode:` “It can be hard to rightly motivate people on mission… we have well-worn grooves, patterns, and language that end up being more law than grace, more hard work than gospel freedom. To grow in your gospel fluency and learn the 'language of the gospel', I want to invite you to a powerful, free training and webinar I’m hosting… The Gospel in Everyday Life. Reserve your spot now. I know of no other training that can change your life as much in one hour!” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #335 Free Training Seminar Caesar Offered: Gospel In Everyday Life Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Discipleship and Missional...
7/5/202135 minutes, 52 seconds
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Beware These 7 Community Relationship Killers

Life in a community on God's mission is messy. It just is. Lots of relational dynamics come into play… hopes, fears, preferences, etc. Things will get complicated when you have humans working together! In this episode, Caesar gives you 7 community relationship killers that you'll want to watch for and avoid. You're going to need this! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why confidentiality is critical for a healthy community. How unspoken expectations undermine unity. How to deal with the "fixer" in your group. Ways that leaders set the tone and ethos for the community. Get started here… From this episode:` “If expectations stay unspoken, and probably everyone has their own... you’ll start to–or continue to–have conflicts and hurt feelings that go unaddressed. Without vision, values, and expectations about who we are, what we’re doing together, and WHY being discussed and agreed upon, you’re open to a lot of conflicts and unspoken hard feelings” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #334 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
6/28/202129 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hearing God With a Head Full of Voices

Are we hearing impaired when it comes to the voice of God? Could it be that what we believe and have labeled as relational, emotional, and spiritual problems are actually 'hearing' problems?  In this episode, Caesar shows us how to turn down the negative voices in our heads, dial in the authentic divine Voice, and listen intently. The voices you believe will determine the life you experience! In This Episode You’ll Learn: Ways to sort out all of the chatter coming your way each day. Why the voices you listen to shape your own voice in the world. How to apply the "Jesus filter" to everything you're hearing. Why listening prayer is so different from the ways we usually pray. Get started here… From this episode: “If you are listening to the Voice of love, hospitality, generosity, justice, and compassion, and hope – NOTHING in this whole world will be able to snatch you away – nothing will be able to knock you down, tear you up, turn you around – it simply can’t be done – because nothing can separate you from the grace and love of God through Jesus Christ who is Lord.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #333 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
6/21/202128 minutes, 50 seconds
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7 Challenges To Cultural Diversity in the Church

Experiencing a diverse group of believers walking with and worshiping God together as a family is a beautiful thing. However, there will be obstacles to overcome for this to become a common reality. In this episode, Caesar walks through 7 challenges to greater cultural diversity that are facing the Church. Some of these are age-old; some of them are unique based on society today. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Diversity is not just about skin color or race. God has a diverse family–and not just on Sunday! Why the restoration of relationships is key to diversity in the Church. Steps to living a more diverse cultural experience together. Get started here… From this episode: “The Bible teaches that we've been given the ministry of reconciliation. Reconciliation is meant to repair relationships that are broken. It's about restoration. So when we talk about cultural diversity in the church and as the church–as God's family–that's what we're talking about. We're talking about a restoration to the way God created us to be and hopes for us to be together.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #332 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp;
6/14/202131 minutes, 57 seconds
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Helping People Feel Like Part of Your Family

With more Christians and churches doing home-based micro churches and neighborhood-focused expressions, it's fair to ask: how are we making people feel when they’re in our homes or anywhere with us? In this episode, Caesar and his wife, Tina, let you in on a recent coaching call where they discuss treating people like family–not like guests—and the powerful heart change that happens for us and others when we do. In This Episode You’ll Learn: How our language reveals our true hearts in this. God's desire is that we treat everyone like part of his family. Missional living is a beautiful, glorious mess! Examples of what this looks like in your home and elsewhere. Get started here… From this episode: “Life and community on mission are messy. But it's a beautiful mess. And just like we see people in messy situations differently when they're our family members than when they're not, once we start to see and treat everyone like part of the family, our heart response to this glorious mess shifts too. This is not the way we live because we're supposed to. We live this way and treat others this way because we get to.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #331 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; &nbsp;
6/7/202140 minutes, 22 seconds
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How You Communicate Vision & Values Shape Mission

Most churches have a vision statement with values listed out that they've put a lot of work into creating. They might even have their people regularly stand and recite them. But is your vision compelling enough that people will give their lives to it? In this episode, Caesar gives you a radical understanding of how your vision and values can shape the mission of your church, community, or family. And he'll share a process for crafting a vision statement that will transform your ministry. In This Episode You’ll Learn: The way language creates culture within your church. How a compelling vision statement brings unity and movement. How your values and vision clarify your ministry model. A proven process and tool for creating a powerful vision statement. Get started here… &nbsp; From this episode: “So often both values and vision statements within the church just sound like a doctrinal thesis. They're super uninspiring. Most people really don't understand what they mean and the not-yet believer would have no clue. "What's this about? Oh, weird, thick religiosity... or something with a lot of rules that sounds heavy to me.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #330 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. Free Discipleship and Missional Resources &nbsp; &nbsp;
5/31/202138 minutes, 25 seconds
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Micro Church, House Church, Simple Church. What’s the Difference?

It is becoming increasingly popular for churches to pioneer new models of "micro church". You may know them by various names, but these intentionally simple, streamlined expressions of the church are often small, volunteer-led, and casual. Could this be the answer for post-congregational Christians?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by Gino Curcuruto, as they discuss these new micro church experiences. Are they all the same thing with different names, or are there real, important differences and goals behind each?In This Episode You’ll Learn:Not all of these newer expressions of the church are the same.Is a Missional Community a micro church?Why existing churches need to check their motives when beginning.The Top 3 priorities when starting a new "micro church".Get started here…From this episode:“A lot of the churches are saying, ‘Well our people aren't coming back… so we're going to start micro churches.’ And what they're doing is just basically their church service in their house. In fact, they're not really developing anybody. They're just, ‘Hey, turn on the live stream... And then maybe hang out afterward and have some food.’ I kind of like that aspect better, that's an upgrade from just sitting in pews in silence. And yet it still leaves people, unfortunately, just doing a church service in their homes.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #329The Table PhilidelphiaCoaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;
5/24/202155 minutes, 27 seconds
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Missional Community: Neighborhood or Network?

When making disciples in community, a common strategy question arises: should we have a Missional Community that is only neighborhood-based, or should we start a Missional Community that's relationally network-based?In this episode, Caesar lays out the advantages and disadvantages of both neighborhood and networked-based approaches to community building. And the importance of creating organized and organic rhythms whichever way you go.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why proximity is gold when living on mission together.The importance of understanding your&nbsp;proactive and&nbsp;reactive&nbsp;mission.The benefits and challenges that both approaches present.Loads of real-world examples on how all of this works.Get started here…From this episode:“If your Missional Community is made up of people that are coming from different parts of town and for whatever reason, have formed a community on mission, you can still succeed. You're going to have to be a LOT more intentional about how you plan your times and activities together and know that it could start to feel event-based if you're not careful."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #328Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
5/17/202135 minutes, 53 seconds
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Losing a Scarcity Mentality To Discover Abundance

The world has moved into a new sense of scarcity and lack. As the pandemic has taken its toll on jobs and our savings, a feeling of scarcity in our lifestyle and relationships has also set in.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shares his own experience of being raised with a scarcity mentality and where the true root of this mindset comes from. He'll also help you find freedom and show you how to experience an abundance mindset.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What causes a scarcity mentality and how to escape it.How living with a scarcity mindset affects all of life–not just money.How the gospel speaks good news and abundance to scarcity.Steps to begin to lose a scarcity mentality and find freedom.Get started here…From this episode:“An abundance mentality flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. Remember, you were created in the image of our perfect Father God who loves you! Out of his endless supply and wealth, we can live in the reality that there is plenty and more than enough to share with others. This is true of money and time, of prestige, of recognition, of resources, of decision making.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #327Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;
5/10/202135 minutes, 12 seconds
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Creating a Multi-Generational Family Team

For many in Western civilization, our idea of "family" seems like a failed experiment. We’ve been sold the line that the family exists primarily as a springboard for the individual. But what if our families functioned more like a team–a team on a mission?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with Jeremy Pryor, who has created a multi-generational household that lives together on mission making disciples of Jesus. Their story is powerful!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why so many families fail to live as a team and do life and mission together.The simple, yet powerful rhythms that Jeremy's family live in.The role that "intentionality" plays in establishing new family rhythms.Ideas to help you start to create a family team right where you're at.Get started here…From this episode:“There’s this other bigger story about what God's doing with his bride and the church, which is nested inside an even bigger story. Which is how God desires to recapture all of humanity. It goes from Genesis 1 all the way to the end of Revelation. And so you can fixate on smaller stories, and sometimes, we live our lives kind of from the center out, but man, you need to be careful that you [and your family] don't become part of a smaller story. You have to see the bigger picture.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #3261KH (One Thousand Homes) in Cincinnati&nbsp;Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;
5/3/20211 hour, 1 second
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Is Discipleship Different for Women?

Men's and women's ministries have been separated in the church for years. But the church is a family. And when we disciple together, as a family in community, we experience deeper discipleship in every area of life.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar is joined by his wife Tina, and their friend and fellow disciple-maker, Barb Terry. He gets their perspective on women and discipleship. Are there differences? We find out that the answer is both "yes" and "no".In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the church has traditionally separated men and women.The importance of women finding their "sisterhood" within community.Can women be effectively discipled by men?Why understanding our gospel identity leads to freedom for both women and men.Get started here…From this episode:"We are all completely uniquely created, designed by God. We're here for a purpose. We're not just here to get by or survive or get stuff done, we get to live our lives in a way that glorifies God, and it shows people what he is like. Living in that reality, in the truth of our gospel identity, changes what we have to do into what we get to do. Yeah. We're totally free to be whatever God created us to be."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #325Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
4/26/202140 minutes, 40 seconds
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Restarting Your Missional Community Rhythms

Our best intentions don't always stay that intentional, and the stuff of life (plus this past year of social distancing) has derailed even our best efforts at living together in a missional community.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar will give you a few simple, intentional rhythms that you can dive into that will make all the difference, and get you and your community back on track.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The power and necessity of predictable patterns.6 Discipleship Rhythms that provide easy ways to get restarted.How Jesus' focus on his UP, IN, and OUTward relationships guide us.A great free download that will give you a lot of ideas to get started.Get started here…From this episode:"We've been blessed to be a blessing. That's part of the original covenant God made with his people. We're all super resourced and blessed. How can you as a family, individually, and as a missional community intentionally bless others through your words, gifts, or actions each week? That's a beautiful rhythm, and it shows the heart of God in all kinds of things."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #324&nbsp;[Includes 6 Rhythms - UP/IN/OUT Matrix]Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
4/19/202127 minutes, 3 seconds
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Disciple Making: 10 Things That May Be Stopping You

As the Church, it’s pretty common to assume the things we’ve seen as barriers to discipleship and life in community are unique to our own context, neighborhood or circumstances. That’s just not true!In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks about 10 things that may be keeping you and the folks in your church from making disciples and really living on mission with God in everyday life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The most common roadblocks to discipleship and mission.What is really behind each of these apparent obstacles.Questions to ask yourself to get free and get moving.The surprising “roadblock” that encompasses most (or all) of the rest!Get started here…From this episode:"For a whole lot of the church around the world, no one's making disciples, and they don't know how, and they've never really been discipled in all of life and they've never seen it. So they don’t know how to get started with true discipleship communities. Here's the question to ask yourself: ‘Am I willing to be part of forging new rhythms in my life, in our church and family so that others can see and experience this kingdom of God up close?’ Will YOU be the one to change this? Get started and learn and move and start to create new rhythms."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #323Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
4/12/202135 minutes, 52 seconds
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Can Starfish Help Us Reimagine Church?

The Church was originally a decentralized movement. Before everything became housed in church buildings with hierarchical leadership, the priesthood of all believers was equipped and sent to make disciples.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with Rob Wegner and Lance Ford about why the distributed structures of 'starfish' organizations uniquely fit the church today. Just like a starfish can reproduce itself fully from only one of its legs, churches with this type of regenerative ability are much more nimble in reacting to external change and outside forces.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The difference between "spider" and "starfish" organizations.How embracing the starfish's reproductive ability changes the way we lead the church.Why equipping is job #1 for pastors and leaders in the church today.How every Believer carries the full DNA of a disciple-making movement.Get started here…From this episode:"Leaders need to do an honest heart evaluation, asking themselves, 'how much equipping of the saints am I really doing for ministry out there–not just church service jobs and activities?' Remember, equipping is different from teaching. Equipping is a relational transaction that is personal and requires time and gives people the freedom to grow as they learn, and learn as they go."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:The Starfish and the SpiritFree Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #322Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
4/5/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
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How The Gospel Speaks To Our Anger

Anger is clearly a huge issue in our lives and culture. It's probably going to stay that way. However, anger can be a good thing. Yes. You read that correctly. Anger is actually an attribute of God and of those who desire to love well.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar breaks down the source and purpose of anger. You'll also see how and why anger destroys. And we'll give you a way to heal the anger in your life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:How anger may be destroying your health and relationships.Where (and why) the Bible commands us to be angry.A definition for uncorrupted, righteous anger.How to begin to heal your anger and move toward love.Get started here…From this episode:“We tend to think that hate is the opposite of love, but actually the opposite of love is indifference; which is what we have if God never gets angry. True love gets angry at the unbelief, pain, and messed up consequences we see in the world and in the lives of those we love.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #318Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
3/8/202133 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stop Waiting! Bloom Where You’re Planted

With all of the changes we’ve seen in life over the past several months, many people I know have sort of stalled in their disciple-making and living life on mission. Everything is different and many seem to have lost their way and are feeling a bit stuck. Waiting...In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar gives you 7 things to help get you unstuck, be encouraged, and start to bloom where you're planted.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Where you're at now is preparation for what God has next.Why it's time to stop making excuses.The power of choosing to be "all in" regardless of your circumstances.Small steps you can take, starting today!Get started here…From this episode:“Every step in life God is preparing you for the next one. Do you believe that? How are you stewarding all that God has given you now? Not just your stuff, but your circumstances. Yep, we get to steward our circumstances too. Stewardship is not just about money and hard resources. Luke 16:10 “Faithful with a little...faithful with a lot.” Our good Father in heaven is always preparing us for what’s next on our journey of becoming more and more like Jesus and showing others the way.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #317Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
3/1/202120 minutes, 51 seconds
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Looking Back To Move Our Church Forward

Church leaders are navigating great changes and conflict today. It may be the way forward requires a serious look back at the patterns and promises of Jesus.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shares a good bit of his own story on how God moved him from traditional, vocational church ministry to living a life on mission. This will encourage you not to despise the day of small beginnings!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Caesar's journey from businessman to pastor to full-time disciple-maker.The Patterns and Promises Jesus taught about Kingdom growth in the parables.Why healthy things (including churches) always grow.Why small is big, slow is fast, and multiplication wins.Get started here…From this episode:“There is another story we need to hear, one that doesn’t fit with the tale we’ve grown up believing: The kingdom of God has come, and our King desires to have our entire life. He doesn’t just give us a ticket to a happy afterlife. He wants us to be a part of his work today. We were created and saved to live with Jesus, and we are empowered by his own Spirit to be part of his restoration of all things. Why settle for comfort and conformity when you were destined for glory?"Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #316Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
2/22/202135 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why No One Really Wants Your Advice

Christians can often get into a mindset where we think everything that is wrong or untrue needs to be addressed NOW!&nbsp;And so with the banner of “speaking the truth in love” flying high over our heads, we dive in with our unsolicited advice.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar explains why most people really don't want to hear our advice. We'll look at what motivates a lot of our advice-giving, and learn some best practices for when we do need to offer help and insights to others.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The 4 types of advice that we give to people.Why we feel the need to quickly offer our advice to others.How the gospel speaks into our motivations when giving advice.Best practices so people will want to hear your advice.Get started here…From this episode:“Do you give advice because you want to see a person’s pain stop and their situation improve? (Sounds good…)&nbsp;Or so that God will be more glorified in their life? Which, in turn, produces life in the Kingdom of God which is the best life we could ever live. Who and what is our focus makes all the difference in how we give advice and how it is perceived and received."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #315Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
2/15/202135 minutes, 16 seconds
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Becoming a Family on Mission Pt.2

You're never going to lead anyone further, faster, or deeper into the gospel and discipleship than you’re leading your own family. Never. But people are waiting for a place at your table and a taste of life in the Kingdom of God! Let's go deeper...In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar and his wife, Tina, continue the story of how their family rhythms grew to include many others as they make disciples in community. They'll share some of the things that God had to change in their hearts and home in order for this Kingdom lifestyle to become a reality.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The rest of the Team K story and a heartwarming testimony you gotta hear!The ways God may want to speak into your busyness, fear, shyness, lack of love, etc.How individualism in our Western culture has severely damaged our families.Why the way you lead your family on mission can be the model for your church.Get started here…From this episode:“I want to assure you, it is not your perfect home or your award-winning cooking skills that people are dying for. Letting go of these expectations requires me to believe, in the moment, that this is not really all about me; it is about Jesus being seen and experienced through us. Our neighbors don’t need an amazing meal; they need us to be Jesus with flesh on. True hospitality is about having an attitude and posture that says to others,&nbsp;"You are always invited to join us; whatever we're eating, or doing… you are welcome.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #314Coaching with Caesar and Tina&nbsp;in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources
2/8/202149 minutes, 35 seconds
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Becoming a Family on Mission Pt.1

I’ve come to see discipleship, in many ways, as a re-parenting of people, a re-parenting of their culture. People need to understand and experience life in our perfect Father’s family and life in the Kingdom before they fully understand the love of God. Can others find that when they hang out with your family? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, you get a BONUS training done this week for folks in the Everyday Disciple Challenge. Caesar and his wife, Tina, share exactly how their family (Team K) rhythms grew to include many others as they make disciples in community. When living as a family on mission, discipleship naturally flows out of your normal family rhythms to include and draw more and more people to God's family! In This Episode You’ll Learn: How "Team K" was born as a family on mission and why it's a big deal! The ways that discipleship in community mirrors effective parenting. Why church leaders need to have a family worth imitating as the starting point. A heartwarming story of how others have been included in this Team K family. Get started here… From this episode: "It wasn’t long before this team was something our friends (and their friends) coveted, getting invited to a family dinner night with Team K. We always had lots of food, laughter, and encouragement to spread around, and you knew everyone was happy that you were there. There was always an extra place at the table. These meal times, along with our other Team K adventures, were the beginning of a way of life for us—a way of sharing and extending the blessings and grace that God had poured out onto our family.” Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #313 Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living. <a href="https://everydaydisciple.com/resources/" target="_blank" rel="noopener...
2/1/202134 minutes, 39 seconds
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More Surprising Trends For The Future Church

Because of the pandemic, restrictions on church gatherings will ultimately be measured in months or maybe years. No one knows for sure how or when this will resolve. And when things do re-open, it won’t be an instant, overnight return to unlimited gathering sizes. Our rhythms of life as the church have forever changed!In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar continues his conversation with church strategist and disciple-maker, Rob Wegner, discussing the trends that are emerging as the church embraces a new future.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why slow is fast as we seek to help our people make significant changesWays pastors will need to be humble to be able to lead in the future.How church staff and budgets will be changing in the future.Why a new reliance on the power of the Spirit must be embraced.Get started here…From this episode:“If you’re discouraged as a leader because you realize you haven’t made disciples… or really never been discipled yourself, listen, what Caesar just said is true: The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is in you, and there are people like Caesar that will help… God will give you the coach you need and you can do this. It's not too late. I don't care how old you are.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Register: Everyday Disciple Challenge: Future Church EditionFree Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #307&nbsp;
1/13/202132 minutes, 10 seconds
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Emerging Trends For The Future Church

By now you're probably figuring out that the Coronavirus pandemic, and related social distancing, has produced more of a disruption than just a temporary interruption for your Church.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with church strategist and disciple-maker, Rob Wegner, about some positive (and not-so-positive) trends that are emerging in the new realities of the future church.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Ways that many churches have experienced GROWTH during the pandemic.Will your church continue to live stream their Sunday services?How church buildings may be repurposed in the future.How the traditional sermon is being reimagined for our times.Get started here…From this episode:“Yeah we are meeting, we met last week for the first time. And this person of peace in our neighborhood says, “how many people showed up? 6 families?... I wasn’t there!” And this lady shows up the next week with six more families, so they had like 13 families doing a discovery type Bible study together. When things started to loosen up with the social distancing in the summer, it emerged into this full micro-church life together. Mostly non-believers!”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Register: Everyday Disciple Challenge: Future Church EditionFree Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #306&nbsp;
1/11/202147 minutes, 7 seconds
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How To Avoid Misunderstandings–10 Steps

Have you ever been misunderstood or misinterpreted? Do you sometimes misunderstand the signals and words you’ve received from others? Oftentimes communication seems to be a fight for control. But it doesn't have to be that way!In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar will teach you how to avoid being misunderstood and give you 10 steps to becoming an active listener and effective communicator.&nbsp;In This Episode You’ll Learn:The biggest mistakes people make when communicating.Why you must level-up your non-verbal communication skills.Secrets to becoming an empathetic and active listener.10 Steps to move from misunderstanding to effective conversation.Get started here…From this episode:“Engaging in mental criticisms in the middle of a conversation you’re having will impede your ability to effectively listen to the other person. You’ve gotta listen without making any hasty conclusions, or judging another person’s motives and their heart.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #305Register: Everyday Disciple Challenge: Future Church EditionBook: Communication Skills Training by J.Williams&nbsp;
1/4/202131 minutes, 47 seconds
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Was 2020 The Craziest Year Ever?!

A global pandemic, social distancing. and lockdowns, relief checks, protests, massive business closures, worldwide contentious political climate, emergency vaccinations... was 2020 the craziest year ever?!&nbsp;In this episode, Caesar and his special guest, Heath Hollensbe, catch up on all that has happened in their lives this year, what they're learning from all of this, and what (hopefully) 2021 has in store. You will love this end of year wrap-up!In This Episode You’ll Learn:What Heath has been up to in 2020 since his role change on the podcast.Caesar and Heath's High/Low/Buffalo from the past (crazy) year. (Heath found a shrimp in his can of 7-Up!)What we've learned about God and ourselves in 2020.Some new changes coming to the show in the year ahead.Get started here…From this episode:“We appreciate each and every one of you who regularly tune in to the podcast and leave us reviews, ideas for new episodes and share the podcast with others. May God bless you in every way, and may you experience his amazing grace with abundance in the year ahead!”Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Get Caesar’s latest book: Bigger Gospel for FREE… Click here.&nbsp;
12/28/202040 minutes, 19 seconds
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We Can Experience Love Because God is Gracious

A recent survey asked, "If you could say in one word what you want more of in life, what would that be?" Very surprisingly, LOVE didn't even make the top 10! Could it be that money and fleeting happiness have replaced the need for love in our lives?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar concludes the Advent Series as he talks about the truth that because God is gracious, we can experience love in the deepest ways.&nbsp;In This Episode You’ll Learn:The final look at four eternal truths about God that transforms us. (The 4 G's)Why we don’t know or understand true love in our lives and relationships.How we no longer have to perform for God, and why we don’t get to.Why it's important to understand what we actually deserve from God.Get started here…From this episode:“When we don’t believe we have God’s grace, we try to prove ourselves to other people. I want other people to be impressed by me. We may want to fit in or get other people’s approval. I want to earn their love. And we certainly don’t want other people finding out what we’re like inside. We wear masks to hide our real selves from people. Wearing the mask can be a great strain: it’s like acting a role all the time. But we dare not let other people see us as we really are.”Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #302Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources
12/14/202033 minutes, 46 seconds
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Introducing Everyday Disciple – Trailer

I’m Caesar Kalinowski, and it’s my passion to help those with a high commitment to discipleship, family and faith, learn to naturally and confidently integrate the really good news of the gospel into every area of life. I’ve worked in over 30 countries training thousands of people in discipleship and mission as a lifestyle.Each Monday you can listen to a new episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast where I'll show you (in about 30 minutes or so) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into everyday life.We'll talk about things like...Family lifeParentingMissional livingCareer and WorkFinancesRelationships / CommunityOur HealthEntertainmentPretty much everything... you get the picture :-)Get started here…Thanks for Listening!Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!Important Links and Resources:Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
12/7/20202 minutes
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God Is Good So We Can Find Joy In Our Life

For hundreds of years, the church has anticipated the coming of Jesus during the season of Advent. Into this space, this void, the angels announced to the shepherds the good news of Jesus that would bring great joy to all people.&nbsp;In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar continues the Advent Series as he looks at the truth that God is good so we can find satisfaction and joy. Believing that God always does what is good, right, and perfect will change how you view everything and everyone in your life!In This Episode You’ll Learn:The third of four eternal truths about God that transforms us. (The 4 G's)Why we search for satisfaction and joy to fill the "hunger" in our lives.How Jesus is the better fulfillment of all your hunger and lack of joy!How to find the unbelief and actions that are keeping you from finding joy.Get started here…From this episode:"God created us with hunger for our own Good. God isn’t manipulating us, but sustaining us – keeping us alive. The very fact that we are the “created” and He is the “Creator” proves that we need him – we wouldn’t exist without him – He is the source of all life. God is the greatest and most glorious being that exists and he created us as an expression of who he is. Our hunger is a continual reminder that this is all about him and not us – our ongoing need reminds us that God is the one we turn to for life"Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #301Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
12/7/202034 minutes, 11 seconds
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We Live With Peace Because God Is Glorious

The peace Jesus came to bring was not coercive or backed up by military might. And it was not the type of peace that most of the world was looking for. The announcement of the Messiah’s birth heralded something different and transformational.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar continues the Advent Series as he looks at the truth that God is glorious so we don't have to fear others! Believing this leads us to peace in relationships, peace with ourselves, and peace with God.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The second of four eternal truths about God that transforms us. (The 4 G's)The ways that the "fear of man" may be ruining your life and relationships.How Jesus came to bring peace to all of mankind and the world.How to find the unbelief and actions that are keeping you from having peace.Get started here…From this episode:"Think about what your fears and the need for other’s approval have produced in your heart and life… comparisons to others, avoiding any or all confrontations or deeper conversations, susceptibility to peer pressure or the need to always be liked by everyone. Do you enjoy living this way? The answer to the fear of man in our lives is a bigger understanding of the fear of God and his true glory. For those who trust Jesus, the fear of God no longer involves terror, he’s our Father and we come before him with confidence through Christ."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #300Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Free Discipleship and Missional Resources&nbsp;
11/30/202026 minutes, 45 seconds
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We Have Hope Because God is Great

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and revolutionary love. So, what happened?&nbsp;What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, shopping lists, and debt.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar starts a special Advent Series by diving deep into the greatness of God and how believing this changes what and Who we put our hope in this holiday season, and in everyday life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The four eternal truths about God that change everything. (The 4 G's)Why we continue trusting in "self" yet hoping for more.How Jesus was born to bring and fulfill hope!How to discern the areas of life you are still trying to control.Get started here…From this episode:"For me the issue is escapism. I have to choose between a fantasy in which I am sovereign and the real world in which God is sovereign. I have to choose between my false sovereignty and God’s real sovereignty. And you know what? I suck at being God. I am NOT sovereign. I am NOT in actual control of anything. Where's the hope in that?!"Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #299You Can Change by Tim ChesterCoaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.&nbsp;
11/23/202026 minutes, 23 seconds
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Treating Everyone Like Part of the Family

Guests never do any work or preparation; family members always pitch in. We try and impress guests with our hospitality; family members expect to be “part of the flow” and help themselves to whatever they need. Are you treating people like guests or like family?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we ask the question: do the people coming to your church service each week, and the folks coming to your home, feel more like guests or like part of the family? Caesar is joined by his wife Tina to share how and why we can help everyone feel like true brothers and sisters.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The difference between treating people like guests rather than part of the family.Why treating everyone like family is a picture of the Gospel.What people really need… and it’s NOT your perfectly clean house.How your Sunday church services can help people feel like family rather than visitors or guests.How our language reveals our true heart and intentions in all of this.Get started here…From this episode:"Helping others feel like part of a family, rather than guests to a program, is the key to really experiencing the gospel in action. Whether at home or at a church service, it is important to remember: these people are your brothers and sisters. Do they feel like they are at home and are needed?"Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #297Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.&nbsp;
11/9/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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How To Talk About Politics With Your Kids

Political talk is everywhere right now — it’s on the news and all over social media, it’s happening between friends and family, and it’s most likely happening at your kitchen table too. I wonder... what are your kids hearing?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shares insights on how to talk politics with your children, giving them the tools and gospel-perspective to make wise political choices throughout their lives. In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why talking about politics with your kids at an early age is important.How to teach them NOT to believe everything they hear.How to use gospel-fluency to frame the conversation around politics.5 Tips for changing the conversation right now.Get started here…From this episode:"As parents, we want to transmit a value system to our children. For most of us, the idea of our kids switching from blue to red, or vice versa, is pretty scary and maybe unacceptable. I think what we want to do is seek to help our kids grow political literacy, equipping our children to make considered, rational choices from a place of integrity and the gospel, regardless of whether they adopt our specific political party and beliefs."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #296Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.&nbsp;
11/2/202029 minutes, 6 seconds
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Living As a Friend Of Sinners

Often we let others' sin define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationship with others, especially those we think of as "sinners", begins with a profound grasp of God’s grace.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we'll see why Jesus came to be called a friend of sinners. And I'll share the journey we've been on to earn that same moniker for ourselves as we make disciples where we live.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The #1 thing we have in common with everyone else in life.How to know if you're a "clean" sinner or a "dirty" sinner.Why Jesus' hung out with the outsiders and why we want to as well.How I came to be known as the Pub Pastor. Get started here…From this episode:"Christians will cite John 15:14 ('You are my friends if you do what I command.') as their justification for not wanting to hang out with those they see as "sinners". What a horrible example of proof-texting! The entire passage there has Jesus explaining how he loved his disciples and chose them while they were still jacked up and far from God. Can you imagine a parent saying that to their kids? 'You are only my child when you obey me. Otherwise I don’t love you.' What? That would be crazy. That is the exact opposite of the heart of our Father and his son Jesus."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #292Coaching with Caesar and Tina in discipleship and missional living.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
10/5/202026 minutes, 8 seconds
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Leading the Scattered Church on Mission

Everything that has happened in the past several months, especially social distancing restrictions, has scattered the Church back out into our neighborhoods and cities like never before. Is this a problem or an opportunity?In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll talk through the “what, why and how” of leading the scattered church on mission. Perhaps you've been placed in your position for such a time as this! In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the Church was always meant to be a 'Gathered and Scattered' people.Why when we embrace more scattered, missional modes of being the Church, it greatly enhances our gathered experiences.3 foundational steps leaders need to be taking right now with their folks.An opportunity to get FREE discipleship tools and training that you can use in your context today.Get started here…From this episode:"The last forty years of Sunday services, biblical sermons, safe childcare, affinity-based small groups, and programs to fit any need are not producing the strain of Christians that have significantly changed the culture. We are doing better church services than we have in the past as a result of presentation-enhancing tools, yet we wonder if all our resources may actually be hindering our growth if growth is supposed to include depth of transformation."Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Everyday Disciple Challenge and Workshop - Register Now!AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church by Halter/SmayFree Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #281Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and Training.&nbsp;
8/10/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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Embracing How and Why God Saves Us – Pt.2

For far too long the primary message of the Church has focused on "How" someone can be saved. But the Gospel also tells us "Why" we've been saved. Understanding the Purpose of our salvation is critical for making disciples of Jesus who make more disciples.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I continue with Part 2 of this short series on the "two lenses" of the Gospel: Power and Purpose. Most Christians have never been taught the Purpose of the Gospel...in other words, "why" God sent his Son to save us. This changes everything!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the Gospel is so much more than a message about how to have a nice afterlife.How the Gospel propels us well beyond a Christianity that is focused on sin management and behavioral modification.How not embracing both "lenses" of the Gospel has led to the lack of discipleship in the Church today.The danger in not keeping both the "how and why" of the Gospel central to all we do.Get started here…From this episode:"It is when we grasp and wrestle with both perspectives that we have a gospel that both places our salvation squarely on the work of Jesus on the Cross and sends us out to be his body, his family of redemption, and restoration in the world. It is when the world both hears the good news and witnesses a demonstration of restoration that they are most inclined to believe. This is a BIG Gospel!"&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #278Take your Community Group through the Gospel Primer!Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and Training.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of this topic, you might also enjoy: The Gospel is Not Just About Your Afterlife&nbsp;<a...
7/20/202036 minutes, 16 seconds
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Embracing How and Why God Saves Us – Pt.1

Most of our evangelistic messages focus on "How" someone can be saved. But the Gospel also tells us "Why" we've been saved. Understanding both is critical in making disciples of Jesus who make more disciples.In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I explain the "two lenses" of the Gospel: Power and Purpose. A failure to embrace and consistently proclaim both is what has led to such a discipleship deficit in the Church. Let's change that.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the Gospel is not just about believing a set of historical facts that gets us into heaven.How the lack of understanding both lenses of the Gospel has led to our decline in discipleship.A full, practical way to explain both the Power and the Purpose of the Gospel.The Plan Jesus gave the Church to accomplish the Purpose of the Gospel. (Powerful!)Get started here…From this episode:"The work of the gospel is what sanctification is all about. Sanctification is not... not believing in the power of the gospel and then working hard to be better Christians. That was the problem with the Galatians. If we really believe in the power of the Gospel then we begin to submit every area of our life. A disciple of Jesus is a person that is walking in such a way that every area of their life is now being submitted to the gospel."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #277Everyday Disciple: FREE Discipleship Resources and Training.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of this topic, you might also enjoy: Gospel Fluency: A Relational Game-changer!&nbsp;
7/13/202029 minutes, 56 seconds
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Racism, Identity and Our Gospel Hope

The subject of racial equality and related social injustice is one of the most pressing and important topics in our culture today. Is this a problem that’s “out there” and since it’s not affecting the majority of us today, we ignore it and hope it goes away? Is there hope for change? I believe there is, but it may not be a popular or politically correct option to take.This week on the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I talk about racism, our identity, and how the Gospel is our only true hope. Not churchy stuff, not more Bible studies where we don’t live out what we learn in those studies. The Gospel.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Some of Caesar's own experiences with racism in his life.If non-people of color have a right to speak publicly on this issue.How identity as an Image-bearer, and seeing others the same, is crucial.Why&nbsp;being WITH and FOR those who have been treated as "less" by the culture is our best posture and plan forward.Get started here…From this episode:"I believe that the only thing that will change and 'fix' things in connection to all of this is unfortunately not popular to even bring up. It's been legislated out of the public discourse. Society, which is made up of sinful humans, is looking to society, which is sinful humans, to change and fix a systemic problem of DO to BE and selfishness in our human hearts. This will never work!"&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also, please subscribe and leave an honest review for The Everyday Disciple Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #274Caesar's website with loads of free discipleship resources.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
6/22/202037 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Have Amazing Family Dinner Nights

Everyone I know feels maxed out on their schedules with the commitments they already have. Yet we are all living with a rhythm that provides one of the most valuable and recurring opportunities for discipleship in our families: Dinner.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we show you how to re-tool and repurpose your Family Dinner Nights in a way that will make them fun, more focused, and a perfect way to naturally engage in discipleship and missional rhythms as a family.In This Episode You’ll Learn:How few families are actually eating meals (with intention) together these days.What you're missing out on if you are not having special family dinner nights.Why your mealtimes are the best opportunity for discipleship as a family.Step-by-step help to make your Family Dinner Nights an amazing part of your discipleship and an ongoing legacy.Get started here…From this episode:"Start by picking one meal per week that you can bring greater intentionality to. Agree that these times will not be about problem solving or discipline. Go after the heart and a deeper relational connection. Make sure everyone has a role and participates. Have lots of fun and laughter! Make these special dinner nights a time where 'grace' is the watchword for all that you do and experience together."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #273Caesar's website with loads of free discipleship resources.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of this topic, you might also enjoy: Teaching Your Family to Live Out Your Faith in Everyday Life.&nbsp;
6/15/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to Effectively Identify Your Next Leaders

Whether it’s in your church, non-profit, or missional community, if you are looking to grow, you’ll need to develop your next generation of leaders. How will you know who they are? There are certain qualities people exhibit that you can be looking for to identify the best and potentially most competent leaders. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how to effectively identify your next leaders. We'll show you what to look for and how to spot faithful, servant leaders that are right in your midst already. In This Episode You’ll Learn: Why models from the business world are not always good when looking for church leaders. How to start noticing the servant leaders you already have around you. Three questions to ask yourself to know who specifically to develop as leaders. 5 Qualities you want to look for in anyone you place in a position of leadership. Get started here… From this episode: "Competency is something that can be developed in any person who has character and capacity. In my experience, those with high capacity are continuous learners and develop new competencies all the time. I put competency at the end of the list because, to be honest, it is something of a “second-tier” concern. It matters, but not as much as the others." &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s BIG 3 right now. Read and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others… Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this page or right below. Also, please leave an honest review for The Lifeschool Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. &nbsp; Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #272 Who Are Your Next Leaders? (w/5 Cs) FREE Download Caesar's website with loads of free discipleship resources. Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources &nbsp;
6/8/202027 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rebooting Community Rhythms After Lockdown

As we move back toward normal and new rhythms in community, this can be a powerful time to re-evaluate our commitment to God’s mission, which has always been making disciples of Jesus.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we give you practical steps for rebooting your community rhythms as the lockdown and social distancing restrictions are beginning to lift.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Your normal rhythms of life in community may need to be rebooted.Why over-communication is key to re-establishing connections and community life.How to speak to those who are afraid of starting to gather again in community.The best things to do during your first few times together as you reboot.Get started here…From this episode:"This is a good time to recalibrate and be reminded of your mission: why does this community exist?! What has God said to you during this time of physical separation? In the wake of this pandemic, we can’t assume everything will continue as in the past… So consider the time we’ve spent in lockdown mode as a God-given opportunity for missional evaluation. Are there things you should stop, fine-tune, or start in light of new and future paradigm shifts?"&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #270Caesar's Website with Loads of Discipleship ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful:Life on Mission is Both Organized and Organic&nbsp;
5/25/202025 minutes, 8 seconds
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The High Value of Asynchronous Discipleship

Building trust with others in person or online is key to making disciples of Jesus. Removing any barriers to the growth of these relationships is honoring to God. How might you begin to move past your own preferences, past experiences, or traditions to engage in new forms of discipleship?&nbsp; This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about methods of asynchronous discipleship that are having a powerful impact on the way we interact as God's family on mission. Are you up for it?In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why online gatherings are&nbsp;not a "forsaking of the gathering of the saints."How God has always given us new ways to build relationships and stay connected.Ways that synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid methods of discipleship are emerging.Powerful ideas for releasing more people into leadership.Get started here…From this episode:"I know there is some fear or pushback from certain people, often those who were not raised in the current online, social media, and social connection times we live in… they say that online relationships and interactions are not real relationships or that people hide their real self and only show the parts of them they want you to see. It turns out that there are actually some pretty startling advantages to all of this."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #269Caesar' Website with loads of Discipleship ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful:Are You Really a Friend of Sinners?&nbsp;
5/18/202036 minutes, 42 seconds
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Gospel, Community, Mission: Why We Need All 3

The idea that 'Gospel, Community and Mission' is crucial to making mature disciples of Jesus may sound a little bit obvious to you at first. But it is surprising how few of us, and our churches, are careful to balance the focus and engagement of these powerful discipleship foundations.&nbsp;This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why all three of these components must be consistently engaged in and balanced if we want disciples of Jesus to grow to full maturity.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why we are seeing a lack of maturity in the Church today among Christians.How all 3... Gospel, Community, and Mission play a critical role in disciple-making.What it looks like when you only engage 2 of these 3 foundations with others.Practical resources for growing your people in Gospel, Community, and Mission.Get started here…From this episode:"It is when we are out on God’s mission together, interacting with and serving others that are not exactly like us… or don’t always agree with us or appreciate our lives and perspective... that’s when our own unbelief, selfishness, personal preferences etc. all surface… and can then have the gospel applied to those areas of our lives. That doesn’t happen sitting in an air-conditioned classroom, with lots of hot coffee and snacks in the back, us taking notes and nodding in agreement."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #268Caesar's website with loads of free discipleship resources.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful:Shifting Your Small Groups to Vibrant Missional Communities&nbsp;<img src="https://www.123lifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Join-Us-Facebook-Bar.jpg" height="87"...
5/11/202033 minutes, 22 seconds
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Making Progress Toward Making Disciples?

With all the content and info available to us today–about anything and everything, including the Bible and making disciples—you would think every Christian would be a mature and confident disciple-maker by now.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why true discipleship is not about the consumption and passing on of information. We don’t need more information–we need more transformation. This is a key shift in making progress toward making disciples who make disciples.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the glut of Christian content online is not producing mature disciples.Why so many leaders in the church today are MAXED OUT.What is keeping discipleship from being many pastors' key focus.The importance of finding the help you need to develop new discipleship rhythms for yourself and others NOW.Get started here…From this episode:"True discipleship is not about the consumption of and passing on of information. It’s not about knowing a lot of scripture and gaining Bible literacy. You see, it’s not Bible literacy we’re after; it’s gospel fluency. We don’t need more information–we need more transformation!"Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #267Everyday Disciple Incubator (Coaching Cohorts starting now!)Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;
5/4/202047 minutes, 59 seconds
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Finding Your Value When “Doing” is Broken

So many of us are not getting to do the same jobs and the same tasks or shoulder the same responsibilities and important stuff as we had been doing before this pandemic hit or before our church services shut down. Our egos and self-worth may be taking a big hit.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about finding your value when “doing” is gone or broken. Hint: where you find your true value and worth is not based on your performance… it’s based on the gospel!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why we are all so wired to find our value from doing and performing.How our Gospel Identity guards us from performance-based spirituality.7 signs that you may be suffering from the “DO to BE” distortion.5 practical ways to begin to regain your perspective and manage the “newness” of your routine.Get started here…From this episode:“Your actions do not define who you are. God defines you, your value, and your identity. What you do does not equal who you are. We are defined by God and by our original image-bearing that’s now being restored in and through the work of Christ and the Holy Spirit in our lives. So your actions don’t define who you are, nor does your past jobs define your identity.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #266Everyday Disciple Incubator and CoachingMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
4/27/202032 minutes, 30 seconds
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The ‘New Normal’ Will Need Daring New Leaders

The 'new normal' we are entering into as believers will require daring new leaders who partner with their people, open new doors for not-yet believers, and model new ways of BEing the church.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how our current and evolving reality will require church leaders to become humble guides and equippers. Our new normal will need new types of leaders!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the Church must move beyond just live-streaming our old norms.How our leaders were&nbsp;never equipped for the times we're entering into.Why our pastors need to move from being "experts" to being active "guides".Practical ideas for pastors, worship leaders, children, and youth workers.Get started here…From this episode:"Who knows when social activities, public gatherings, the church, and most of life will get back to normal. It seems in many ways we are entering into a 'new normal' that will cause us to reconsider how and why we do a lot of things… including, and maybe especially, as Church leaders worldwide."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #265Everyday Disciple Challenge (Online-Starts April 20)Everyday Disciple Incubator (Coaching Cohorts starting now!)Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
4/20/202039 minutes, 41 seconds
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Virtual Sacraments: 5 Ways to Do Communion Online

One of the greatest pictures of the gospel and life in the Kingdom is expressed every time we share in the Lord’s Supper together. Can we, should we, and how do we participate in this sacrament during these times of social distancing?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at how the current reality of&nbsp;"doing church" online has created the need for participation in virtual sacraments. We'll give you 5 unique ways to do communion online.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Various beliefs and traditions connected to the sacrament of Communion.What the scripture&nbsp;actually teaches about how, where, and why we do the Lord's Supper together.Why this powerful sacrament is a Reminder and a Demonstration of the Gospel.5 easy, creative, and powerful ways to participate in communion online.Get started here…From this episode:"Next time you’re all together, face to face, online, or at home as a family, take out some bread and a cup of something delicious to drink. Examine your hearts in prayer. Then look into the eyes of those with you. Invite everyone to say Yes to our King with whatever faith they have today. As the bread is shared and sips are taken, be reminded of something eternally profound: we are all in need, we are all hungry, and only God can provide what is necessary to fill our stomachs and satisfy our greatest hunger in life—himself."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #264Everyday Disciple Challenge (Online-Starts April 20)Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
4/13/202048 minutes, 23 seconds
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Don’t Pray For Church To Return To Normal

Sure, you might miss gathering at the church building. But God has given his Family an opportunity to hit the reset button on who we are and how we get to live and minister the Good News of the Kingdom of God in everyday life. People are waiting!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why you don't want to be praying that your church goes back to what had been considered "normal" by way too many Christians and church leaders.In This Episode You’ll Learn:If and when the Church will ever get back to "normal".Encouraging new things we see the Church (people) doing today.How rebooting all our programs might just kill us.Practical steps to start building new discipleship framework and rhythms today that will pay off BIG in the "new normal".Get started here…From this episode:"It's time for 'low control and high accountability'... low control over what your folks specifically choose to do, but high accountability that they are actually engaging intentionally, blessing and bringing others along. This will be a time when your tendency is to just be 'nice' and encouraging but not lead and bring accountability. That will be poor leadership and self-love for fear of man… please don’t do that."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #263Everyday Disciple Incubator&nbsp;(Cohorts starting in April)&nbsp;
4/6/202038 minutes, 34 seconds
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[C19 XTRA] Pastors: 7 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

Now that your duties include being a TV producer, online tech support, health expert and full-time counselor, it’s super important that you’re actively (intentionally) taking care of YOU!In this short BONUS episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we remind pastors that it is NOT selfish to care for yourself. If you don’t “sharpen the saw” and stay healthy, then you’ll not be able to serve anyone else and your family will suffer too.In This Episode You’ll Learn:7 Ways to take care of yourself...today!Why meditation and time in the Word is crucial now.How taking a media break reopens your heart.The importance of doing something fun each day.Get started here…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Everyday Disciple Incubator (Coaching Cohorts starting in April)&nbsp;
4/3/202013 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gospel Fluency and COVID-19 Fears

Does the worldwide coronavirus crisis have you feeling anxious, out of control, afraid, or angry? You don’t have to stay in that place! The gospel speaks good news to all of this and can transform your mind, heart, and response right away. Do you know how to speak hope and freedom into all of this?!With all of the fear surrounding our hearts and lives connected to COVID-19, this week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look deeply at the lies we may be believing, and how gospel-fluency can replace lies with truth.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why we need to be growing in gospel-fluency today more than ever.How all fear, anxiety, and sin comes from lies we believe about God.4 simple questions that lead us to the truth of the gospel for any issue.How the gospel replaces fear and anxiety with hope and trust.Get started here…From this episode:"Here is what is actually true of us... We do not have to choose fear and self-protection. We are dearly loved sons and daughters of a perfect Father who know all of our needs! God is powerful enough to take care of all of life...and He has made us co-heirs of His resources and power (Holy Spirit). We can do all things through Christ Jesus. We are servants (like Jesus) who live in freedom from fear. We are unconditionally loved regardless of how perfectly/imperfectly we respond during this situation."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #262Everyday Disciple Incubator (Cohorts starting in April)Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
3/30/202032 minutes
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WWJD During This Pandemic?

As Christians, we rack our brains for ways to build trust and relationships with people in our neighborhoods and cities. And we often hide behind the facade of, “Everyone’s just too busy to get together much…” Not anymore. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we ask, "What would Jesus do during this pandemic?" What would he focus on, and how would he prioritize his time with his disciples and those that did not yet believe in him?In This Episode You’ll Learn:How Jesus stayed radically focused on his mission–all the time.Why what you do with people right now makes a huge impact.How to recalibrate Jesus' UP/IN/OUT priorities during this pandemic.30+ ways to be with and bless your community and others while being safe, yet intentional.Get started here…From this episode:"After all of the mandated isolation and fear is starting to go away and people are dying for closer connections and time with people, who will they be thinking about? The people that socially distanced themselves from them, the folks they’ve not heard from much for several weeks or longer? Or will they be drawn to those who loved them and treated them like family, like they cared about them during this scary time?"&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #261Zoom.us&nbsp;Freeconferencecall.comEveryday Disciple Incubator&nbsp;(Cohorts starting in April)FREE Video Series: Boost Your Church Growth and Unity 5 HUGE Leadership and Discipleship Mistakes&nbsp;
3/23/202038 minutes, 33 seconds
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[BONUS] Evangelism or Discipleship Right Now?!

As we face new ways of BEing the church during this global pandemic, should we be focusing on evangelism or discipleship with people?In this short BONUS episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar will share with you a simple way to do both at the same time. This may surprise you a little!In This Episode You’ll Learn:What Jesus said and modeled about discipleship and evangelism.Why the Church may have been doing this wrong!How true discipleship and evangelism are forever linked together.A simple way to do both evangelism and discipleship at the same time.Get started here…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Everyday Disciple Incubator (Coaching Cohorts starting in April)&nbsp;
3/19/202012 minutes, 11 seconds
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Are You Leading With a Missional Mindset?

3/16/202028 minutes, 3 seconds
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Coronavirus: A Gospel Opportunity Amid Crisis

Due to the fear and hysteria connected to the current Coronavirus outbreak, the Church is presented with an opportunity unlike any other we’ve probably seen in our lifetime.&nbsp;On this special episode of the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at our opportunity to truly glorify God and bring the reality of salvation, hope, and the Kingdom of God made real, for many people in a way they’ve never seen, heard or experienced before.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why the new trend of churches starting to live-stream services may backfire. (Or produce healthier new rhythms!)Why a Christian version of "social isolation" is misguided.How the Gospel informs our actions and response in times of great need.Practical steps you can take TODAY to display and proclaim the Gospel to those in need and trapped by fear.Get started here…From this episode:"God is not punishing you or me or anyone with this virus. His grace and unmerited favor is available in full measure for us all, and will hopefully lead us to glorify Him and serve others the way he graciously served us with the life of his Son, Jesus, on the cross."&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
3/13/202041 minutes, 4 seconds
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Discipleship and Mission in a Rural Context

Jesus’ call and command to ‘go and make disciples’ means everywhere and is for everyone. If you are living under the false belief that, “This missional lifestyle just won’t work in our context,” this episode is for you! (Regardless of where you live.)This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at discipleship and mission in a rural context. Our guest, Drew Speroni, along with his wife Sabrina and their kids, have engaged in some pretty unique rhythms as a family to see people come to know Jesus and create a missional community in their setting.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why a rural context presents unique challenges for discipleship.Drew’s miraculous healing that led to clarity for his mission.The daily and weekly rhythms that were engaged to build a community.How this missional community is making disciples in a rural setting today.Get started here…From this episode:“Don’t get sucked into trying to copy what others are doing to make disciples in their context. Ask the Spirit of the living God to show you the rhythms of your life, and those around you, that are perfectly suited for discipleship in community. Use the examples you heard today to spur creativity and new possibilities within your heart and mind. And always remember, you’re not in this alone–Jesus has promised to do this with you!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #259Everyday Disciple Incubator (Cohorts starting in April)Earlybird Farm (that Drew operates)&nbsp;
3/9/202030 minutes, 26 seconds
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Maybe You’ve Never Really Tried “Missional”

Many church leaders think they’ve tried “missional community” before, and it failed. But actually… maybe they haven’t. Often, they’ve only tried more religion and new “DO to BE” activities with hipper language. That won’t get it done!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the difference between talking a good missional game and really living in a community that is radically focused on discipleship as a lifestyle.In This Episode You’ll Learn:One of the most common reasons that missional communities fail.Why our best intentions at living on mission often turn into new “law”.The difference between religion and the gospel of grace.How to get the help to make authentic missional living a reality.Get started here…From this episode:“Often folks that say they’ve tried to start missional communities actually only tried decentralized religious activities. They lay out a list of what folks are supposed to DO when they get together (all of this quickly becomes and feels like LAW), and they wonder why no one is that into it… and especially their not-yet believing friends who really want very little to do with these supposed new religious activities.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #258Everyday Disciple Incubator (Cohorts starting in April)In light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful: The First Time I Tried Starting a Missional Community I Failed&nbsp;
3/2/202026 minutes, 41 seconds
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Everyday Discipleship + Our 3 Year Anniversary

For Jesus, discipleship was a lifestyle, not a series of classes or big events he worked hard to promote and fill up the room. And he didn’t teach morality or doctrine and send his disciples out to try and sin less as they waited for his return.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we celebrate our 3rd anniversary of the show and reaffirm the importance of everyday discipleship. We’ll share our vision for resourcing you to live a lifestyle of discipleship in the months and years ahead. Join us...the party has already started!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Caesar and Heath’s favorite episodes from the past 3 years.Who some of our favorite and most engaged listeners are.Why we will keep waving the banner of “discipleship as a lifestyle”.Upcoming opportunities to have Caesar and Heath in your city.Get started here…From this episode:“We’ve said this over and over, but it remains true, and it’s the heartbeat of our show: Discipleship is the process of helping people move from unbelief to belief, about the gospel in absolutely every area of life. That means discipleship is going to have to happen in, and address, every area of normal, everyday life. That’s what we are speaking to, and offering resources on here every week on the LIfeschool Podcast.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #256Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful: Who Broke the Missional Movement?&nbsp;
2/17/202033 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Blessing Of Praying For Your Child’s Future

As Christians, consistently praying for your kids may seem obvious. To pray for your child’s future spouse may be less obvious, but it’s a privilege that carries with it some pretty awesome blessings.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you seven ways and reasons to pray for your child’s future, and their potential spouse. The earlier you get started, the bigger the blessings!In This Episode You’ll Learn:7 ways and reasons to pray for your child’s future, and how to get started.The results Caesar and Tina have seen from praying in this specific way.Why praying for your child’s future is part of how you disciple them.How to include your children in these prayers with you–powerful!Get started here…From this episode:“Praying this way, as parents, helps you see your child as a person–from the time they’re babies–a person that you’re preparing for an abundant adult life. You’re not just praying that they’ll find a good husband or wife, but you’re praying and preparing them for meaningful adult relationships...” &nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #254FREE “Parents Prayer Guide” – Download now.Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful: The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got&nbsp;
2/3/202023 minutes, 45 seconds
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Accountability Relationships Are Not All Good

We hear the word ‘accountability’ thrown around a lot within Christian circles. And for some it can hold deep meaning and value, while for others, it can conjure up feelings of failure, shame, or defeat.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how accountability relationships are not all good or beneficial... but they can be! We’ll give you several steps toward participating in gospel-centered accountability that can really bring about transformation in your life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why most people shy away from accountability relationships (and should).How many people hide their true selves while pretending to be accountable.8 Accountability Group killers to avoid.What powerful, gospel-centered accountability looks and sounds like.Get started here…From this episode:“In my past experience with accountability groups or relationships, it seemed the focus was primarily on trying to ‘not sin’. I had to come together each week and lay out all my sins and failures and where I failed. It was all pretty much sin-management focused. Is there a better way to do this?” &nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #253Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might also find this helpful: Why Missional Community Will Never Work in Your Context&nbsp;
1/27/202029 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lifeschool Cafe – Your Questions Answered

A lot of great, important questions come into Caesar and Heath every week. Topics range widely, but all things focus on and help us all learn how to live out our Christian faith and express the gospel in everyday life. Awesome.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we answer as many of your questions as we can in one special episode. Some things are serious, some are personal, some are just funny. Hope you enjoy it and learn a few things as we head into the new year together on Mission.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Strategies for living on mission as a couple without kids.How to deal with and disciple negative people in community.Was Caesar a rock-star in the past… he looked like one!Should the Lord’s Supper / Communion be a somber thing or a celebration?What music and books Caesar and Heath have been diggin’ lately.Get started here…From this episode:“Pick one small change you and your family, missional community or small group will make in 2020. One new missional rhythm, or person, couple or family you’ll pursue. Maybe it’s getting serious about moving beyond a weekly meeting… maybe 2020 will be the year you’ll join Caesar and Tina for coaching and help you really move toward intentionality in discipleship and mission as a lifestyle. What’s your one thing?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Retreat in Tennessee w/ Caesar &amp; Tina | May 24-30th, 2020&nbsp;Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
12/30/201940 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christmas and Consumerism as Christians

There is no evidence that the disciples of Jesus, or the 1st Century church, ever celebrated Christmas or Jesus’ birth as an annual holiday. And yet, many of us have been taught that consumerism has killed the true meaning of Christmas. Has it?!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the history of Christmas, how it started, and when the holiday took on religious significance as we talk about Christmas and consumerism as Christians.In This Episode You’ll Learn:How many of our Christmas traditions got started.When the Christian message and religion was added to the celebration.The commercial roots of this annual holiday.7+ ways you can still make Christmas about Jesus and the gospel.Get started here…From this episode:“If anything, religion was grafted onto consumerism, rather than consumerism grafted onto religion. But who or what is the focus of our celebration? Are we using it as an opportunity to help others move from unbelief to belief about what is true of God and Jesus… and us?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Retreat in Tennessee w/ Caesar &amp; Tina | May 24-30th, 2020&nbsp;Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #248Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful: Birthright: Living Out of Our Transformed Identity&nbsp;
12/23/201924 minutes, 31 seconds
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Neighborhood Missional Living for the Imperfectly Ready

Neighborhood missional living is something that many ascribe to, but not everyone achieves. This type of intentional discipleship in community includes family, friends, and those living closest to you and helps you experience the gospel in ways that you never imagined.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with our friend Twyla Franz, a mother of three, as she shares a bit of her family’s journey into missional living. She’ll show us how to start taking baby steps in spite of being imperfectly ready.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What life for a young family living on mission looks like (it’s a beautiful mess!).Why being “imperfectly ready” is the perfect place to be.Why proximity to those you are in community with is crucial.How to make a habit of taking baby steps!Get started here…From this episode:“You can lead a missional community and make disciples out of your home and in your neighborhood. This is not something for a magical, special few people who ‘crack the code’. It’s about being willing in spite of being imperfectly ready. It’s about taking little steps towards loving better, being a better neighbor, a better disciple-making-disciple.” &nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Retreat in Tennessee w/ Caesar &amp; Tina | May 24-30th, 2020&nbsp;Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #247Twyla’s blog: &nbsp;The Uncommon NormalEmily P. Freeman book: The Next Right Thing&nbsp;
12/16/201925 minutes, 48 seconds
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From Attracting to Deploying: Living in the New Covenant

Part of the utter lack of discipleship we see in the Church today comes back to the reality that many, or most, are still living and leading their people primarily in light of the Old Covenant! New Covenant churches and believers are focused on making disciples who increasingly fill the world with disciples of Jesus.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about what it looks like to move from attracting people to our buildings toward deploying people on mission, and truly embracing our New Covenant identity.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Stark differences between the Old and New covenants found in scripture.How embracing the reality of the New Covenant in Christ SENDS us out on mission.Ways that the New Covenant empowers the “priesthood of all believers” and will radically transform the Church.Some signs that you or your church may still be living and labouring under the Old Covenant.Get started here…From this episode:“In the New Covenant, Jesus has already fulfilled the highest Priestly duties; his life, death, blood and resurrection keep both sides of the agreement/ New Covenant: We are God’s fully redeemed ones… his dearly loved kids who can come and be with him any time...&nbsp;and He has now sent us all out as the priesthood of believers!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #246Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:&nbsp;Be The Church&nbsp;
12/9/201922 minutes, 21 seconds
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5 Stereotypes Christians Need To Change

We all seem to put people into a box–labeling them in ways that we can either easily dismiss, or categorically aspire to, without really getting into the messiness of really knowing them. Most are likely to say that stereotypes are not true, yet they still exist and influence our perceptions in profound ways.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the reality that not only have we stereotyped certain people and groups in life, but the same has happened to us. We’ll talk about changing five stereotypes Christians are known for.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why humans tend to want to stereotype and label others.Ways that the media shapes unhelpful stereotypes about Christians.How Jesus was hard to label because he moved in a “third way”.5 stereotypes that Christians need to change about us immediately.Get started here…From this episode:“I fear that some of our listeners may want us to come down way harder left or right on this issue, but again I have to say, my heart breaks that culturally there exists a stereotype that says that Christians, God’s kids, and by extension maybe God himself, is anti-anybody. That goes so against the gospel!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #245Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources&nbsp;
12/2/201933 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why We Want To Let Our Redemption Show

When we can be honest about where we’re at with our problems and in our own spiritual life, it also gives others permission to do the same. Ask yourself, do others feel safe to approach you, even with their sins and screw-ups?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why it’s important to let others see the redemption that is taking place in our life. Letting others know that you are definitely a work in progress and that God is still at work teaching, transforming, and changing you, will transform your relationships!In This Episode You’ll Learn:The one thing we have most in common with every other human being.How your own redemption lights a path to God for others.How to make God the hero of your life in every conversation.Why it’s important to stop worrying about “who’s in” and “who’s out”.Get started here…From this episode:“Give God the credit due for the changes that are happening in your life and faith. This will give others hope that He can do the same in their life! Start living more openly about all of this with your spouse and others who are close to you and really know you. Speaking about your own redemption is part of growing in gospel fluency.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #244Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:The Consistency of How God Now Sees You&nbsp;
11/25/201920 minutes, 36 seconds
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Living on Mission When Your Spouse Is Not Into It

Discipleship starts in your home and works its way out through relationships. So our families and marriages need to be the “red hot center” of discipleship that we invite others into. But what happens if you’re trying to live on Mission and your spouse is not into it?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the challenges that come up when we are not on the same page as a couple when it comes to discipleship and mission. Whether not-yet-believers or your spouse is just not into this “missional thing”, we’ll help you break through and live the life you’ve been called to live!In This Episode You’ll Learn:What the Bible teaches about having an “unbelieving” spouse.Why no Christians get a pass on making disciples.How to start where you’re at, with what you CAN do, rather than focusing on the limitations.10+ ideas to get you started living on mission even if your spouse is not into it.Get started here…&nbsp;From this episode:“If your Believing spouse is choosing to live without a sense of missional impulse, not interested in making disciples of Jesus, it is often either ignorance, because the church doesn’t really teach this a whole lot, or some sort of unbelief that’s keeping them from this life.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #243Get Caesar’s book, Transformed: A New Way of Being Christian HERE.Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:How Do Introverted People Stay Engaged in a Missional Life? <img src="https://www.123lifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Join-Us-Facebook-Bar.jpg"...
11/18/201933 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gratitude, Grace, and the Gospel

Gratitude is more than delighting in a gift; it is a feeling of happiness directed toward a person for giving you something good. Growing in our ability to consistently be grateful and express gratitude is not only life-changing but is part of becoming a mature disciple of Jesus.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the connection between gratitude, grace and the gospel. You’ll discover that expressing gratitude for the giver–not just the good gift–connects our hearts deeper to that person and is a picture of the gospel in and of itself.Think of the godliest people you know, the people you most respect, other mature Believers you want to emulate and imitate. Almost certainly, the people you are thinking of are grateful people. Cynics, complainers, and critics may be popular on social media and late-night television, but they do not make great heroes of the faith.In This Episode You’ll Learn:How expressing gratitude actually changes us physically.What a lack of gratitude and a tendency to focus on the negative leads to.How even spending a few minutes with a truly grateful person changes lives.Immediate, hand-held steps you can take to grow in expressing gratitude.Get started here…From this episode:“God, in Christ, has given us all the most amazing and precious gift we will ever receive. Jesus gave us his own life, that we may be forgiven and set free. Let’s not just be grateful for that gift, but remember, we get to express our gratitude for, and to, the GIVER of such grace! How grateful, on a daily basis, are you for Jesus, the giver of such good gifts?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3 For Episode #242The Gospel In Everyday Life Workshop&nbsp;Register Now FREE &nbsp;
11/12/201933 minutes, 27 seconds
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Are You Living Like a Missionary?

Living as a missionary is more about “being” than “doing”. Even if you’re part of a church that only refers to missionaries as those who go overseas to do ministry, the truth is, if you are a Christian, YOU are a missionary. It’s part of your identity!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk about the reality of living our lives–right where we’re at–as missionaries. This is what the Bible teaches, and it’s the life you were created and saved to live. Buckle up…this is going to be amazing!The Church was never meant to be a building out on the edge of town. Jesus intended us to be a people of love and service who live out and proclaim the good news of his kingdom–right where we live. God’s missionary family (us Christians) are intended to be woven into the very fabric of the culture, shouldering sin and pain in the lives of others.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Who the Bible calls “missionaries” or the “sent ones” in this life.How our missionary identity flows right from the heart of our missionary God.Why “Go and make disciples” was not a suggestion, but a command of Jesus.How to get started living as a missionary right where you live today.Get started here…From this episode:“I have to be honest with you here. After living this way for close to two decades now–like a localized missionary–I don’t think there is a huge difference between being a missionary here in America compared to living this way in a foreign country. People are people. The biggest difference here is that I constantly feel two things pulling at me; my past experience of “going to church” instead of being the church, and my lack of faith that the gospel is truly good news for everyone and everything.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them.&nbsp;Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #241The Gospel In Everyday Life Workshop&nbsp;Register Now FREECaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources<a...
11/4/201926 minutes, 11 seconds
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Halloween: Is Your Door Open For Mission?

Halloween and the beloved ritual of “trick-or-treat” is getting more and more popular each year, worldwide. With dozens (if not hundreds!) of your neighbors lining up for candy and a warm smile… is your door open for Mission this year?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about what may be the lowest hanging fruit of the year when it comes to relationship building and intentional missional engagement with your neighbors.Halloween has some “dark history,” and many of us were taught that this was a holiday you were supposed to avoid if you’re a Christian. But the truth behind this annual event may surprise you. There’s no reason to miss out on this HUGE chance to bring redemption to your neighborhood.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The history of Halloween and how the Church may have actually invented it.How the Gospel redeems culture instead of avoiding it.Why Christians can and should participate with radical generosity.7 ideas on ways to be more intentional and missional this year.Get started here…From this episode:“We had a blast and took things further towards lasting relationships with several people. Our goal with this was to try and move relationships beyond just dropping a good candy bar in the bags of the kids… and start to develop connections and relationships with the parents beyond just this one night of Halloween.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #239Click here to download the Ultimate Guide to Halloween on Mission for FreeLearn more about the Intentional Family ExcelErator. &nbsp;
10/21/201935 minutes, 11 seconds
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5 Steps To Making Friends Quickly

Friendship and relationships are inseparably connected to the heart of God. Not only were we all created in the image of our relational God, who exists in community, but making friends is a critical component to making new disciples of Jesus. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we&rsquo;ll teach you 5 steps to making friends quickly. We&rsquo;ll show where to look, and give you the confidence to find new friendships and bridge those relationships into the rhythms of your normal life. Most people don&rsquo;t avoid making new friends, but are often distracted or fall into self-focused patterns for so long that they have missed many opportunities for real relationships with new people of peace that are right in front of them. In This Episode You&rsquo;ll Learn: Why making new friends is not an &ldquo;introvert vs. extrovert&rdquo; issue. Where to look for new friendships in places you already frequent. How the lost art of being a good listener is key to this process&ndash;and discipleship. 5 steps you can begin to use immediately to make friends quickly. Get started here&hellip; From this episode: &ldquo;That home or apartment you have is a resource and meant to be shared with others. When you sense that certain people are &ldquo;leaning in&rdquo; to relationship and seem open to being your friend, invite them over for a simple meal, coffee or just to hang out and watch TV. This breaking of the wall of public and private is key to building relationships and trust. True friendships are not contained in social boxes&hellip;they eventually permeate our lives both public and private.&rdquo; &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today&rsquo;s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others&hellip; Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you&rsquo;d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below. Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and...
10/14/201931 minutes, 2 seconds
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Invitation and Challenge: Moving Disciples Toward Maturity

Whenever we’re investing time and energy into discipling someone or developing them as leaders, there’s this strong dynamic that we learn from Jesus where he perfectly calibrated invitation to his life, with a challenge to grow, to participate, to be more like him.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how understanding “Invitation and Challenge” can help you in your leadership, your parenting, and how it moves disciples toward maturity.This concept of invitation and challenge is one that is surprisingly simple to understand and amazingly powerful when we master it.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What it looks like to be highly “invitational” with others.How understanding the concept of “invitation and challenge” will explain past situations in leadership that didn’t go so well.The types of relational environments you may be creating in your church based on I&amp;C.Why learning to calibrate I&amp;C will forever change your leadership and parenting.Get started here…From this episode:“We can learn to “bank” invitation in people’s lives, and we “spend” those deposits as challenges that they can receive. If someone in your life is not stepping up to or accepting the challenge that you have presented them with, it may be that you need to “bank” more invitation, or the challenge is too much for the level of trust you have built up.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started.Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #237Get the Invitation and Challenge Matrix Free Download Here.Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:Are You Really a Friend of Sinners?<a...
10/7/201932 minutes, 12 seconds
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God, Guns and the Second Amendment

One of today’s biggest and most vigorously debated issues is gun control. Statistics show Americans of all persuasions and political affiliations have become increasingly opposed to more gun control laws, despite the growing number of mass shootings. Yet clearly, there are those who cry out for greater gun control.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with Caesar’s son, a former Marine and now an attorney, to gain a better understanding of the issue of gun control from a legal, Christian, and gospel perspective.The issue of gun control from a Christian perspective is not black and white. All of this is fueled by past and present history, personal pain, and plenty of emotion.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What the Second Amendment actually says and the context in which it was originally written.Why new gun control laws are so hard to get passed in America and abroad.If the Bible and Jesus ever advocate for either lethal self-defense or passivity.How the gospel speaks into this issue and how we can help today.Get started here…From this episode:“Understand that the life, privilege and safety you enjoy today in your life is not the same for everyone, but it absolutely does affect how people of other ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and religions view this issue.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #236Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:What is the Difference Between Common Grace and Common Good? <img...
9/30/201939 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is the Church a Black Hole for Leaders?

Pastors and other leaders in ministry are often under so much stress that they find themselves hanging on by a thread, often-times for years, ready to burn out from exhaustion or blow out morally. This is a huge problem facing the Church today. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the alarming number of high-profile Church leaders who are resigning, being fired, or walking away from the faith and why this may be happening so often. Is the Church a black hole for leaders?Why aren’t more pastors overflowing with the love, joy and the peace of the Lord in their lives, families and ministries? What is the cause of their emotional problems and moral failures?In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why we didn’t see this type of “leadership burn out” with Jesus and his disciples.Alarming statistics about the levels of stress and low emotional and moral health of today’s pastors.Why the ‘model’ that many churches follow is leading to leadership fall out.Steps to take TODAY if you’re on the brink of resigning, being fired or burning out.Get started here…From this episode:“The constant expectations that people put on their pastors, and their families–and that pastors put on themselves–can be devastating. Pastors are expected to be “on” and ready to give stellar leadership, neverending compassion, awe-inspiring messages, anointed prayer, and non-stop words of encouragement…pretty much all the time, not just on Sundays!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #235Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:Is The Church Guilty of False Advertising?<a...
9/23/201930 minutes, 23 seconds
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7 Secrets to Lifelong Marriage Unity

Almost no one was raised in a perfect home with perfect parents who modeled a perfect marriage. It takes intentionality and a lifelong commitment to learn, adapt, and bear with one another… if you want to stay married!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar and his wife, Tina, share 7 “secrets” that have helped them stay on the same page and maintain unity throughout 36 years of marriage. You’ll want to take notes, for sure!All marriages are unique but require many of the same elements to continue growing and sustain unity, romance and a sense of hope for the future.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why our marriage is the greatest picture of the gospel others see (or don’t).The truth about what date nights can and cannot do for your marriage.&nbsp;The reason why vacation without the kids is crucial!7 secrets to lifelong marriage unity.Get started here…From this episode:“Don’t hide your marriage imperfections. Find a community of trusted believers that are on your team and are mature enough they’ll speak the truth in love to you when needed. Seek wise counseling when you are stuck or at an impasse. Don’t assume if you sweep issues and patterns under the rug long enough they’ll go away. Bring them into the light!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #234Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:5 Steps To An Awesome Date Night With Your Spouse <img src="https://www.123lifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Join-Us-Facebook-Bar.jpg"...
9/16/201931 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Procrastination Kills Discipleship and Mission

Have you ever really &ldquo;intentioned&rdquo; to make disciples and focus your life on God&rsquo;s mission and his glory, rather than your plans for your own glory? If that&rsquo;s your hope and intention, but you&rsquo;re not taking action, it&rsquo;s procrastination. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we&rsquo;ll talk about what leads to procrastination in our lives and how procrastination kills discipleship and mission. If you&rsquo;re feeling that life has just gotten in the way of discipleship&hellip; even when it comes to your own family, spouse and kids, the lack of motivation to change that may be coming from several underlying causes. In This Episode You&rsquo;ll Learn: The 3 major underlying causes of procrastination. Examples of what procrastination looks like in discipleship and missional living. How you may actually be procrastinating in trusting God. Ways the gospel speaks to this issue and how to get &ldquo;unstuck.&rdquo; Get started here&hellip; From this episode: &ldquo;Be honest with yourself when it comes to understanding if you have ever really intentioned to live a lifestyle of discipleship and mission. It may not be procrastination you&rsquo;re suffering from; it could be that the gospel you understand, and live in light of, is too small and is primarily about your personal happiness.&rdquo; &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today&rsquo;s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others&hellip; Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you&rsquo;d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below. Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #233 <a...
9/9/201931 minutes, 32 seconds
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The 7 Worst Evangelism Mistakes Today

Evangelism has almost become a dirty word in our culture&hellip; And it&rsquo;s not all that different in some church circles. We&rsquo;re either all &ldquo;gung-ho&rdquo; about it and finding that people aren&rsquo;t very interested, or we&rsquo;ve given up really trying long ago. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we&rsquo;ll help define what true biblical evangelism really is, and the 7 worst evangelism mistakes we see today. Even when we are certain of our faith and what the Bible teaches, our posture and how we discuss these things is a HUGE proclamation to others about who God is and the heart of our Father. God is never pushy&ndash;he&rsquo;s patient. He is kind, slow to anger, gentle, generous, loving and available. In This Episode You&rsquo;ll Learn: What &ldquo;evangelism&rdquo; is and what the Bible actually teaches about it. Are all Christians called to be &ldquo;evangelists&rdquo;? Why lots of Christians are looking for ways to &ldquo;get out of&rdquo; evangelizing others. The 7 worst evangelism mistakes today&hellip;and a better way of doing it. Get started here&hellip; From this episode: &ldquo;Believe it or not, most people are very open to having spiritual conversations. But it must be in the right context, at the right time, and we must have the right heart posture in order for it to truly be a conversation that others want to participate in&hellip; and maybe revisit over time. Asking more questions and listening well&ndash;especially at the beginning of a relationship&ndash;is a lot more important than trying to &ldquo;win&rdquo; the conversation on the spot.&rdquo; &nbsp; Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today&rsquo;s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others&hellip; Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you&rsquo;d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion! If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below. Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and...
9/2/201924 minutes, 38 seconds
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How Baptism Shapes Our Identity and Culture

Whether we are aware of it or not, everyone is being "baptized." While the church baptizes believers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the culture is baptizing us into the trinitarian values of consumption, production, and acquisition.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we talk with author and pastor Eric Peterson and get a pastoral perspective on the power of baptism to lead people deeply into a more sacred way of life.When we operate out of our identity–believing that we are God’s beloved children and that our heavenly Dad is really pleased with us–we can live in freedom and a deeper connection to others, seeing everyone as part of the same divine family. No longer do we need to prove our worth or importance or earn our Fathers affection.In This Episode You’ll Learn:How our culture is constantly “baptizing” us in ways we may not be aware of.Why Christian baptism reshapes our identity and worldview.How the Church today has largely lost the full significance and power of baptism.Ways to embrace the implications of your baptism throughout each day.Get started here...From this episode:“Pay attention to how often water is present and its importance in your daily life. Let it remind you, like the sacrament of your baptism, that you are now immersed into your true and restored trinitarian identity. You can now live as a full-fledged member of God’s family of missionary servants, sent as a disciple of Jesus into your world to make more disciples...filling the world with God’s glory.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #231The book “Wade in the Water” by Eric PetersonCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesIn light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos...
8/26/201935 minutes, 14 seconds
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Discipleship and Gospel Fluency in the Workplace

Many of us spend more time with our co-workers than we do with most anyone else consistently each week. And the question of how we can make disciples at work is common, yet not without some obvious challenges and nuance required.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we talk about how discipleship in the workplace has its advantages and challenges...it’s a matter of seeing things through “new” eyes.Work relationships are a bit artificial and forced and usually don’t allow for “all of life”, life on life, life in community, which is how true discipleship takes place. But we are always in discipleship mode, and aspects of discipleship can definitely happen at work and on the job. Gospel fluency is key!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Discipleship is evangelism (and vice versa) and it is often a slow process.How to think more holistically about discipleship in the workplace.Ways to identify who at work is open to Spiritual things.Practical examples of discipleship and gospel fluency at work.Get started here...From this episode:“Be a defender of the defenseless in your workplace, show grace and forgiveness regardless of the situation or if you’ve been hurt. In all these ways you’ll not only be helping people see and experience the gospel in action at work, but you’re also helping them move from unbelief to belief in connection to our Dad in heaven and who Jesus is.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #230Information on Caesar (&amp;Tina’s) Coaching and Mentorship&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:Discipleship: The One Person You Need to Worry About <img src="https://www.123lifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Join-Us-Facebook-Bar.jpg"...
8/19/201925 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why is Missional Living So Hard?

Living life as a ‘family on mission’ with others in community is a big commitment. But starting or transitioning small groups that were pulled together for reasons other than discipleship and mission, and asking folks to now to commit to increasingly live like a family, together on mission, can be tough sledding... It’s hard!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll try and help answer the question, “Why is missional living so hard?” while also giving you hope, practical tips, and a little help during the hard times.Sure, this seems hard at first… (it is!) but once you’ve experienced life in a gospel-centered community, living like a family, there’s no going back to just “checking the church box” once a week on Sundays!In This Episode You’ll Learn:The difference between a traditional small group and a true missional community.How our time, schedule, activities and preferences all play into this.Why married couples must be on the same page and doing mission together.A healthy pace that lends itself to community health and longevity.Get started here...From this episode:“I have seen a lot of communities that have had real issues because the networks of friends were so varied or far apart. And I know a lot of churches have traditional Small Groups that were formed based on what night of the week worked for folks at the church to get together and have pie and discuss the sermon from last Sunday…But, when you commit to doing Missional Community together, you are essentially committing to be a family together. To do life together.” &nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #229Information on Caesar (&amp;Tina’s) Coaching and Mentorship&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:<a href="https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/shifting-small-groups-to-missional-communities/"...
8/12/201926 minutes, 5 seconds
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Is It Time to Leave Your Church?

Is it time to leave your church? You didn’t always feel this way...but lately, you’ve had a nagging discomfort that it may be time to leave and find a new church home. But you wonder, “Is it just me?!”This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll try and help you make that decision. We give you 7 legitimate reasons why it may be time to leave your church, and some cautions you may want to heed first.If you’re thinking about leaving your current local church, ask yourself why you originally started engaging with this particular church body. What did you like about it? What drew you to it… and what’s changed? How might God want to use you to change things about it? Or… what might God be wanting to teach you and your family by staying part of this church?&nbsp;In This Episode You’ll Learn:How your “Church” is people... and that includes you!Why God may want to keep you right where you’re at.7 legitimate reasons why it may be time to leave.Key rhythms of life that equal “gathering together” as the Church.Get started here...From this episode:“I really do believe that the Bible teaches that the oikos/missional community is the primary organizing structure of the church. We all need that. That’s what we see in scripture. Are you part of a “family on mission”… an oikos that is increasingly hanging out as God’s family, experiencing the transformation of the gospel in all of life?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #228Enroll for the Everyday Disciple Challenge 4 Days of FREE training Live on Facebook.Register NOW for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE&nbsp;
8/5/201930 minutes, 58 seconds
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How the Gospel Speaks to Anger

We all know what anger looks and feels like. But most of us don’t know much about this emotion and where it comes from. Is anger always a bad thing or could it at times actually be a picture of God’s own heart in a situation?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast we look at the source of our anger, how so much of it is disordered love, and how the gospel speaks to anger.If we find ourselves angry about getting snubbed on social media, or being cut off in traffic, or going unrecognized for work, or having an idea shut down, or feeling underappreciated by our spouse… the problem might be that we love ourselves too much!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Where the different types of anger come from.When and why Jesus got angry.The 3 Levels of anger we experience.Three steps for dealing with our anger in light of Gospel truth.Get started here...From this episode:“God and Jesus both displayed times of their anger. But they were never angry for their own benefit. They were angry at the destruction and loss of relationship that words and actions of people were causing. Too often our anger is self-love, and we hold on to it until it eats us up inside or drives a permanent wedge between us and others.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #227Register NOW for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE&nbsp;Enroll for the Everyday Disciple Challenge 4 Days of FREE training Live on Facebook.
7/29/201929 minutes, 1 second
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Tips for Hosting Missional Summer Meals

Missional community life includes a lot of eating together. Your meals should be a reflection of your life as a family. When we invite people to experience dinner with the Family—God’s family—loving them well is far more important than what you serve or how perfect it all looks.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with Caesar’s wife Tina, a professional chef and hospitality expert. She gives us her best tips for hosting missional summer meals that are easy to do and won’t leave you frazzled.Everyone has their 'go-to' favorites—dinners that you can pull off—even in your busiest and most stressed times. Share the meals your family likes. Family favorites will most likely also be enjoyed by friends, as are the stories connected to those meals and recipes.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why it’s important to treat people like family, not like guests.Meals that you can do easily and quickly.Why theming your meals and parties is fun and super inviting for othersSome of Tina’s favorite and proven meals, recipes and party themes.Get started here...From this episode:“Keep it simple and keep your pantry stocked with the things you can do easily. Then, make lists, let people help and don’t worry about everything being perfect. No one is perfect and you will help people feel comfortable much more quickly if you are willing to be imperfect... with grace!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #226Register NOW for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE with Caesar and HeathIn light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:Recipe for a Team K Favorite: Salami EggsMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources...
7/22/201933 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Simple Process for Developing Missional Leaders

The church has historically required people to be at a very high level of education and proven experience before they are released to lead others… or even be a central part of disciple-making.&nbsp;We’ll never see a gospel movement of multiplication this way!This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you a simple process for developing missional leaders. You can use this in everything you do, with all the disciples in your life, and you’ll be on a path of natural and reproducible leadership development.Leadership development is just discipleship further up the slope, walking with people longer and deeper into the ways of Jesus and the kingdom of God. Making mature disciples who lead others will include more experience, time and greater trust must be built in both directions.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why there always seems to be a “leadership crisis” in so many churches.How leadership development precedes the multiplication of disciples, communities, and churches.How any knowledge, skill, or spiritual practice can be passed on through this process.Why making everything simple and reproducible is key to multiplying leaders.Get started here...From this episode:“Eventually you will need to leave these leaders alone to lead in your community or send them off to multiply the very skills and aspects of this missionary life that you have equipped them in. This step is crucial to their maturity and the expansion of the Kingdom.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #225Register NOW for Cigars &amp; Theology LIVE with Caesar and HeathIn light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and...
7/15/201928 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why Discipleship Is Like Reparenting People

So many people have never been taught basic life skills, and certainly not how to view all of life through the lens of the Gospel. Discipleship must seed the good news of the Kingdom into every area of life–not just a bunch of teaching on the Bible and theology. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why discipleship is like reparenting people, showing them how to live in God’s family in light of what our Father now says is true of them. In so many ways it mirrors the same steps and patience required to raise kids!I am increasingly struck by how many of the things that my wife and I did with our own kids as they grew up are the same things that we find ourselves replicating with others now in the missional community.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why discipleship is deeply connected with a form of reparenting people.The most crucial areas of a disciple’s life that may need reparenting.Why most traditional forms of discipleship don’t address enough of real life.How God calls and empowers us to be ‘spiritual parents’ to others.Get started here...From this episode:“Teaching, modeling and sharing the love of God and his grace with others is our highest calling! In Christ, we have been given a new identity, we share in his authority here on Earth, and we have inherited great privilege as sons and daughters of the King. Walking in light of all of this and teaching younger siblings (in both age or maturity) how the gospel speaks into and transforms all of life is a privilege and part of Jesus’ great co-mission to us all.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #224In light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources<a href="http://www.missiopublishing.com/"...
7/8/201926 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Pray the Gospel for All of Life

Prayer was always meant to be a conversation with our heavenly Father, our Daddy. If your prayers are cold, formal, self-focused or rare, then seeing prayer as a time you get to talk with Dad will draw you to the source of all life, grace, and love. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how Jesus’ model for prayer actually leads us to pray the Good News of the gospel over all of life. Prayer is all about experiencing the gospel in relationship with our Father!Jesus said it pretty plainly, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Through us having a relationship. And when he taught his disciples how to pray, he led them in relationship to the Father.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why Jesus always saw prayer with our Father as a relational practice.The 6 movements or “petitions” of the Lord’s Prayer.Specific (HUGE) gospel connections to each of these 6 movements.How to pray the gospel for all of life and in any situation.Get started here...From this episode:“Praying through Jesus’ pattern of prayer covers every area of life! Every fear, every need, every temptation, and every attack. Take a few minutes now to pray through the 6 movements of Jesus’ prayer pattern. At each step, personalize what you are facing, needing, asking or hoping for in that “category” of the prayer. Our heavenly Dad wants to hear it all, and waits to see you walk in trust and freedom!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #223In light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:Who’s Your Daddy?Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesMissio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources<a...
7/1/201931 minutes, 8 seconds
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Where to Find Your Unique People of Peace

God has already placed unique people in your life that have been waiting for someone to introduce them to Jesus and live in His Kingdom. You’ll find that these “people of peace” are longing for relationship and are naturally easy to spend time with.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you where to look, and how to find your unique people of peace. They’re closer than you think... and now you’ll know how to find them!Helping those people God has uniquely chosen for you to help move from unbelief to belief about who God really is, what he thinks of them, and how they get to live because of Jesus, is what discipleship is all about.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What Jesus taught his disciples about finding those people they would disciple.How you can spot the “people of peace” in your own life.The places in your life that make natural relationship building easy.How a person moves from being an acquaintance to a disciple of Jesus.Get started here...From this episode:“If you love Jesus, and you love people, you’re going to want to be out there where the action is. If you find yourself distracted by everything, uninterested or feeling jaded about helping people get to know Jesus, you may be suffering from a lack of love.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #222Should You Focus on Discipleship or Evangelism?
6/24/201929 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hugh Halter: An Apostle’s Journey

Do modern-day apostles exist? Are there still people that God sends to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom to the lost and broken and start new movements of the gospel where the Kingdom of God touches down here on Earth?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, Caesar interviews his close friend, author and modern apostle, Hugh Halter. His story of restarting from scratch in a city across the country will encourage you that God is still at work establishing His kingdom. And He may just be waiting for you to join Him!Few people seem to be willing to “risk everything” for the sake of the Gospel. My buddy Hugh Halter has done that several times while answering God’s call on his life. He really is a modern-day apostle and someone we can learn a lot from. This is a great story!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why Hugh would uproot his family from comfort and move to a broken, impoverished place.The difference between “planting a church” and “planting the gospel”.How a series of micro-communities connected to living as a blessing is changing a mid-western city.Powerful lessons learned about trusting God when His call seems too big!Get started here...From this episode:“I tell people there is nothing that you can do that would make it easier to ‘gospel a city’ than to actually do what the city needs done. Instead of planning a church service, start a business. Meet the needs of a city and its people. It’s just been an amazing story of personal movement and spiritual movement with people.” ~ Hugh Halter&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #2217 Things I Love Way More Than God
6/17/201936 minutes, 6 seconds
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Top 10 Roadblocks to Discipleship and Mission

“If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times!” We hear the most common excuses, fears, and roadblocks to discipleship and mission over and over. The reason they come up so often is... they must be real. Or at least we think they are. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll share (from our listeners and students) the top 10 roadblocks to discipleship and mission we run into all the time. We’ll discuss what’s really lurking behind each of these, and give you a way around each roadblock.It can be easy to stay “stuck” and make excuses for why we’re not really engaged in discipleship and mission in our lives. Or not as far along as we’d like to be. But it doesn’t have to stay that way!In This Episode You’ll Learn:The Top 10 roadblocks to discipleship and mission.What is really behind each of these perceived barriers. (Most are not roadblocks at all!)Diagnostic questions to ask yourself to move beyond each of these.The surprising “roadblock” that smashes most (or all) of the rest!Get started here...From this episode:“Am I living my life, (and teaching my kids, my church and others) that my glory and comfort are really my top priority by how I spend my time and resources? Am I letting my religious traditions guide my spiritual growth– or letting the Holy Spirit guide me deeper into life and community with others for HIS glory?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #220Balancing Family Life and Ministry Life
6/10/201937 minutes, 22 seconds
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Creating the Right Discipleship Environment Pt.2

Discipleship that mirrors what Jesus did with his disciples, and produces the same hope, maturity and multiplication is an “all of life” experience. It looks pretty different than what most of us Christians have seen or participated in.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you Part 2 of our talk on the 10 necessary aspects you’ll want to focus on in creating the right discipleship environment.Discipleship is not fast. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and sacrifice. A discipler must be with his or her disciples frequently and must care for them over the long-term.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The difference between discipleship classes and holistic life-on-life experiences.Why words and knowledge alone are not enough; Modeling the life of Jesus is key.6 of the 10 necessary aspects of a healthy discipleship environment (like Jesus had).Why ‘one-size-fits-all’ discipleship NEVER works!Get started here...From this episode:“Teach those you disciple to expect multiplication to happen. As disciples teach others to obey all of Jesus’ commands, that includes his command to make more disciples. Part of being a disciple of Jesus is making disciples of Jesus.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #2197 Reasons You Need to Play More
6/3/201935 minutes, 1 second
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Creating the Right Discipleship Environment Pt.1

Discipleship is an all of life apprenticeship led by Jesus himself. In order to make disciples of Jesus, who in turn, know how to make more disciples, we must pay close attention to the experience and environment that Jesus provided his disciples.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll give you Part 1 of a two-part talk on the 10 necessary aspects you’ll want to focus on in creating the right discipleship environment.Discipleship for Jesus was never a series of curriculum or a set of events and classes that he asked his disciples to attend. Those kinds of things may teach what Jesus taught, but they don’t create an experience where people learn to obey all that he commanded in every area of life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why your “discipleship” may not be producing the desired results in your people.Where, when and how often Jesus interacted with his disciples.4 of the 10 necessary aspects of a healthy discipleship environment (like Jesus had).Why your discipleship must be Spirit-led and Gospel-saturated!Get started here...From this episode:“Jesus discipleship wasn't merely a Sunday School class to attend… like once you got through the 9 weeks of discipleship training, boom–you’re a disciple! That's how it was for me growing up in the church. I'm thankful for that time a certain man put into my life, it was something like nine 1-hour sessions. And for a very long time that was the extent of my discipleship. That's not what Jesus did.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #218What You Need to Stop Doing to Make More Disciples
5/27/201933 minutes, 4 seconds
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217 Why Discipleship Is So Rare In Our Churches

Without discipleship, we are left with a “shadow church”… a lot of religious trappings and tradition without the red hot center of the mission Jesus gave us at its core. Is the church stuck? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll address why discipleship is so rare in our churches and we’re calling church leaders to rethink and reframe what we actually mean by discipleship, to begin with.If we keep talking about the lack of discipleship in our churches for another 20 or 30 years, like we have been—without changing things—we won’t have this problem. Not because we’ve solved things, but because the Church will be all but irrelevant and further marginalized in society.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why we may not be talking about the same thing when it comes to discipleship.A practical and super-helpful definition of discipleship that makes sense.Why discipleship is equally important for not-yet believers as it is Christians.7 Roadblocks and fears that may be keeping you, me, your pastor or the church from true discipleship and mission.Get started here...From this episode:“The way many leaders approach maturity is to assume that knowledge produces maturity. But I have to ask, since when? It’s wonderful that people understand what they believe, but knowledge in and of itself is not a hallmark of Christian maturity. As Paul says, knowledge puffs up. Love, by contrast, builds up. And some of the most biblically literate people in Jesus day got by-passed as disciples.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #217Start to experience a richer, day-to-day faith ALL WEEK LONG! Registration for Caesar’s "7 Moves to Missional Course” is open now. <img src="https://www.123lifeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Join-Us-Facebook-Bar.jpg" height="87"...
5/20/201930 minutes, 34 seconds
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216: A Week in the Life of a Missional Community

If you try and treat life and the rhythms in a missional community like a light switch, something you suddenly flip on in your lives, you’ll be disappointed and frustrated. It takes time for any group of people to develop new rhythms and begin to truly feel as if they are part of a family.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how to organize some things right off the bat and create space for the more organic rhythms to develop. And we’ll give you a peek at some sample calendars for a week in the life of a missional community.It takes an extra measure of grace and patience when building an extended family, given the integrations of the various schedules and unique responsibilities everyone has. It also takes great intentionality. In This Episode You’ll Learn:How life in a missional community (MC) is both organized and organic.The types of events and rhythms that need to be organized and those that don’t.The 3 minimum, weekly touch points you’ll want to grow toward each week.What a week in the life of two families in an MC really looks like.Get started here...From this episode:“Basic ‘family values’ will start to form as you work out details regarding group participation, spontaneous hanging out, sharing simple meals, and participation in larger and smaller events—both organized and organic. No too missional communities look exactly the same. Be patient… it will happen!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #216Register for our FREE Discipleship and Mission Jumpstart 4-Day Challenge&nbsp; 4 LIVE trainings with homework challenges each day to get you started fast!
5/13/201930 minutes, 39 seconds
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215: Are You Too Comfortable for a Missional Life?

We live in a culture oriented entirely toward comfort, and the church is not immune to this allure. Are we just dissatisfied consumers hoping to find our perfectly customized dream job, dream house, dream vacation, and even our dream church and a perfectly comfortable dream life?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you discover if you are already living too comfortably for the mission that Jesus called us—his Church, his disciples—to live out.When Jesus said that we would do the things he has done and even greater things, we’re reminded of a Savior who endured the discomfort of the cross to bring us new life… and then sent us out on his mission.&nbsp;In This Episode You’ll Learn:If your life is arranged for maximum comfort and pretty inflexible.The areas of life you may have grown too comfortable in for a missional life.How the Gospel speaks into where and Who we find our comfort.7 signs that you may have slipped into a comfortable and complacent faith.Get started here...From this episode:“If we want a comfortable faith, we best not give ourselves to Jesus Christ. But, as C.S. Lewis reminded us, if we want a faith grounded in ultimate reality, and one that matures us and others in the community, then Jesus is indeed the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Seeking a life of comfort is missing the point. Seeking Jesus and his glory in all of life is the goal.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #215Register for our FREE Discipleship and Mission Jumpstart 4-Day Challenge&nbsp; 4 LIVE trainings with homework challenges each day to get you started fast!
5/6/201932 minutes, 13 seconds
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214: Is Your Family Prepared for Missional Living?

The foundation of living as a ‘family on mission’ is believing you are part of God’s family and seeing others as family members that God is looking to restore and bring close to himself. And all of it must be a natural outgrowth of our family life together on mission.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you the steps you need to prepare your family to actually be ready for missional living.Today, we are not talking about preparation to go overseas as a family, but how you can begin to prepare to live life together in community, right where you live, on mission together. Is your family prepared for missional living?In This Episode You’ll Learn:How our true gospel identity sends us on mission as a family.If your family is worth imitating and something others would want to join.Initial rhythms of life you can establish in your home as a family.FREE BONUS training you can access that will help you jumpstart missional living.Get started here...From this episode:“The goal is that your family is living in such a way that discipleship and community naturally grow out of it. We’re not looking to live two lives...an isolated “US/OUR life” and then throw a lasso around a bunch of folks once a week and try and get them into artificial rhythms, we want to live in such a way that as we invite folks into our lives and rhythms, they are in fact increasingly opportunities for discipleship.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #214Register for our FREE Discipleship and Mission Jumpstart 4-Day Challenge&nbsp; 4 LIVE trainings with homework challenges each day to get you started fast!
4/29/201937 minutes, 42 seconds
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213: How to Destroy the Idols in Your Life

The foundation of living as a ‘family on mission’ is believing you are part of God’s family and seeing others as family members that God is looking to restore and bring close to himself. And all of it must be a natural outgrowth of our family life together on mission.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you the steps you need to prepare your family to actually be ready for missional living.Today, we are not talking about preparation to go overseas as a family, but how you can begin to prepare to live life together in community, right where you live, on mission together. Is your family prepared for missional living?In This Episode You’ll Learn:How our true gospel identity sends us on mission as a family.If your family is worth imitating and something others would want to join.Initial rhythms of life you can establish in your home as a family.FREE BONUS training you can access that will help you jumpstart missional living.Get started here...From this episode:“The goal is that your family is living in such a way that discipleship and community naturally grow out of it. We’re not looking to live two lives...an isolated “US/OUR life” and then throw a lasso around a bunch of folks once a week and try and get them into artificial rhythms, we want to live in such a way that as we invite folks into our lives and rhythms, they are in fact increasingly opportunities for discipleship.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #214Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of ResourcesRegister for our FREE Discipleship and Mission Jumpstart 4-Day Challenge 4 LIVE trainings with homework challenges each day to get you started fast!<a...
4/22/201929 minutes, 43 seconds
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212: Why Apologetics Makes For Poor Evangelism

One of the things that keep Christians from talking about their faith to their friends is the fear of sounding like a freak or being asked hard questions they can’t answer. Or they feel like they are supposed to “win” people over to their side of the discussion or they’ve failed.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll explain why focusing our evangelism on winning a spiritual tug-of-war is not a great approach to evangelism. In fact, apologetics often makes for poor evangelism... No one is ever really “argued” into the Kingdom!Apologetics is for the defense of the faith within our faith communities and makes for poor evangelism outside of the Church. And with each other, always remember that it is with gentleness and respect that we are to discuss differences in our understanding and belief.&nbsp;Let’s be sure to get our hearts in that position before we jump into a debate.In This Episode You’ll Learn:A working understanding of what apologetics is, and what evangelism is supposed to be.Two very different ways we can start conversations with people about Faith.The true value of apologetics within our Christian communities.Why tricks, tactics, and arguments are not the way Jesus introduced people to his Father.Get started here...From this episode:“While apologetic and evangelistic methods are important and may at times be helpful, the Bible does not attribute the success of the gospel to human rhetoric or strategy. It is the Gospel that has the power to set people free and restore relationships–not our methods or perfectly crafted arguments!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #212Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:<a...
4/15/201929 minutes, 23 seconds
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211: Why the Church Should Throw Better Parties

Does the way we celebrate, drink and eat remind us of God’s continued blessing in our life through Christ... and show our culture what it looks like to really party and celebrate unto the Lord?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why Christians should be the most celebratory people in the world. In every neighborhood, in every city!The Church is a family–God’s family–and healthy families eat and celebrate together often! Your meals and parties can serve as both a demonstration of what God and his family are like and a reminder that we can live open, generous lives with everyone. Let’s party!In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why God loves it when we celebrate and party as his kids.The rhythms of celebration that God gave Israel so they would live as a reminder and demonstration of what He is like. How our views on partying and alcohol are shaped by our understanding of the Gospel. Why we get to live lives that are being redeemed and used by God to redeem others.Get started here...From this episode:“The church, the bride, is a redemptive community. We live not only the experience of redemption (I'm redeemed/being redeemed) but also the works of redemption (I'm redeeming).&nbsp;That's why our mission is both words and works, speaking and doing redemption. And if we are working out our salvation through being redeemed and redeeming, then our response to cultural abuses is not to abstain but to redeem…” &nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #211Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:<a href="https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/why-youre-blessed-to-be-a-blessing/"...
4/8/201932 minutes, 33 seconds
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209: How to Make Faith and Life Fit Together

Many of us live with a form of spiritual schizophrenia. We live our “Christian life” primarily on Sunday, and then there’s our “regular life” lived the rest of the time.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you learn how to incorporate your faith into every area of life. To see that the Gospel really is good news for today, and help you experience a fuller, Kingdom life now.If you have a desire to live with greater intentionality in your life when it comes to your faith, work, ministry, parenting, being a good spouse... now is your time. One small step starts the journey.In This Episode You’ll Learn:If your family or church is really living on mission with God (or something else).How the gospel really does speak into ALL of life, not just your afterlife.Caesar’s personal journey from “attending church” to BEing the church. What it would look like to live as a full-time missionary in your neighborhood.Get started here...From this episode:“It is not living life in God’s family, empowered by the Holy Spirit for his mission, that burns people out or causes them to want to throw in the towel of faith. It is when we believe the lie that says we can continue building our own version of the American Dream life… pursuing a bigger house, nicer cars, the best of everything—and try and fit in a little “church” or “ministry” that life gets out of whack.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #209Want to know what it could look like for you, your spouse, or your team to start being coached and mentored by Caesar personally? Go here for more info and to see if this coaching is a good fit for you.&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:<a...
3/25/201932 minutes, 54 seconds
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208: Growing in Patience with God, Yourself and Others

Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is often difficult to find. How many people would label you “a patient person”? The roots of impatience lead deeper than you might imagine, and the effects compound each other.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the immediate and lifelong benefits of growing in our ability to be more patient… with God, with others, and with ourselves.An impatient person has a hard time waiting for others or does so with great reluctance. An impatient person feels anxious or upset when things do not go according to their hoped-for plan. There is a pretty big ME focus connected to impatience. In This Episode You’ll Learn:The roots of selfishness and false sovereignty that are behind our impatience.The connection between unhappiness and impatience with myself.How the Gospel speaks hope into our need for Spiritual Patience.A 15-minute exercise to uncover your areas of greatest impatience and why.Get started here...From this episode:“But, even though we think highly of ourselves, we are also, often, secretly very disappointed with ourselves. We think we need to prove ourselves, earn everything that we want and earn everyone’s approval, including God’s. I need to get busy fixing myself and creating my perfect life now... and that makes me an impatient person.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #208Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:7 Reasons Why Gossip Is Poison&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/lspodcast/"...
3/18/201925 minutes, 57 seconds
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207: Missional Living When Your Church Doesn’t Support It

You desire to live a more missional life in community with others… making disciples in everyday life, but you don’t have the support of your pastor and local church leadership. Now what?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll speak to your heart first and then give you steps to get started and ways to help you get your leaders and others on board with this missional lifestyle.God has always desired a worldwide, earthly family that would live in such a way as to show the world His love and generosity… inviting everyone to a place at His table. This needs to happen in all of the normal rhythms of everyday life… not just once each week.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The crucial difference between most traditional churches and missional communities.The real threats and fears that your opposition may be experiencing.How Jesus was definitely in the “both/and” camp with a single focus.Ways to get started living as an example of what’s possible on mission for others.And… an invitation to join Caesar in a 4-Day “Everyday Disciple Challenge” on Facebook.Get started here...From this episode:“Live as an example. Let your good deeds and humility shine the light for all to see. You will never lead a movement of change by being against anything. What are you for? It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #207Join Caesar for his FREE 4-day challenge, where he’ll walk you through exactly how he does Everyday Discipleship, in normal rhythms of life with others. (Like Jesus did.)During this challenge, you will get started with a proven process for making disciples and keeping it “sticky” and super-reproducible.We get started here on March 18, 2019 &gt;&gt;&nbsp;<a...
3/11/201929 minutes, 59 seconds
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206: How to Speak Gently and Think Clearly Amidst Conflict

It happens over and over again: a political argument with a friend, a fight about racial issues on the internet, a disagreement with a coworker… At the first sign of conflict, we flee to a bunker with people who think like us and—internally or externally—attack everyone else. We feel safe there, but it’s killing us: killing families, friendships, civility, and discourse.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk with author Brian Jennings and discover there is a better way… and we can walk in it! It may look like you’re dodging cultural landmines, but you just might be learning how to dance!God is not wanting you to believe or settle for a watered-down version of the truth. He offers a way to break down walls with a Truth that heals families, friendships, churches, and communities.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The “thing behind the thing” with all the conflict we see in ideology today.How Jesus faced personal, political, and relational conflict–and dealt with it.How to practice “The 4 Ways of Wisdom” in our conversations and conflict.Practical steps you can take now to be Good News within dark conversations.Get started here...From this episode:“Engage before you contend. Get involved in the issues you care about and engage those involved and affected by the issue before you try and win every argument connected to this topic. Practice gracious restraint.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #206You can find Brian Jennings’ books and blog at dancinginnomansland.comWant to know what it could look like for you, your spouse (if you have one) or your team to start being coached and mentored by Caesar personally?Go here for more info and to see if coaching is a good fit for you.&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find this...
3/4/201934 minutes, 8 seconds
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205: Why You (Yes You!) Need a Discipleship Coach

Why do all serious players on any team have a coach, and why might all serious disciple-makers also need a coach? Life and ministry accelerate when you have someone help you call plays and develop strategies as you make disciples and live out this amazing Kingdom life. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll hear from some folks who have engaged with being coached and the difference it is making in their marriages, families, and communities as they press into a lifestyle of discipleship and mission in everyday life.We don’t find the term “coach” specifically used or applied to anyone in the Bible. But we do see Jesus, Paul, Barnabas, and a host of others playing the role of “coach” and mentor in the lives of others. Being coached and coaching others is incredibly consistent with biblical principles and can produce pretty amazing results in our lives too.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Several examples of coaches and coaching relationships in the Bible.A practical definition of coaching that connects to our daily lives and discipleship.What the actual functions and rhythms of a healthy coaching relationship look like.How coaching affects our marriages, parenting, and discipleship in real time.Testimonies from people who are in a coaching relationship and the powerful results they are experiencing.Get started here...From this episode:“Every important change and breakthrough I’ve had in my life has been from getting ​personalized advice on my exact situation from someone that has been there before. Otherwise, I remained ‘stuck’... Who doesn’t need a little help along the way?”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #205Get more information on what it could look like for you, your spouse (if you have one) or your team to start being coached and mentored by Caesar right now.Go here for more info and to see if coaching is a good fit for...
2/25/201927 minutes, 15 seconds
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204: Is Cultural Diversity Realistic in the Church?

It’s easy to look across the auditorium–or across the room–and ask why the church and our small groups or missional communities are not more diverse. But are racial differences the only form of diversity there is?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at some of the reasons we don’t see greater diversity in the church and why there may be false expectations in connection with some of this. We’ll give you practical ways to look at your own church and community groups and begin to discern new opportunities for diversity.True, life-giving relationships with others who are different than ourselves take humility. We will have to lay down our pride and any snobbery we have and be willing to include, learn from, and even follow others.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why Sunday is the most segregated (or most homogenous) day of the week.The “thing behind the thing” when it comes to our lack of diversity in the church (and life).Why diversity is not just about skin color and race.How when the Bible speaks about “all nations worshiping together”, it is not talking about a giant church service in heaven someday.Practical steps to intentionally growing a missional community that is more diverse in every way.Get started here...From this episode:“Diversity isn’t something that happens automatically—which should be clear from history—it’s something that takes place and grows through our intentionality. But most of us live in a pretty diverse community if we choose to acknowledge and celebrate all the differences that God has already brought together.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #204Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos...
2/18/201931 minutes, 14 seconds
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203: 7 Ways To Romance Your Wife All Year

After several years of marriage, the passion in your relationship can begin to fade into the normalcy of everyday life. If you have lost some of the romance in your marriage and are needing to turn up the fire, this episode will show you how.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you 7 ways to romance your wife on Valentine’s Day and every day! Ladies… you may need to pass this one on to your husband.We have been created for love. We need to be loved throughout our lifetime. For many people, they also have been in love and desire romance in their life. Of course! But there is a difference between these two very important aspects of relationship–especially within marriage.In This Episode You’ll Learn:The difference between love and romance… and if both last forever.Why “falling in love” feels so amazing and why we all want more of that feeling.How God is the author of love and romance and His example for both.7 ways to romance your wife all year, with tips for this Valentine’s Day too.Attention wives: you’ll love this episode too… all of this works in the other direction!Get started here...From this episode:“Putting intentionality and effort into romancing your wife over the course of your lives together and maintaining a deep romantic connection is the best way to safeguard your marriage against future crisis.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #203Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:5 Steps To An Awesome Date Night With Your Spouse&nbsp;<a...
2/11/201928 minutes, 33 seconds
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202: How to Do Church Discipline with Love and Purpose

Church discipline is a term found nowhere in the Bible. But its taught, often necessary, and it is usually very difficult to practice in ways that show the love of God. And many of us, and those we know, have been hurt by churches not doing this correctly.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss how to do church discipline with love and purpose… instead of just “handing people over to Satan” and being done with them. :-/[spp-player]So much of what is written about church discipline is steeped in old covenant, temple theology, and language. It’s taught as if Jesus never came and died for all of our sins already; forgetting that we are now the righteousness of Christ. What should be the goal and purpose of church discipline?In This Episode You’ll Learn:How ‘discipline’ and ‘disciple’ have the same root meaning and goals.How Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18 may surprise you when read in its full context.Who should be involved with doing church discipline and when.What it really means to “turn someone over to Satan”.Practical steps for addressing someone who has sinned against you.Get started here...From this episode:“It is rare that we, ourselves, don’t also have at least some role in the situation where someone has hurt us or sinned against us. A good starting point is to humble ourselves and seek the other person’s forgiveness before approaching them about their sin against us. I think you’ll be surprised at what will happen after that!”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #202Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources&nbsp;In light of today’s topics, you might find these posts and videos helpful:<a href="https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/want-to-stop-sinning/"...
2/4/201928 minutes, 55 seconds
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201: Leadership Harmony in Missional Communities

Missional community life can be tricky and hard to sustain. Leading missional communities can seem even harder to navigate. How do you determine if you are like-minded enough to lead with another person or couple? How do you get started?This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’re gonna teach you how to determine who you should lead a missional community with and what should happen when you don’t agree on things.When discussing leadership within new or existing missional communities, there are two roads we need to look at: 1. working with leaders you’ve developed and they too are now leading with you, and 2. putting a new team of leaders together.In This Episode You’ll Learn:What missional community (MC) leadership looks like.How MC leaders can build stronger relationships outside of a weekly meeting.The best ways to bring up conflict as leaders and how to deal with it.Getting leaders on the same page as to “what the mission is” that we are on.How practicing the 23 “one-anothers” found in scripture is key to healthy leadership.Get started here...From this episode:“God shows his grace on Earth through people, and leaders show others God’s grace and what it looks like to know and live out the good news of the Kingdom in every area of life. Your job in leading a missional community (or a church for that matter) is primarily that–not to be in charge and make all the decisions about what everyone else is supposed to do.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode #201Get a free copy of Caesar’s book BIGGER GOSPEL and Learn to Speak the Good News of the Gospel Into Everyday Life!&nbsp;&nbsp;Click Here Now.Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and ResourcesCaesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with...
1/28/201930 minutes, 33 seconds
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198: A Million Little Things: Discipleship in the Real World

Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus had just left us his “5 Big Steps” or “3 Important Ingredients” for disciple-making? It would be so much simpler if discipleship in the real world was a little more spelled out and outlined into a few basics.This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’re going to show you how discipleship looks less like one big thing or series of classes... and more like a million little things.We’ve made discipleship a lot more complicated than it was ever meant to be. When Jesus commanded us to “go and make disciples,” he was not commanding us to hold a specific set of classes or scheduled routines but to enter into the everyday lives of people. Into all the little stuff of life.In This Episode You’ll Learn:Why there will never be a perfect set of classes or “one big thing” that adds up to maturity in our churches.How Romans 8:28 helps clarify what God is up to when it comes to our sanctification.Why dependence on the works of the Holy Spirit is crucial in discipleship.Why disciple-making was never meant to be the job of a few professionals.Get started here...From this episode:“I think we’ve overcomplicated discipleship... and sort of dumbed it down to a set of learnings and head knowledge instead of an experience with others of how the gospel of Jesus speaks into and shapes a million little things that all add up to the life we were created to live: His life.”&nbsp;Each week the Big 3 will give you immediate action steps to get you started. Download today’s&nbsp;BIG 3&nbsp;right now. Read&nbsp;and think over them again later. You might even want to share them with others…Thanks for Listening!Thanks so much for joining us&nbsp;again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share?&nbsp;Join us on Facebook and take part in the discussion!If you enjoyed this episode, please&nbsp;share&nbsp;it using the social media buttons you see at the top of&nbsp;this page or right below.Also,&nbsp;please leave an honest review for&nbsp;The Lifeschool&nbsp;Podcast on iTunes.&nbsp;Ratings and reviews&nbsp;are&nbsp;extremely&nbsp;helpful&nbsp;and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and we read each and every one of them. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Free Download of the&nbsp;Big 3&nbsp;For Episode