Category Archives: Vision for Mission

God’s Call and Our Difficulties

Last week, I heard a preacher say,  “We’ll start with the basics.  Everyone who comes to Christ has to come to the conclusion that there is a God, and it is not me.”  That is an essential starting point for … Continue reading

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Learning from Jesus to Live Like Jesus

There is a real benefit for letting Jesus set the priorities of ministry. Continue reading

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Introducing a Resource for Discipleship in My Context.

Introduction: Why Discipleship One day, a woman came to see me to seek some help from her pastor. After a few minutes, she made a request. “I’ve been attending some of Heather’s Bible Studies, and it’s been really good.” (That … Continue reading

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God Doing Through You What He’s Done For You

So what has God done for you? Okay, if you are a follower of Jesus you know the list is pretty long.  There are all the “…ations”.  You know: salvation, justification, sanctification, and the corresponding, umm, implications.  What I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Missional Community Question and Answer

My friend Marilyn Beyer asked me these questions in preparation for a presentation in one of her seminary classes.  I thought I’d share.  Her questions are in bold. Why missional communities?  Why now?  Why now?  The simple answer is that it … Continue reading

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It’s What God Does That Matters

About that title, I bet some of you are thinking, “yeah, that’s what you say when a ministry isn’t doing well.”  But no, I mean it.  It’s what God does that matters.  Everything else is filler.  And I’ll go beyond … Continue reading

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Getting Missional. Going “Out”

So, we’re getting ready to go “out” to support Young Life. Last night, the Cimarrone Missional Community gathered.   We ate. We worshiped.  I taught briefly on our Kingdom responsibilities as God’s children.  Then Valerie Frank and Pat Thomas told … Continue reading

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