A Father’s Day Tribute to my Father-Figure

I have a Father’s Day question. Where does your Father-figure come from? Early on my Christian journey, I realized that my Father-figure does not come from my earthly dad. It comes from my heavenly Father, which is life-changing! For every Christian, it’s our caring Father’s good pleasure to gladly adopt us into His forever Family … Read more

Spiritual Seed for a Flourishing Christian Life

This Spiritual seed encapsulates much of the Bible as succinctly as I can. I welcome feedback. 1 Thessalonians lays down a healthy baseline of values and approaches to life from which agile followers of Jesus draw on during their adventure of faith. These are like spiritual seed coming from the Source of all good “seed,” … Read more

Difficult Conversations: Impact-Intent

Have you ever innocently said something, and the other attacks you as if you were an enemy? Impact-Intent… provides us with a handy lens to disentangle the difficult communication problems. God has called us into koinonia in community, both for our growth and to minister to others. Communication is the lubricant for any good relationship. … Read more

Jesus’ Strategy, All-In on Primal Groups

Why were primal groups Jesus’ strategy to make disciples who make more disciples? First, we have been designed by the original Primal Group, Father, Son and Spirit. Primal is something that is basic or fundamental. This Team-of-Three models all the essentials of any healthy primary relationship. God fashioned us in this image so we can … Read more

A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups

Let’s take a fresh look at Jesus’ Twelve as Primal Groups. I was watching Monday Night Football with Travis Twyman, pastor at the Inland Vineyard, and his family in the Fall of 2015. Travis is a bright thinker who thinks from Scripture. In a few sentences, he mentioned how he was stirred to think about … Read more