Missional Rhythms for Concrete-Thinkers

In this post – I want to help equip you as a parent, community leader, pastor, or whatever role you serve to begin to shape what it looks like to equip concrete-thinkers to live on mission with God. But what do these rhythms of their everyday life look like? I can help you think through […]

Living on Mission in a Concrete-Thinker World

And the Word [Jesus] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory… – John 1:14 John begins with a beautiful passage of this really, really good news about Jesus – that God would send His son who would literally dwell – live – tabernacle – among us! And I think somewhere, […]

Missional Rhythms for Middle School Communities

In today’s post I want to focus on what it looks like forĀ those who work with middle school students to intentionally live on mission with middle school students and their families. Tomorrow we will focus on some tangible steps to equip middle school students to live on mission. But, I believe it starts with us […]

When Roots Grow Deep: Preparing for Missional Rhythms

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. – Matthew 4:23 As we begin – whether we are inĀ full time ministry or are simply giving what few hours outside our full-time jobs and families we have […]

When Roots Grow Deep – Missional Rhythms and Faithfulness

When I first began to serve in North Canton, OH I wasn’t exactly sure what I was doing. But one thing God had made clear to me – don’t sit behind the walls of a building. Go out among my people and love them as I have loved them. Unclear of what it entirely looks […]

Concrete Disciple – Finish The Race

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV) I remember the first time I really ran a race. It wasn’t very long, but I remember the feeling. You start out and there is this rush with so many other runners by you. […]

Concrete Disciple – Big Church, Little Focus

We see in Matthew, Mark and Luke in chapters 10, 6, and 10 respectively that Jesus begins to send out the 12 to proclaim the good news. They were sent to focus specifically on the house of Israel and literally house to house or town to town. And while the message was for all – […]

Why Nobody Wants to Live on Mission with Middle Schoolers

So there is this movement. And it is a good movement, right? Back to creating disciples who live out the mission of God every day. People who don’t just “do church” but who have rhythms in their life that identify with the Gospel, as Family of God, who live on mission with God. I have […]

Concrete Disciple – Renew Your Mind

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2 (ESV) This verse has stuck out to me lately as I have been spending a lot of […]

Concrete Disciple – Fridays Are Messy

So Mark 8 tells this crazy story. If you follow Jesus life you see people went wherever he was. The story starts with this crowd who had gathered for the past three days. There number is now at 4,000. And they were hungry. So Jesus calls his disciples to him, and he says something really […]