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        we create a culture of authenticity and grace.
        we are messy, ordinary people serving an EXTRAORDINARY god, 
        we do what it takes to show the community the real jesus - one person at a time.

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How To Study The Bible

I am asked quite often about about what tools I use for discipleship. As many of you know, my Dad was my main disciple maker that brought me from atheism to belief in God - well my Dad has put together a 7 page simple beginners guide on How To Study the Bible.

Cultivating Patience in an Amazon Prime World

When it comes to patience I believe mine comes through my family. I have four daughters.. That is the world I live in. There is a lot of hair.

3 Keys to Becoming an Intentional Disciple Maker

It is both the job and privilege of every Christian to be a disciple of Jesus. And part of that job is the call to disciple others. You can disciple someone without holding a Bible degree – Jesus did a good job of demonstrating that by the men he chose to be his disciples.

How Can You Keep Your Child Safe Online?

In this episode of The Real Life Discipleship Podcast, Lance Wigton talks with Real Life Staff members, and husband and wife - Chris and Sara Short. Chris has worked with Children's Ministry for 15 years, and Sara is on the Women's Discipleship Team.

Recommended Resources from Jim Putman

If you have read my books or posts or listened to my sermons, there should be no doubt in your mind that I believe discipleship begins with and is sustained by relationship. However, disciple makers also must be ready to give an answer, defend the faith, and teach their disciples the truth of the Bible in a world determined to provide a culture that is dramatically different than the one Jesus left for us.

6 Habits That Will Lead You Towards Spiritual Growth

Every January 1st people tend to take time to look back at the year they have just finished, and look ahead to the one that is coming. It is a time to set personal goals for the future - things they want to achieve or change in the upcoming 12 months. Initially, the local gym and the grocery store health food aisle's are filled with those hoping to change their unhealthy habits