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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.

  look below to find articles, tools, and teaching about being and making disciples of Jesus:

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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.

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5 Questions to Start Your Day With a Discipleship Mindset

If you feel like you are not qualified to be a disciple or a disciple-maker, welcome to the majority - good disciple-makers don't start out ready - we become ready as we start out. In my post Six Habits Of An Effective Disciplemaker I talk about the importance of establishing habits in your life that will move you forward as a disciple.

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The Power Of Conflict

Most people that I talk to are either afraid of it or do their best to avoid conflict as much as possible. Maybe you can relate? Do you find yourself constantly trying to avoid situations where you might have to voice a different opinion than others?

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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.

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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.

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