Sent: Living the Mission ~ Disciple Making Movement Resources

Do you have a life message, motto, or verse you would love to be known for?

I want my heart to beat in rhythm with the heart of Jesus for all peoples to experience His love, to follow Him, and to embrace His mission to help disciple others!

Here’s a message I got to share from Luke 10 (one of my favorite passages of Scripture), where Jesus sends out 70 everyday disciplemakers like you and me!

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

What stands out to you? What did you discovery about God and yourself? How will you apply these principles from Jesus in your life and disciple-making way of life?

Click to download a PDF that includes:

  1. Discovery questions: to use with a group of friends/family to help us understand, apply, and share any passage of Scripture together
  2. Three-column Bible study: to help you understand, obey, and share Scripture when discovering on your own
  3. Discovery story sets: with various lists of Scripture passages to use over time to discover what God has to say about life on a few important themes

Before you go… here’s that PDF with Disciple Making Movement Resources.

Walking in His Footsteps on Praydio.com

In 2020, I began hosting a new radio show called Walking in His Footsteps on Praydio.com!

Mondays, 7-9 PM Central Time

The first hour, we focus on stories of how God is at work in our lives and in our world, interspersed with inspirational music.

The second hour, we share bite-sized, actionable training content to help us grow as disciples of Jesus who make disciples that multiply!

Here are some of our Walking in His Footsteps guests:


~Oct. 12, Kurt Olson of the International Disciple Making Initiative ~ what are the marks of a true disciple?
~Oct. 19, Myles Hanson & Gerrylynn Ferguson — the power of encouragement & community partnerships!
~Oct. 26, Tom & Sue Rice with Great Marriages — the joy of a Jesus-centered marriage!

~Nov. 2, Liz Kohli with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
~Nov. 9, Jim Egli of New Generations
Disciple Making Movements around the world
~Nov. 16, Ross Nelson — intercessory prayer that births movements!
~Nov. 23, Dave & Rennie Garda of Cadre
real life disciple-making friendships
~Nov. 30, Christine Jacobs — effective prayer & spiritual warfare

~Dec. 7, Bill Marris of Circuit Rider Ministries —
Looking thru Jewish Eyes: the Christmas Story Revisited
~Dec. 14, Avi in Israel —
Finding Jesus in the Jewish Feasts
~Dec. 21, Roy Schwarcz of Chosen People Ministries
Without Hanukkah, There Would Be No Christmas
~Dec. 28, Dr. Walter Kaiser
Jewish Roots of our Faith in Jesus

~Jan. 4, Jim Corbett of the Family Rescue Campaign
The Wonder of Covenant with God & Others
~January 11, 18, 25, Q&A with Dr. Walt Kaiser — Women in Ministry Matters, Treasures from the Old Testament, Prayer & Revival

You can catch videos of past episodes here:

We’d love to have you tune in for new episodes and re-runs of Walking in His Footsteps on Praydio.com!

footprints left in the sand
Photo by Min An

Incredible Faith – Noah

What does faith look like? In fact, what in the world is it?

~Is it something etherial that’s near impossible to wrap our arms around?
~Is it just superstition, something we muster up in an attempt to be spiritual?


Or is it something quite powerful that we can experience, express, and walk out every day?

If you know me, you probably know my answer.

Hebrews 11 is chock full of examples of people who lived, loved, and walked by faith!

Today, I got to share a message about one of these everyday people, who lived with incredible faith, and how faith changed his life, his family, and the course of human history…

Artwork: “The Celebration” by Tom duBois

Hebrews 11 is chock full of examples of people who lived, loved, and walked by faith!

What stands out most to you from the story of Noah and his family?

How will you apply these discoveries in your life? Who will you share with?

From Generation to Generation ~ Reflections of the Image of God

I’ve been moved in recent days to prayer and intentional action related to racism and multi-ethnic reconciliation.

My conviction is rooted in my belief that every person is created in the image of God and my broken heart over recent injustices, which has led me to reflect on a pattern of systematic injustices that have happened in our country over many decades.

I am praying King Jesus will bring healing to our communities as His people become first responders with His compassion.

I shared a message on May 24, 2020 for our Oakwood community called “From Generation to Generation” from Psalm 78 as part of our series called Reflections on the image of God.

I am praying King Jesus will bring healing to our communities as His people become first responders with His compassion.

Though this message wasn’t specifically focused on racism, the topic of multi-ethnic reconciliation is so important for us to engage in together in light of the image of God!

For those from a majority culture who are struggling to track with current conversations about racism and reconciliation:

I wonder if it would put things into perspective if we applied the same line of reasoning that some use to dismiss this important issue to other matters of justice and ministry that you may be passionate about like suicide prevention, mental health support, human trafficking, homelessness, ministry to those with special needs, or elder care.

How would you feel if every concern you raised was quickly dismissed, excuses were made, and the subject was changed?

“Others might have that attitude but not me!”

“It’s a victim mentality, looking for handouts!”

“It’s all politicized! Haven’t we heard enough bad news on this topic?”

There’s no place for dismissive comments like these in such an important conversation.

What if instead we listened to understand (instead of to respond)?

What if we sought to see from beyond the eyes of others and to take a walk in their shoes?

It seems to me: intentional conversations and proactive steps are needed to address vital issues of justice in our world like these. Right responses flow from rightly held values of love for God and love for others who are made in His image.

How does your relationship with God affect the way you love and interact with others?

Does believing that all people are created in the image of God change the way you view others who are different than you?

Right responses flow from rightly held values of love for God and love for others who are made in His image.

Disciple Making Movement Resources

Click to download a PDF that includes:

  1. Discovery questions: to use with a group of friends/family to help us understand, apply, and share any passage of Scripture together
  2. Three-column Bible study: to help you understand, obey, and share Scripture when discovering on your own
  3. Discovery story sets: with various lists of Scripture passages to use over time to discover what God has to say about life on a few important themes

Click to download a PDF with Disciple Making Movement Resources.