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In the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll show you (in about 25 minutes per episode) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it’s serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to take away in the “Big Three”.

In the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll show you (in about 25 minutes per episode) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it’s serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to take away in the “Big Three”.
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In the Lifeschool Podcast we’ll show you (in about 25 minutes per episode) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it’s serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to take away in the “Big Three”.

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English

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2066536300


Episodes

217 Why Discipleship Is So Rare In Our Churches

5/20/2019
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Without discipleship, we are left with a “shadow church”… a lot of religious trappings and tradition without the red hot center of the mission Jesus gave us at its core. Is the church stuck? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll address why discipleship is so rare in our churches and we’re calling church leaders to rethink and reframe what we actually mean by discipleship, to begin with. If we keep talking about the lack of discipleship in our churches for another 20 or 30 years, like...

Duration:00:30:33

216: A Week in the Life of a Missional Community

5/13/2019
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If you try and treat life and the rhythms in a missional community like a light switch, something you suddenly flip on in your lives, you’ll be disappointed and frustrated. It takes time for any group of people to develop new rhythms and begin to truly feel as if they are part of a family. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you how to organize some things right off the bat and create space for the more organic rhythms to develop. And we’ll give you a peek at some sample...

Duration:00:30:38

215: Are You Too Comfortable for a Missional Life?

5/6/2019
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We live in a culture oriented entirely toward comfort, and the church is not immune to this allure. Are we just dissatisfied consumers hoping to find our perfectly customized dream job, dream house, dream vacation, and even our dream church and a perfectly comfortable dream life? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you discover if you are already living too comfortably for the mission that Jesus called us—his Church, his disciples—to live out. When Jesus said that we would do the...

Duration:00:32:12

214: Is Your Family Prepared for Missional Living?

4/29/2019
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The foundation of living as a ‘family on mission’ is believing you are part of God’s family and seeing others as family members that God is looking to restore and bring close to himself. And all of it must be a natural outgrowth of our family life together on mission. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you the steps you need to prepare your family to actually be ready for missional living. Today, we are not talking about preparation to go overseas as a family, but how you can...

Duration:00:37:41

213: How to Destroy the Idols in Your Life

4/22/2019
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We all have hidden idols in our life...big and small. An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, or anything you seek to give you what only God can give. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we tackle the four root idols: control, approval, comfort, and power. We’ll get you started and show you how to destroy the idols in your life. This is powerful! For most people today, idols are not totem poles or little statues....

Duration:00:29:42

212: Why Apologetics Makes For Poor Evangelism

4/15/2019
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One of the things that keep Christians from talking about their faith to their friends is the fear of sounding like a freak or being asked hard questions they can’t answer. Or they feel like they are supposed to “win” people over to their side of the discussion or they’ve failed. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll explain why focusing our evangelism on winning a spiritual tug-of-war is not a great approach to evangelism. In fact, apologetics often makes for poor evangelism... No one...

Duration:00:29:22

211: Why the Church Should Throw Better Parties

4/8/2019
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Does the way we celebrate, drink and eat remind us of God’s continued blessing in our life through Christ... and show our culture what it looks like to really party and celebrate unto the Lord? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll show you why Christians should be the most celebratory people in the world. In every neighborhood, in every city! The Church is a family–God’s family–and healthy families eat and celebrate together often! Your meals and parties can serve as both a...

Duration:00:32:33

210: How to Be Confident in Your Calling

4/1/2019
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People who know their calling in life seem to live with a form of built-in GPS that guides them throughout their lives. They’re focused, but there is often an ease about them. And while calling and vocation sometimes overlap, they are in fact very different things. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, you’ll discover how to find your personal calling and live it with more clarity and confidence. Let’s get started on your journey of discovery! As Christians, we hopefully know our overall...

Duration:00:34:00

209: How to Make Faith and Life Fit Together

3/25/2019
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Many of us live with a form of spiritual schizophrenia. We live our “Christian life” primarily on Sunday, and then there’s our “regular life” lived the rest of the time. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll help you learn how to incorporate your faith into every area of life. To see that the Gospel really is good news for today, and help you experience a fuller, Kingdom life now. If you have a desire to live with greater intentionality in your life when it comes to your faith, work,...

Duration:00:30:34

208: Growing in Patience with God, Yourself and Others

3/18/2019
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Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, but it is often difficult to find. How many people would label you “a patient person”? The roots of impatience lead deeper than you might imagine, and the effects compound each other. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the immediate and lifelong benefits of growing in our ability to be more patient… with God, with others, and with ourselves. An impatient person has a hard time waiting for others or does so with great reluctance. An impatient...

Duration:00:25:57

207: Missional Living When Your Church Doesn’t Support It

3/11/2019
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You desire to live a more missional life in community with others… making disciples in everyday life, but you don’t have the support of your pastor and local church leadership. Now what? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll speak to your heart first and then give you steps to get started and ways to help you get your leaders and others on board with this missional lifestyle. God has always desired a worldwide, earthly family that would live in such a way as to show the world His love...

Duration:00:29:58

206: How to Speak Gently and Think Clearly Amidst Conflict

3/4/2019
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It happens over and over again: a political argument with a friend, a fight about racial issues on the internet, a disagreement with a coworker… At the first sign of conflict, we flee to a bunker with people who think like us and—internally or externally—attack everyone else. We feel safe there, but it’s killing us: killing families, friendships, civility, and discourse. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk with author Brian Jennings and discover there is a better way… and we can...

Duration:00:34:08

205: Why You (Yes You!) Need a Discipleship Coach

2/25/2019
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Why do all serious players on any team have a coach, and why might all serious disciple-makers also need a coach? Life and ministry accelerate when you have someone help you call plays and develop strategies as you make disciples and live out this amazing Kingdom life. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll hear from some folks who have engaged with being coached and the difference it is making in their marriages, families, and communities as they press into a lifestyle of discipleship...

Duration:00:27:14

204: Is Cultural Diversity Realistic in the Church?

2/18/2019
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It’s easy to look across the auditorium–or across the room–and ask why the church and our small groups or missional communities are not more diverse. But are racial differences the only form of diversity there is? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at some of the reasons we don’t see greater diversity in the church and why there may be false expectations in connection with some of this. We’ll give you practical ways to look at your own church and community groups and begin to...

Duration:00:31:13

203: 7 Ways To Romance Your Wife All Year

2/11/2019
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After several years of marriage, the passion in your relationship can begin to fade into the normalcy of everyday life. If you have lost some of the romance in your marriage and are needing to turn up the fire, this episode will show you how. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll teach you 7 ways to romance your wife on Valentine’s Day and every day! Ladies… you may need to pass this one on to your husband. We have been created for love. We need to be loved throughout our lifetime. For...

Duration:00:28:32

202: How to Do Church Discipline with Love and Purpose

2/4/2019
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Church discipline is a term found nowhere in the Bible. But its taught, often necessary, and it is usually very difficult to practice in ways that show the love of God. And many of us, and those we know, have been hurt by churches not doing this correctly. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we discuss how to do church discipline with love and purpose… instead of just “handing people over to Satan” and being done with them. :-/ So much of what is written about church discipline is steeped...

Duration:00:28:54

201: Leadership Harmony in Missional Communities

1/28/2019
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Missional community life can be tricky and hard to sustain. Leading missional communities can seem even harder to navigate. How do you determine if you are like-minded enough to lead with another person or couple? How do you get started? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’re gonna teach you how to determine who you should lead a missional community with and what should happen when you don’t agree on things. When discussing leadership within new or existing missional communities, there...

Duration:00:30:32

200: Why Christianese is Not Good News

1/21/2019
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It seems that many Christians are bilingual... We speak in one normal, everyday language most of the time, but when it comes time to talk about religion, spirituality, or God, we break out our special “Christianese” language. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk about being more intentional (and careful) with the words we use when we talk about our faith. And we’ll give you a better way forward! Christianese is sort of this made up language that Christians have been taught and now...

Duration:00:28:53

199: The Truth About Tithing: Is It Biblical?

1/14/2019
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Christians are taught that we should be giving 10% of everything we earn to the church. Is the practice of tithing still in effect for us today, or is it time to reconsider this practice? This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll look at the truth about tithing. Is it biblical? Are we under-giving or over-giving if we are tithing, and how might we give in light of the gospel? The practice of tithing can be found in the Bible well before God gave the Law to Moses. The Israelites gave...

Duration:00:40:13

198: A Million Little Things: Discipleship in the Real World

1/7/2019
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Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus had just left us his “5 Big Steps” or “3 Important Ingredients” for disciple-making? It would be so much simpler if discipleship in the real world was a little more spelled out and outlined into a few basics. This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’re going to show you how discipleship looks less like one big thing or series of classes... and more like a million little things. We’ve made discipleship a lot more complicated than it was ever meant to be. When...

Duration:00:26:16