Tag Archives : disciples


Church = Spiritual Formation

I believe that the primary role of the church is spiritual formation. Through worship, teaching, classes, serving, conversation, care, accountability and many other specifics the faith community that is the church is about forming the souls closer to the image of God. This journey of sanctification moves us closer toward perfect love of God and […]


My Vision for the United Methodist Church

I have been thinking a lot about the United Methodist Church, including the Top 5 Reasons I Stay in The United Methodist Church earlier in the week. My vision for the United Methodist Church is that: Every church or charge will have at least one new member join by profession of faith each year. United Methodists […]


Why were the disciples afraid to ask him when they did not understand?

I have had the opportunity to lead the Builders Sunday Morning Small Group for three weeks studying the gospel according to Mark. This question was from a breakout group studying Mark 8:31-9:1, 9:30-32 and 10:32.34. Another good question about fear. I could see the disciples feeling as if they should understand what Jesus was teaching […]


Had the disciples heard of Jesus before?

I have had the opportunity to lead the Builders Sunday Morning Small Group for three weeks studying the gospel according to Mark. This question was shared during our time together. When Jesus called the first disciples, had they heard of him before? Did they have any knowledge of this man who was asking them to […]