Category Archives of : Calling


What is Transformation? Jesus graciously empowers us to become like Him. He also expects us to become like Him. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. Romans 8:29 But, what does that transformation look like? What is the definition of a disciple? How do you help […]

The most important disciple-making shift we must make in our lifetime

A man with two sons told the older boy, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway. Then the father told the other son, ‘You go,’ and he said, ‘Yes, sir, I will.’ But he didn’t go. “Which […]

Raising up leaders

Raising up leaders to help people find their way back to God

Raising up leaders Helping people find their way back to God is key to Restore Community Church.  Their passion for that mission and growth in that mission is evident in the Kansas City area.  However, like most churches, how do you raise up leaders to come alongside what the leadership is doing so even more […]


Finding your identity in Christ

Your Identity People find their identity in a variety of things these days.  Some would say it is their occupation, others would say their role in their family and still others may talk about the cause that they are a part of.  If you have found your identity in Christ however, you have opened up […]

winning with accountability

Winning with Accountability

Winning With Accountability Spiritual development requires honest and helpful accountability. Most of us, however, have difficulty developing this vulnerable spiritual habit. Pride, guilt, and shame, accompanied by our tendency to avoid conflict, inhibit our ability to develop meaningful accountability. Like anything else of great value, accountability is worth the effort required to develop it. I […]


I Won’t Say No

“If you put something in front of me God…I won’t say no” How many times have you felt a prompting from God and knew it was Him asking you to take a step of faith?  How many times have you not taken that step?  If you’re like me, probably many.  I’m ashamed to admit how […]

Called to the Dinner Table

“Called” to the dinner table?

From a calling in the corporate world to being “called” to the dinner table Darren had a heart for his family and was trying his best to figure out how to love and serve them.   He also had a zeal to climb the corporate ladder.  Which would win?  Listen in as he shares how […]


Legalism and Consistent Spiritual Habits: Not the Same

I believe many followers of Jesus mistakingly lump a commitment to consistent spiritual disciplines into the pejorative pool of legalism. Unfortunately, dismissing these proven habits as “legalistic” causes these believers to unwittingly miss out on significant spiritual growth. I believe a right-sized understanding of legalism, accompanied by a proper motivation to embrace the habits for […]

Stories of Impact: Andy Traub

From Standing on the Sidelines to Being on Mission

From Standing on the Sidelines Andy Traub found himself standing on the sidelines and watching after a failed attempt at helping out in the church.  Like many in church he became disillusioned by the demands and how he was gifted.  He wasn’t sure what it meant to be on mission for God. To Being on […]

Disciple Making

Creating a Disciple Making System In Your Church

Four years ago I “faced the brutal facts” about disciple making in our church. We were adding new groups. We were even making disciples. However, we had failed to create a disciple making system that made reproducing disciples. Hundreds of reproducing leaders have been developed since that painful moment. Our disciple making movement is growing […]