Category Archives of : Followers Made

Raise the bar

Raising the bar on discipleship

Will people commit to a higher expectation? Tim Luke is the Pastor of Adult Ministries at Lees Summit Community Church.  Check out the video below as he talks about what it is like to try out a Followers Made group for the first time.  Followers Made is a 26-week study that sets the bar high […]


BBQ, Grandma and the impact of discipleship

BBQ Kansas City Style I’m not a native of Kansas City but I’ve lived here now for over 9 years and it feels like home.  One of the things that Kansas City is known for is its BBQ.  One local restaurant that is very well known is called Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que.  I have eaten there […]

You are a Masterpiece! (part 1)

We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  Ephesians 2:10 NLT Masterpiece is not a word most would use to describe themselves.  I can’t imagine many of us looking into the mirror this morning and saying “God, you have […]

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 […]

Bible Reading & Journaling

Staying Engaged With Bible Reading & Journaling!

Have you had trouble staying engaged with your Bible reading and journaling? Almost every follower of Jesus struggles to maintain the habit of Bible reading and journaling. Unfortunately, when the Bible reading and journaling decline, so goes the ability to sense God’s presence and guidance. From my experience, having a specific goal and having some […]


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 […]


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 […]

Like a Tall Glass of Water

Like a tall glass of water

The 80/20 rule Most leaders in today’s church know the 80/20 rule.  80% of the work is done by 20% of the people attending or 80% of the giving is done by 20% of the members.  With so much stress on these lay leaders in the church, how are you pouring back into them to […]