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How to help your friends find and follow Jesus...

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Evangelism Is Relationships training experience  in Rock Falls, IL Audio & more here on what we'll explore. Join us!  Register for FREE here. Join us for The Teaching Genius of Jesus training experience in Central IL. Join us for equipping and encouraging the next generation—coming to Iowa, Illinois, and Colorado! Subscribe HERE and let the fun begin!       Instagram          Facebook           Twitter        Let's connect...

10-Day Disciplemaking Ministry Trip! Can YOU Helps us?

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  We are disciplemaking missionaries with  Cadre Missionaries . From time to time, we give an update here. As you read this, we are on our way to a ten-day disciplemaking ministry trip in Arizona!  I'll be preaching, teaching, and doing disciplemaking training. We'll also be  missionaries of encouragement  to many of our disciplemaking friends along the way in the Arizona. Can  you  help us? 1. Will you please pray for us?      * Please pray for us as we travel and encourage and equip God's people all over Arizona. 2. Can you help us financially?       * We're praying for at least $2,000 for travel expenses and training materials.       *  Donate here .       Any little bit you can help us with is a HUGE encouragement to us.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support.  You really are God's wind into our disciplemaking sails with Cadre Missionaries.  "Dear friend, you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even

What happens AFTER Cadre's disciplemaking training?

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Above left to right: Me, Crazy Pastor Steve , Pastor Fred, and Jack The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus Training in Fisher, IL. Here's what happened after our disciplemaking training experience. Hi Bill, Jack and I have been watching with wonder as the Lord causes growth in our little group that started out so small a little over a year ago. We have 18 folks involved and we appear to have D1-D3 multiplication working. I was just marveling this morning how none of this has really been my doing at all. It's all been Jesus . Also, we had a Thanksgiving meal at our house as part of our outreach. Thirteen people came and it was such a hoot to serve alongside some of the discipleship members who put it on. The next day we invited them back for a tree trimming party and several returned.  Trust all is well on your end, Pastor Fred Douglas Grace Church, Lafayette, IN Subscribe HERE and let the fun begin!      Instagram          Facebook           Twitter       Let's connect..

A True Story: Bobby and the Bible

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With six daughters, I knew that at some point, young men would start making their way to our house. In case you're wondering, I welcomed all the guys to my home.  A few never got a second invitation. ( That's called "Fathering." ) Most did. Bobby was one of my favorites. We knew and loved his parents too. Sweet people who love and follow Jesus. When Bobby started to take a shine to one of my daughters, I welcomed him to our home and lunch. It was over lunch when I asked him, "How's your walk with Jesus, Bobby?" He smiled a winsome smile and said with a certain amount of confidence, "My walk with Jesus is great." I said, "That's great. What are you reading in the Bible these days?" Bobby, still smiling said, "I don't read the Bible." I smiled and kindly said, "Bobby, your walk with God stinks. You can't a have a great walk with God if you're not reading and studying Scripture to know and love God. I'l

Making Disciples through Sports?

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Join us for disciplemaking training in Canton, IL, this Saturday morning, January 27, 2024. Sports AND  Disciplemaking?   You bet! But how? Check it out this true, brief, and powerful story ! Interested in sports AND disciplemaking?   Then I encourage you to reach out to any of these disciplemaking coaches... * Cole Espensheid, Kingdom Sports * Contact Cole. * Joe Monahan, The Christian Center * Contact Joe. * Steve Waggoner, Raise Up & Release Contact Steve. We'd love to connect with you.      Instagram        Facebook          Twitter        Subscribe HERE and let the fun begin!

A child shall lead them...

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We were sitting around our dinner table after a meal. It was December—that time of year when everything starts getting dark around 4 pm where we live. It's not my favorite time of the year.  My 12-year-old daughter said, "I need to read a chapter from the Bible today." I said, "All good." And as she walked away from the kitchen toward our living room, she said to me and my wife,  "Will you join me tonight?" How could we resist? I said, "Sure, we'd love to join you." And we did. The next day, I thought about how our daughter initiated reading the Bible together with a simple but compelling question:  "Will you join me tonight?"   The more I thought about how all this happened, I began to see what a beautiful moment it was for all of us.  Think with me here for a moment. What if real spiritual leadership is initiating? In this case, my 12-year-old daughter initiated reading the Bible together with her mom and dad.  Could it be

You are invited to a community of encouragement and equipping...

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  Opportunity #1 of 2 The Rantoul Area Disciplemaking Leadership Community  i nvites  you  to invest  a morning together... *  Encouraging  each other in the spirit of Romans 1:12 *  Exploring   the teaching genius of Jesus *  Equipping  pastors, volunteer teachers, and small group leaders Save the Date...  (every 4th Thursday, Jan-April 2024) * Thursday, February 29, 2024 * 8:30 AM to 12 Noon * All invited. Men and women. Volunteers and paid ministry leaders. Where? Jesus Is the Way Ministries 602 Liberty Ave Rantoul, IL 61866 Tuition * $15 for  The Teaching Genius of Jesus  book * If you, your church/ministry, or anyone you bring can’t afford the tuition, no problem. Join us! Just let me know ahead of time. *  RSVP For more info on the content of the book, go here . Video Above: This is  how  we do training! Opportunity #2 of 2 The Peoria Area Disciplemaking Leadership Community  i nvites  you  to invest  a morning together... *  Encouraging  each other in the spirit of Romans 1:12 *