ON BEING A DISCIPLE

Part 1 of a series of blogs on discipleship. Thanks to Jim Petersen for many of these ideas in this series of blogs, and to Mike Kotecki who originally discipled me. In Matthew 9, we read that Jesus was traveling and teaching around Galilee. One day He stopped and...

ARE YOU A WISE MAN?

We actually know little from Matthew about these men, but speculation is rampant about their names, homeland, how many of them there actually were. The three (perhaps) Magi who traveled (possibly) 1,000 miles, for (likely) many weeks, on a quest to meet the “King of...

MENTORS ARE A MUST!

Imagine a coach trying to develop a world class soccer (football) team.  Where would he invest most of his time—in the classroom or on the playing field?  Would he have his team studying books about the soccer techniques of Pele?  No!  He would have them out on the...

DEVELOPMENT OR TRAINING?

Training.  With Jesus as our model, we walk away from a structured approach to training. Jesus dealt with people, including His disciples, as individuals. He had no cookie cutter approach to discipleship. There were no programs. No one was sent off to Bible school to...

THE VALUE OF COACHING

The following is written by one of our coaches. At 60 years of age, he and his wife moved to the Middle East where he coaches B4T businesses around the Arab world.  Twenty-Four hours ago there was a bombing, the city my wife and I currently call home, as well as a...

STUCK? IT’S LIKELY YOUR OWN FAULT

A B4Ter in the Arab world wrote to RPH, one of our coaches and copied me.  Here is his email. RPH, this is outstanding. I haven’t really considered the potential of having a great overseas system of coaching for B4T teams like mine before. I just assumed that...