How Do Christians Define Success? | Follower of One

How Do Christians Define Success?

Is it true that Christians only want others to believe what they believe? Do we have some kind of reward system that makes us want to convert everyone? Or do we just want them to come and hang out with us on Sunday (and Wednesday)?And if we can’t get them converted, then is the next best thing to get their money, or their vote? How do Christians define “success”?

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October 2018 Marketplace Mission Trip Recap | Follower of One

October 2018 Marketplace Mission Trip Recap

We enjoyed walking with Jesus during the October 2018 Marketplace Mission Trip. Friends relayed experiences they had by taking a missionary mindset into their workplace. We found ways to serve our coworkers and interact with them and we began opening doors for spiritual conversations with coworkers, customers and friends.

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Notice and Listen – Marketplace Mission Day 4

How well do you notice and listen to others? Today, let’s pay special attention to others and listen to them. Reading Chapter 5 of God Space by Doug Pollock, I was convicted by my score on the listening assessment on page 57. Imagine 16 questions like, “I find myself finishing their sentences” or “I mentally […]

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Influence and the Christian Faith Part 2 | Follower of One

Influence and the Christian Faith Part 2

We often long to be counted with the Hall of Faith from Hebrews chapter 11. Without faith, it is impossible to to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) The author of Hebrews goes on to list the names of great people of faith from the Bible beginning with Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, David and Samuel and the prophets.

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Influence and the Christian Faith | Follower of One

Influence and the Christian Faith

Often, I hear about the need for “Christian leaders” to transform their workplaces. We seem to think if we can get enough people who are in a position of leadership to use their influence, the message of Christ will spread. For almost 30 years, many ministries have tried to equip business leaders to walk in faith and transform their workplaces because these people are influential. They open doors and they can influence others to also live their faith.

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Do You Have a Diverse Faith Network? | Follower of One

Do You Have a Diverse Faith Network?

I recently read Friend of a Friend by David Burkus and was challenged by the idea that diverse networks of friends create unique and challenging opportunities. The book contains great research and compelling stories about the importance of the relationships we have with our friends, and friends of friends.

While listening (twice, so far) to the audio book, I was challenged by how the principles in the book also applied to our faith networks.

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