Have you notice that this world is a broken, dark place? People, both in the church and outside of it--are hurting and confused. They need and crave real wisdom, strength, joy and assurance for their souls.
Church attendance and religious activities alone, do not provide for or meet those needs. Only Jesus can satisfy those longings. As simple as that sounds--many people who would self-identify as "Christians" seem to have missed it. They run from one religious activity, service or event to another--year after year--but their character never seems to be transformed into that of Christ's. They continue to live a lifestyle that reflects the culture around them--more than Jesus. They grow old in thier faith, but not up in it.
As Paul wrote to Timothy, they are "always learning, but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." The word "knowledge" in this verse has nothing to do with "information" -- it's all about "experience" and "relationship". Jesus is "The Truth" (John 14:6). He doesn't call us to know about Him (information/head-knowledge). He calls us to know Him (relationship/koinonia).
Jesus said, "...go make disciples..."
Disciples are all about growing--not just in information about Jesus--but in their experience of His living, transforming presence within them. They seek daily to lay their hearts and minds before Him and allow Him to shape the way they think and live. The result is character transformation. Their old self fades and is replaced with the character of Jesus.
Jesus didn't call us to make Church attenders or religious people. He called us to make disciples. This ministry is all about calling people to let go of religion--which leads only to stagnant, powerless living, and embrace discipleship--which leads to a transformed life of joy, peace and power.
This teaching ministry is dedicated to helping Christ-followers and churches wake up to this reality and embrace a renewed commitment to living as disciples of Jesus. If you believe this message is one that your church or group needs to experience, I would be honored to come and share. Please read the "Book Brad" page for more information about ways we can work together.