In the last episode of this podcast, I focused on loving others as ourselves as Jesus commanded by respecting the guidelines given for social distancing during this trying time of working to stop the spread of COVID-19. I mentioned that because the virus is real, and people are actually dying from it, it is best… Continue reading Following Jesus During a Pandemic (Pt. 2)
[Note: this is an audio transcript (almost word-for-word) of the Podcast episode of the same name. If you’d like to listen to that, look for “Discipleship DNA with Brian La Croix” on your favorite podcast platform, including Anchor, iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. This episode and the following are not my usual format for blogs.… Continue reading Following Jesus During a Pandemic (Pt. 1)
When a new believer is introduced to the Bible, a whole new world opens up to them. And we want to encourage the exploration of that world. We want them to learn how to read and study the Bible so they mature in knowledge, faith, and most importantly, Christlikeness. So below are some ways you… Continue reading Ten Ways to Help Someone Mature in Their Bible Reading
This topic is one of those that I can write much about – and yet in practice, it comes with fear and trepidation. What is a “sacred cow?” As you are no doubt aware, literally a “sacred cow” is any cow in Hindu culture. Cows are sacred and to be worshiped. They cannot be harmed,… Continue reading Slaughtering Sacred Cows
Hey Pastor! I hope that things are going well for you right now. My earnest prayer is that as you read this, you will find encouragement as you consider how you might multiply your life in the life of another person. Pastors are plenty busy already – but… I know you’re busy. I’ve been there.… Continue reading Pastor: Who are YOU Discipling?
I think it’s safe to say that pretty much EVERY pastor wants to lead a church where disciples are made in obedience to Jesus’ Great Commission. The problem in many churches is that discipleship – and therefore creating a discipleship culture – is not an actual priority of the everyday life of the congregation, no… Continue reading Is Discipleship Part of Your Church’s DNA?
Hey there, Pastor. I hope I caught you at a good time. I hope your weekend service was great, and that lives were changed through the worship, and especially through your message from God and the Scriptures. It’s wonderful when that happens. If that isn’t the case for you when you read this, then let… Continue reading Hey Pastor, I’m Right Here With You
Hey everybody – I thought I should probably give you a bit of history so you’ll know more about my heart and my history – all of which serve as foundational material for who I am and what I’m trying to accomplish through Discipleship DNA and this blog. Outside of about 2 ½ years in Colorado… Continue reading A Bit of My Story…