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Blog 016 The Relational Covenant: Stand Shoulder to Shoulder (Part 1)

The Relational Covenant: 1. Stand Shoulder-to-Shoulder 2. Believe the Best 3. Talk To, Not About   A special post by Jack McQueeney, Executive Director of the Glen Eyrie Group Today we’re thrilled to break down the cornerstone of The Relational Covenant: Standing Shoulder-to-Shoulder. This week’s post breaks down exactly what it means to stand shoulder-to-shoulder … Read more

Blog 015 The Relational Covenant: An Introduction

The Relational Covenant: 1. Stand Shoulder-to-Shoulder 2. Believe the Best 3. Talk To, Not About A special series by Jack McQueeney, Executive Director of the Glen Eyrie Group The Apprentice Approach is a joint discipleship initiative of Glen Eyrie Conference Center and Eagle Lake Camps. Why is this important? Because everything we do flows from … Read more

Blog 014 Managing Time: A Disciple’s Perspective

Many Christians struggle with making disciples. They feel busy, overwhelmed, and not qualified. We understand this struggle. That’s why we’ve poured 85+ years of experience and learning into creating a Bible-based framework for transferable discipleship so any believer can master the art of disciplemaking. Right there, even in our very own tagline, sits those four letters … Read more

Blog 013 Go (Home) and Make Disciples

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” -Mother Theresa School started this week, at least in our community. And as we think about the beginning of another school year and all that entails, we couldn’t stop thinking about this quote (allegedly by Mother Theresa, although we couldn’t actually track … Read more

Blog 012 How to Use The Wheel Illustration in a Discipleship Relationship

“Maturity is measurable. In zoology, when an animal is mature, it reproduces. In botany, when a fruit tree is mature when it reproduces. So the end result of all parental care is that they will reproduce.” – Jim Downing If you’ve been around The Navigators at all, you’ve probably heard of The Wheel Illustration. It’s a Navigator “classic” because it … Read more

Blog 011 Identifying Spiritual Needs

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why … Read more

Blog 010 Evangelism and Discipleship

“God can use anybody with a willing heart.” —Scott Morton It’s pretty easy to share a coffee, share about your day, and maybe even share some struggles. But what about sharing your faith? Do discipleship and evangelism really go together? We have the honor of hearing some thoughts on evangelism and discipleship from speaker, leader … Read more

Blog 009 Developing Biblical Convictions

“I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.“ —Josh McDowell It’s a well known secret in teaching circles that if students don’t understand the “why” behind a concept — and more importantly, if they’re not the ones figuring out that … Read more

Blog 008 The Joy of Scripture Memory

“It’s hard for the flesh to think God thoughts. It’s hard to concentrate on spiritual concepts. The brain doesn’t like to think, especially if it’s on spiritual matters. We like to sit down in a nice, soft chair in a cool breeze and float to heaven on a flowery bed of ease. I’m that way … Read more

Blog 007 PRAYER

What if God does not demand prayer as much as gives prayer? What if God wants prayer in order to satisfy us? What if prayer is a means of God nourishing, restoring, healing, converting us? Suppose prayer is primarily allowing ourselves to be loved, addressed and claimed by God. What if praying means opening ourselves … Read more

Blog 005: A Good Discipler Asks Questions

“It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” -Father Brown, GK Chesterson’s detective priest a. Spiritual Segue Idea (SSI): How do you handle the negative emotions like disappointment or shame? Did you know God is a God of redemption? (Read/discuss Psalm 103, Isaiah 61:1-3, Romans 9:33, and/or 1 John 2:28, possibly … Read more

Blog 004: Active & Strategic Discipleship

“I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death;” —C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity “The Christian says, ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to … Read more

Blog 003: God’s Best For You

“People ask me sometimes what keeps me going, and in truth it’s selfishness, because I want God’s best. I came to Christ because of the quality of life that these other guys had that I knew. I’m selfish – I want God’s best right up until the day I die.” —Jim Downing Have you noticed … Read more

Blog 002: Who Are Your Friends?

“Being a disciple begins with proper relationship to Jesus Christ and having on your heart what is on His. Making disciples begins with evangelism. As one person put it, the objective in the Christian life is to populate Heaven and depopulate Hell. . . . Underlying [Jesus’ example in John 4] is an important lesson for every aspiring … Read more

Blog 001: An Introduction

“We fall into the error of thinking that happiness necessarily involves ease, diversion, tranquility – a state in which all of one’s wishes are satisfied. For most people, happiness is not to be found in this vegetative state but in striving toward meaningful goals. The dedicated person has not achieved all of his goals. His life … Read more