First Third Conversations

Discipleship and Vocation

A blog post by Jody Wendt

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In one of my classes at Luther Seminary, we have been talking about discipleship and vocation. This is something I have struggled with over time. But, I feel as if I have a better grasp on it now.

According to Michael Foss in his book, Power Surge, Discipleship is about individual Christians -- and the church as a community of Christians -- living in mission. Discipleship is about recognizing that Christ is the center of both personal and

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Participatory Faith by Anita Smallin

[first posted in March 2009]

Earlier this week, I was reminded of an article I read about the Facebook generation.  In this article Gary Hamel lists 12 ideas that the Facebook generation has toward the world.  (For the full article: http://bit.ly/aXXHxG.)

It’s an interesting list to think about when we talk about youth ministry.  As I have been thinking this week, the idea of “Leaders serve rather than preside” keeps coming back to me. All leaders need to be

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