What do you get when you mash up a wilderness guru and a Harvard-graduated neurobiologist? Jessie’s life calling is teaching others about the mind and body connection and how we are wired for discipleship. Jessie believes we’ve complicated discipleship and is on a journey to get us back to what Jesus said about following Him.
Today’s episode is brought to you by Red Letter Living.
On March 16th, at Noon-1PM Central, I’ll be hosting my father Mark Zehnder in a FREE one-hour webinar called “Setting Your Church up For Leadership Transition Success.”
Half of pastors today either will not retire or have no plans to retire. This is not setting the church up well to move forward. And because of this, 80% of pastoral transitions don’t go well. So, what can we do? How do you know if you are ready to transition, or when to start planning for this? On March 16th, I’m interviewing pastoral transition expert Mark Zehnder to discuss with us how do we know when we are ready to retire? What are the necessary steps? And what can we do today, no matter where we are in our ministry, to be more open-handed in our leading the church into the future?
For further reading, in preparation of this webinar, feel free to visit these blogs that we posted in March 2022.
5 Keys to Healthy Pastoral Succession by Mark Zehnder
There’s a Pastoral Crisis Right Now. Don’t Believe These 5 Lies! by Zach Zehnder
5 Predictions if Pastors Really Did Quit by Zach Zehnder
3 Reasons Pastors Don’t Develop Other Pastors by Tim Ahlman
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Register today for this FREE webinar and please invite other pastors and church leaders to join us in this important discussion.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Extraordinary Discipleship Online Course
Ordinary Discipleship by Jessie Cruickshank (Pre-Order)
God’s Story- Your Story Template
Key insights from the episode:
Biology and the Bible and the two things that help me know my way in this world. – Jessie Cruickshank
Discipleship happens organically through stories. – Jessie Cruickshank
It’s science that helps me see the wonder of God. – Jessie Cruickshank
If being a disciple is being changed by Jesus, then a disciple-maker is helping someone else change too. – Jessie Cruickshank
Most of the breakthroughs in science were made by believers. – Jessie Cruickshank
It’s pretty fascinating to me how many scientists believe in God but how few clergies believe in science. – Jessie Cruickshank
Real transformation happens in divine-human encounters. The amazing thing about wilderness is you can’t fake it. – Jessie Cruickshank
Mediocre people can disciple others. – Jessie Cruickshank
Good news is a story of when God came through for you. – Jessie Cruickshank
It takes 20% failure for your brain to learn. – Jessie Cruickshank
Jessie Cruickshank’s Challenge of the Week: Find a way to share your story and the “aha” moments that God has brought into your life.
If you’d like to share your story with us, email us at email@example.com or share on social media using #RedLetterDisciple.
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