Chris Johnson on The Red Letter Disciple Podcast

057: Chris Johnson on Planting a Church in a School, the Importance of Authentic Relationships, and How He Was Tricked Into Church Work.

Chris Johnson believes that the core of discipleship is authentic relationships. Whether podcast host, father, pastor, teacher, church planter, or husband, he is on a mission to bring Jesus to everyone he meets.



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Resources mentioned in the episode: 

Resurrection Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Lake Mary, FL

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Key insights from the episode: 

Chris Johnson Quote on The Red Letter Disciple

Discipleship is messy. – Chris Johnson

‘This is not the way it will always be’ is the best hope you can give someone else. – Chris Johnson

God makes good things out of the worst things that you go through. – Chris Johnson

One of our core values is fun. – Chris Johnson

Discipleship, at its core, is authentic relationships. – Chris Johnson

We’ve got to fight against our own entertainment systems. – Chris Johnson 

Chris Johnson’s Challenge: Take someone to lunch and listen to their story.

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