The Red Letter Disciple Episode 26

026: Alan George on How to Discern the Voice of God, and How Disciples Can Win Digitally

Alan George was the leader at Life Church Online when 30,000 churches flocked to them overnight during Covid. Hear the amazing story about how he and his team navigated this change. And then, just a few months later, seemingly out of nowhere, he felt God was calling him to something else. How do you know if it’s God’s voice that is moving you? Alan loves helping churches and people experience Jesus digitally and you will love this episode of the Red Letter Disciple.

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Resources mentioned in the episode:

Life Church

YouVersion Bible 

Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

Get Alan’s FREE eBook: Discipleship in the Digital Age free eBook by Alan George

Online As It Is in Heaven Masterclass by Alan George

Key insights from the episode:

Who I am becoming fuels what I do. – Alan George

We carry the burden of ministry but is it ours to carry? – Alan George

At the end of the day, [technology] is about meeting people where they are at. – Alan George

Online church is a tool, not a barrier to people. – Alan George

Because of technology, we don’t have to wait until Sunday morning to reach our people. – Alan George

A great online experience leads people to want to meet because that is how we are wired. – Alan George

Uncertainty is a gift when it allows us to trust in God more. – Alan George

Alan George’s Challenge: Release heaven on earth in your own unique way.

Lead yourself (and your church) to be more like Jesus. 

For so many Christians, the discipleship process isn’t very clear.

They know they need to go to church, pray, not sin, and maybe attend a small group. While these are great things, they don’t outline a clear path leading people to live more like Jesus. 

We’d love to introduce you to the 40-Day Red Letter Challenge.

When you and your church take the challenge, you’ll have a clear 40-day discipleship path that will help you master five key areas of discipleship

You can learn more about the challenge here!

Some not-so-key insights: 

Alan is a world-champion foosball player (in his home!)

Do not high-five all the kids in the 2-year-old room, or you will be sick. – Alan George

Chris Johnson was initially hired as the church secretary, and was the worst secretary ever.

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