30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of the Next Step Challenge Ever experience something and later wonder, “What was the Big Idea after all?” Well, that’s exactly what we need to know every time we read or listen to God’s word. If we set aside time – regardless of the length – to spend with God, don’t […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of the Next Step Challenge We address two of the “4 R’s” of Bible engagement today: Reflect and Respond. It’s not enough to Receive God’s word, we must Respond to it. But, lest, we haphazardly or thoughtlessly do so, we’ve got to learn the discipline of Reflection. All of this takes […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of the Next Step Challenge True confessions: this video is a bit longer. And while they all have merit, this is not one to skip. Nope. Not this one. Where else will you get a reference to P.I.D.’s “Get You a Bible”? Plus at the end of the video, you’ll be […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of the Next Step Challenge Welcome to Week 2. This week’s theme is the Bible. Our KEY TRUTH is The Bible comes from God, makes us wise, and is the source for truth. And our KEY VERSE (to memorize) is 2 Peter 1:20-21. However, I’ve got a list of 16 verses […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Days 5 & 6

Welcome to Day 5 of the Next Step Challenge (and a Bonus Day 6) Congrats on completing Week 1. Any highlights? Challenges? Whether you’ve been able to participate each day or are just now realizing we started, let me encourage you to be ready to take your next step. I offer one daily, but God […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the Next Step Challenge This is the video I do not want you to miss. As we talk about time and our use and misuse of it, it’s easy to get discouraged. As we focus on goals and identifying what matters most, it’s easy to get frustrated that we’re not […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 30-Day Next Step Challenge Your system is perfectly designed to give you the results you are getting. W. Edwards Deming Such a tremendous quote in the context of our use of time and our life satisfaction. This is what our Daily Challenges have been building towards. First, assess our […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge. Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the 30-Day Next Step Challenge “People lose their way when they lose their WHY.” Gail Hyatt I love that quote because it illustrates the value of knowing why we do what we do, and in our context of the 30-Day Challenge, it helps us make wise choices with our use […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge: Day 1

And we’re off! Welcome to Day 1 of the Next Step Challenge In our inaugural video, we’ll learn the Key Truth for the week (from Jerry White), “There are only three things that last for eternity: God, the word of God, and the human soul. As much as we invest in those three things, we […]

The Hub

Welcome to your 30-Day Next Step Challenge Hub. You’ll find all things related to your next step here. Intro video (What is this all about?) Prequel (First thoughts, overview, and answers to FAQs) Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Nov 6 – Rest! Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 […]

30-Day Next Step Challenge: Prequel

We are four days away from the Men’s (sorry, ladies) 30-Day Next Step Challenge, so if you haven’t registered yet, do so here. What can you expect? The video below responds to some FAQs, but the keywords are adventure, mystery, fun, and team. ADVENTURE “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out […]

From “How about that weather” to “Can I Be Honest About Something?”

Growing Deeper as a Small Group Talk show hosts and TV dramas have hijacked the word intimacy. When Oprah asks a couple, “When were you first intimate?” or Rome asks Tyrell (“A Million Little Things”) if he and Vali have been intimate, they’re talking about sex. And that’s too bad because intimacy is so much […]