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The Church Sphere Resources

This is the Body of Christ, our Spiritual family that encompasses all that Jesus intended for His Church, and what was modeled by the first disciples in the book of Acts. This includes being devoted to teaching, to fellowship and to prayer. Taking communion together, meeting in large and small groups, giving to the Lord’s […]

Relationships show spiritual maturity

The Core of Discipleship – Jim Putman

In recent years, “discipleship” has become the new buzzword. As a result, we’ve seen churches begin to make a shift toward helping people grow in their spiritual maturity, and utilize the best means to that end. Leaders have begun to recognize that disciple making involves spending time with the person being discipled outside of a […]

international discipleship

International Discipleship

INVERVIEW-STYLE MESSAGE: Campus Pastor Pat Lessard interviewing International Discipleship Team member Paul Byrns Romans 10:14-17 14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they […]

the journey

The Journey-Church: Week 3

The Church PURPOSE OF THIS SERIES: • To help us understand what it means to be and to make disciples of Jesus. • To Encourage us in our growth towards Spiritual Maturity TODAY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE CHURCH SPHERE. If you ask Christians today “What is the Church?”, you will get answers like: o It’s […]

God With Us Week 2 with Jim P

God With Us: Week 2

Review Gods plan to remember – celebrations – church services –relational discipleship groups The world can cause us to get distracted and end up in the fog of forgetfulness Our hope – get the meaning out of Christmas that is provided – for all you can squeeze out of it God reveals in the scriptural […]

What Does the Bible Say About.. Podcast Ep. 1 – Communion

In Episode One of our new podcast, Lance Wigton – Communication Director at Real Life Ministries, and Jim Putman – Senior Pastor at Real Life Ministries, come together to discuss the element of Communion. What does the Bible say about it and why do we offer it every week at Real Life? Download the show […]

Young Adults Boundaries Series with Bryce R

Boundaries: Young Adults

This Young Adult Podcast goes through how you can implement boundaries throughout your life (ie. dating, family, friends, work, home, etc.) to create healthier relationships between you and others. Listen as Bryce Reed, Real Life Ministries Young Adult Ministry Lead, shares from His own life story the damage that comes from a lack of boundaries […]

The Disciples Journey Week 5 with Jim P

The Disciples Journey: Week 5

Review: Tree rings –Abide –Church-Home- Work Isaiah 50:10–11 (NLT) — 10 Who among you fears the LORD and obeys his servant? If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God. 11 But watch out, you who live in your own light and warm yourselves […]

The Disciples Journey Week 2 with Titus L

The Disciples Journey: Week 2

Review We started this series by learning about what it means to abide in Christ. In this series from Ephesians we have talked about a couple of main themes: How is the Christian life similar to a journey? What does it mean to be “in Christ”? This week: The Disciple’s Journey – The Church Sphere […]

The Disciples Journey Week 2 with Jim P

The Disciples Journey: Week 2

Review  We are all called to be disciples – following, changed by, committed to the mission of Jesus It’s a journey we take in a relational vehicle The five spheres Last week abiding sphere –In Christ I have a new Lord Under Christ – following into transformation – not easy –pruned Some want to come […]

The Disciples Journey Week 1 with Jim P

The Disciples Journey: Week 1

Intro: The Disciple’s Journey Introduction Video Abiding Mentioned 10 times: Ephesians 1:1–14 (NIV) — 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Praise be […]

Origins Week 4 with Jim B

Origins: Week 4

Review: SCMD  Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV) Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching the to obey […]

Origins Week 4 with Christian P

Origins: Week 4

Hebrews 10:22-23 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God […]

Origins Week 4 with Jim P and Keith S

Origins: Week 4

The Original Disciple Makers Review • As believers, we hold to the faith that was once for all delivered • Jesus gave the disciples a life style to live out that made their message credible and He gave them and a process to follow • Every believer is a Disciple –Following Jesus, Changed by Jesus, […]

Origins Week 2 with Gabe C

Origins: Week 2

Overview  We started a sermon series last week called Origins. In this series, we are looking back at the origins of the church and what actually makes a church a church. The Problem  What we see laid out in scripture as what a church is actually supposed to be, is far different than what a […]

Asking Questions

Why You Need to ask Your Disciple Questions to Help Them Grow: by Jim Putman

The art of asking questions, listening to answers, and directing the conversation is something Jesus was a master at. And this process is one of our biggest tools to use in discipling others and determining where they are in the process. With that in mind, here are 4 questions that can help you both build […]