To talk about what discipleship is, we may need to first explain what it isn’t. Small groups = discipleship When I ask youth workers what discipleship strategy they’re using, nine out of ten tell me, “Small groups.” And I love that we’ve devoted much of our attention to small group ministry, but allow me to share a piece of hard truth: small groups are not a strategy.
The teen suffering from depression is not in a healthy place. When I’m stable, I’m driven to learn all I can about what is going on for the teen- their medical health, how their diagnoses are playing into the behaviors I’m seeing, how their environments are affecting their behavior or their mood. I’m aspiring to something higher- a higher purpose, a higher standard of living. Regardless of anything they’ve ever done wrong, I have hope for them to have a healthy life, a great life.He is an internationally-recognized wellness speaker, having talked to health clubs and fitness associations across the U. and the globe, including the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sports Club Association), Club Industry, Bodylife and the International Health Club Association.And he has studied extensively on maintaining and extending personal health and fitness, using that knowledge to craft unique age-management programs that incorporate daily workouts with specialized diets and supplements for clients wanting to regain peak performance and take their personal progress to a new level.Just as parents get their little ones into the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day, saying please and thank you, and putting their toys away, they need to get their children into the habit of praying.Children learn by watching and when they witness mom and dad praying as a family they’re benefiting in the following ways: After nourishing your children’s spirituality through daily family prayer, once they’re grown and out on their own, they too, like Abraham Lincoln will be able to say, “I remember my parent's prayers and they have always followed me.