The summer in any church is a time of different rhythms. This is particularly true for campus churches. We send students to leadership training programs, have smaller cookouts and lower key worship times, and some of us (the Hables(!) are raising financial support. This season allows for those of us in leadership to hone our craft through conferences, time with the Lord, and lots of reading.
Through my (Alan) reading, I’ve had one word rise to the top that causes me to think better about the way I do discipleship. It shows me how my marriage is a tool for discipleship. It shows me how I take care of my house is a tool for discipleship. It’s a concept that I’ve gotten as I’ve tried to live closer to students, but the word gives me language to talk about it. So what is this magic word?