Everyday Discipleship Podcast Transcripts

Lee Ann Mancini and Discipling Our Children

We have a great conversation with Author/Speaker Lee Ann Mancini who runs a non-profit Raising Christian Kids that provides materials for homes and churches for discipling children. Her children’s books have been made into Christian videos available on several sites. She has some great insights and materials to share with us today including her latest […]

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Michelle Lazurek Interview and Surrendering to God

In this episode we interview author and speaker Michelle Lazurek and talk about surrendering to God. What does that look like? Can we really surrender completely to God? Come join the conversation!  Show Notes: Terrie (01:15): Welcome to “Everyday Discipleship, Every Day” where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century, guided by biblical discipleship, a

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Episode 7: Interview with Billie Jauss: Author, Speaker, and Baseball Wife

In this episode we have a very lively conversation with the wonderful Billie Jauss, author and speaker and baseball wife. Come join the conversation. Show Notes: Terrie (00:37): Welcome to Everyday Discipleship Every Day where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century, guided by biblical discipleship, a Christian worldview, and individual needs while focusing on

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Episode 6: Why We Do What We Do-Understanding Traditions

(00:37): Welcome to Everyday Discipleship. Every Day, where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century, guided by biblical discipleship, a Christian worldview, and individual needs while focusing on discipling our children as well. I’m Terrie Hellard Brown, and I’m releasing one of my discipleship books that I’ve been working on for years now on my

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Everyday Discipleship Every Day: Episode 5-Megan Hill Interview

Show Transcript: Terrie (00:38): Welcome to “Everyday Discipleship, Every Day,” where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century, guided by biblical discipleship, a Christian worldview, and individual needs while focusing on discipling our children as well. I’m your host, Terrie Hellard-Brown, and I’ve been releasing my discipleship book on my blog, and you can access

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Everyday Discipleship Every Day Podcast: Episode 4-Living a Biblical Culture

Show Transcript: (00:37): Welcome to “Everyday Discipleship, Every Day” where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century guided by biblical discipleship, culture, and individual needs while focusing on discipling our children as well. I’m Terrie Hellard Brown, your host, and I’ve begun releasing my discipleship book online through my blog for free. So you can

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Everyday Discipleship Every Day Podcast: Elizabeth Urbanowics, Teaching Truth

Episode 3: Elizabeth Urbanowics and Discipling Our Children, Teaching Truth

Do you children know how to discern truth? Do you know how to help them discern between their emotions and objective truth? Elizabeth Urbanowics helps us with simple tools for discipling our children. Our Guest: Elizabeth Urbanowicz Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about equipping kids to understand the truth of

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Everyday Discipleship. Everyday Podcast. Leading as a Discple-Maker

Episode 2: Everyday Discipleship Every Day Podcast: Leading as a Disciple-Maker

Show Transcript: Hi, friends. Welcome to Everyday Discipleship, Every Day. where we discuss discipleship in the 21st century guided by biblical  discipleship, culture, and individual needs, while focusing on discipling our children as well. I’m your host, Terrie Hellard-Brown, and I’ve begun releasing my discipleship book online through my blog for free. You can check it out at TerrieHellardBrown.com. So let’s join the conversation today on the introduction to the book and what I’m  talking about when I talk about Discipleship. So some of the points I want to make with when we’re discipling is our attitude and  what we’re going to expect in the process. So the first thing is questions. The first day whenever I teach, every time I, I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years, And whether I’m  teaching at church or I’m teaching in school, the first day, I make it very clear that I appreciate, I expect, I love questions. And I want students to feel free to ask questions. I want them to interact. I am not wanting to just lecture. I want questions. Just like from you, I want feedback. I want questions so  we can address what’s really on your mind and heart, where you’re struggling with your discipling, or even in your walk with God  and the questions you have. That doesn’t mean I always have the answers. I’m the first one to say, I don’t know, but I will research it and try to find it out. But. Questions should be encouraged, and we should never be afraid of questions, whether we’re asking them or answering them. They are going to help us open doors for conversation, they help us open doors for understanding, and for interaction and building relationships. So we certainly should never be afraid of those. My lessons in the book are designed to encourage questions and to help people  think about and reason through their walk with God, to count the cost of following Christ. So, I think that grappling with questions is a part of the process and it is a good part of the process. The next thing is vulnerability or transparency. I like to say we want to be honest. Do not paint a rose colored concept of what  discipleship is. Jesus didn’t. Jesus was very honest that Walking with him would be hard, that we would be rejected and ridiculed  and even put to death for our faith. And so many through the centuries have been, had to give their lives to follow Christ. And some of our disciples may wind up being rejected by their families for following Christ. This is a very real thing, and we need  to be sensitive to that and understand how difficult it is for them to choose to follow Jesus. The other thing is we don’t want to give a false picture of perfection. We are not perfect, obviously. We never will be on this side of heaven, and we need to help them understand that we are imperfect, and we will do our best to  be a good discipler. And I can tell you over the years, we’ve been in ministry for over 30 years, and I have failed so many times and  it is so heartbreaking to look back on our past and see where we have messed up where we have done. I always say we do stupid sometimes and thank God for his grace and his mercy and thank. I thank my friends that I’ve failed in the past. You’ve been merciful to me to forgive me when I’ve messed up. We need to do the same with our disciples, and we need to  have them understand that we don’t want to fail them. We don’t want to make mistakes, but if we do, we’ll be honest about it. And if you say something wrong, you teach something  wrong, be the first one to say, wait a minute, I I totally messed up on my understanding of that scripture, or I should have never said this or that to you. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. If you deal with it quickly, it’s usually easier to solve and resolve. And so we want to do that and to not let them think we think we’re perfect or that we’re better than they are. We are all walking on this journey. to follow Christ together. And we all struggle, we all  have our areas that we’re more weak in, and others may not be weak in that area, and may not stumble in that area, but we might. And so just being honest about that. Now, on the same note, we need wisdom, because When we’re sharing these things, we don’t want to throw up on our students. We don’t want to just like say, well, this is where I struggle and this is what’s ugly in my life and  overwhelm them with those kinds of things. No, we need to use wisdom. We share when we struggle, when it’s necessary to share. We are real with them. We are honest with them that it’s not always easy to follow Christ. We’re more interested in hearing their journey than ours. It’s not all about us. But we never should be afraid to  share. Okay, here’s the thing. We want to be redemptive. If God has brought us through something, we want to share the redemption of that. If we only share the problem, We haven’t given them anything they can walk with, that they can understand and grow and learn from, if we’re only  telling them the problem. But if we tell them the redemptive side of it, where God has worked and helped us and brought us  through, then that story becomes so powerful in helping them to grow in their faith. So, let me just share one of my stories and how I failed and how God brought me through. When we were early on in our ministry, God had given me a very strong gift of discernment. However, I used it in the wrong way. I was ignorant as to how to use  discernment, how to be wise. In what I did and my discipler, one of my disciples who was helping me one day, she said, maybe  instead of telling people what you’re discerning, you’re just supposed to pray. And I had never thought of that. I just thought since God. showed me something. I was supposed to go talk to that person, and I didn’t like doing that, but I thought that’s what I was supposed to do. And of course, it did not go over well most of the time. Now, not  every time. There were times that God did want me to talk to someone and pray with them and, and really help them walk through something difficult. And he had revealed that to me because that’s what he wanted me to do. But I can tell you that most of the time when I discerned something was wrong or something bad was about to happen or whatever, that it was so I could pray for that person. God was  calling me to prayer and I was too ignorant to realize it. And. Too prideful to realize it as a young woman growing up in a church that did not have a lot of Supernatural gifts, you know  healings and and all of these kinds of things word of knowledge and all those things that you see in more Of the charismatic  churches. I was not used to this and I I knew my mom had a strong gift of discernment But it never dawned on me to talk to her  about that because she would have told me the same thing you need to pray for that person and so After I messed up badly a few times, God brought Sue, my, my person who’s my mentor and discipler. She was the one who gave me that wisdom, and from then on I prayed first. I prayed for the person, for the situation, and  sometimes I didn’t know what the real situation was. I would just, when you’re discerning, sometimes you just know something’s  not right and that person’s struggling with something and, and you just need to be praying for them, stand in the gap for them  because you know, they’re going through some sort of difficulty. And then if God puts on your heart that you need to give them something, share something with them, that’s a whole different  thing. And very, very rarely did he have me do that very rarely. So then when I learned to just pray for people it was such a blessing and it was such a relief for me having to feel like I’ve got to go talk to everybody and a Conviction of my pride and that was the biggest part of it was recognizing that I had been puffed up and full of pride because God was It’s showing me things and, and now  I’m not talking about like fortune telling and that kind of ungodly stuff. I’m just talking about, like I said, discerning that something was going on. There was one time that God showed me someone was 

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Everyday Discipleship. Everyday Podcast. Topic on 21st Century Discipleship

Episode 1: Everyday Discipleship Every Day Podcast: Discipleship in the 21st Century

How is discipleship different today than it has been for the last few decades? How is it the same, especially in echoing the guidance from Scripture? We look at 21st Century discipleship and talk about the discipleship book we are posting in this blog each week, one chapter at a time that you can download

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