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29 Apr 2015
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Stop Mentoring, Start Disciple-Making

I’ve always been a passionate believer in the importance of coming alongside someone to help them flourish. I’ve read countless books about mentoring, coaching, spiritual direction and the like, all of which have inspired and challenged me - both in terms of growing myself and growing others.

However, it’s easy to get lost in the terminology. I’ve attended conferences where people have sought to give definitions to these types of activities but it often seems to me that one person’s...

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27 Apr 2015
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#day123 - Guest Blog from Paul Windo

What is Day 1-2-3?

It started as an excuse to put Live Life 1-2-3 in everyone’s eye-line. But May 3rd has taken on new significance thanks to #day123. The 123rd day of each year is now our opportunity to stop and reflect on the difference that mentoring and intentional disciple-making relationships can make.

This #day123, Sunday May 3rd 2015, we want to celebrate all those who give their time and energy to shape the lives of...

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16 Dec 2014
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Guest Blog from Stef Fowler

I am just starting on my adventure of living life 1-2-3. I have been in the youth ministry leader role at my church for just 3 months now, but I know the church and the young people. As I start out on this adventure to disciple 3 young people, in Jesus’ example, I am scared. I think because I know them, it scares me more than if they were strangers, even more so that one member of our youth group is my little sister-in-law. The whole time I am thinking about this amazing vision, which could change the lives on the young...

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9 Dec 2014
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Guest Blog from Pete Skivington

Discipleship is the long haul, often it's very much one step forward, two steps back, full of encouragements and disappointments, highs and lows. Keep journeying with God and people through it all.
I think of the words in Romans 12 message translation- with particular emphasis on the highlighted verses.
 
Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second...
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2 Dec 2014
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Guest Blog from Kizzy Darashah

Adventures in Discipleship

I have had the blessing of working with young people in a variety of settings. In each new post God breaks my heart for the community I have been called to. He gives me eyes to see the lost, broken and seemingly hopeless as He would see them. As I get to know my new surroundings I begin to unpack the stories of people’s lives. Often this bring me to tears and I begin fall in love with them as if they are my own family, laughing when they laugh, crying when they are sad but all the time...

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24 Nov 2014
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Guest Blog from Peter Young

Mentoring someone out of my role.

I have been mentoring a group of people since I started in my current post as community youth worker two years ago.  I started with two young men as my guinea pigs, I hadn’t done much mentoring before and as much more of an “Up the front” style youth worker, If I’m honest small group and 1-1 style youth work was a bit new and rather challenging for me.

After the first nine months of mentoring (I met with my two mentees on a 1-1 basis) I made the...

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12 Nov 2014
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Guest blog from Liam Gascoyne

I have found the journey of discipleship 123 really exciting. I've found that discipleship goes much more than meeting up for a drink and talking through the bible. Discipleship involves hanging out with them and supporting them through their hard times. Recently one of the 3 I've been discipling broke his foot playing football leaving him unable to engage in outdoor activities. I and a few others from Church visited him at his house with card, chocolates and spent time hanging out with him. We then prayed for him and encouraged...

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5 Nov 2014
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Guest Blog from Matt Brown

Years ago I discipled a lad called Rob for about a year.  I had the privilege of leading him to faith one July evening outside the local church and then journeying with him in his new found faith.  We met every week and it was awesome to watch him so excited to read Mark and every week he came full of the stories that he had read that week.  We kept meeting but try as I might I couldn't get him plugged into the local church and when he went off to college we stopped meeting and eventually lost touch.  I...

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26 Aug 2014
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Matt's blog - Soul Survivor 2014

Live Life 1-2-3 goes to another level at Soul Survivor

In 2013, those wonderful folks at Soul Survivor gave youth leaders a preview of Live Life 1-2-3 by inviting me to speak at the Soul Net Breakfasts at Soul Survivor A, B and C. It was a great opportunity to start to seed the vision amongst leaders and I was really encouraged with the response.

In 2014, we took it to another and I’ve just finished a fantastic summer at this year’s Soul Survivor festivals. This year we...

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