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In the Lifeschool Podcast we'll show you (in about 25 minutes per episode) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. Think discipleship and missional living made simple. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it's serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to take away in the "Big 3".

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In the Lifeschool Podcast we'll show you (in about 25 minutes per episode) how the good news of the Gospel, and our Christian faith, can naturally and confidently be woven into any and every area of life. Think discipleship and missional living made simple. Each episode is pretty fast-paced, and even though it's serious stuff, it can be funny too. We always wrap up with clear action steps for you to take away in the "Big 3".

    First Steps To Becoming a Missional Church

    First Steps To Becoming a Missional Church

    Many conversations about our churches becoming more missional (discipleship-focused) assume there is nothing but objections and arguments against living this way. But what about those churches where people are already convinced and just need direction?

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we lay out the very first steps to becoming a missional church. These are steps that you can ABSOLUTELY take today, and your folks will love it!

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -The difference between leading complacent people vs. the highly motivated.
    -Why exposing people’s fears and preferences creates opportunities for change.
    -The FIRST thing Caesar would do to start moving your church toward mission. 
    -3 More ideas and next steps to keep you moving in the right direction.

    • 26 min
    Why Planning Rest Before Work Is Smart

    Why Planning Rest Before Work Is Smart

    Sabbath rest is not about just taking a break. It’s about putting an end to the restlessness of self, and self-provision, that keeps us living distracted, frantic, and fragmented lives of dissatisfaction. 

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why planning your rest before work is smart and crucial to living the life God intended for you. And we’ll give a few ways to get started.

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -God’s original intent for the Sabbath and how it always pointed to Jesus.
    -Why Sabbath rest is a lot more than just “not working”.
    -The importance of planning your rest before you plan your work.
    -Ways you can get started living out of rest as part of your lifestyle.

    • 34 min
    Blessed to Be a Blessing: Your Family on Mission

    Blessed to Be a Blessing: Your Family on Mission

    Blessed to be a blessing sounds at once awesome… and a little daunting. Where do we start blessing people when there are SO MANY needs around us? That should make it easier, but honestly, it can kind of shut you down, not knowing WHO to bless or HOW.

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about how to live fully enjoying the blessings in your life, but also how to live “blessed to be a blessing” to others as a family on mission.

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -How many things you’ve truly been blessed with in this life.
    -If you’re living as a Conduit or a Barrel.
    -3 powerful, yet simple ways to start blessing others–regularly.
    -Ways to include your entire family in blessing as part of their discipleship.

    • 25 min
    Lifeschool Cafe – Your Questions Answered

    Lifeschool Cafe – Your Questions Answered

    A lot of great, important questions come into Caesar and Heath every week. Topics range widely, but all things focus on and help us all learn how to live out our Christian faith and express the gospel in everyday life. Awesome.

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we answer as many of your questions as we can in one special episode. Some things are serious, some are personal, some are just funny. Hope you enjoy it and learn a few things as we head into the new year together on Mission.

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -Strategies for living on mission as a couple without kids.
    -How to deal with and disciple negative people in community.
    -Was Caesar a rock-star in the past… he looked like one!
    -Should the Lord’s Supper / Communion be a somber thing or a celebration?
    -What music and books Caesar and Heath have been diggin’ lately.

    • 40 min
    Christmas and Consumerism as Christians

    Christmas and Consumerism as Christians

    There is no evidence that the disciples of Jesus, or the 1st Century church, ever celebrated Christmas or Jesus’ birth as an annual holiday. And yet, many of us have been taught that consumerism has killed the true meaning of Christmas. Has it?!

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the history of Christmas, how it started, and when the holiday took on religious significance as we talk about Christmas and consumerism as Christians.

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -How many of our Christmas traditions got started.
    -When the Christian message and religion was added to the celebration.
    -The commercial roots of this annual holiday.
    -7+ ways you can still make Christmas about Jesus and the gospel.

    • 24 min
    Neighborhood Missional Living for the Imperfectly Ready

    Neighborhood Missional Living for the Imperfectly Ready

    Neighborhood missional living is something that many ascribe to, but not everyone achieves. This type of intentional discipleship in community includes family, friends, and those living closest to you and helps you experience the gospel in ways that you never imagined.

    This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk with our friend Twyla Franz, a mother of three, as she shares a bit of her family’s journey into missional living. She’ll show us how to start taking baby steps in spite of being imperfectly ready.

    In This Episode You’ll Learn:
    -What life for a young family living on mission looks like (it’s a beautiful mess!).
    -Why being “imperfectly ready” is the perfect place to be.
    -Why proximity to those you are in community with is crucial.
    -How to make a habit of taking baby steps!

    • 25 min

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