Jeff Skipper, Brent Johnson, & Paul Calcote (the adult ministry team at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX) engage in conversations to equip our members and life group leaders for effective kingdom ministry. We discuss leadership, discipleship, and evangelism.
The Philosophy of Teaching
today we take a deep dive into the philosophy of teaching and a ways to strengthen our life group culture here at CFBC. Our goal is to create a space for Discipleship and Life Change. See below for main points of today's episode.
What Kind of Space Are We Creating?
A Welcoming Space a space where from the moment you walk in you feel engaged, embraced, and encouraged.A Safe Space a place where you can come and bare your soul without fear of judgment, criticism, or humiliation.A Biblical Space this is more than a social club, it is a place where God’s word is the final authority on all life matters…for that reason…we will use bible based curriculum.A Sacred Space This is a place where the Holy Spirit is welcome and where we are yielded to hear him speak. A Communal Space a place where we find common unity… community… family. An Interactive Space A Transformative Space Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
The Link between Worship & Discipleship
Join Pastors Jeff, Brent, & Paul, the discipleship team at Champion Forest Baptist Church, as they talk with Worship Associate Durell Comedy about the link between Worship & Discipleship.
For more information https://www.championforest.org/
The Gospel & Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so today we explore the intersection of The Gospel and Mental Health. We discuss prevalent issues that people are facing, the stigma that comes with mental health, and Christian Counseling.
The Adult Discipleship Team of Champion Forest Baptist Church: Pastors Jeff Skipper, Brent Johnson, and Paul Calcote sit down with our Worship Pastor Brent Dyer who is finishing up his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health.
Top Quote: "It's okay not to be okay"
If you are in the Houston area and in need of a Church home we would love to meet you, for more information click here http://championforest.org
All Things Discipleship w/ Pastor Jarrett Stephens
Today we sat down with our new Senior Pastor, Jarrett Stephens, to talk all things Discipleship. Why are life groups important to the church? We also got to know him and hear his heart both as a pastor and as a person.
To learn more about our church, Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX https://www.championforest.org
Zoom Etiquette 101
Pastors Jeff Skipper, Brent Johnson, and Paul Calcote make up the Adult Discipleship team at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Today we discuss some of the "Do's & Don'ts of Zoom"
DO consider utilizing video: Video helps to create a connection with each other Do consider wearing headphones DO “Arrive early” Join the call 5-10 minutes earlier even if you don’t turn on your camera until it startsDO not forget to Mute yourself: Do not be a distraction: Eating, moving around, etc For Teachers:
Do pay attention lighting & position: Do Kindly invite (not require) participants to turn on their camerasDo Start the zoom 5-10 minutes ahead of time to allow participants to join the call Do Be aware of your desktop before you share your screen Do not forget Include the people on zoom: Do not forget to Put device on Do Not Disturb
Pastors Jeff Skipper & Paul Calcote breakdown the phrase "Disruptive Discipleship" and why it matters to us as Christians, ministers, & life group leaders. We also give you action points to take to create an intentional plan for Spiritual Growth.
1. Designed Experience
a. Spiritual Renewal Trip
b. Spiritual Disciplines Emphasis - Day at a monastery
c. Pre-programmed seminar or retreat
2. Continuing Education
a. Intensive Studies
b. Seminary Classes
c. Self -Guided study – Pick a topic and commit a designated time from to growing
3. Focused Reading/Listening
a. Pick a topic for growth
b. Pick an author to read
c. Commit to podcast (during commute or with designated time)
a. Your family first (i.e. spouse/kids)
b. Your neighbors
c. Your church
d. Your world
Following Christ should be regularly disruptive to a person’s world, routine, and identity.When we find ourselves stuck in our spiritual walk, a fresh encounter with Christ can be catalytic in our faith formation.
If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes then feel free to connect with us via email: Pcalcote@cfbc.org