My grandfather had a great love for God’s Word. He also had an obsession with numbers. Many years ago he shared with me the “Tree of Life Biblical Knowledge”:

I started Lake Hills Church when I was 25 years old. I had just graduated from seminary – and somehow I was just naive enough to think that I could do it.

Last year I was challenged by the teaching of Richard Green at a conference of church leaders in Washington.

A few years ago, Deanne and I took a few weeks vacation during the summer with our kids. When we came back to our church the next Sunday, I got up to preach and was interrupted in my sermon.

Often when I ask Christians if they know anyone that needs to be discipled they think of a new Christian. Somehow in America we have adopted the idea that “discipleship” is for new believers.