Tag: Personal Development
Someday | Part 2
By Stan Rodda: The prophet Habakkuk has much to teach us 2600 years after his life and work. Habakkuk teaches us that when it comes to seasons of waiting, we must embrace God’s promises and His people. You can read that post here. Habakkuk shares his burdens about the people […]
Someday | Part 1
By Stan Rodda: Just like everyone else, disciple makers experience seasons of waiting in life. Times when it seems that God is distant. Maybe He isn’t hearing your prayers or He has abandoned you for some reason. We can convince ourselves of nearly anything during this times of waiting. We […]
Look Back. Look Forward.
By Stan Rodda: In what is arguably the craziest year many people have experienced in their lifetimes, 2020 is finally coming to a close. We are days away from a new year! That said: Congrats! You made it! Let’s look back on some of 4Gen’s most popular content in 2020 […]
How to Format Groups for Obedience
We’ve all been there before. You’re about reading to jump into leading a new small group or lead a disciple making discussion. One of your biggest fears/concerns is simply, “How do I fill the time with meaningful content?” This is where the search for small group curriculum usually begins. And […]
5 Addictions Pastors Need To Overcome (To Grow Their Church In the Future)
By: Carey Nieuwhof You’ve probably learned a lot about yourself in the last year. Crisis does that to you. Crisis isn’t just an accelerator, it’s a revealer, showing you some surprising things about yourself—some good, some not so good. Since COVID struck, church leaders have seen more than a few […]
Baptism and the Disciple Maker
By: Stan Rodda Over the years, much has been written on the topic of baptism. Churches have split over the topic. Commentaries have been written. The purpose of this post is not to clear up 2000 years of controversy surrounding baptism. It is to simply say that if we want […]
Think Marathon, Not Sprint!
By: Stan Rodda It’s amazing the places you can learn truths about disciple making when you are aware enough to pay attention. I was reminded of a disciple making truth recently when I was watching my 15 year old son workout. He has been wanting to get bigger, faster, stronger. […]
Grace In The Face Of Doubt
by Stan Rodda: There are moment when I feel like my belief and faith are stronger than ever. Then tragedy strikes, chaos, a fight with a family member, a global pandemic. Something terrible shakes everything. How quickly I jump to, “God, are you really there? Why is this happening?” I […]
What Judas Taught Me About Life & Ministry
by Stan Rodda: Something really interesting jumped out at me as I was reading Matthew 10 the other day. The first four verses of that chapter stood out to me unlike ever before and God showed me something I need to think more about. He drew my attention to finishing […]
Five Encouragements For When You Hit The Dog Days of Summer in Ministry!
by Stan Rodda: We are getting to that point in the summer where I start to worry for my friends in ministry. It’s late in the summer and we are not okay. If you have been in ministry for about six or seven seconds, you know how depressing that dashboard […]