engage_logoThese videos are a catalyst for you to explore what it means for you to have a relationship with God as your Father. While a personal friend would be far more effective, these videos are offered both to encourage people on their own journey as well as to equip people who want to help others.

We affectionately refer to this as the anti-discipleship approach because so many people have the idea that discipleship is building a relationship with God.  In truth, discipleship isn’t about you building a relationship with God; it’s recognizing how God wants to build one with you.

Rather than blitz through these videos, you might want to go more slowly giving you and God time to explore the content of each one. Watch it, then talk about it with God for the next week or two as you let that perspective begin to shape your own relationship with God. You’re welcome to participate by posting comments or questions on the blog, or even sending them by video so we can answer them on future episodes.

These videos are offered free of charge and you’re welcome to enjoy them as our gift. They are available due to the generosity of others who have contributed. to help us keep these resources freely available to others.  If you’d like to help us continue to do so, you are welcome to 

Engage #1: A New Video Series

We are unveiling the first video in our Engage series on this blog. Eventually these will move to their own page on our new website, but that has been delayed briefly. Engage is my attempt to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. Unfortunately, many people who want to know God […]

Engage #2: Starting Fresh

Engage is our new video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We debuted the first one two weeks ago and will add a new video every two weeks on Wednesday. Of course the most important part of this process is not the videos, but the time and […]

Engage #3: How Do You See Him?

Engage is our new video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We debuted the first one two weeks ago and will add a new video every two weeks on Wednesday. Of course the most important part of this process is not the videos, but the time and […]

Engage #4: Surrender

When you’re convinced enough that God is, you’ll want to learn that surrendering to his desires for you over your own agenda for your own life, is the way to open the door for this relationship to grow and deepen. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their […]

Engage #5: With Him Not For Him

If you constantly find yourself doing things for God, then learn to stop. God does not need you to get his attention or affection, but to simply learn to walk with him. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We are adding a […]

Engage #6: Becoming an Active Learner

We are used to being spoon-fed what others think we ought to know about God. Until we take responsibility for our own journey, we’ll never learn to look to him to teach us. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We are adding […]

Engage #7: Relaxing Into His Reality

Living in God’s reality doesn’t come by trying to get the things we want from him, but learning to receive what he is already giving us. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We are adding a new video every two weeks on […]

Engage #8: Following Him Not an It

Jesus didn’t invite us to follow his rules or traditions about him, he called us to follow him and we do that by learning recognize how he speaks to us. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We are adding a new video […]

Engage #9: Praying for Real

Prayer is not trying to get God to do what we want, but communicating with him about the issues and circumstances that concern us. It doesn’t happen in a prescribed period each day, but becomes a never-ending conversation where he lets us in on his insight. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip […]

Engage #10: The Freedom To Fail

Learning to follow Jesus is a process in which you’ll make your share of mistakes. Unless you give up the illusion of trying to be perfect, you’ll never have the freedom to discover the joy of learning to live in him. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore […]

Engage #11: Sharing Your Journey

It is Jesus’ joy to knit each of us into the family he is building in the earth.  As you learn to follow him he will bring others into your life that can share the conversations that will encourage each other to live in him more deeply rather than bog each other down with the […]

Engage #12: When God Seems Distant

Sometimes despite our most ardent prayers, God seems distant. But he’s not. He’s always making himself known, it’s just that we may be looking in all the wrong places for him. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own relationship with God. We are adding a new […]

Engage #13: A Quiet Place

Just blazing through a noisy and demanding world will not make it easy for us to know him. He is found in the quiet of our hearts and sometimes a quiet place can help us settle into his reality. Engage is our unfolding video series designed to equip and encourage people to explore their own […]

Engage #14: What About the Bible?

The Bible was never meant to be a rule book filled with condemnation, but the story of humanity coming to understand God’s nature over thousands of years. Learn to read it that way and it will be a valuable resource of insight and wisdom into God and how he works in the world. Engage is […]

Engage 15: What About Sin?

Religion is a shame-management system that only increases our captivity as we try to be better for God. The reason God forgave our sin in Christ, is so that we can come to know him without the shame of our failures and by doing so become transformed by his love. Engage is our unfolding video […]

Engage #16: NATO Living

Our trust in God is undermined every time we try to win God to our agenda and measure his love for us based on our own expectations. If we can live not attached to the outcomes we desire, we’ll discover that he knows best about everything and will lead us into far greater joy and […]

Engage #17: A Life of Love

Jesus invites us into a kingdom that thrives in love. Learning to live in the reality of his love for us and sharing that love with others, leads us away from the tyranny of always having to have our own way. Then instead of seeking what we want, we can lay down our lives for […]

Engage #18: One Step At a Time

Few of us really live in the moment, where God is most easily seen. At times we live in the past by our regrets or by trying to recapture some past experience with him. Sometimes we live absorbed in the future with anxieties about what might happen, or trying to fulfill the plans and hopes […]

Engage #19: Life In the Spirit

You do not learn to live this life in Jesus by wrapping your head around a different set of principles. You actually grow to understand this life as you respond to the Spirit guiding you into his truth. Over time the draw of the Spirit will become more powerful than the pull of the world […]

Engage #20: Letting God Win Our Trust

Faith is not a tool we’re supposed to produce to manipulate God to do what we want. God wins us into faith by showing us who he is and how he is working in our lives. The more we grow to trust him the less we’ll react to trouble by trying to save ourselves and […]

Engage #21: The Only Thing That Counts

We find our way into the simplicity of following him as we ignore the obligations and expectations that others can put on us and live in the confidence that there’s only one thing that matters to God—that whatever we do is the fruit of a growing trust in him expressing itself in our love for […]

Engage #22: Tuning To God’s Frequency

Many of us were taught to find security in the approval of others, monetary success, religious activity and belonging to the right group. What if those aren’t the best signals to follow? It may seem difficult to separate the static of the world from his frequency, but it really isn’t. Here are some insights to […]

Engage #23: That Your Joy Might Be Full

Everything God does in our lives is so that his joy might be in us and that our joy might be full.  He makes a way for us to be at home in him and he disciplines us so that we can find the fruitfulness and fulfillment of his life instead of being tyrannized by […]

Engage 24: The Adventure Of A Lifetime

The final episode makes it clear that we haven’t arrived yet, but merely stand on the edge of the most amazing adventure available to us—how can we explore the vastness of God’s love and character not only in this age, but also for all eternity? On this last day of the year, I get to […]