Investing in God’s people from life to life

These pages are designed to aid study or investigation for Christian discipleship through individual Bible study, Cell groups, Home groups, or meeting one to one.  The questions could be used alone allowing each person to use their own Bible.

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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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A cycle of insecurity broken by Jesus

Soul restored


Personal help builds foundations in faith

Spiritual Growth


Whose Time is it anyway

Trust God / Ownership

Strength & Weakness

Preocupations highlight weaknesses


Cultural Issues

What is right and wrong?

Holy  life

Not Nice

Showing leadership in a team situation


Faith Trip

A trip to serve with no money

Faith / Dependence

Call of God

The Lord's call to ministry unexpected twists

Significance of a call

Approach to Bible

Different approaches to Bible.

Diverse spirituality

Law and Grace

Learning I cannot control people.

Care for young believers

Burden of Ministry

The slavery of trying to be fruitful in ministry

Freedom in Christ

Family Time

Being unavailable to guard family time



Significance in Jesuse when not valued

Spiritual Leadership


Activities become a barrier to intimacy.

Focus on Jesus


Asked by God to look after lost students

Spiritual Leadership

Sheep Given

God gives ministry, so no pressure

Spiritual Leadership

In Conflict

Learning humility in a conflict

Conflict resolution

Justify Existence

Identity based on being a servant of Jesus

Freedom in ministry

The Mission

Learning priority of prayer over activity


Poor in Spirit

Feeling inadequate help in dependence


Experiences of Spiritual Leadership

These are some selected pages from the experiences section.  They start with my receiving leadership as an example of what is possible and the appreciation of what has been done for me.  They move on to some observations while being in a ministry role, and then go on to when we have been leaders in our own right.