For years I have subscribed to a blog entitled LOGAN LEADERSHIP wirtten by Bob Logan. Bob is a good friend of the Vineyard, and I can’t tell you how many of his blog posts have been helpful to me. I highly recommend it – they’re short, meaningful and almost always relevant. You can sign up for free by writing Bob at email@example.com and requesting to receive his blog.
Recently Bob posted his list of the important dimensions of discipleship. As you compare it to the list I shared with you last week from Jim Putman, you will notice some of the same elements, plus a number of new dimensions.
- EXPERIENCING GOD: Intentionally and consistently engaging with God in such a way that you open yourself to a deeper understanding of him and deeper relationship with him.
- SPIRITUAL RESPONSIVENESS: Actively listening to the Holy Spirit and taking action according to what you are hearing.
- SACRIFICAL SERVICE: Doing good works even when it’s costly, inconvenient or challenging
- GENEROUS LIVING: Faithfully stewarding what God has given you so you can contribute toward the advancement of the Kingdom
- DISCIPLE MAKING: Living in obedience to the great commission given by Jesus, which entails making more and better followers of Christ.
- PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION: Changing your attitudes and behaviors in positive ways as a result of your relationship with God and others.
- AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS: Engaging with other people in ways that reflect the heart of God toward them.
COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION: Personal involvement with others to facilitate positive change where you live and beyond.