The Daily Growth Discipleship Podcast
Why Disciples Should Be Lifelong Learners - Kevin Folk (Ep 55)

Why Disciples Should Be Lifelong Learners - Kevin Folk (Ep 55)

July 13, 2020

If you want to create a lifestyle built around following Jesus, you need to also have a willingness to learn. In this episode, Kevin challenges us with his contagious passion for learning and spiritual development. If you've ever felt like you aren't good at learning new things, Kevin's down-to-earth approach will inspire you and, hopefully, relieve some of the pressure as you learn to be a student of Jesus.

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How to Worship in the Age of Social Distancing - David DeGarmo (Ep 54)

How to Worship in the Age of Social Distancing - David DeGarmo (Ep 54)

July 6, 2020

As disciples, worship is an essential part of our life in Christ. It’s more than singing songs or going to church. Worship is meant to be part of a lifestyle of discipleship as we follow Jesus in the everyday moments of life. And this is what we talked about in our first conversation with Dr. De Garmo. But in this 2nd episode, we explore how we can maintain that lifestyle even in the midst of a global pandemic that changes the way the church meets together.

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How Can the Church Respond in Turbulent Times? - Andréa Snavely (Ep 53)

How Can the Church Respond in Turbulent Times? - Andréa Snavely (Ep 53)

June 30, 2020

The way we respond to an issue says a lot about who we are. And as the Church, we have to make sure that our desire to tell the truth doesn't push us to respond in a way that sours people to the truth we have to communicate. In these tense times, we live in, this conversation with Dr. Snavely is exactly what we need to be thoughtful about what we're saying as the Church.

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Rediscipling the White Church - David Swanson (Ep 52)

Rediscipling the White Church - David Swanson (Ep 52)

June 23, 2020

The conversation on racism isn't one that we wanted to jump into hastily. It deserves patience, grace, and love. In this episode, David Swanson, author of Rediscipling the White Church, walks us through how we can begin to solve the issues of racism by first changing how we understand what it means to be followers of Jesus.

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Why Narcissists Need to Understand Their Identity (Ep 51.5)

Why Narcissists Need to Understand Their Identity (Ep 51.5)

June 19, 2020

Step one in creating a lifestyle of discipleship is knowing your identity as a beloved child of God. We say this over and over again, but it's the most basic problem any of us face when trying to follow Jesus. He's called us to die to ourselves. Our nature is to preserve ourselves becuase we believe we have the sole responsibility for making sure the world around us exists. This is why so many of us also struggle with narcissistic tendencies. We believe we have to rule our own existences, but we inherently feel unable to do so. Becuase of this we feel shame and insecurity. Narcissism then becomes a way to heal these wounds. In this chapter, Josh and Chris talk about the value of knowing our identity as a way to combat narcissistic tendencies and how our identity is really about our entire lifestyle.

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Which Enneagram Types Make the Best Narcissists? - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.4)

Which Enneagram Types Make the Best Narcissists? - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.4)

June 18, 2020

Narcissistic tendencies aren't unique to charismatic personalities or those who might be a certain type on the Enneagram. In this chapter, Chuck unpacks the way each of us are susceptible to narcissism in our own way. And the Enneagram serves as a guide to understanding how our own sinful tendencies lead us to try to cover our insecurities or shortcomings. While it's important for us to understand how to work with narcissists around us, it's also important for us to do this work of self-evaluation.

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Narcissists Fake Vulnerability to Hide Insecurity - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.3)

Narcissists Fake Vulnerability to Hide Insecurity - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.3)

June 17, 2020

When you think of a narcissist, you probably picture a person who is self-obsessed and always looking at themselves. But the irony is that narcissist aren’t actually looking at themselves, at least not at their true selves. Narcissist are afraid to be vulnerable and to do the deep work that is required of disciples. Accepting the call to follow Christ means that we will have to do deep soul searching as God shows us sinful parts of ourselves we didn’t know we had. And this work is painful at times. But it’s necessary in order to throw off the chains of sin and to accept the easy yoke of Jesus. But as Chuck explains in this chapter, a narcissist is unwilling to look at themselves to do this sort of work. There are deep wounds they are trying to hide. So instead of being honest with themselves or with others about the struggles they face, they cover them up with a false vulnerability that only fuels their narcissism.

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When Narcissism Comes to Church - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.2)

When Narcissism Comes to Church - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.2)

June 16, 2020

Whether you're in church leadership or not, you will at some point come face to face with a narcissist in the Church. So the question then becomes, "How can you know when you're working with a narcissist, and what can you do about it?" With all the stories of spiritual leaders taking advantage of people and even abusing them, it's important to understand what to do when you discover you're being led by a narcissist. They may be talking about doing great things for the kingdom of God, and they may have a very attractive personality. It's also important to remember that not all who struggle with narcissistic tendencies will be full-blown narcissists. So in this chapter, Chuck unpacks the ways you can tell when you're working with a narcissist and how to know what you can do to help or if you just get out of the way.

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How to Know If You’re a Narcissist - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.1)

How to Know If You’re a Narcissist - Chuck DeGroat (Ep 51.1)

June 15, 2020

Have you ever accused someone of being a narcissist? You’ve probably done so because someone was acting like the entire world revolved around them. Our typical picture of a narcissist is the larger than life, grandiose figure who seeks fame, power, and attention at all costs. We see these characteristics most often in politicians and charlatans. In fact, we’ve come to expect it from them. But did you know churches are one of the largest breading grounds for narcissism? It seems impossible at first glance since the Church is supposed to be all about humility and letting others go first. But pastors and laypeople alike can easily be pulled into narcissistic tendencies under the guise of serving God and leading people. We put ministry leaders on some pretty high pedestals. But it’s not just limited to the top leaders. Narcissism can creep into our own hearts if we aren’t prepared for what causes it. As Chuck explains in this first chapter, while narcissism appears to the outside world like there’s an excess of self love, the reality is that the narcissist has put on a false identity because they are unable to love themselves.

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Learning to Invest in Eulogy Virtues (Ep 50.5)

Learning to Invest in Eulogy Virtues (Ep 50.5)

June 5, 2020

In this chapter, Chris and Josh wrap up the week by reflecting on the valueable lessons they've pulled from their conversation with Justin Zoradi.

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