You can download my sermon entitled “A Country Ham and A Skateboard” from First Alliance last Sunday. This sermon addresses some key principles for all believers and especially those of us who will will take part in the “new church.” Update: This message gets into the story of how skate church began in Lexington, Kentucky and how some of the reasoning behind it.
Discipleship Happens in Small Community. This is another “starting point” for me. For the longest time, I thought that to “go and make disciples” necessitated entering into a teacher/student relationship in which I was primarily educating my pupil (or being educated) about what it means to follow Jesus via a Bible study or a discipleship curriculum. While this is a way of fulfilling the Great Commission, I have recently realized that it’s not the only way that God makes us into His disciples. In fact, I have concluded that small community has been the driving force of discipleship in… Read More »Discipleship Happens In Small Community
Do you every look at an enormous building or structure and wonder what the person in charge thought about his or her first day on the job? I often imagine a funny scenario where the person walks onto the bare job site, takes out his or her tape measure, takes a measurement, and immediately tells someone to, “start digging here!” Of course the reality is that it’s months and sometimes years before digging begins (I was a civil engineer major for one semester after all!) Construction begins only after the end result has been planned. As I begin the task… Read More »Where to Begin?
Hello and welcome to the new blog! “Faith in the midst of change” is the theme in the Duerson household as of late. In the coming weeks we will be involved with three FCA camps, Beau Vincent Duerson will join our family, and I will be leaving my position as Area Director with FCA and joining the staff of First Alliance Church (my church) as a church planter. I have enjoyed and been blessed to serve God through FCA over the past 11 years. While not as a paid employee, I fully intend to continue serving through FCA–as a volunteer… Read More »Faith in the Midst of Change!