Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2005

“Better one hand full of rest than two fists full of labor and striving after the wind (Ecc 4.6).”


Spirit-led disciples

November 18, 2005

What follows is a continuation (part II) of my personal, family and, Lord willing, eventual church vision statement. Not counting the insights to be incorporated from people’s comments (like Jason Kovacs): Discipleship is the realization of missions and is the outworking of the Great Commission. Discipleship exists in order to gather in, equip, and mature worshipers from every tribe, tongue, and nation (Rev 5:9, 7:9). One day discipleship will no longer be necessary as the countless numbers of redeemed and


Cultivating communities

November 17, 2005

Cultivating communities is like cultivating the earth. It requires regular attention, watering and protection from harmful elements. All people need love, instruction and protection whether they are eight weeks or eighty years old. People also need people but more importantly, people need God. People and creation are not the only things that need to be cultivated; cultures must also be cultivated. Attention must be shown to the developing morals, values, institutions and structures of every culture if civilization is to


Personal, Family and Church Vision Statement

November 16, 2005

In order to shape the vision and direction of our family and ministry, I have worked on a personal vision statement over the past couple of years. Although this isn’t the kind of thing that jives with everyone, I have found it to be a very fruitful exercise. As it so happens, this vision statement also captures our dreams for a church plant. Due to its length, I have decided to post the exposition of the statement in stages. Below