In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you’ll hear Dave Buehring, Founder & President of Lionshare, share how to make disciples of Jesus in every vocation.
ABOUT DAVE BUEHRING:
Dave Buehring is a devoted disciple of Jesus who is engaged in equipping the Church, guiding leaders, and reproducing disciple makers. Over four-plus decades, Dave has led on local, national, and international fronts. He has had the opportunity to speak thousands of times in hundreds of settings, including conferences and retreats, leadership summits, vocational venues, churches, schools and universities, and humanitarian aid trainings. He is often found walking alongside leaders of all ages, who lead throughout the vocations. Referencing wisdom from the Scriptures, blended with his broad experiences, he guides them toward living godly lives and leading in the ways of God.
Dave is the Founder and President of Lionshare (www.Lionshare.org), a nonprofit organization aimed at igniting and equipping churches and societal leaders to fulfill Jesus’ Great Co-Mission of making disciple-makers. He’s the author of A Discipleship Journey, a scripturally sound, proven and practical resource used in numberous nations throughout the world; The Jesus Blueprint: Rediscovering His Original Plan for Changing the World; and the upcoming book The Great Opportunity: Making Disciples of Jesus in Every Vocation. Dave annually hosts and teaches a six-month leadership intensive for vocational leaders called “A Leadership Journey.” He also can be regularly heard on Lionshare’s podcast Wisdom Unlocked: The Ways of God.
Dave has the privilege of participating in the pastoral team at his home church, Grace Chapel, and has been a part of an international community of leaders, Messenger Fellowship, for over thirty years.
Dave and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the beautiful hills of Franklin, Tennessee, where they enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
- The Great Opportunity: Making Disciples of Jesus in Every Vocation by Dave Buehring
- A Discipleship Journey by Dave Buehring
- The Jesus Blueprint: Rediscovering His Original Plan for Changing the World by Dave Buehring
KEY TAKE-AWAYS FROM EPISODE 263:
- Jesus can impact every sphere of your life. He came to change the world, not just the church. We often limit disciple-making to the church or something only the church does.
- Disciple-Making vs. Mentoring: Disciple-Making always tethers things to Jesus. How to live and work practically for Jesus.
- Since most of us were not intentionally discipled, we don’t know how to disciple others.
- How do we make disciples? We look for people who are F.A.S.T.
- The first question I ask in looking for someone to disciple: In whose ears will my words be big? Those are the people that we have favor with. They listen to what we have to say, do it, and come back for more.
- Dave discusses his one-year disciple-making curriculum and why it works.
- The whole mission of the early church would’ve been to do what Jesus did. What did he do? He made disciples. Church planting and church growth are supposed to be the fruit of proper discipleship.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 263:“Just because you have the gift of God on you, doesn’t mean your character is where it needs to be.” - Dave BuehringClick To Tweet
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ABOUT DOUG SMITH:
Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to help you build and cultivate relationships with mentors. He blogs at dougsmithlive.com, he is the host of the L3 Leadership podcast, and he is sought after public speaker. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, who currently works as an Account Executive at Ivalua. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.