333 JR Woodward

You can scroll through this website to learn more about who I am and what I do, but at the heart of everything, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.  I'm his life student, seeking to follow in the footsteps of this rabbi in the power of the Holy Spirit. In my journey to follow Christ, I often feel like the disciples in the book of Mark, half blind to what Jesus is doing and half deaf in my ability to hear and follow his voice. The more I grow in my understanding of Jesus and his mission, the more I realize how far I have to go to be like him. It's a life long challenge and a challenge worthy of my life.  I seek to be like him, because he demonstrated his love for me by living a life fully faithful to the Father, to the point of death, even death on a cross. Now as his disciple, he calls me, he calls us, to take up our crosses and follow him. I seek to give my life away so that I might find it.


I seek to live the upside down life with the hoping of partnering with God to see the world turned right side up.  I seek to join God in the renewal of all things.  If you want to learn more about the way of Jesus, discipleship, as well as some resources that will help you be a disciple of Jesus, check out the tabs on the upper right hand side of this page. For the gospel is an invitation into the transformative life in the kingdom now, through trusting Christ.  Also, check out my latest book Creating a Missional Culture (IVP 2012).