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Jim Buchan
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  • Charlotte, NC
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How do you participate in discipleship?
Mentor others one-on-one, Pastor/Church staff, Work in a parachurch ministry, Workplace discipleship, Discipling youth
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Resolving relationship conflicts, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Mentoring others, Living out God's individual design for me
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Resolving relationship conflicts, Enjoying and relating to God, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Receiving God's healing from past wounds, Mentoring others, Living out God's individual design for me
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to start and sustain a discipling relationship, Discerning what topics or content to use, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

Jim Buchan's Blog

Living in the 'Cone of Uncertainty'

As Hurricane Irma prepares to bash the United States, here in Charlotte we’re wondering if it will be coming our way. As we wait for the answer, I’ve been intrigued by weather reports saying our region lies in the “Cone of Uncertainty.”

While modern meteorologists probably feel clever in using this term, it’s really no different than King Solomon wrote about over 2,000 years ago:

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby…

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Posted on September 8, 2017 at 3:44pm

8 Myths That Eclipse God's Love & Purpose

While studying the origins of the church at Philippi, I was startled to discover how the story contradicts many of our common misconceptions about the nature of the Christian life. The narrative in Acts 16 debunks at least 8 myths—and I bet you’ve believed some of these misconceptions yourself.

Myth #1: As long as you’re well-intentioned in pursuing spiritual activities, any direction is okay.

The apostle Paul never intended to plant a church…

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Posted on August 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Are You Ready for a Fresh Gust?

Have you ever been in a sailboat when it seemed there was absolutely no breeze? While experienced sailors somehow can catch the wind when there is no wind, amateurs like me often find ourselves dead in the water, going nowhere.

Sailing is such an apt metaphor for life. Winds come and go, blowing from one direction or another. But no matter what winds we encounter, we must resolutely set our sail and rudder toward our desired destination.

Yet this is a mystery in some…

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Posted on July 28, 2017 at 10:39am

7 Weeks Living out of a Suitcase

During my sabbatical in New Zealand and California a few months ago, I lived for seven full weeks with just the clothes in one fairly small suitcase. I had a few shirts, a few pants, some socks and underwear, and a toothbrush, razor, and stick of deodorant.

Yes, I did wash the clothes from time to time. But I traveled light and never lacked a thing.

Shortly after returning back to the Carolinas, I went through the arduous process of moving into a new residence. I couldn’t help…

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Posted on July 27, 2017 at 9:48am

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