“Is there more to the Christian life than this?”
This was the question I was asking a couple of years after I started following Jesus.
I was reading my bible. I was praying. I was going to church three times a week. But my life felt dry and dusty. I was checking the boxes that Christians are supposed to do.
But I felt a disconnect between the life I was living and the life I read about in the Bible. I felt deep in my heart that there was more to life with Jesus than I was currently experiencing.
The Bible describes a life with more joy, more satisfaction, more purpose, and so much more “life” than my ordinary Christian life. So I went on a journey with God and learned how to enjoy Jesus more. I am still on this journey growing in Jesus, and I am inviting others to journey with me in enjoying Jesus more. That is why I created the Enjoying Jesus course. Before I tell you about the course itself, let’s first look at three obstacles people have to enjoying Jesus more themselves and helping others enjoy Jesus.
The Obstacles to Enjoying Jesus More
I want to grow in my faith, but I am not sure what to do next.
I have listened to sermons, read books, gone to conferences, and listened to podcasts. Those are all great. But what next?
Many people like you have taken the Enjoying Jesus course because they were looking for something that goes deeper.
This course is series of workshops. It is very different that a sermon style teaching. The course is interactive and personal. It will feel like “hands on” learning, and you will enjoy the variety learning styles that we use. All this works together to help you grow in your faith.
I have a heart to tell others about Jesus, but I don’t have all the answers. I don’t want to come across as preachy or judgmental. And I certainly don’t want it to be awkward. Nobody likes that.
The people who have taken Enjoying Jesus have starting having Jesus conversations with people in the first couple of weeks. They were pleasantly surprised at how natural is was to flow a conversation from casual to Jesus. It was not awkward at all. They also found that their friends and coworkers had a lot more interest in Jesus than they thought they would. Many from the course have seen people turn and trust in Jesus as a result of their simple conversations.
I know that making disciples is important, but I am not sure if I am ready to make disciples. I’ve still got some problems. I am not far enough along in my faith to disciple others yet. I think I will leave disciple-making to others.
Or maybe you heart is more like this…
I would like to make disciples, but how do I actually do that? Where do I start? What do I do practically?
The people who have taken Enjoying Jesus have begun discipling others before the course is even over. They learn some simple tools and begin using them right away. The course is designed to help you pass on what you have learned to others. You don’t have it all figured out. You don’t even have to call it “discipleship.” It will probably work better it you don’t! But if you have the heart to invest in others, this course will give the the practical next steps on how to actually do it.
Have you experienced any of these obstacles?
I have felt all three of them myself. And I have met hundreds of people with these same obstacles. You are not alone when you feel these.
The Enjoying Jesus course is specifically designed to help you overcome these obstacles.
Let me be clear though, this course is the not the solution to these problems.
Jesus is the solution.
And this course will bring you into an encounter with Him so that He overcome the obstacles. This course will give you the tools to not only overcome these once, but to keep discovering and following Jesus for the rest of your days.
I hope you will take the course and overcome your obstacles to enjoying Jesus.
Imagine this kind of life
You wake up in the morning, and you immediately feel thankfulness to Jesus. You haven’t even gotten out of bed yet, but your day is already off to a great start.
You read your Bible with wide-eyed wonder (at whatever time of day works best for you). As you ready, you discover more about who Jesus and what life with Him looks like. Your Bible reading does not feel like box to be check. You are actually engaging with Jesus and receiving life and satisfaction from Him.
Your prayer life is natural and balanced, and goes far beyond just telling God all the things you need. You feel your life re-aligning with God when you pray.
You have friends and coworkers who don’t follow Jesus yet. And you know how to move conversations from casual to meaningful to Jesus. It is not awkward at all. It feels quite natural.
You love telling your story of how Jesus transformed your life. Your story is unique to you and interesting to others. You are comfortable sharing it and it just flows naturally out you.
When you talk with people about Jesus, it does not come from a place of superiority. You are a learner and follower of Jesus yourself and you invite people into that journey with you. People feel that you are with them and for them.
You have a few believers in your life that are investing in. As you discover more about Jesus, you simply pass on the things you learned. It is not complicated. It is not intimidating, but you are actually discipling others.
A few years from now, you look back and see a stream of people that have trusted in Jesus and grown in Him because of you. Then they are passing it on to others as well.
When you pause and reflect on how many people are enjoying Jesus through you and the people you have taught, you are overwhelmed with gratitude. God has done so much with you, an ordinary person. Somehow your simple life with Jesus is now impacting more lives than you could ever ask or imagine.
Here is the amazing part….
None of these practices felt like duty or drudgery or forced.
You have learned to live freely and lightly with Jesus.
And you can never go back to the old way.
This is my heart for the people that take the Enjoying Jesus course. This is also the kind of life that people are actually living after they have taken the course. I will teach you the simple tools and skills to enjoy Jesus more yourself and help others enjoy Him too.
If this sounds like the kind of life you want, then I hope you will take the Enjoying Jesus course.
Here is how it works.
The course is a 6-week journey with projects and meetings. The course is a series of workshops that are done with other people.
It is not on online course where you just watch videos in your bedroom at 1am. Jesus had no solo disciples. He did discipleship as a group. So we do the Enjoying Jesus course in groups.
When you register for the course, we will teach you how to build a group by inviting others to register as well. It is easier than you think. We will give you the specific steps and can answer questions along the way. Groups can meet anywhere at anytime.
You will have one meeting a week with your group. Then between each meeting you will do a project on you own.
For the projects, you will read the Project Prompt. It will have some truth about Jesus, some good questions, and an action prompt. After you read the prompt, you will write your project and post it on a blog. You can write as short or as long as you like. There is no pressure here. This is not school. There are no right answers. There is no test. This is about you and journey with Jesus.
After you write and post your project, you will go a meeting with your group. The meetings are discovery based and interactive. In a typical meeting, you will watch a video of me introducing the workshop. Then you will do the workshop. Then you watch another video of me concluding the workshop and tying the concepts together.
Here are the topics we will cover in the course.
The Table of Contents
Project 1. Understanding your journey with God
Meeting 1. How to enjoy Jesus more
Project 2. How to live the gospel everyday
Meeting 2. How to disciple others
Project 3. Your search for satisfaction
Meeting 3. How to have Jesus conversations
Project 4. Crafting your transformed life story
Meeting 4. How to help people enjoy Jesus
Project 5. The most overlooked habit for enjoying Jesus
Meeting 5. Finding your obstacle to enjoying Jesus
Project 6. Your unique way of enjoying Jesus
Meeting 6. How to launch a Jesus movement
If these are topics you are interested in, I hope you will join us by taking the Enjoying Jesus course.
This 6-week course will truly change your relationship with Jesus forever. Not only that, it could change the lives of the people around you as you learn to share Jesus naturally and help other believers enjoy Jesus more.
The course costs $47.
I can think of no better way to invest our time and our money. Enjoying Jesus is the ultimate investment because the rewards last for eternity. It is worth it. And if you have read this far, I know you are the type of person that does things like this.
Here is how it works. Each person buys the course individually and gets full access to the course. Then the group gets together face-to-face for the six meetings.
To help married couples enjoy Jesus together, married couples only need to purchase the course once. So it is just $47 for both of you (because the two have become one).
When you buy it once, you have lifetime access to the course. You can go through it as many times as you like. You can use the material as reference resources in the future. It is the type of material you will want to come back to as you grow in Jesus and want to go deeper in certain areas.
So please join with us as we enjoy Jesus more. This is your next step in walking with Jesus.
*We offer a full money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the course, we will issue you a full refund. If this course turns out to not be for you, then you have lost nothing for trying. You can buy with confidence.
The course formats
The video course for all
The button above on this page is where you register to take the video version of the course. You can take the course anywhere in the world at anytime you like. This is the format of the course for most people.
For the 3rd year, we are hosting the Enjoying Jesus course specifically for Georgia Tech students. Cohorts are being built right now to launch on campus on January 5th, 2020. More details and the registration button are here.
This is a version of the course limited to 12 people meeting with Paul teaching each week in Midtown Atlanta. This course will launch in February 2020. Spots are limited. Details and the registration button are here.