Author Gabe Kolstad

Gabe Kolstad

Gabe is a Ministry Consultant with The Unstuck Group, and the Lead Pastor at Westside Community Church in Portland, OR. He has had the privilege of leading Westside through a number of exciting changes, from turnaround to relocation to multi-site. Gabe has a dream for seeing new churches planted, and a passion for connecting with leaders to make a difference in Portland and the Northwest. Gabe is married to his Jr. High sweetheart, Melissa, and they have 3 children: Dawson, Caitlin, and Caleb.

Discipleship signs-spiritual-growth-discipleship
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In the church world we have a measurement problem. Not necessarily with finances or attendance, but with the one thing we’re tasked with doing: making disciples.This raises a fairly important question: What does spiritual progress look like, and how can we help people recognize movement in their own journey? Here are six indicators that someone is growing spiritually…

Other easing-fear-handling-anxiety
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Fear makes people do crazy things. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of the people I care about are carrying extra tension on a daily basis. It seems the level of anxiety is bubbling up around us and, if you are a follower of Jesus, you have an opportunity to help bring peace to those around you by the way you respond.