The Activated Disciple – Jeff Cavins Part 1

I had the privilege of sitting down with Jeff Cavins to talk about his latest book, the Activated Disciple. And while he shared so many important truths, I feel like he really shared a bit of himself. Every insight comes with a story from his own life.

Insights Shared

  • Approach evangelization relationally rather than topically.
  • The shape of your day reflects the love or your life. If that is Jesus, your schedule and your priorities change.
  • There are easy “baby steps” to approaching scripture.
  • Spend more time in prayer with scripture and you will be able to discern God’s voice speaking to you daily.
  • Gather a posse of saints, a group of friends, to walk with you on this journey.

Baby Steps to Lectio Divina

  1. Treat the Bible as a love letter from your Father to you.
  2. Keep it simple. 15 minutes with the Gospel of the Day (see
  3. The four steps of Lectio made simple:
    • Read the passage once. What speaks to you?
    • Meditate. See yourself in the text, and see the Lord in relationship with you.
    • Pray. Talk to the Lord and listen. What is jumping out? Ask, “What do you want me to know/learn?”
    • Contemplate. Enjoy the relationship that you have with God.

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Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha


Jeff Cavins – Nationally known public speaker, author, television host, podcaster and pilgrimage leader.


Activated Disciple: Taking Your Faith to the Next Level by Jeff Cavins

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