Episode 3: 12 Reasons Why Christians Need Personal Development


How personal growth complements your faith


If you’ve been in Church for a while or your whole life, you were probably exhorted to grow in your relationship with God through Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. While this is an excellent way to grow your faith and establish a good relationship with God, it can lead to some disillusionment and frustration for the Christian Entrepreneur.


We are spiritual beings, housed in a flesh body, made in the image of God, who have work to accomplish here on earth. That said, we need to understand that to accomplish the best work possible, we need to become all that we can be. And for that, we need more than just spiritual growth – we need personal growth. As Christian Entrepreneurs, we need to come to terms with this fact – or fail, and blame God in the process.


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In This Episode You Will:


  • Learn the three biggest excuses Christians give as to why they cop out of personal development.


  • Understand the difference between spiritual and personal growth.


  • Grasp how both spiritual growth, and personal growth are two sides of the same coin, or two wings of the same bird… and will help you take flight!


  • Learn what it means to be a balanced Christian.




Memorable Quotes:


“Some wait on the Lord because they find it’s easier than girding themselves and getting to work.”


“The main problem is that instead of the fear of God, many Christians have developed the fear of false doctrine.”


Secular just means non-religious… not Anti-Christ. There is a difference. So, discernment and balance are required here.


“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”- Charles Spurgeon


“Those who believe they already have all the answers stop growing.”


“The greatest danger in having a little knowledge is not knowing that it is just that; a little knowledge.”


“Too often, we act like the Pharisees who had all the answers and say, ‘We see.’”


“As Christians, we are part of two realms: Heaven (our retirement), and Earth (our place of work).”


“Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


“Spiritual growth establishes your solid foundation in Christ. Personal growth determines how high your edifice will rise.” – Sebastien Richard




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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1974. He is happlily married, has three children (Jason, Marissa, and Katelyn), and now resides in Prince Edward Island (Canada). He is a sought-after Bible teacher, and speaker.

In 2015, God led him to found Thriving on Purpose (thrivingonpurpose.com), a Faith-based organization where (along with his wife, Elisabeth) he provides Kingdom knowledge for today's believers, helping them to build up the Kingdom of God and tear down strongholds.

Aside from his next books, Sebastien is most active in producing impactful content for his weekly Facebook broadcasts.

When he's not busy with ministry, or courageously leading his family to further happiness and bliss, he enjoys masterminding with Elisabeth at breakfast time, family road trips, researching fringe theories, cryptozoology, geek culture, and movie nights with the kids while chowing down pizza.

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