Encouraging Disciple-Making Questions

Accountability is part of many disciple-making relationships. Too often people dread and avoid accountability. Accountability, however, does not have to be negative. It can be encouraging and postive. Instead of focusing on “if you failed,” the focus can be on “how you took a step forward.” Consider these questions which…

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Two Journeys of Disciple-Making

In scanning through a book by Andrew Davis, Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again, I was reminded of the two journeys of disciple-making: The work of disciple-making is taught in the New Testament in the language of two journeys: the internal journey of growth into full…

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Who Am I to Disciple?

There are many questions being asked by potential disciple-makers. Sadly, the lack of answers to these questions have produced much indecisiveness and immobility. Too often the result is no start and no disciple-making. How do we break through this potential roadblock? Prayerful decisiveness and activity. In the case of the…

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Community in Discipleship Groups

Is your discipleship group stuck? Does there seem to be an anchor in leading participants in your group toward greater maturity? The question came to me when reading a blog post by my friend, David Francis, entitled Three Levels of Community in Groups. Is it possible that the level of…

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Consumption Is Not Discipleship

In their book, Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development, Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck focus on the importance of leadership in and through the church. They believe leadership development requires a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to build leaders…

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Disciple-Making Encounters Releases Today

My book, Disciple-Making Encounters: Revolutionary Sunday School, released today. What does a book about Sunday School have to do with discipleship? Sunday School and small groups are a natural part of a church’s discipleship strategy. We should strive to lead our groups to be as effective as possible in making…

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