Holy Spirit POWER in Discipleship

In Appendix 2 of Dann Spader’s book, 4 Chair Discipling, Dann shares five phases of Jesus’ ministry and their implications for ministry (and discipleship) leadership. The five phases include Phase 1:  Preparation Period Phase 2:  Ministry Foundations Phase 3:  Ministry Training Phase 4:  Multiplied Outreach Phase 5:  Movement Expansion. In…

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Three Results of Discipleship

I am reading a short book by Will Mancini entitled Innovating Discipleship: Four Paths to Real Discipleship Results. Chapters 1-3 are available here. In chapter two, Mancini shares about three kinds of results and his definitions Input results:  focused on the number of people and dollars that come into a…

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Launch a Group, Evaluate, and Adjust

Gather a team and prayerfully put together a simple plan for discipleship. Choose materials. Set expectations. Determine goals. But don’t wait too long. In all my conversations with leaders, two truths seem to be universal. First, every plan needs adjustment. Second, most wish they had started discipling sooner and adjusted…

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Strategic Use of Discipleship Venues

ABSENCE OF DISCIPLESHIP. Today, it is common to hear “We no longer have a discipleship ministry in my church.” How can that be possible when our Lord called us to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19)? For years, many churches thought discipleship would be accomplished through worship, Sunday School…

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