Disciple with R.O.P.E.S.

Living as Christ’s disciples is about knowledge and practice. It is about faith and works. It is about living out Christ’s words and actions. And R.O.P.E.S. can help us and our disciples. What tools have you used to help those you mentoring gain knowledge while also putting faith into action?…

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Six Discipleship Practices

I was reminded about the value of these six discipleship practice in an article entitled The D-Life Process. I encourage you to read the entire article. Here I want to share the six practices and then comment on each. Fellowship. Community and relationships are essential for discipleship. Even self-discipleship cannot…

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Bible Reading Survey Insights

Daily reading the Bible is important. It is one of the best predictors of spiritual progress. Daily Bible reading is an essential daily spiritual discipline. Men, women, young, and old benefit from being in God’s Word daily. This is an essential discipline as we mentor our disciples. I read an…

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Just Start Discipling

What is the key missing ingredient in disciple-making? Is it lack of leaders being discipled? Is it a spiritual problem? Is it sin? Is it lack of good materials? Is it lack of a reproducible model? Is it the lack of a strategy? All of the above contribute. But I…

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Evaluation of New Member Assimilation

Simply stated, assimilation is the process of new people becoming part of a group. Assimilation efforts begin with relationship-building and evangelism efforts prior to joining a church and continue in connecting, discipling, and mobilizing efforts as part of the body of Christ. So new member assimilation begins the moment a…

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