Faithfulness to the Disciple-Making Meeting

People today are busy:  leaders and disciples. Commitments can often be shallow and fleeting. On the other hand, disciple-making is best done through the context of consistent relationships and discipline. Knowing those realities, how can we encourage faithfulness in our disciple-making meetings (even our own)? One of the most important…

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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 positive. 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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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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Spiritual Disciplines

DEFINITION. What is a spiritual discipline? Think about it this way.  Just as regular rest, good diet, and regular exercise strengthen you physically, spiritual disciplines are actions you take regularly which strengthen you spiritually. LISTS. There are many lists of spiritual disciplines. Donald Whitney in Spiritual Disciplines for the Cchristian…

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The Impact of Proxemics on Disciple-making

Proxemics is a sociology and psychology term. According to Dictionary.com, proxemics is… the study of the spatial requirements of humans and animals and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction. Edward Hall wrote a book entitled The Hidden Dimension. There he identifies four American spatial distances/zones:…

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