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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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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Disciple-Making Begins with Me

I encourage you to review your discipleship pilgrimage. Write out a timeline marking down key times, places, people, and experiences. Ask yourself some key questions: What are the discipleship experiences through which you have traveled? Who are the key disciplers God sent along your path? What are some key times…

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Discipleship Requires Listening

Personal Discipleship. I chose the word, discipleship, in the title on purpose to include both our personal discipleship and our investment in others (disciple-making). In order to be a disciple, listening is needed. There are a number of essential sources: the Holy Spirit God’s Word Christian resources (books, websites, music,…

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