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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Help Your Disciple Begin Discipling

You have invested months in your disciple. You have gotten to know and trust each other. You have walked through life experiences together. You have have seen your disciple grow in his/her relationship with God and his/her understanding of being a disciple. Now what? Before you release your disciple hoping…

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Discipling Relationships Sunday

Today in many churches there is a heightened interest in discipleship and being discipled. Churches are recognizing that more is needed than simply offering events and courses. Discipling relationships are needed. How can we address that interest? Consider a Discipling Relationships Sunday. What is a Discipling Relationships Sunday? Simply stated,…

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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 Survey Early Results, Part 2

Have you responded to the Quick Discipleship Tool Survey yet? I asked five questions in the survey. It only takes three minutes to complete. There is still time and value for you to participate. Here is the survey: https://darrylwilson.typeform.com/to/YxtoyZ In Part 1, I shared the first three discipleship tool questions I asked…

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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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