Five Ways to Make Disciples, Part 3

We’ve looked at “platform discipleship” or the process of preaching and teaching by the pastor and the Sunday School making disciples. Let’s now look at probably the most popular layer of discipleship in a local church. Discipleship Classes/ Small Groups This is also called “program discipleship” and is where most…

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Discipleship Retro

Have you noticed how many things have gone retro… clothes, cars, furniture, appliances.  Vinyl records are making a comeback.   I wish I had kept my leisure suits because I am sure they will return soon! Maybe even my bell bottom pants I wore in college.  Some are nostalgic and want…

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Jesus’ Style of Discipleship, Part 2

What did Jesus’ Style of making disciples look like? My simple definition of discipleship is, “Discipleship is a decision to follow Christ followed by a daily walk.” There are definitions that are longer and deeper but this for me is the bottom line for discipleship. That initial decision is a…

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Jump Starting Discipleship, Part 3

This is part three of implementing a Discipleship Design in your church. I would love to hear some of your thoughts and ideas! Here are some challenges we face as we seek to grow our discipleship ministry.  I faced these as a pastor and believe they are germane to most…

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