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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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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The Leader Is the Lesson

People are watching–those in the church and in the world–whether we like it or not. Our lives speak more loudly than our words. If we want to lead our disciples anywhere, our example matters. If we want our disciples to be transparent and honest, we cannot appear to be perfect.…

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Disciple-Making Guidelines

I recently read an article by Real Life Ministries entitled 12 Simple Small Group Guidelines You Should Be Using. These guidelines were developed to “give your small group boundaries to operate with” and to “create an environment that is safe for transparency, vulnerability, and growing closer in relationship with each…

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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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