Discipleship Planning Team, Part 3

In this three-part series, I have introduced and explained the value of a discipleship planning team. In Part 1, I suggested scaling the planning team down or up to your church size. I also shared six key planning team focus areas: community relations, first impressions, new members, group connections, serving together,…

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Starting a D-Group

My friend, Bob Mayfield, this week posted a practical post entitled How to Start a D-Group. I want to encourage you to read the entire post. Here are the first two sections: Why D-Groups? Disciples are best made in a community of close relationships. Jesus had Peter, James, and John.…

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EQUIP Your Assimilation and Discipleship Leaders

Are you seeking improvement in the overall health of your church? Do you need help equipping your leaders and members? Leaders, staff and volunteers in the areas of assimilation, church finances, revitalization, security, preschool/children’s ministry, prayer ministry, Sunday school, worship/music, women’s ministry, and youth ministry are all invited to come…

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Discipleship: D-groups Panel Discussion on May 24

D-groups: D-groups are discipleship groups with 3-6 participants. D-group strategy often results in participants able to lead their own D-group. You are invited! Join us… WHEN: May 24, 10:30-Noon WHERE: Kentucky Baptist Convention, 13420 Eastpoint Centre Dr, Louisville WHAT: Listen and learn from a Panel of D-group practitioners. The practitioners include church and…

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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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