The Fruit of Your Disciple-making

Let me ask three questions. First, what is the fruit of an orange tree? In groups, I have heard answers of “an orange” and “seeds.” Some might also say that the tree produces leaves, shade, and a little windbreak–so these would be fruit of sorts. And each of those answers are at…

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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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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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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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