Six Disciple-Making Forums Offered

Interest in Kentucky is increasing in how to make disciples. Our faithfulness to accomplish disciple-making is essential in order to be found faithful at carrying out Jesus’ command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV): Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the…

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Disciple-Making Brainstorming

Brainstorming brings collective intelligence and synergy to bear upon needs, problems, planning, and conversation. In order to identify needs in your church disciple-making, gather a group of key leaders for brainstorming. Ask them these questions and record their responses. What current church programs, activities, and events contribute toward disciple-making? What…

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Could It Be?

Could it be that churches (we as leaders) are chasing after the next fad, and attempting to stay on the cutting edge to such a degree that we are failing to do the basics well? Could it be that we are so busy attending conferences and reading the latest “how…

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Five Discipleship Questions

In a new survey by George Barna, he suggests that a vast majority of believers experience little transformation in their lives and what changes they make tend to be based on generic influences rather any deeper intellectual or spiritual struggle. Despite technological advances that have increased communication, Barna suggests Christian…

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Discipleship Oxymora

Oxymora is the plural of oxymoron. The English language comes with some very interesting combination of words. Here are some of my favorite oxymoron words, which are words that contradict each other but are used together to express our thoughts. Here are some examples: “Perfect mistake”…how can that be since…

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Get Lost, Part 2

Yesterday, I shared part of an article from David Francis, LifeWay Director of Sunday School. In the article he takes a humorous approach to the topic of assimilation by talking about ways to make guests feel unwelcome. Instead of discussing ways to attract and keep guests, he lists ways to make…

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Searcy Speaks

The last few days, Nelson Searcy has been answering assimilation questions on his blog, Church Leader Insights. These posts are a MUST READ if you are seeking to improve in the area of assimilation. Searcy’s posts include answers to the following questions: What do you say to get people to…

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