Discipleship Survey Early Results, Part 2

Have you responded to the Quick Discipleship Tool Survey yet? I asked five questions in the survey. It only takes three minutes to complete. There is still time and value for you to participate. Here is the survey: https://darrylwilson.typeform.com/to/YxtoyZ In Part 1, I shared the first three discipleship tool questions I asked…

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3 Personal Discipleship Priorities

A new year is a great opportunity to evaluate and focus your attention and energy on priorities. Consider these three personal discipleship priorities: Grow as a disciple. Spend time in Bible study and prayer. Follow Jesus. Avoid going through the motions. Take the time to listen to God and to…

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Everything I Have Commanded You

Is it possible that we hesitate to disciple because we overcomplicate discipling? Is it possible that we have mixed church expectations into becoming and being a disciple? Don’t get me wrong, I believe the church is important as Christ’s bride. But when we take being His disciple seriously, an appropriate…

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Favorite Post: Disciple-Making Decisions

As you put together your personal or church plan to make disciples, allow me to offer some questions for you to consider: Group size. What size(s) will you include? Content delivery is possible in large groups, but disciple-making is nearly always accomplished in smallest groups:  one-on-one, one-on-two, one-on three, etc.…

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The Three Who’s of Disciple-Making

Who is involved in your disciple-making? There are three important “Who’s” of disciple-making. Let’s look at each of them: WHO: Jesus. When we follow Jesus, He promises to make us fishers of men (Matthew 4:19). We are all apostles (sent ones) who are sent to make disciples of all nations…

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Is There a Sacred Discipleship Space Problem?

I am attending the Discipleship Track at Exponential in Orlando, Florida. The Forum panel includes some major names in discipleship: Robby Gallaty, Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington, Alex Absolom, Ariyana Rimson, and Bill Hull. Their focus has been walking through discipleship arenas/spaces (from Discipleship That Fits): public, social, personal, transparent, and divine.…

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How to Keep New Members

Most churches have new members join. It is the life and future of a congregation. No new members equals no new growth. Healthy churches not only reach new people but they keep and involve them. Most people that join a church do so with excitement and anticipation. A new member…

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Closing the Back Door

I recently met with a church that was having consistent baptisms but not experiencing net growth. They asked me to help them plan some strategies that would keep those they reached. About the same time I read Tom Rainer’s blog on “closing the back door.” How does a church keep…

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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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