One-Day Disciple-Making Workshop

  Within a few weeks, dozens across Kentucky (and beyond) will be trained to lead One-Day “Disciple-Making Workshops.” Those who will be trained are disciple-making practitioners who have been enlisted to provide workshops in their area. I want to invite you to pray for the leaders of the training, those…

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Becoming a Disciple-Making Church

The Kentucky Baptist Religious Education Association has invited Rick Howerton of LifeWay Christian Resources to focus on hour our churches can evaluate disciple-making effectiveness and better understand how to make disciples that make disciples. Rick Howerton is small group and discipleship specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a popular…

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KBREA Focus: Transformational Discipleship

All ministers of education, associate pastors, children’s ministers, youth ministers, professors, denominational leaders, and others who serve in church discipleship/education ministry are invited. DATE/PLACE: 2013 Annual KBREA Meeting November 11, 2013 FBC Paducah 2890 Broadway Street Paducah, KY 42001 SCHEDULE: 5:30-6:00p     Registration 6:00-6:45p     Dinner 6:45-8:30p     Program 8:30-9:00p     Business Guest Speaker: Philip Nation…

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DiscipleShift Conference Comes to Kentucky

I want to invite every person (pastor, staff, volunteer) who has a passion for and questions about discipleship to set aside October 24-25, 2013, to be a part of the DiscipleShift: 1 conference at Eastside Community Church, 2010 Catalpa Loop, Richmond, Kentucky. DiscipleShift: 1 is a unique two-day experience that will both…

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Is Sunday School Dead?

I read an interesting article last week by Bob Allen called, “Can Sunday School be saved?” The title of the article caught my attention for two reasons.  One, I have been greatly impacted by Godly Sunday School teachers who loved me and made a huge difference in my life and two, if…

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Whatever Happened to Training?

I have worked with leaders for over three decades. Most of them were volunteers serving in some capacity in the church and others were staff people that I worked with or supervised. Many of my best friendships occurred because of those relationships. One of the things I observed is that…

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Growing off the Plateau

We looked last week at the term plateau, church health, and church growth.  Let’s think some about how to get off the plateau. Kirk Hadaway has conducted much research over the years with Southern Baptist churches in particular. He also attempted to determine the characteristics of plateaued churches and what…

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