Discipling Those Who Irregularly Attend

How do you disciple people who don’t show up? How much can preaching, Sunday School, or small groups help new Christians and disciples grow when they are irregularly present? Commitment is a sign of maturing but is often missing today. In Why Church Members Are Attending Less Frequently, Thom Rainer lists…

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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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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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Discipling Relationships Sunday

Today in many churches there is a heightened interest in discipleship and being discipled. Churches are recognizing that more is needed than simply offering events and courses. Discipling relationships are needed. How can we address that interest? Consider a Discipling Relationships Sunday. What is a Discipling Relationships Sunday? Simply stated,…

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Disciple-Making Begins with Me

I encourage you to review your discipleship pilgrimage. Write out a timeline marking down key times, places, people, and experiences. Ask yourself some key questions: What are the discipleship experiences through which you have traveled? Who are the key disciplers God sent along your path? What are some key times…

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