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 Decisions

What decisions need to be made in your disciple-making strategy? 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…

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Strategic Disciple-making Actions

In calling the disciples, Andrew and Peter, Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Jesus’ life and teaching were a demonstration of His disciple-making plan. Jesus established the model. Take out a piece of paper and make three column. Write down Before, When,…

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The Best Assimilation Strategy

Lots of bloggers including yours truly have written thousands of blogs on the issue of assimilation, which is how we keep the people we reach.  How do we create a climate of hospitality that causes people to desire to come back after they visit? How do we get people really…

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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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The Stats Are In

The stats are in. We can choose to ignore them, bury our heads in the sand, or see reality and move forward. The 2010 Annual Church Profile showed dips in baptisms, total church membership, worship attendance and participation in Sunday school and other Christian education programs. Declines were also reported…

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Is Church Attendance Up?

Religion News Service reports that a new Gallup Poll found that Americans’ self-reported church attendance has increased slightly since 2008. When asked “How often do you attend church, synagogue, or mosque?” 43.1 percent of Americans in 2010 said they attended church “at least once a week” or “almost every week.”…

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