Small groups are no longer making disciples at the rate they once were. For many churches, the purpose of groups is to assimilate new people and keep them connected so they won’t leave. Everyone needs to go where everybody knows their name, and they’re always glad you came… But, if the purpose of small groups ends with assimilation, host homes, and the church-wide campaign, then how are disciples being made? Host homes and campaigns are great to get groups going, but not so great for on-going discipleship.
Disciple Making is Not Complex.
Programs are complex. Disciple making is not. Jesus told us what we need to know to make disciples.
First, Jesus gave us the Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40, NIV). Jesus boiled 613 commands down to two: Love God and Love your neighbor. God is easy to love. But, neighbors, which neighbors? Look out the window.Read More...
Name Your Own Price...on Coaching in 2019.
The 2019 Disciple Makers Coaching Groupis enrolling members for 2019. This group will feature live conversations with experts in disciple-making with folks like Mike Breen (January 2019), Pete Scazzero, Gary Thomas, Lance Witt (April 2019), and eight others. This is in addition to monthly group meetings to discuss innovations in disciple-making and monthly one-on-one meetings with you and me. The cost for the 12 months is $2,500, but I don't want to keep anyone out. So, I've devised a system on a first come, first served basis where you can add your name to the registration list and then state the amount that you can afford to pay for the 12 months of coaching with these experts. If you would like more information or to join the list,CLICK HERE.