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Nov 7
David Ludwig's blog post was featured

Jesus said, make disciples... not members

Jesus didn’t tell churches to make membersIn talking with pastors, one thing I commonly hear is, “If we had more members we would be able to do more…” Because of the way we have been programmed in the past, a lot of times pastors and churches think if they are small there impact is small.  This isn’t the way Jesus thought. Jesus could have called the masses, but instead he called a dozen, ordinary men, and sent them out on a mission to make disciples.  Churches don’t need more member, they need…See More
Aug 11
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One-on-One Disciple-making (Part 2)

What is the difference between a discipleship program and an intentional disciple-making approach? An intentional disciple-making process can involve studying a book, but it’s important to know that the objective is not to study a book, it is to learn biblical principles in the study and ask the question: “Now that I know this, how should I apply this to my life?” The objective is to learn what Scripture says, and be obedient to what it teaches us about living our lives.In part one of this…See More
Jul 9
David Ludwig's blog post was featured

One-on-One Disciple-making (Part 2)

What is the difference between a discipleship program and an intentional disciple-making approach? An intentional disciple-making process can involve studying a book, but it’s important to know that the objective is not to study a book, it is to learn biblical principles in the study and ask the question: “Now that I know this, how should I apply this to my life?” The objective is to learn what Scripture says, and be obedient to what it teaches us about living our lives.In part one of this…See More
Jul 4
David Ludwig posted a blog post

One-on-One Disciple-making (Part 2)

What is the difference between a discipleship program and an intentional disciple-making approach? An intentional disciple-making process can involve studying a book, but it’s important to know that the objective is not to study a book, it is to learn biblical principles in the study and ask the question: “Now that I know this, how should I apply this to my life?” The objective is to learn what Scripture says, and be obedient to what it teaches us about living our lives.In part one of this…See More
Jul 4
David Ludwig posted a blog post

One-on-one Disciple-making (Part 1)

I was recently at a gathering of disciple-making leaders, and one of the leaders said this; “Many of our churches are doing addition, when we need to be thinking about multiplication when it comes to making disciples.”  What he was saying is that we add people to our church, but we don’t expect them to reproduce themselves. Why? Do we communicate the expectation of reproduction to the people in our churches?  For many I believe this is a foreign concept, and if we want to see healthy churches…See More
Jun 28
David Ludwig's blog post was featured

One-on-one Disciple-making (Part 1)

I was recently at a gathering of disciple-making leaders, and one of the leaders said this; “Many of our churches are doing addition, when we need to be thinking about multiplication when it comes to making disciples.”  What he was saying is that we add people to our church, but we don’t expect them to reproduce themselves. Why? Do we communicate the expectation of reproduction to the people in our churches?  For many I believe this is a foreign concept, and if we want to see healthy churches…See More
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Jun 19
David Ludwig posted a blog post

Priorities as a Follower of Christ

Every day, every minute, every second, we make choices, and because we live in a time where there are so many choices, it can be hard at times to decide what’s important and how to best use our time and resources. We all face this challenge, at home, in school, at work, wherever and whoever we are.  That’s why setting priorities is so important.I want to be clear up front, I am not an expert on this topic, in fact, I am a fellow struggler just like many of you.  So, the words that I’m sharing…See More
Jun 19
David Ludwig posted a blog post

Plan to Make Disciples

What is your plan for making disciples? Do you have one? The reason I ask is because as I lead churches through church health assessments, the one challenge that continually comes up is, “Our church does not have a clearly-defined discipleship process for moving a person from salvation to spiritual growth to significant ministry.”Why is that important? In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commanded the disciples to go and make disciples, and that same command applies to the church today. Yet, most…See More
Dec 21, 2015
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Oct 10, 2015
David Ludwig replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"All of the above... I know, that's not the answer you're looking for.  For me the key is "intentionally" and having a plan.  There are times when curriculum is the best approach, and other times when using the Bible…"
Sep 8, 2015
David Ludwig is now a member of Discipleship.Network
Jun 25, 2015

Profile Information

How do you participate in discipleship?
Mentor others one-on-one, Lead small groups or classes
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Prayer, Serving others, Evangelism, Doing daily life in the company of God, Hearing God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Living out God's individual design for me
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Doing daily life in the company of God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to start and sustain a discipling relationship, Discerning what topics or content to use, How to disciple other when I feel inadequate, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God
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Jesus said, make disciples... not members

Jesus didn’t tell churches to make members

In talking with pastors, one thing I commonly hear is, “If we had more members we would be able to do more…” Because of the way we have been programmed in the past, a lot of times pastors and churches think if they are small there impact is small.  This isn’t the way Jesus thought. Jesus could have called the masses, but instead he called a dozen, ordinary men, and sent them out on a mission to make disciples. …

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Posted on August 11, 2017 at 8:57pm

One-on-One Disciple-making (Part 2)

What is the difference between a discipleship program and an intentional disciple-making approach? An intentional disciple-making process can involve studying a book, but it’s important to know that the objective is not to study a book, it is to learn biblical principles in the study and ask the question: “Now that I know this, how should I apply this to my life?” The objective is to learn what Scripture says, and be obedient to what it teaches us about living our lives.



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Posted on July 4, 2017 at 9:30am

One-on-one Disciple-making (Part 1)

I was recently at a gathering of disciple-making leaders, and one of the leaders said this; “Many of our churches are doing addition, when we need to be thinking about multiplication when it comes to making disciples.”  What he was saying is that we add people to our church, but we don’t expect them to reproduce themselves. Why? Do we communicate the expectation of reproduction to the people in our churches?  For many I believe this is a foreign concept, and if we want to see healthy…

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Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:44am

Disciples Grow Best in Community

G – In 2010 LifeWay Research set out to discover what were the essentials in churches that were seeing Spiritual Transformation take place.  One thing that consistently showed up was the importance of living in a healthy Christian community.  Churches that are intentional about seeing people get connected to other believers (LifeWay termed this as relational Intentionality) were also seeing believers maturing and growing in their faith.  A few years later, Ed…

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Posted on June 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

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