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Jim Morgan replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Let's Build A Disciple-Making Culture Together
"The Lord is pleased by our commitment to making disciples, which we exhibit not just by our words but our actions (hard work) in creating this forum and writing blog posts to build a platform to encourage discipleship.  The amount of activity…"
Sep 15
Jim Morgan replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Let's Build A Disciple-Making Culture Together
"The Lord is pleased by our commitment to making disciples, which we exhibit not just by our words but our actions (hard work) in creating this forum and writing blog posts to build a platform to encourage discipleship.  The amount of activity…"
Sep 15
Jim Morgan replied to Network Creator / Coordinator's discussion Let's Build A Disciple-Making Culture Together
"Phil - Appreciate your faithfulness to the Lord and to the mission He has given you - both of which led you to create this community."
Sep 15
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How do you participate in discipleship?
Mentor others one-on-one, Lead small groups or classes, Work in a parachurch ministry
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Evangelism, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Serving the poor, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God, Forgiving, Hearing God, Working for justice, Spiritual disciplines, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Loving 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, Evangelism, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Serving the poor, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God, Receiving God's healing from past wounds, Forgiving, Hearing God, Working for justice, Spiritual disciplines, 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 help a disciplee with personal issues, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
None, just the Bible
How did you discover Discipleship Network
Phil Miglioratti

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Why Discipleship is the Ultimate Church Growth Model

Not all church growth is healthy growth.  Unhealthy growth attracts people from other churches by catering more to them and expecting less of them.  Healthy, exponential growth involves sending those who’ve experienced genuine life change out into the community to demonstrate and share the love of Jesus Christ with those hopeless and hurting.  The growth potential from discipleship is about leverage and empowerment, fueled by the Holy Spirit.  There is so much latent…

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Posted on February 22, 2017 at 9:10pm

External Factors Keeping Churches From Discipling

In addition to the internal impediments to discipleship we discussed last week, there are cultural norms making it difficult for churches in America to build disciples.  Even if pastors were fully committed to implementing personalized, intensive discipleship programs, they would encounter three significant attitudinal roadblocks pervading the…

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Posted on February 16, 2017 at 9:29am

Maximize Kingdom, Community and Church Impact Through Discipleship

Jesus selected an odd cast of characters to be His disciples.  If you were asked to pick a team of 12 people to change the course of history, I’m guessing you wouldn’t head straight to the local marina or IRS office looking for candidates.  Yet that’s exactly what Jesus did.  In fact, the Old Testament, New Testament and the annals of church history are riddled with stories of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”.  God gets all the glory when those least capable achieve the seemingly…

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Posted on February 9, 2017 at 9:41am

Internal Factors Keeping Churches from Discipling

Part 1 – Internal Factors

As we showed last week, discipleship expands the Kingdom, changes your community and grows your church.  So why do only 1% of church leaders surveyed believe American churches are discipling well.  Why wouldn’t more pastors emphasize discipleship and implement a discipleship track that goes well beyond sermons and small groups…

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Posted on February 9, 2017 at 9:30am

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At 9:37am on February 9, 2017, Skip Holman said…
Welcome Jim!!!!!,

Skip Holman
Minister of Discipleship
Northeast Baptist Church
San Antonio, Texas 78217
At 9:29am on February 9, 2017, Network Creator / Coordinator said…
We welcome your insights to our learning community, Jim!
 
 
 

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