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How do you participate in discipleship?
Interested in growing personally (no specific role), Mentor others one-on-one, Work in a parachurch ministry, Missionary
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, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God, Hearing God, Spiritual disciplines, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me, Spiritual warfare
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Overcoming embedded sins, Resolving relationship conflicts, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Evangelism, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God, Receiving God's healing from past wounds, Forgiving, Hearing God, Spiritual disciplines, Sexual purity, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me, Spiritual warfare
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 disciple other when I feel inadequate, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry

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The Most Effective Form of Discipleship

Many claim that discipleship includes most everything we do in church. I would agree that this statement is true in many evangelical churches; anything that helps believers grow to become like Christ is part of the discipleship process. That being said, what would Jesus’ disciples have concluded to be the method they should use in obeying his command?

I am sure this wasn’t even a question to them, because there was only one common method in that day for making disciples. But if there…

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Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:15pm — 2 Comments

The Commission Explained: What Discipleship is Not

Matthew 28:16–20 has been misunderstood and misinterpreted by many. To better understand what Jesus is saying in this passage, let’s first talk about what he is not commanding us to do.

         Almost every sermon I have ever heard preached on the Great Commission treats Christ’s words as a command to share one’s faith or to become a missionary. Yet these interpretations water down Christ’s original purpose for the Great Commission. The command…

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 7:40pm

What’s Wrong With Discipleship?

George Barna, the founder and director of the Christian research group known as the Barna Group took his team and evaluated churches across America to determine how we’re doing with the task of making disciples. Based on his findings, he asserts, “Almost every church in our country has some type of discipleship program or set of activities, but stunningly few churches have a church of disciples.”1 Indeed, we have gradually set our eyes on the wrong…

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Posted on March 26, 2014 at 2:30pm

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