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Would love to see folks introduce themselves.

Me? ok, well - I a missionary in the Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador, the creator and administrator of…

Added by Miguel Labrador on November 5, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Glad to see it!

I am glad to see a Discipleship Network and also glad to see that is is run by NavPress. Any network of people who are focused on Discipleship are bound to produce ideas and actions for Kingdom growth. For the past year, we have been having discussions, posting articles, and sharing our struggles and successes in Making Disciples on facebook.

I know that many of you will not liklely have a facebook account and so this community serves well. But, is you do have a facebook…

Added by Miguel Labrador on November 5, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

Our Identity

I recently posted the following to our staff wiki (we are a rescue mission) because I believe recognizing our identity is the foundation of discipleship and our growth in Christlikeness.…


Added by David Bugher on November 5, 2010 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

Are We Destined to Lead Defeated Christian Lives?

I believe there is a misconception by many Christians today that we are unable, as Christians, to lead a victorious Christian Life. It seems that the conventional thinking is that we are destined to, as normative, to never get beyond, “For the good that I wish, I don not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish… Romans 7:19.” As I studied Romans 7, I came to the…


Added by Lee Holmes on November 4, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Magnetic Grace and Iron Bars

The Message paraphrase of John 12:32 says this: "And I, as I am lifted up from the earth, will attract everyone to me and gather them around me." The next verse tells us what "lifted up" means—"He put it this way to show how he was going to be put to death" (v. 33). But what exactly does the term "attract" or "draw" imply? Is there anything inherently attractive about seeing someone dying by torture?…


Added by Kathy Beagles on November 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Sinless or Sin Less

I am a good person! How many times have you heard this comment? I have

said it and heard it many times. Unfortunately when I say it or hear it

from someone else it is usually in the context of whether of not I or

someone else is Heaven bound!

Can I be frank with you all? Being good does not get you into Heaven!

Isaiah 64:6

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous

acts are like filthy rags;…


Added by Jill Spurgeon-LaForm on November 4, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Pray for the Network as it Reaches Out to the World

The first day the Network launched officially (back on Oct. 21), I drove six hours to a writers' retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. I arrived late afternoon and began sending welcome notes to members who had signed on during the day. Within the first 20 minutes, I realized something special was happening––people throughout the world were grabbing hold of the network as an opportunity to share with others disciples, to enter into a continuing conversation about discipleship, and to find… Continue

Added by Margie Williamson on November 2, 2010 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Being Involved in Discipleship Network

The Discipleship Network has already reached people all over the world. In fact, we have members from every continent. God is at work throughout the world! What a great opportunity for us as members to support each other world-wide and to join the global movement to discipleship.

If you haven't already started, please get involved. It's so easy to read what others have shared. We want to hear from all of our members. The next time you read a forum, share an idea, a…

Added by Margie Williamson on October 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

There is a difference between Evangelism and Discipleship

For approximately four years, a church which I attended was trying to develop a Discipleship Training Center. During our beginning stages, we polled the congregation to see what their experiences had been with Discipleship. To our surprise, the majority of them had no idea what discipleship was and the rest thought that Discipleship was synonymous with Evangelism. This misunderstanding was as prevalent among church leaders as it was among the laity.

For so many years there was…


Added by Jenni Biegler on October 23, 2010 at 4:39pm — 21 Comments

Understanding Discipleship

I recently taught a Bible study on the Great Commission. I wonder how many times I've read or studied or taught or heard someone else teach on or preach on those verses. Obviously, this was not unchartered territory for me. But God used that opportunity to help me think through this passage in a new way.

First, if we study Matthew 28:19-20 without digging into verse 18, we've skipped the most important part. The power of the passage is found in verse 18––"All authority in…

Added by Margie Williamson on October 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

"90 Minutes In Heaven" by Don Piper - A Book Review

This true story is written by and about a pastor (Don Piper), who was killed instantly in a fatal accident on his way home from a pastor’s conference.

While the emergency team was waiting for the coroner’s vehicle to come and pick up Don’s dead body, another pastor came along and was told by God to pray over “the man in the red vehicle”. When the EMT’s told this other pastor that the man in the red vehicle was dead, the pastor insisted that he pray over him, as God had…


Added by Laurie Brantley on October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Becoming Pregnant with the Purposes of God

One year I received a Christmas card from a mentor of mine, he signed the card, "May You Become Pregnant With the Purposes of God. He knew that part of my history involved issues with infertility but he also knew that my heart longed to be involved in some sort of ministry. God always seemed to speak to me through this friend and so I began to pray about his message to me. Instead of praying for more children, I simply prayed that God would indeed let me become pregnant with His purposes and…


Added by Jenni Biegler on October 21, 2010 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

PnP On The Road

My wife, Patti, and I are seeking God's leading in an ever evolving and dynamic as His Spirit guides. We are committed to discipleship in the ancient sense of Soul Friend (Anam Chara) from Celtic church times (Patrick, Columba, Colman, etc.) We "connect" with others heart to heart in mentoring individuals, couples and small groups, we teach and equip in churches of all kinds and sizes, and we embrace whatever God places at our feet each day, trusting that our "ministry" will always be dynamic .… Continue

Added by Patrick Watters on October 21, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments


Just finished Piper's new book, THINK. It is a wonderful call for us - individually and collectively as the Church - to think, to read, to reason, to meditate on our faith and on the glories of our God and our Savior Jesus the Christ. I found myself wanting to highlight almost every paragraph. Piper has a way with words that makes you think, that lead you to deep questions, and always points you to the Holy Spirit and The Bible as the sources for the answers. I heartily recommend this book to… Continue

Added by Jerry Linnins on October 21, 2010 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

Becoming Square–Discipleship Inside Out

Awhile back, I worked on a Habitat for Humanity home. During the afternoon, all work came to a stop while a small group worked to square up the framework on the house and the roofing tresses. A group of almost 50 workers stood back and watched them work, pushing one wall and pulling another, until the framework was completely squared. Only then did the rest of us go back to work to put the outside “skin” on the frame.…


Added by Margie Williamson on October 20, 2010 at 8:34am — 6 Comments

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