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On 26Sep20 we held a discipleship event called Off the Bench, Into the Game (OBIG). There were 26 in attendance. I, as ministry leader, did not lead or teach a lesson; in fact, I went for pizza.

I've been training several guys in group facilitation. When we planned OBIG, at the outset I appointed a main facilitator and a helper for the two lessons we were presenting which were "Time Alone with God" and "Assurance of Forgiveness." They did all the research, lesson planning, and…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on September 29, 2020 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

Re-imagine Discipleship

Churches are closed! Groups limited to no more than 10! What are we to do?

This morning I gathered with a group of six (including myself). We talked about this very thing. When Church doors close, as they have during this emergency, what are the parishioners to do?

1) Some will put their Bibles on the shelf and turn to watch Netflix/Pureflix/Disney+.

2) Some will watch pod-casts and other visual materials acting like shut-ins.

3) Some will worry and say, "I don't want to…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on March 22, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lets talk discipleship ...

What is discipleship?

Added by Dave Nickerson on February 24, 2017 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Recent encouragement

I was recently encouraged by comments from Kyle, whom I'm discipling. While Kyle was in an overseas military location, he met Christian, whom I had spent time with one-on-one several years before meeting Kyle. As they talked, Christian said, "I've followed what Dave suggested and its made a difference in how I've lived for Jesus."
It gives me no greater joy than to know my children are walking with Jesus. (3 John 1:4)

Added by Dave Nickerson on March 29, 2016 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

A Discipleship Practicum Retreat

Recently, 85 men and women from 7 military bases attended a Discipleship Practicum Retreat. There was no main speaker, there was no formal band, and there was no comedian to hype up the crowd before we got started. There was, however, a Testimony Scavenger Hunt, four workshops, a fun night and a close-out session.

Friday night we held a Testimony Scavenger Hunt where we practiced giving our Jesus stories to each other. Everyone was given a sheet of paper with twenty categories, being…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on May 8, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Christmas 2014 Newsletter

Added by Dave Nickerson on January 18, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Telling your Jesus story

Recently I asked a man and his wife, "What is your Jesus story?"

The husband answered, "What?"

I asked, "How did you come into relationship with Jesus?"…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on July 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Practice of Discipleship

As I have been teaching and leading Bible study and discipling one-on-one, I have found that Jesus followers find it difficult to talk with each other about their relationship with Jesus. Wanting to reverse this, I made changes in the way the Tuesday Night Teachings (TNT) Bible study group is led.

Several years ago I was leading a study in the Gospel of John, and was…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on June 27, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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