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Category: Discipleship

Discipleship and the Gift of Desperation

by Nate Larkin: The Bible doesn’t tell us much about the original twelve disciples before Jesus called them. Their personal histories are vague, but there is one thing that we can say with confidence about all of the apostles: these men would not have made the radical decision to walk away […]

The False Promise of Discipleship: The Human Paradigm

By Bill Hull and Brandon Cook: This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project.  In John chapter 3, we read the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, a leading Jewish figure. Nicodemus comes to Jesus under the cover of night, apparently worried about who […]

20+ Downloadable Graphics Your Church Can Use to Promote Baptisms

by Rich Birch: Baptism is a vitally important part of discipleship process for the people at your church. It’s also an amazing time in the life of your church. Make sure that you are leveraging this opportunity in the life of your church to communicate about all the life change […]

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Never Waste a Good Sermon! 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

by Brandon A. Cox: Do you ever get that post-sermon, anti-climactic feeling that all of your research, all of your writing, all of your preparation just got burned up in a single half-hour shot? It would be far more ideal to leave church on Sunday believing there was still much […]

Jon Morrison on Being a Millennial Reaching Millennials

by Rich Birch: Welcome back to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today as we talk with a friend of mine, Jon Morrison, who is an author and a blogger. He is a different kind of guest from our usual visitors and he is here today […]

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Eight Major Changes in Churches the Past Ten Years and Other Articles Church Leaders Should Read

By Dave Travis: Here’s a collection of interesting, thought-provoking articles from around the web from recent weeks. For more links, check out our Flipboard magazines: Leadership Network Today, Leadership Network Deep Trends, and  Ideas to Implementation to Impact, where we curate the best in innovative ideas for church leaders. 1. Eight Major Changes […]

How to Begin with a New Discipleship Group

By Josh Patrick: This is the third part of a series on starting a discipleship group. To access previous blogs in this series, click here. We sat down with preacher and author Josh Patrick and asked him some basic questions about how Jesus made disciples. Here’s what he told us. […]

How to Choose Persons For a Discipleship Group

by Bobby Harrington: This is the second part of a series on starting a discipleship group. To access previous blogs in this series, click here. We sat down with preacher and author Josh Patrick and asked him some basic questions about how Jesus made disciples. Here’s what he told us. […]

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Unleashing Disciple-Makers

By Dhati Lewis: Unleashing Disciple-Makers When I was six, my dad told me, “Son, you have a God-given talent.” I just finished my first football game and had a good game. For better or worse, those words shaped my identity for years. I doubt he knew how significant they were. […]

Why Discipleship is the Core

by Bobby Harrington: Pastors and church planters have many tasks. We teach, preach, encourage, counsel, give pastoral advice, and generally build up the church. It is easy to get overwhelmed. We need clarity and focus. Thankfully, the Bible gives us those things. Our core job is to make disciples. The […]