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Category: Discipleship

PODCAST 084: Christopher Benek, Virtual Reality, & Beyond Church Buildings

By: The Church.Digital   What does the future hold for Virtual Reality?… for Artificial Intelligence? Talk to the business world and they’re chomping at the bit to take advantage of disruptions like these. But what of the church world? As a general rule, we’re more skeptical of these innovations. Is the […]

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Unified Disciple Making Theory

By: Discipleship.org Albert Einstein wasn’t trying to explain disciple making in the church. But, like most pastors, Einstein thought there was something missing. The famous scientist was convinced of a yet-undiscovered framework that tied together the two known forces (gravity and electromagnetism) in the physical universe. For decades he worked […]

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Episode 504: Does a Need Necessitate a Call?

By: New Churches In Episode 504 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss if feeling like the community is in need of a biblically-based church necessitates a call to plant a church. “My name is Justin and I am wondering if a need necessitates a call. My wife […]

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What Form Should Disciple Making Take?

By: Discipleship.org Chances are, you’ve debated one of these topics before. Defending your opinion and viewpoint is part of what it means to be human. Sometimes we vigorously defend our position with any facts we can find … while closing our eyes to other, less helpful facts. Disciple makers can […]

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CNLP 349: Bob Goff on Breaking Out of Safe, Dreaming Bigger Than You Think You Can and How to Make a Difference Across the Street

By: Carey Nieuwhof NYT bestselling author and recovering lawyer, Bob Goff, talks about rebuilding when your life breaks down, how to dream bigger than you ever have, and what never losing a case at law taught him about life. This wide-ranging interview is a tour de force of what’s possible […]

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Twelve Resources for This Cultural Moment

By: Discipleship.org Discipleship-first Friends, The United States is the midst of big change. First, it was COVID-19 and all the changes around which everyone had to adopt. Then, it was economic shock. And now it has moved to public protests, demonstrations, and civil unrest. Now, it has moved even further […]

5 Ways To Know Someone Is Ready For A Next Step

By: Stan Rodda Every now and then someone has asked me a question along these lines, “How do I know when someone is ready to be discipled?” The short answer is simply discernment. We need to be in tune enough with the Holy Spirit to know when someone near us […]

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Introverts, Disciple Making, & Freedom from Fear

By: Discipleship.org Spiritual maturity is revealed more by our relating than by our knowing or by our going. That’s an uncommon belief. Churches throughout the world pursue maturity through teaching and preaching that’s aimed at the head and feet, not the deepest parts of a person’s heart. For me the […]

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A Better Way To Train Your Group Leaders

By: Discipleship.org Kevin and his team spent a lot of time and money to host a large group leader training at the church. As the event started, he sat in the back and looked across a half-empty room and was disheartened by the light attendance. As the night finished, despite […]

When Eating A Meal Turns Spiritual

By: Stan Rodda A preacher stands up in front of their church and says, “We need to go out and make disciples. Here’s how we’re going to do it.” What’s your first thought? Or maybe it’s in your small group. You have been through a study on the Great Commission […]