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Category: Discipleship

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Defining “Church” and a “Level 5 Disciple-Making Church”

by Bobby Harrington: Various Discipleship·org partners and I had a very challenging meeting last month as we sought to define some key terms that are crucial for disciple-making leaders to thrive. I wanted to share this challenge with all our readers, and that’s why I’m writing to you today. The group of disciple-making leaders I mentioned above and […]

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Why Your Church Should Care About 5th & 6th Grade Ministry with Zach Matchett

by Rich Birch: Today’s podcast is all about the next generation and why we need to focus our concern on them. Joining us is Zach Matchett, the fifth and sixth grade pastor at Northview Church in Indiana. Zach came to Northview—one of the fastest growing churches in the country—five years […]

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7 Big Tips for Funding Your Ministry Vision This Year

by Brandon A. Cox: What’s the ONE subject almost no church leader enjoys talking about? Yep. Money. Talking about money feels icky. Asking for money makes us feel like we’re begging. So we tiptoe. We skirt around the issue, assuming that taking a softer and more silent approach will earn us […]

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7 Facts About Church Growth That Will Make You Think Twice

by Rich Birch: Have you ever considered why some churches grow while others decline? What is it that seems to drive some churches to make a difference and reach more people while others struggle to keep the doors open? This will be a year of incredible breakthroughs in some churches […]

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10 Top Disciple Making Trends for 2019 (Part 2)

by Bobby Harrington: This is part of a two-part blog series. If you haven’t yet read Part 1, which contains trends 1-5, read it by clicking here. As I mentioned at the open of the last blog — the first five trends in Part 1 — we’ve seen some great, encouraging, […]

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The Art of the Ask

by Peyton Jones: There are a few rules when it comes to asking for money. First, money isn’t all you’re going to be asking your sending Pastor for. You’re going to ask for them to pay your salary for two years. It’s always best to ask high. People always make […]

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10 Top Disciple Making Trends for 2019 (Part 1)

by Bobby Harrington: We champion discipleship-first people – those who see life through the lens of being disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. These people form our tribe. Discipleship.org exists to help the members of this tribe to be faithful and effective disciple makers. Discipleship.org is like the “chamber […]

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The Posture of Generosity

by Beth Ehlert: Over the next three weeks, we’re going to take an in-depth look at three postures that I believe help us live a more peaceful, Jesus-filled life. The first of those three postures is that of generosity. What is generosity exactly? Generosity = Noun. [jen-uh–ros-i-tee]: 1. readiness or liberality in giving. 2. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character. […]

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The Secret to Spiritual Growth as a Disciple

by Jim Putman: If we are ever going to grow up in our faith, we will need spiritual relationships to help us do so. A mature person in Christ has deep relationships that help him or her remain mature and even grow further. There is absolutely no way around the need […]

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Model Your Method

by Regi Campbell: We, as a culture, learned this in parenting a long time ago: You can talk to your kids until you’re blue in the face, but they may not do what you say. It’s a lot more likely they’ll do what you say, if they see you do it […]