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Category: Discipleship


Discipleship From a Systems Perspective

By Daniel Im: I am convinced that ignorance is the main reason churches in North America, and in many parts of the world, are not experiencing growth—spiritual and numerical. No, I am not talking about pastors having low IQ levels. I’m referring to the type of ignorance where you don’t know […]


Your Congregation as a Church Planting Network

by Ralph Moore: The Holy Spirit blesses church planting movements. While the twelve held council in Jerusalem, a bunch of un-named people planted churches in Cyprus, Cyrene and eventually in Antioch. From Antioch, the Spirit kicked off a church multiplication movement that would sketch the history of Europe and the Mediterranean. […]


The Goal of Discipleship

by Craig Etheredge: Before I went to Israel, I had no idea what it would look like. I went with a group of people from our church studying the life of Christ. Our hope was that by walking in the footsteps of Jesus—literally—we would better understand being a disciple of Jesus. […]


The Current American Tension and 4 Opportunities for the Church

by Carey Nieuwhof: You don’t need to be anything more than a casual observer of American (and Western) culture to know that something significant is happening. Charlottesville, Ferguson, Baltimore and a host of other cities that have seen events which symbolize the problems this generation is struggling with will, sadly, likely […]


Discipling Millennials: Engaging the Next Generation with the Gospel

by Dr. Kennon Vaughan: As the future of the church, we must understand how to effectively disciple millennials—a generation with unique strengths, weaknesses, learning habits, and desires. Drawing from years of ministry experience and relevant Ph.D. and doctoral studies, the leaders of this track will address how and why the church is […]


How to make your church Gospel-Centered

by Mark Dever: Here are 15 practical things you can do to help keep your church Gospel-centered. Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever. Source: How to make your […]


Function as a Team

by Brandon Guindon: Have you ever played a game of tug-o-war? Several years ago while I served on staff at Real Life Ministries we had an incredible event during which an epic tug-o-war took place. Let me set the stage for you. The event was called Battle on the Bluff. It […]


A Conversation with Joel Southerland about Social Media and Evangelism: Podcast 221

by Nils Smith: If there is one thing that we keep on hearing from our church leaders who use social media, it’s that “Social media is a tool for evangelism!” – and it’s something that most of us agree with. The rest of the details, however, often do not follow. […]


Radical Mentoring

by Regi Campbell: Mentoring in a small group can change you, your church and the world. It sounds dramatic, but we believe it’s true. The world needs sold-out, all-in Jesus followers—leaders and disciple makers. The church is Jesus’ chosen vehicle for spreading his Name and mentoring is his chosen vehicle […]


Equip and Release Leaders

by Brandon Guindon: I love March Madness—the time of year when 64 college basketball teams have the opportunity to make a run for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title. The stories, players, and coaches that emerge are incredible. I can remember watching many of the famous matchups and unbelievable buzzer […]