We all know that many churches talk about discipleship, but few have actually made Biblical discipleship their core mission. Fortunately, more and more pastors and church leaders are thinking about this issue and have a strong desire to learn more about how to change the culture of their churches so that we don’t just TALK about discipleship, but start to LIVE the way Jesus modeled disciple making. This is why Discipleship.org has created the opportunity for you to join the discussion in our 2016 Discipleship Learning Community. Click the link below to learn more.
Watch Francis Chan, Jeff Vanderstelt, Jim Putman, Bill Hull, and KP Yohanan talk about using the Bible in Discipleship.
Discipleship That Fits shows you the five key ways discipleship occurs. It looks at how Jesus made disciples and how disciples were formed in the early church. Each of the contexts is necessary at different times and in different ways as a person grows toward maturity in Christ:
-Public Relationships: The church gathering corporately for worship
-Social Relationships: Networks of smaller relationships where we engage in mission and live out our faith in community
-Personal Relationships: Small groups of six to sixteen people where we challenge and encourage one another on a regular basis
-Transparent Relationships: Close relationships of three to four where we share intimate details of our lives for accountability
-The Divine Relationship: Our relationship with Jesus Christ where we grow through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit
Filled with examples and stories, Alex and Bobby show you how to develop discipleship practices in each relational context by sharing how Jesus did it, how the early church practiced it, and how churches are successfully discipling people today.
I am convinced that discipleship is nothing less than a strategic activity of any authentic Christian movement or flourishing church. My friends at discipleship.org are deeply committed to making it so across the churches in America.
Discipleship.org's purpose is to help the church and each believer to understand that Jesus was not only the savior but the model we are all to follow if we are to accomplish the task we were given. I am excited that God is bringing together people with the heart to call the church to the right mission and right methods. I am partnering with Bobby Harrington and Todd Wilson in this endeavor.
Discipleship is a lifestyle and discipleship.org's vision is to help every believer to develop that lifestyle. This has been my life vision. I support discipleship.org's and Bobby Harrington and plan to actively work together with him to make the vision a reality.
My life long prayer has been that the church would take up discipleship as its core activity. For that to happen, its leaders would need inspiration, knowledge and resources specific to the task. I am thrilled that Discipleship.org is that place where leaders from around the globe can find what they need. I am delighted to be actively involved with this organization.
Discipleship.org takes the guesswork out of the process of discipleship. You can find a one-stop shop that is rich with resources to aid you in your discipleship journey. Bookmark this site. You will want to return to it.