Invest in a Few: How to Raise Up Reproducing Disciple Makers

Invest in a Few: How to Raise Up Reproducing Disciple Makers

discipleFIRST is leading a track at this year’s National Forum called “Invest in a Few: How to Raise Up Reproducing Disciple Makers,” which focuses on equipping church leaders who will multiply disciple makers in their local church context by investing in a few. We at discipleFIRST are committed to igniting movements of disciple making churches […]

Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture

Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture

The Relational Discipleship Network is leading a track called “Relational DiscipleShift: How to Create a Disciple Making Church Culture,” which focuses on making disciples in relational environments. We are called to make disciples of Jesus. This is done in the context Jesus modeled for us—making disciples in and through relationship—relational discipleship. Jesus’ teachings are sacred […]

Teaching Disciplines (aka Spiritual Practices)

Teaching Disciplines (aka Spiritual Practices)

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. Most people operating out of The Human Paradigm will ultimately avoid disciplines and spiritual practices (not to mention leave the church) because they resent them. Still, we’re not […]

Creating Disciple Making Leaders

Creating Disciple Making Leaders

  The Bonhoeffer Project is leading a track called “Creating Disciple Making Leaders,” which emphasizes the importance of understanding the gospel for making disciples. The vision of The Bonhoeffer Project is a worldwide revolution through local disciple making movements. Through small cohorts which meet for one year and tribe gatherings, we support aspiring and seasoned […]

Disciple Making Theology Matters

Disciple Making Theology Matters

TCM International is leading a track called “Disciple Making Theology Matters,” which focuses on the importance of a theology of disciple making in our world today. TCM International exists to develop Christian leaders for significant service through higher learning. We provide disciple making training at Mentoring Centers around the world. Through the financial support of […]

Healing Balm in Gilead?

Healing Balm in Gilead?

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. The title of this eBook—The False Promise of Discipleship—points out the emptiness of much of the discipleship in our churches, but at the same time it’s also meant […]

Planting Churches: More, Bigger or Both?

Planting Churches: More, Bigger or Both?

Should church multiplication be about planting bigger churches. Or, should church planting be about planting many small churches? Both are wrong answers. The true fruit of an apple tree is not apples (coverts in our churches). A better answer might be apple seeds, for the fabled Johnny to do his work. Instead the true fruit […]

Strong Leaders Mine “Crisis” Moments

Strong Leaders Mine “Crisis” Moments

Leadership is a funny thing. Often it requires little more than looking at a situation from a different angle. Good leaders do this well. When dealing with “crisis” moments we can either let them beat us up, or we can mine them for the gems hidden within. Leaders act. Others react. If you take control […]

Learning to Live into Love

Learning to Live into Love

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. To learn to live into the next question, and to develop a movement of discipleship based on this question—that is the work ever-present before the church. It is the reason […]