Why Discipleship is the Core

Why Discipleship is the Core

Pastors and church planters have many tasks. We teach, preach, encourage, counsel, give pastoral advice, and generally build up the church. It is easy to get overwhelmed. We need clarity and focus. Thankfully, the Bible gives us those things. Our core job is to make disciples. The apostle Paul described this job for church leaders […]

Are You a Discipleship-First Leader?

Are You a Discipleship-First Leader?

Bobby Harrington shares why leaders that embrace disciple making see their churches multiply: A few years ago, I asked Ralph Moore to lead a session on how disciple making has worked in the Hope Chapel movement. Ralph pioneered the Hope Chapel movement, the clearest example of a Level 5 multiplication movement in North America. Hope […]

Mature and Equipped Disciples

Mature and Equipped Disciples

by Chad Harrington Twenty-five years ago Perimeter Church was rated as one of the 10 most innovative churches in America (Elmer Towns, 10 of Today’s Most Innovative Churches). Randy Pope, Senior Pastor at Perimeter, thought their church was given more credit than was due them, so he took a step back and looked at how […]

How to Know You’ve Made a Disciple

How to Know You’ve Made a Disciple

by Chad Harrington The way to know you’ve made a disciple has to do with fruit, but let me tell you a story first. I interviewed Dann Spader, the founder of Sonlife Ministries, and he shared with me the story of how God took his youth ministry and multiplied it into an international ministry (Global […]

The Elephant in the Church

The Elephant in the Church

by Chad Harrington I don’t really like telling people they’re wrong. Those are the words I remember from my first ever conversation with Jim Putman. My father had asked me to pick him up and take him to a local discipleship training seminar near our house in Franklin, Tennessee. On the way, I asked Jim […]

The Gospel You Uphold Determines the Disciples You Make

The Gospel You Uphold Determines the Disciples You Make

by Chad Harrington Learning about the story of Bill Hull, Brandon Cook, and the Bonhoeffer Project was delightful, starting when I first met them at Exponential East earlier this year through my interactions with them as I produced and published their episode on The Disciple Maker’s Podcast. From all my interactions with them (in person […]

E07: Kennon Vaughan’s Story w/ Roy Campbell

E07: Kennon Vaughan’s Story w/ Roy Campbell

Kennon Vaughan was in his third year of student ministry when he met Roy Campbell. Kennon loved God and the students, but he didn’t have the necessary training, knowledge, or maturity to lead. This became so convicting that he told the pastor at his church that he might not be the guy for the job; […]