HOLISTIC DISCIPLE
MAKING:

A 10 WEEK INTENSIVE

These FREE high-impact weekly webinars will follow the 10 Affirmations of Discipleship.org, which form our DNA of Jesus-style disciple making. These webinars will feature many of the nation’s leading disciple-making practitioners to help you in your own disciple making.

You will need to register for each webinar below individually

Introduction: Why is Disciple Making Important Today?

Date: Monday, September 28th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Jim Putman
Jim PutmanRelational Discipleship Network
Drew Hyun
Drew HyunEmotionally Healthy Discipleship
Randy Pope
Randy Pope Life on Life Missional Discipleship

This live webinar ended on Monday, September 28th. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

Our world is changing and we need to go back to scripture to learn how to make disciples the way Jesus made disciples.

Week 1: How to Use Scripture in Disciple Making

Date: Thursday, October 1st
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

John Plake
John PlakeAmerican Bible Society
Brooke Hempell
Brooke HempellThe Barna Group

This live webinar ended on Thursday, October 1st. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

Scripture is the foundational basis of knowledge for disciples and disciple makers.  Learn how to most effectively use scripture in disciple making.

We believe Jesus and Scripture are the basis. We believe the sixty-six books of the Bible are the authoritative, reliable, and ultimate standard for disciple making and life (2 Tim. 3:16–4:2), The Bible was written by disciples, to disciples, and for disciples. We find healthy guidance for our movement in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. Jesus is our focus and he rightfully deserves our commitment and imitation as we seek the fullness of the kingdom he offers to us, both in this life and in the next.

Week 2: Learn the difference between Disciple Making and Discipleship

Date: Thursday, October 8th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Bobby Harington

David Young
David YoungRenew.org
Michelle Eagle
Michelle EagleRenew.org
Steve Gladen
Steve GladenSaddleback Church & The Small Group Network

This live webinar ended on Thursday, October 8th. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

The word discipleship is not in the Bible, but making disciples is from the great commission.  Once we define making disciples as doing what Jesus did everything becomes much clearer.

We believe definitions are vitally important. Our definitions are in agreement with the following and where possible, we will use these definitions.

 

  • Discipleship – is simply the state of being a disciple. This word (like the word evangelism) is not in the Bible. Unfortunately, in the North American church, discipleship is typically seen as an educational process designed to orient new believers to the biblical and everyday practices of our churches – and so we often prefer disciple making.
  • Disciple – someone who is following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, and is committed to the mission of Jesus (Matt. 4:19).
  • Disciple making – is entering into relationships to intentionally help people follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and join the mission of Jesus (Matt. 28:18-20).
  • Disciple maker – a disciple of Jesus who enters into relationships with people to intentionally help them follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and join the mission of Jesus.
  • A Church – A spiritual family growing in surrendered obedience to all the teachings of Jesus Christ who gather together regularly under Biblically recognized leadership for the purpose of fulfilling the great commission (making disciples) with a Great Commandment heart (loving God, loving people).
  • A Disciple Making Culture – The beliefs, habits, and narrative of a church constantly repeated with congruence and intentionality, that make it clear to almost everyone, all the time, including newcomers, that disciple making is what everyone does in this church.
  • A Disciple Making Church (Level 5) – is a church where disciple making is the core DNA and culture of the church, where the average church member makes disciples to the fourth generation and this disciple making activity is regularly produced in significant and diverse streams within the church and these streams multiply consistently into new churches.
  • Disciple Making Movement (DMM) – A disciple making movement exists when churches plant multiple churches (within a few short years), through gospel activity, that has abundant fruit among the lost, that multiplies these disciples (people growing in obedience to all of Jesus’ commands), who in turn replicate themselves in others, so that we can see at least four generations regularly produced in multiple streams of disciple making activity and these streams multiply consistently into churches.

Week: 3: How to Teach a Discipleship Gospel

Date: Thursday, October 15th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Cindy Perkins

Bill Hull
Bill HullThe Bonhoeffer Project
Dan Leitz
Dan Leitz The Bonhoeffer Project
Cindy Perkins
Cindy PerkinsThe Bonhoeffer Project
Earl McKay
Earl McKay The Bonhoeffer Project

This live webinar ended on Thursday, October 15th. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

Too many teach a transactional gospel.  Learn the Discipleship Gospel, sometimes described as the Gospel of the Kingdom.

We believe the gospel and it is our message—this good news is focused on Jesus as our Messiah (King) and his death, burial, and resurrection. All who respond to salvation are freely saved and called to discipleship, no exceptions, no excuses (Mark 8:34–38; 1 Cor. 15:1–8). The gospel we preach and believe dictates the kind of disciples we are and the kind of disciples we make. If we attempt to make a Christlike disciple from a non-discipleship gospel, we will fail. A non-discipleship gospel is one that does not include discipleship as a natural part of the message and expectation.

Week 4: What compels a person to be a disciple and make disciples?

Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Greg Ogden
Greg OgdenGlobal Discipleship Initiative
Joanne Kraft
Joanne KraftDiscipleship for Women
Danny Hinton
Danny HintonDownline Ministries

This live webinar ended on Thursday, October 22nd. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

Jesus wants us to come to him for salvation and new life, in this world and the next.  When we fully grasp who Jesus is it changes everything we think, say and do.

We are compelled to be and make disciples of Jesus. We believe Jesus Christ is supreme and worthy of all devotion, worship, and emulation, and disciple making is a natural and necessary life response to Jesus. With laser focus, it was Jesus himself who made disciples who could make disciples . . . and Jesus commands us to do the same (Matt. 28:16–20; John 20:21). We prefer to use the expression “disciple making” over “discipleship” because the former is closer to the words of the Great Commission and the latter is often mischaracterized (Matt. 28:18–20).

Week: 5: How to Make Disciples the Way Jesus Made Disciples

Date: Thursday, October 29th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CDT
Hosted By: Ariyana Rimson

Jim Putman
Jim PutmanRelational Discipleship Network
Ariyana Rimson
Ariyana RimsonDiscipleship.org
Brandon Guindon
Brandon GuindonRelational Discipleship Network

This live webinar ended on Thursday, October 29th. Please register for the next upcoming free webinar or purchase the Holistic Disciple Making Masterclass & Certification.

Jesus’ disciple-making method was the perfect method.  Learn how to emulate this method in your life and in your church today.

We believe Jesus is the model (for life and ministry). Jesus showed us how to live life and how to make disciples. We seek to emulate his method and model. As the sinless second Adam, Jesus was man as God intended man to be. He then told us, “Do the works I have been doing” (John 14:12). John said those who “claim to live in him must live as Jesus did” (1 John 2:6). Paul understood this when he said, “Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1 NLT). Discipleship demands us to “follow” the resurrected Christ and “imitate” the priorities and patterns of the incarnate Christ. We like the expression “Jesus’ model and method of disciple making” as a summary of what we do.

Week 6: How Love Drives Disciple Making

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Pete Scazzero
Pete ScazzeroEmotionally Healthy Discipleship
Geri Scazzero
Geri ScazzeroEmotionally Healthy Discipleship

The gospel calls us to love God and love people.  Learn what it really means to love people in step with Jesus and the healthy way Jesus teaches.

We believe love is the driving motive. The Great Commandment precedes the Great Commission. Loving God and loving people is the passion behind the priority, the motive behind the mission, the heart behind the hands. Love is the signature card of true disciples . . . disciple making cannot happen apart from loving and caring relationships . . . both tough and a tender love (1 Thess. 2). Larger ministries require more relational disciple makers to keep growing. Disciple making is relational and, as ministries grow, more relational disciples are needed. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).

Week 7: What are Disciple Making Metrics?

Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Dann Spader
Dann SpaderLike Jesus Initiative & Sonlife
Myron Pierce
Myron PierceUrban Church Planter
Craig Etheredge
Craig EtheredgediscipleFirst

We need to know the end goal.  How do we measure it?  What does it look like for an individual?  What does it look like for a church?

We believe verifiable fruit is the measure. God’s agenda for each one of us is that we stay close to him and bear “fruit,” “more fruit,” and then ultimately “much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” (John 15:8). God transforms our hearts as we “remain in [him]” and he leads us into lives of love (John 15:4, 17). Jesus modeled the focus of love as he came to seek, save, and disciple people (Luke 19:10; 6:40). Jesus masterfully showed how love produces disciples . . . reaching and developing his men and helping them grow from nonbelievers all the way to disciple makers reproducing disciple makers (Matt. 28:19–20). There is a natural process of moving people from those who do not know Jesus all the way to becoming mature disciple makers . . . and Jesus showed the model to us. In short, we haven’t truly made mature disciples until they are following Jesus’ model of love and helping to make more disciples . . . this is fruitful multiplication.

Week: 8: Experience the Spirit’s Power in Disciple Making

Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Dave Buehring
Dave BuehringLionshare
David Ferguson
David FergusonGreat Commandment Network
Ken Shigematsu
Ken ShigematsuSenior Pastor, Tenth Church

Disciple making is something that God does through us by the Spirit.  Learn how to experience the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in disciple making.

We believe the Holy Spirit power is the means. Disciples cannot be made through fleshly efforts. Jesus, in his humanity, fully acknowledged his dependence on the Spirit. Disciple making is not just a good strategy . . . it is a way of life, accomplished through the fruit of the Holy Spirit living through a person’s yielded and holy life (2 Cor. 3:16–17). If Jesus fully depended on the Holy Spirit’s power, how can we do any less? The Holy Spirit will lead us to be obedient people who live holy lives to God’s glory.

Week 9: How to Make Disciple Making the Core Mission of the Church

Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Justin Gravitt
Justin GravittNavigators Church Ministries
Alex Mata
Alex MataNavigators Church Ministries
Steve McCoy
Steve McCoySmall Circle

Learn the difference between the core mission and the only mission.  See how disciple making is the cultural environment that drives everything in the local church.

We believe the local church is the primary environment for disciple making. The church is for discipleship, and disciples manifest the kingdom of God to the world (Col. 1:28–29). When the church reverses this process and primarily attempts to get the world to go to church instead of the church going to the world, you get chaos. Pastoral and ministerial work should be evaluated and rewarded based on how many disciple makers are produced and the kind of people a church sends into the world. Jesus was a man for others; the church, likewise, is for others. Any plan that does not create disciples who live for others is a failure.

Week 10: How Multiplying Disciple Makers Fuels Movements

Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Hosted By: Bobby Harrington

Dave Ferguson
Dave FergusonExponential
Daniel Im
Daniel ImNewchurches.com
Shodankeh Johnson
Shodankeh JohnsonNew Harvest Ministries

The goal is not to just make disciples, but disciple makers.  Learn how disciple making movements multiply disciple makers.

We believe that equipping leaders is the linchpin of the movement. All Christians are called to be disciples who grow to help make disciples, using the unique gifts God has given each of us. Leaders are also called to grow a movement of disciple making. This is called the church (2 Tim. 2:2). How Jesus built a movement differs from how Jesus made a disciple. If we are going to create a disciple-making movement in North America, it is our conviction we must train leaders in how Jesus built a movement. This is harder and takes more time, but in the end this will bear fruit that will remain. Practically, this means we must develop a team of disciple-making leaders (pastors), with various disciple-making best practices (church models), who can continue to fan the flame of disciple making.

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