Posts by Kevin Fontenot

How To Disciple Someone With The ABC Discipleship Framework

Discipleship is messy. It’s full of ups and downs — failures and success. The truth is there is simply no one size fits all approach to figuring out how to disciple someone. People come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. Some have experienced tremendous hurt and pain, while others have lived a privileged life with…

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Creating A Discipleship Improvement Plan With Disciple Labs

Discipleship is not a one-time event, it’s a commitment to continual change. When I first started thinking through the idea of Disciple Labs, one of the first decisions I made was to make the spiritual health survey automatically send every three months. The reason was simple — I knew that in order to see long-term…

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How To Launch Disciple Labs At Your Church

The way that churches make disciples is broken. Our programs are fragmented and seemingly unconnected with each other. We roll out new initiatives to rally our church together, but more often than not they end up failing or simply forgotten. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. As ministry leaders, it’s easy for us…

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Why Discipleship Starts With Your Personal Development

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of small groups. When done well, they’re one of the most effective tools that your church has for making disciples. If they aren’t done well, they can also be a huge hindrance. A leader’s personal spiritual health is the number 1 reason a group succeeds or fails.…

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How to Evaluate Your Church’s Discipleship Strategy

As church leaders, our number one priority is to make disciples. But, you and I both know making disciples isn’t easy. A good discipleship strategy starts with evaluating what you’re currently doing. Only after evaluating can you then establish a new discipleship strategy. What Makes A Disciple? Before we dive into how to evaluate your…

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The Secret To Creating An Extraordinary Discipleship Strategy

We’ve all been there. In an effort to make something stick we schedule an event/meeting for discipleship. Except it never works. When I was in youth group, I remember going to DNOW (Discipleship Now) weekends. What a silly event name. Discipleship doesn’t happen now. It isn’t an event that can be scheduled. It can only…

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