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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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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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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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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