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A hearty thanks to my long time buddy, college floor-mate, author, and fellow pastor/disciple maker: Devin Dummel for the incredible Disciple Life artwork. You all should check out the outpouring of Devin's heart in his book: The Famous One: Unleash the Power of God's Glory Devin Dummel is a husband, father, and pastor in Indianapolis, IN

3 Things Discipleship is NOT

Like all good Christians in the late 90s, I read me some Rick Warren and really appreciated his breaking down of the 5 purposes of the church into worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and mission. It was biblically based and made sense in American Christianity, but as I've come to understand Jesus' methods, I wish I had grown up with my current understanding of discipleship instead. Before, I saw discipleship as simply growth in Christ after conversion. Now I see discipleship as a person's entire journey. When Jesus approached the apostles they didn’t believe in him as the Christ. So why would we think that the calling, confirming and training as a Christ follower would only begin

3 Sentence Review: Master Plan of Evangelism

Author: Dr. Robert Coleman Publisher: Revel, 1963 This is the original American classic, calling people back to Jesus' style of ministry. As a professor preparing for an evangelism class Coleman identified 8 characteristics of Jesus' ministry then adapted the material into what we have today. It's a short book that outlines those characteristics starting with 'selection' and ending with 'reproduction'. A Good Read For: Those who don't know where to start. If you want a good summation of Jesus' ministry and how to replicate it. The best explanation of Christ's ministry outside the gospels Find on Amazon

Only 3 Legit Reasons You Missed the National Disciple Making Forum

1. You are currently deployed on a secret space mission 2. Jesus really isn't your jam right now 3. No one told you anything about it There's nothing I can do about the first two reasons, but anyone who desires to grow in their ability to make followers of Jesus should be tuned into what Bobby Harrington's discipleship.org group are doing, including their annual Disciple Making Forum. But as the angel told those clueless shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth, "Do not be afraid". In their generous hearts they have posted a plethora of resources completely FREE, no strings attached. From the audio of the conference to a podcast, downloadable ebooks and other great blogs. Click Below

The Price Tag of Discipleship

Every action film has a classic shot of the wise, worldly mentor telling the protagonist something important seconds before death. This phrase inspires and transforms the protagonist, causing them to go and save the world from death and destruction. Christ’s famous last words are extremely similar to this method of storytelling. The Great Commission is Jesus’ final exhortation to his disciples. “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to obey all of my commands. And behold, I am with you until the end of the age.” Matt. 28:18-20 T

The Parable of the Lost Pastor

In truth I was lost as a Christian too. I had been to Bible college, loved God, and served as a youth pastor, but I was directionless. Have you ever known that something was wrong, but couldn’t identify what? Maybe you’ve known that someone wasn’t “the one” but you couldn’t put your finger on why… It’s like that only on the even deeper question of why do I exist? I accomplished the modest goal of building a youth group that was average for our church size. I knew others with better paying jobs or really big youth groups and I knew that even if I got there, would that mean anything to me? Would it mean anything to God or to the kingdom? Would I feel like God was more proud of me? The

The Parable of the Lost Pastor

In truth I was lost as a Christian too. I had been to Bible college, loved God, and served as a youth pastor.. but I was directionless. Have you ever known that something was wrong, but couldn’t identify what? Maybe you’ve known that someone wasn’t “the one” but you couldn’t put your finger on why… It’s like that only on the even deeper question of why do we exist? I accomplished the modest goal of building a youth group that was average for our church size. I knew others with better paying jobs or really big youth groups and I knew that even if I got there, would that mean anything to me? Would it mean anything to God or to the kingdom? Would it make me more content? Would I feel like Go

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