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Only a Disciple Can Make Disciples: 3 Keys to Encouraging Discipleship

John Gilman March 12, 2018

Discipleship is an integral part of the spiritual growth and development of a believer. Once an individual comes to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, the next step is discipleship. What that looks like, however, can be very different for each person. Much of our responsibility as church leaders is to create opportunities and environments… Continue Reading »

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Making Disciples 101: Understanding the Disciple-Making Process

Jennifer Byrd December 21, 2017

“Therefore, go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” –Matthew 28:19 The Great Commission.  Jesus’ ultimate instruction to his followers – those living 2,000 years ago, and those living today in the 21st century.  Go… Continue Reading »

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Outreach 101: 5 Keys to Discipleship and Growth

John Gilman May 18, 2017

Many churches are continuing the push to reach new people as they realize the need to engage the millennial generation.  These efforts can certainly be evaluated with mixed reviews as most churches are plateaued and declining.  This is concerning, but what must the church do to solve this issue? The answers may seem complex, but… Continue Reading »

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The Importance of Having a Discipleship Plan

Jennifer Byrd September 15, 2016

Discipleship doesn’t just happen. It only occurs in churches that are intentional and have a plan to execute it properly for all attendees. What is lacking today in many churches is true discipleship.  A plan is vital to growing, but more importantly to take people to a deeper level in their relationship with God. Our… Continue Reading »

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4 Essentials to Turn Attendees into Disciples

John Gilman September 7, 2016

Jesus desires to build a community of people centered around Himself …not just to gather a crowd. We often miss the main thing and wind up distracted with good intentions.  We ask people to come to our churches, but He told us to “Go into the world and make disciples.” Wanting people to come to… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations: Children’s Ministry, Attendance and Fall

John Gilman July 29, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time in your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or strengthening children’s ministry. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some… Continue Reading »

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Reaffirmations: Myths, Discipleship and Pokemon Go

John Gilman July 15, 2016

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time in your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community. But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of… Continue Reading »

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Creating an Authentic Community in Your Church

John Gilman February 17, 2016

Churches in the 21st century must strongly consider what type of community exists amongst your body of believers.  Today’s church-goer wants to be a part of a church where people are real and genuine in their mission and service to the Lord. To overcome church barriers to unity and growth, an authentic community must be… Continue Reading »

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Four Ways To Make Members Feel Welcome

Meredith Mahon Morris February 1, 2016

This is the scenario. A young couple that fell away from involvement in the church has their first kid. They think, “We should start going to church, at least for the sake of the children.” A couple years go by and their second little blessing joins the family. After getting over the initial shock of… Continue Reading »

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Creating A Discipleship Path For Teens

Meredith Mahon Morris January 26, 2016

The teenage years fly by, but their impact, like lasts a lifetime. Young people are not the future of the church. They are the church. And it’s the church’s job to disciple them and equip them for ministry. It’s no longer good enough to play a movie, give them a basketball and hand them a… Continue Reading »

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