The Bonhoeffer Project

Robby Gallaty —  October 22, 2014

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Bill Hull is about to start a Disciple-making Equipping center to share his wealth of knowledge (he’s been writing about discipleship for 30 years) over the course of a semester entitled The Bonhoeffer Project.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said, “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” You may know him best for his book, The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was a professor, a pastor, a spy, and finally, a martyr. He believed that unless one followed Christ in a serious fashion, it was to cheapen the grace of God. The project is not a building with a staff. It is an idea, something patterned after Bonhoeffer’s Grand Experiment. From 1935–1940, he trained pastors in an illegal seminary. The students were instructed first and foremost in discipleship. The idea is simple: eight to ten people would spend a year together studying, discussing, and doing discipleship. It will begin in January and meet ten times at a once a month pace in 2015 (taking some time off around Christmas and Easter). Participants will read, discuss, debate, plan, strategize, and do a bit of life together.

Check out the PDF for more information. It’s going to be offered online starting in February 2015. I highly recommend it. Check out some of his books on Amazon.

Greenstreet Baptist Church – High Point, NC

FBC Lenoir City - Lenoir City, TN

Christ Fellowship Church – Miami, FL

Oak Hill Baptist Church – Booneville, MS

FBC Lawrenceburg - Lawrenceburg, KY

Kossuth Street Baptist Church – Lafayette, IN

Mt. Zion Baptist Church – Brookhaven, MS

FBC Dayton – Dayton, TN

Crossroads Church – Dunwoody, GA

Wallace Memorial Baptist Church – Knoxville, TN

Countries Represented:  Brazil & Trinidad

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Derwin Gray:

In the American educational system, from first grade all the way up through high school, we’re taught to memorize INFORMATION, and then take a test. If we pass the intellectual test, then we move on to the next grade.

We’ve transferred this learning pattern to Christianity. We’re trained to learn biblical concepts, principles, and doctrines intellectually. And the more biblical information we know, the greater disciples we are deemed to be.

I think this is killing the church in America, just like it hurt the Pharisees.

The subtitle for this article is just perfect: “Simply gathering Biblical facts won’t change the world.”

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