As we find new articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday.

There Needs to Be a Drastic Change… and the Foundation Has to Be God’s Word”

“The first button of discipleship is discipling your own children,” Park said. “Before discipling the children of others, one must disciple his or her own children first. We can’t just rely on Sunday school. And a teaching that is not shown in a parent’s lifestyle will probably not be effective — we must be parents that are respected by our children.”

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Before giving his life to full time-vocational ministry for the Lord, Luther pursued a Law degree. In 1501, he entered the University of Erfurt, where he excelled in his studies. Toward the end of his studies an event changed his life. As he was traveling, lighting struck next to him causing him to evoke the name he heard often in his home growing up: “Saint Anne! Save me from this lightning. If you save me, I will become a monk.”[i]

Being a man of his word, Martin withdrew from Law school and entered an Augustinian monastery where he applied himself so diligently that he obtained a Doctorate of Theology within a few years. Throughout his life, he never experienced personal peace for his soul. He constantly asked, ‘How can a man find favor with God?’ On a pilgrimage to Rome to answer this question, He almost died on his journey because of a high fever. A monastery took him in and nursed him back to health. An older monk heard of his dilemma and instructed him to read Habakkuk. The Words of Habakkuk 2:4 were like medicine for his troubled soul: “The righteous shall live by faith.” Continue Reading…

178637581As we find new articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday. Continue Reading…

518724519The Strachan Theorem, put forth by the late R. Kenneth Strachan, director of the Latin American Mission organization, proposed that “the successful expansion of any movement is in direct proportion to its ability to mobilize and involve its total membership in constant propagation of its beliefs, its purposes, and its philosophy.”[i] After Jesus issued the command to “make disciples of all nations” in Matthew 28, His followers enthusiastically obeyed His challenge. Christianity infiltrated the pagan world of Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome. Rapid expansion continued until the third century. Have you ever wondered what caused the disciple-making flame of the first century to burn out? Did you even notice that it did? While there are many factors that have contributed through the years, allow me to offer a few that I find particularly compelling. Continue Reading…

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You have plenty of adults being discipled…but you are rarely producing disciple makers.  Real disciples make disciples.  If all you’re making is more knowledgable consumers, you have a bad disciple-making strategy.  You can have a steady stream of people completing the curriculum, but if you rarely see disciples become disciple-makers it is time to take a serious look at your results.

This is why we actually keep track of as many D-Groups as possible at Brainerd. We want to see if people are replicating the following year. If they aren’t, we want to follow up with more training.

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