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A Disciple-Making People

That time “between the times,” the time between Christ’s departure from earth and His return, is the time in which we now live. The instructions to “make disciples of all nations,” to teach, and to baptize is our mission. We are, in other words, to be disciple-making disciples. How does this work?

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When Southern Baptists hear the words “training union,” memories of the late nineteen sixties come to mind. During that time, “The normal Baptist formation tools were finding it difficult to succeed;” comments Molly T. Marshall, “Sunday School, Training Union and the missionary organizations were all scrambling for their existence and seeking new ways of forming disciples.”[i] The negatives of the training offset the positives by reducing discipleship to a class, a program, and a time slot. To this day, many training union participants have a misunderstanding of what discipleship really is.

Campus Crusade 

These shortcomings birthed new approaches in the arena of discipleship. Two organizations emerged as frontrunners during the middle of the twentieth century: the Navigators and Campus Crusade for Christ, which was begun by Bill Bright.

Bill Bright envisioned a ministry reaching the lost through evangelistic events with the sole desire to disciple those responding to the message of Christ. Campus Crusade may have been the first to start, dating back to 1947. Early successes can be attributed to the partnerships with Dan Fuller and Billy Graham.2 The ministry was known as an “aggressively evangelistic movement, which places a strong, wholesome emphasis on the living Christ, the authority of the Scriptures, the importance of the Church, personal and group evangelism, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the adventure of Christian discipleship.”4 The impact of which is still seen on college campuses around the world today. Continue Reading…

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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…

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