The world’s largest church is a natural outcome of the world’s most effective discipleship system.

This entry is part 113 of 118 in the series Diagnosis, Dialogue, Decision: A DMin Project

The world’s largest church is a natural outcome of the world’s most effective discipleship system. The next step is to consider what can be learned from this discipleship system.  Resistance to change will also develop with any significant alternation in the status quo.  Along with other improvements, factors which help  overcome resistance to change also need to be incorporated in discipleship systems if the Great Commission is to shape the behavior of disciples in our churches.  The discipleship system of Yoido Church is a model that is effective at making disciples while overcoming systemic resistance to change.





[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through

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