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HOMEWORK Discussion Questions:

1.01 Is church growth the point? What is the point? (Your answer is crucial.)

1.02 What do they do at Yoido Church that makes 20,000 new disciples each year?

1.03 What is wrong with Bishop Carder’s conclusion? (This is a trick question.)

1.04 What are your church members doing in their neighborhoods?

1.05 Why is it a mistake to change the worship service to make disciples?

1.06 What would happen in your town if a dictatorship closed down the church?

1.07 If the gospel spreads along networks of human relationships, what is the importance of Robert Putnam’s “bowling alone” observations for your church?

1.08 How did the church once build social networks? What happened? What could be done?

1.09 If being a friend to a neighbor is necessary to making a disciple, are you willing to make that sacrifice in order to be obedient to Jesus as Lord?

1.10 How has your church made Christianity more comfortable by removing disciple making from each activity that happens in the church?





[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 www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. 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 CreateSpace.com.

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