Category Archives: Disciple Process

How Can We Measure Disciple Making?

In another Facebook conversation, a pastor quite correctly observed that it is very difficult to measure “making disciples” – so we default to counting “warm bottoms in pews.” And that the conversation on “making disciples” will be frustrating until we … Continue reading

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Teenage angst … the spiritual version.

If we consider human psychological development to also describe spiritual development – some have written on this already – the movement described in Matthew Lee Anderson’s article and Scot McKnight’s blog is the loud, wrangling voice of adolescence busy differentiating … Continue reading

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The Problem With Traditional Spiritual Disciplines and Disciple Making

Faith communities practice spiritual disciplines. Traditional spiritual disciplines are well defined by Richard J. Foster in Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998). Foster identifies twelve spiritual disciplines divided into three groups. Internal disciplines include: Meditation, … Continue reading

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What is a Discipleship System?

Craig Miller defines a faith community as made up of two cooperative, interacting components: worship and a discipleship system: The primary evangelistic strategy of the 21st century is the establishment of new faith communities . . . A faith community is … Continue reading

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Be Fruitful And Multiply: The Great Commission as a Pattern

In the beginning, west of Eden, humanity began to fulfill the command of God: “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). God’s creation is continually fruitful in a continually changing environment. To adapt and be fruitful is natural to all creation. In … Continue reading

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Video for Teen Level – "Sunday Morning"

If  picture is worth a thousand words, a video may be worth ten thousand. This amazing video, to me, captures in a satirical way the essence of what is appealing about the megachurch to the person at the level of … Continue reading

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