How’s Your Church Making Disciples?

How are you and those in your church involved in making disciples who make disciples!?

Recently I surveyed a number of church planters and asked them to describe their church’s primary disciplemaking method. Here’s what they reported…

How's Your Church Making Disciples? | missionalchallenge.com

Taylor, Alex and Joey – serving together at Summer Safari

1. We are discipling our missional community leaders and training them to walk through life with the people in our missional communities.

2. Small groups.

3. One-on-one mentoring using the Purple Book Discipleship guide and Life groups.

4. Organic personal times with folks in small groups, one on ones, preaching the word, shepherding care, living mission in community, serving those less fortunate.

5. We meet weekly for 3-6 months in Discipleship Groups. Each DG has one discipler and 1-3 disciples. They cover our 5 core values: the gospel, communion with Christ, community with one another, commission to the world, and multiplication. Under each core value we cover several subtopics. Each disciple is required to do daily devotions, reach out to their oikos, and complete weekly assignemnts such as readings, memory verses, and real-life assignments. At the conclusion of the DG, which is determined by the discipler, each disciple is evaluated and if he/she is ready, they are helped to recruit and lead their own DG, preferably with the people they have been reaching out to.

6. Teaching youth about Christ and his Church and having them teach others…

How is your church or missional community actually making disciples who make disciples?

Tell us in the comments below…

Today’s Missional Challenge

Consider how you will join Christ in His mission of making disciples who make disciples!

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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