Monthly Archives: April 2011

7 posts

What is Biblical Discipleship?

By Coty PinckneyApril 10, 2011 Consider the last few verses of Matthew’s Gospel – what we frequently label “the Great Commission”: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of […]

Solo Discipleship

People who claim to be followers of Jesus pack our churches. But they’re not connected in community; they try to fly solo.  The great John Donne’s famous utterance “No man is an island” has been secularized as a noble sentiment for membership in the world community. But as dean of […]

A Radical Yet Realistic Summons

What will our churches and ministries be like if we live out the message that the expectations of discipleship found in the Gospels are expectations for all Christians, not just for a few committed ones?Jesus wants a church full of disciples who dare to go out into the world to make […]

True Discipleship

Sometimes our discipleship programs thwart true discipleship…We can become so involved with our programs that we isolate ourselves from real life. Jesus called His disciples to Him so that He could teach them how to walk with Him in the real world. That is true discipleship. – Bill Hull

An Unbroken Chain

A Message on Relationships and Discipleship from 2 Timothy 2:1-7 by Bob Lowman, Jr. Do you realize you’re part of a chain that started a long time ago?  Have you ever taught a Sunday School class or led a men’s or women’s ministry group?  Have you worked in student ministry […]

Discipleship Best Practices

by Tom Cocklereece Even with all of the recent focus on discipleship, many churches remain paralyzed in their 20th century silo-style of discipleship delivery which has proven ineffective at transforming lives and making disciples. In fact, silo-delivery of discipleship reinforces behavioral compartmentalization defined as “a state in which some integrated part of a […]

What did Jesus tell us to do?

Discipleship isn’t a program or an event; it’s a way of life. It’s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn’t for beginners alone; it’s for all believers for every day of their life. Discipleship isn’t just one of the things the church does; it is […]