Replicate Round Up for May 22nd, 2015

Replicate Round Up for May 22nd, 2015

Replicate-Roundup-v3.1-300x143As we find articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday.

David Platt: Urgency for the Gospel Led to Policy Changes

As the international missions arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, I am convinced that we cannot settle for anything less than a streamlined approach focused on empowering limitless missionary teams to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached people and places for the glory of God.

Individuals have responsibility to make disciples

The mandate to make disciples is often viewed as a responsibility of pastors, Sunday school teachers or other leaders in the church, Raley said. But since the church is made up of people who are known as disciples, we are all called to make disciples. “Scripturally, it’s disciples making disciples,” Raley said. “We are to reproduce ourselves. Disciples reproduce disciples.”

Church strengthening: What makes a church strong & healthy?

Following the example of Paul, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) disciple-making strategy is focused on not only planting new churches, but strengthening existing churches, as well.

That’s why there’s a group of consultants at the convention who serve on the Church Strengthening Team. They work with churches to help them become stronger and healthier as they seek to carry out the Great Commission. Antonio Santos leads the Church Strengthening Team, which is a part of the convention’s Evangelism and Discipleship Group.

“Our main thrust and our main goal is disciple-making,” Santos said. “We seek to strengthen churches by helping them develop a disciple-making culture. We are all about making disciples.”

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015), and The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017).