Replicate Round Up for October 9th, 2015

Replicate Round Up for October 9th, 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.

 

What Can We Learn from the Millennials Leaving the Church in Droves? 

David Kinnaman says something crucial in his book You Lost Me. He writes: “The dropout problem is, at its core, a faith-development problem…it’s a disciple-making problem. The church is not adequately preparing the next generation to follow Christ faithfully in a rapidly changing culture” (p. 21).

I think he’s right. The church needs to rethink how it’s discipling its people. This is why I’ve become passionate about the topic and agreed to write a book about discipleship. As I’ve reflected on all the stuff I’ve read and the people I’ve talked to, here are 6 main areas (= suggested chapters in my book) that I wish to explore. I would love to hear what you think.

The Top 5 Things Growing Churches Do

Church growth is about discipleship. The command by Christ was to “go and make disciples” (Matt 28:19) —not—to put people in seats. Incarnational churches will grow because they live, eat, cry, and pray, as Jesus did. By default, incarnational churches make 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).