Replicate Round Up for July 15, 2016

Replicate Round Up for July 15, 2016

As we find articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday.

 

10 Reasons Leaders Don’t Disciple the Way Jesus Did

Jesus preached to the crowds, but He invested in the few: 12 disciples overall, three with whom He spent more time (Peter, James, and John), and perhaps one with whom He spent even more time (Peter). Many church leaders don’t operate that way, though – and that’s a problem. Here are some reasons I’ve observed that explain this omission:

The hard, dark world of replanting churches

“Churches in North America are dying from a lack of disciple-making,” he writes. “Success—bearing fruit in the life of a church—means having a pattern of making disciples who make disciples that results in the community being noticeable better…. Discipleship is sharing life and seeking to reproduce ourselves in others,” he says.

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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).