Making Disciples Like Jesus Intended

Making Disciples Like Jesus Intended

Robby Gallaty, pastor of Longhollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee, and one of the conference speakers,
said the Church suffers from one major challenge when it comes to discipleship.

“We’ve taught people how to share their faith, but we haven’t taught them to share their life,” he said. “We invite people to come to Christ, yes — but we also have to invest in those we invite.”

Check out the entire article on AlabamaBaptist.org. Evangelism and discipleship go hand in hand. They aren’t competing ideas, and you can’t have one without the other.

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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).
  • I agree that evangelism and discipleship should go hand in hand. It seems that we can do neither very well at the same time. I wonder if the lack of discipleship has led to a lack of personal communion with God, thereby leading many to abandon the need for community. In abandoning community, as well as personal relationship with God, we then abandon personal evangelism, thereby abandoning the Truth that the Gospel is for everybody. Does that make sense?