Replicate Round Up for May 15th, 2015

Replicate Round Up for May 15th, 2015

As we finReplicate-Roundup-v3.1d new articles and resources that talk about Disciple-Making, we are going to collect them and publish them each Friday.

 

Is Christianity Dying?

Christianity isn’t normal anymore, and that’s good news. The Book of Acts, like the Gospels before it, shows us that the Christianity thrives when it is, as Kierkegaard put it, a sign of contradiction. Only a strange gospel can differentiate itself from the worlds we construct. But the strange, freakish, foolish old gospel is what God uses to save people and to resurrect churches (1 Cor. 1:20-22).

Two Divisive (and wrong) Definitions That Church the Church

“Oh but, I am not a pastor. I am just a lay person.” Often the statement comes from someone who wants to serve God more, wants to lead and make an impact, but feels second-class and unable to do anything really significant. The person is often searching for a bigger view of life and the mission of God, but the lie that ministry is for the professionals has been reinforced for years.

New Book from Ronnie Floyd

On June 1, 2015, my new book “FORWARD: 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders” will be released. Forward is a call. Forward is a process. Forward is a direction. Forward is a change.

Forward is about seven distinguishing marks for future leaders. Who are these future leaders? Anyone who leads anything in the future. I wrote this book for all leaders, regardless of their present responsibility from business to sports, church, family, politics, and more.

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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).