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Two Bible Reading Plans for Busy Believers

Two Bible Reading Plans for Busy Believers

Are you looking for the best Bible reading plan for busy believers? There are two things we can know for sure about everybody reading this:  Getting into God’s Word is crucial if you want to have a relationship with Him. You are busy. A quick Google search will reveal...

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Replicate Round Up for January 22nd, 2020

Replicate Round Up for January 22nd, 2020

5 Warning Signs a Leader is Leading at “Too High” a Level by Eric Geiger "When a leader “flies too high,” the leader can lose passion for the ministry or organization. When a leader is removed from others, the leader is much more likely to make foolish decisions and...

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#88 Don’t Give Up on Discipleship – Part 1

#88 Don’t Give Up on Discipleship – Part 1

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris start a discussion about sticking with discipleship and d-groups even as it becomes difficult. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why discipleship is a long...

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Playing the Long Game: Part 1

Playing the Long Game: Part 1

The Tennessee Titans finished their season yesterday one game short of the Super Bowl, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. Obviously, this was disappointing for everyone on the team and for those of us in Nashville who love following them....

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Starting a D-Group: Approach and Invite

Starting a D-Group: Approach and Invite

The beginning of the year is one of the best times to start a new D-Group. The second-best time of the year would be when school starts back in August. One of the things we recommend as you are contemplating starting a new group is to pray about who you should...

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Replicate Round Up for January 15th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for January 15th, 2020

From Isolation To Community: How The Church Can Mitigate The Loneliness Epidemic by Kristy Etheridge "Americans of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and income levels are struggling with loneliness, whether they hail from sleepy, one-stoplight towns or “The City That Never...

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#87: How Leaders Fail – Part 2

#87: How Leaders Fail – Part 2

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue the discussion of how leaders fail. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How to fail as a leader. Why transformational leadership is difficult to...

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What Churches Can Learn from the Language of Starbucks

What Churches Can Learn from the Language of Starbucks

Starbucks provides a great example of using language to invite people into a new way of thinking. When I’m in my local (non-Starbucks) coffee store, I often ask for a “grande.” To which the barista replies, “You mean a medium?” “Oh, right, I say . . . yes, a medium.”...

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What Will You Commit To This Year?

What Will You Commit To This Year?

I love the start of a New Year. All my boys want to do is stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve and shoot fireworks! I rarely stay up until midnight anymore. Isn't that sad? I just can't hang; I get too sleepy and go to bed. There's always next year, right? What I...

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#86: How Leaders Fail – Part 1

#86: How Leaders Fail – Part 1

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to fail as a leader and why your tactics matter. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: The role of a tactical leader. Why a strategic form of leadership is essential in the church. The role of...

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Replicate Round Up for January 8th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for January 8th, 2020

10 Ways Pastors Can Have Community by Joe McKeever "Pastors can often be cocky about not needing anyone else, seeing that need as a weakness and a reflection on poor spirituality." 3 Reasons We Shouldn’t Reject Leadership Culture by Ed Stetzer "When we deny contextual...

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Top 10 of 2019

Top 10 of 2019

2019 was a year where you probably consumed more content than you ever dreamed you would and we want to make sure you didn’t miss some of the best content along the way! We covered all sorts of topics on the Replicate blog and the Making Disciples podcast this year...

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Replicate Round Up for January 1st, 2020

Replicate Round Up for January 1st, 2020

Leading the Church While Leading Your Family by Bob Johnson "Serving the church is not merely a job; it is an all-consuming responsibility that can threaten a family." Seize the Morning New Habits for a New Year by David Mathis "Standing still is not an option. There...

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Is Your Church a Map or a Menu?

Is Your Church a Map or a Menu?

Not too long ago, Christianity Today surveyed thousands of people to find out the top books that shaped the American Christian mind during the 20th century. Number three was C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Next came Prayer: How to Have a Conversation with God by...

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Replicate Round Up December 25th, 2019

Replicate Round Up December 25th, 2019

Why Leadership is so Exhausting—and What to do About it by Carey Nieuwhof "Run on empty for long, and it’s almost inevitable that you end up doing something you (and many others) will regret for a long time." How to Master the Language of Leadership by Scott Cochrane...

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Can You Have Fun in Ministry?

Can You Have Fun in Ministry?

When I first came to Christ, it didn’t take me long before I knew He was calling me to be a pastor. I took what I knew about the Gospel and mixed it with the intense passion I had for it and soon began speaking at D-Nows and little church events around Louisiana. Have...

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Call His Name Jesus

Call His Name Jesus

What’s in a name? Names were very significant in biblical times. A name may describe someone’s character or point to one’s destiny. For example, the name Jacob highlighted the fact that he was a deceiver. The name Abraham pointed to his destiny: he would be the father...

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Replicate Round Up for December 18th, 2019

Replicate Round Up for December 18th, 2019

Overcoming Spiritual Apathy: 4 Tips For Leaders by Josh Wester "No Christian—leader or not—is meant to walk alone, and living in community requires you to be known." Does Business Leadership Belong In The Church by Ed Stetzer "Business tools, tactics, and leadership...

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Living as a Subject in the Kingdom

Living as a Subject in the Kingdom

If I asked everyone reading this to raise their hand if they’ve ever heard something like the following phrase, I would imagine almost every single one of you would raise your hand.  “Are you going to heaven after you die?” It has been the question people ask before...

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

My absolute favorite time of the year is the Christmas season. I love everything about it. Decorations, baking goodies, buying gifts for everyone, watching Hallmark movies, and spending time with family. It just doesn’t get any better does it? But one of the things I...

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Replicate Round Up For December 11th, 2019

Replicate Round Up For December 11th, 2019

5 Outdated Leadership Practices in Today's Office (Why 8-4 Doesn’t Work Anymore) by Carey Nieuwhof "What seemed normal at work for several generations is suddenly seeming as outdated as driving to Blockbuster to pick up a movie." What Does the Bible Have to Say about...

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