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The Characteristics Of A Godly Person – Part 2

Last week we posted part one of three characteristics of a godly person. In it we defined godliness and talked about the first character quality taken from Psalm 1. Today we will examine the second characteristic of a godly person. A godly person not only separates...

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#65: SBC With Philip Nation

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris are live on location at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention. They are joined by Philip Nation. Philip is the Director of Advancement and Global Impact Churches with the Baptist World Alliance and...

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Rethinking Your Church Calendar

On a recent episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris discussed the idea of breaking your church calendar up into smaller chunks. Many of us view January as the "kick off" time for the year, but for a lot of people in our churches, August/September is...

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The Characteristics Of A Godly Person – Part 1

In his book The Practice Of Godliness, Jerry Bridges seeks to define godliness by examining what scripture says about Enoch. The bible says in Genesis 5:24 that Enoch “walked with God.” Then, in Hebrews 11:5 it says that Enoch “pleased God.” So, Bridges concludes that...

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Replicate Round Up for August 14th, 2019

The Real Reason We Don't Make Disciples by JD Greear "Changes in how we play church aren’t going to matter at all if we don’t address the core problem: we’re not making disciples who make disciples." 7 Reasons You Should Invite People to Leave Your Church Even Though...

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Replicate Round Up for August 7th, 2019

Churchgoers Hold Contradictory Views on Living an Isolated Christian Life by Aaron Earls "Protestant churchgoers say they can walk with God just fine by themselves, but they also say they need other believers to help them do it." 4 Advantages of Advanced Planning on...

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#64: How To Gain Disciplemaking Momentum For The Fall

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to restructure your church's calendar into mini-seasons instead of waiting until January to start new things. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why you shouldn't only think about January...

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Making Disciples Podcast: 250,000+ Downloads and Counting

We recently past the 250,000 download mark for the Making Disciples Podcast. Episode 64 was published earlier today, so we've been publishing the show for over a year now. We've been blown away by the response from the listeners. We get multiple emails each week from...

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Responses To The Reasons People Don’t Make Disciples

Last week, I posted four of the most common reasons people say don’t make disciples or see disciplemaking as a priority in their church or ministry. This week I will remind you of the reasons and follow up with a response to each of them. Never Been Discipled Many...

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Replicate Round Up for July 31st, 2019

Pastors are not Quitting in Droves by Mark Dance "We’ve all heard, and perhaps shared, these “staggering” scary stats about pastors who leave the ministry every month. The truth is sometimes worse than myth, but fortunately not in this case." The Journey of Following...

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Ministry Agility Part 4: Leading with Agility

This article is a part of our Ministry Agility series Remember Google+? It was a social networking platform developed and launched in 2011 by Google. Believe it or not this was the company's third foray into social networking. In 2009 they launched Google Wave, and,...

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#63: How To Read The Bible Like A Benedictine Monk

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk how reading the Bible like a Benedictine Monk can be a wise strategy. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why most people have the wrong approach to Bible reading. How most Christians are skimming the...

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Four Reasons Why People Aren’t Making Disciples

Over the years I have asked people, “Why don’t you make disciples?” I have also asked many pastors and church leaders, “Why doesn’t your church see making disciples as a priority?” As you can imagine, I’ve been told many things as to why people are not making...

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Replicate Round Up for July 24th, 2019

The Cost of Convenience by Craig Etheredge "The result of disciple making is multiplication. Paul mentioned four generations: Paul, Timothy, faithful men; others also. That’s how a movement is made." How To Listen To A Sermon by Derek Thomas "Frankly, I fear that far...

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#62: Why People Aren’t Reading The Bible Consistently

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about why people don't read their bible, and how we can change the mindset. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why most people have the wrong approach to Bible reading. How pastors can get into the...

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Planting The Seed Of Multiplication

In 2018, I had the privilege of coaching a young discipleship pastor in the southeast. We connected by email and then by phone. He was alarmed by the fact that his D-Groups were not multiplying. After asking several questions to discern his situation and church...

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Replicate Round Up for July 17th, 2019

It's Ordinary People by Ben Sobels "...as our church has been doing the deep work of becoming a disciple making church, we have learned a lot about what God can do through ordinary men and women." U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Last Two Decades by Jeffrey...

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Free Discipleship Conference: Blueprint150

Blueprint150 is a FREE Discipleship Training Event for church Leaders serving at churches with 150 or fewer attendees. This Discipleship Blueprint Training will help you create a Disciplemaking Culture in your church. Eight sessions of training will provide the basic...

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#61: How To Get Your Team Making Disciples

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to get your staff to buy into the disciplemaking process. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How to recruit your team to make disciples. How to change the culture of your church. Why...

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Ministry Agility Part 3: The Ministry Agility Matrix

This article is a part of our Ministry Agility series I was lying prone in a dusty field, five-hundred yards from my target. My cheek rested on the stock of my M16A1, pulled tight into my shoulder. I exhaled slowly and squeezed the trigger. Five-hundred yards away, I...

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Living in Response to the Gospel – Part 2

Last time, we noticed in Romans 12:1 how Paul exhorted the church at Rome to be consecrated, or set apart, for God. But Verse 2 shows us that he also wanted them to be transformed, made into something completely different by the amazing gift of God’s grace. Allow God...

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Replicate Round Up for July 10th, 2019

3 Ways Your Faith Should Shape Your Work by Jeremy Treat "It is the workplace, not the sanctuary, where most Christians live out their faith. If God’s reign shapes all of life, then it must shape one’s view of work." A Disappearing Missionary Impulse by Matt Rogers...

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#60: Keystone Habits For Disciplemaking

In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk though keystone habits, and how they can impact your spiritual journey. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why keystone habits are crucial to your discipleship walk. Why morning quiet times help you...

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