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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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The Disciples’ Power: The Holy Spirit

The Disciples’ Power: The Holy Spirit

As an older teenager, I came to faith in Christ at a Christian student camp. After professing my faith in Jesus, several people encouraged me as I began my new journey. I can’t recall all of the words of encouragement I received that day, but there is one...

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Replicate Round Up For February 26th, 2020

Replicate Round Up For February 26th, 2020

Above Reproach The First Requirement for Christian Leaders by David Mathis "The pastors must be those we hold up to the church and say, in essence, “Be like him,” without having to make any qualifications." 5 Reasons Pastors Ought to Pray for Slow Growth by Aaron...

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A Better Way To Train Your Group Leaders

A Better Way To Train Your Group Leaders

Kevin and his team spent a lot of time and money to host a large group leader training at the church. As the event started, he sat in the back and looked across a half-empty room and was disheartened by the light attendance. As the night finished, despite maximizing...

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#93 Reading the Bible Like Jesus – Part 2

#93 Reading the Bible Like Jesus – Part 2

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue with part two of the three-part series on reading and engaging with the Bible like Jesus. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How to read and study the Bible the way Jesus did. Why anyone can read...

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Group Leader Podcast S01 E01: Why Do I Need Both Groups?

Group Leader Podcast S01 E01: Why Do I Need Both Groups?

In this episode, Vick and Mike discuss how Life Group and D-Groups compliment one another and why they are both crucial for us to experience what God wants to do IN us and THROUGH us. They also get practical and discuss what you should do when you don't have time to...

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How to Support Your Spouse Experiencing Anxiety

How to Support Your Spouse Experiencing Anxiety

I will never forget that night at the mall. My husband, Robby, and I had just finished dinner and were headed shopping to look for jeans. He came out of the dressing room and said he wasn’t feeling well. He was light-headed, pale, and didn’t feel right. I encouraged...

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Replicate Round Up for February 19th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for February 19th, 2020

10 Questions Churches Should Ask Their Gen Z Members by Greg Jao "What if Gen Z’s distinct realities also equip them to offer helpful correctives to the ways prior generations have distorted our faith?" How to Plan Daily Prayer Time With God by Brandon Cox "One of the...

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#92 Reading the Bible Like Jesus – Part 1

#92 Reading the Bible Like Jesus – Part 1

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris begin a three-part series on reading and engaging with the Bible. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Most of what we study about the Church is post-reformation. Why we aren't learning about Jewish...

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Playing the Long Game: Part 5

Playing the Long Game: Part 5

The post is part of our The Long Game series I hope you’ve been encouraged over this past month as we have tackled some of the most common discipleship group issues that might tempt you to ask whether or not it is worth sticking it out for a whole year. Last week we...

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Discipleship According to Jesus – Part 2

Discipleship According to Jesus – Part 2

Last time, we began looking at what discipleship looked like for Jesus, and how that still applies to us today. We saw that a disciple of Jesus abides in the Word and surrenders to Christ. This week, we will see a few more things a disciple of Jesus does. A Disciple...

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Replicate Round Up for February 12th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for February 12th, 2020

Why Knowing Your Flock is Critical to Meaningful Preaching by Jared C. Wilson "The ministry of preaching cannot be divorced from the ministry of soul care; in fact, preaching is actually an extension of soul care." 4 Responses to Cultural Change by Ed Stetzer "A wrong...

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Playing the Long Game – Part 4

Playing the Long Game – Part 4

The post is part of our The Long Game series One of the best parts of a D-Group is the discussion around H.E.A.R. Journals. It’s powerful to hear everyone share what God showed them through His Word and see them respond to those insights with steps of obedience. As...

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The Mystery of the Holy Spirit

The Mystery of the Holy Spirit

Part of the majesty of God is that He is full of mystery. He is vast and timeless, infinitely creative and infinitely merciful in ways that we can never truly wrap our minds around. That’s okay—we can sometimes use things that we do understand in order to help get a...

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Replicate Round Up for February 5th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for February 5th, 2020

Increasing vs. Multiplying Your Small Group by Reid Patton "If you want to create a culture of disciple-making in your church, the best way to accomplish this goal is to focus on multiplying the number of groups instead of increasing the number of people in groups."...

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#90 The Four Pillars of a Discipleship Group

#90 The Four Pillars of a Discipleship Group

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris work through the four pillars of a healthy discipleship group. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why your D-Groups need freedom. Why leaders need to build...

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Playing the Long Game: Part 3

Playing the Long Game: Part 3

This post is part of our Playing the Long Game series During the first few weeks, every discipleship group should spend time letting each person share their testimony. Don’t skip this step even if your group includes people you feel like you already know well. There...

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Discipleship According To Jesus – Part 1

Discipleship According To Jesus – Part 1

In the gospel of John, the Lord Jesus identifies five distinguishing characteristics of being His disciple. We’ll look at the first two today. A Disciple Abides In The Word Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you continue in my word, you really are...

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Replicate Round Up for January 29th, 2020

Replicate Round Up for January 29th, 2020

The 5 Words That Should Scare Any Pastor by Mike Leake "I need people not just to lead people. I need the vital companionship of the local church just as much as you do." 4 Things to Track in Your Small Groups by Dwayne McCrary " Words matter and how you define what...

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Playing the Long Game: Part 2

Playing the Long Game: Part 2

This post is part of our Playing the Long Game series We’ve reached the end of January and you already know what question I’m about to ask you: How many of you have already quit your New Year’s resolutions? Better yet, who hasn’t even started on those resolutions yet?...

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#89 Don’t Give Up on Discipleship – Part 2

#89 Don’t Give Up on Discipleship – Part 2

In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue their discussion about why some churches give up on discipleship. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why Jesus had more of a reason to give up on...

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