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#39: Do We Need The Old Testament?

In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss if we need the Old Testament when we have the New Testament. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: If we need to "unhitch" ourselves from the Old Testament. Why we need the Old Testament even if we are under the New Testament...

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Where to Find Wisdom – Part 1

From Tim LaFleur: On Wednesday afternoons, I meet with a group of young pastors and staff here at Long Hollow. We call this group “Above Reproach.” Lately, we’ve been going through the book of James, and this week I wanted to share a presentation from one of the men...

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Replicate Round Up for February 6th, 2019

8 Reasons Young Adults Leave Your Church (And 8 Reasons They Stay) by Aaron Earls "For those who stayed, church remained a key part of their life because they saw it as relevant to their life and they had relationships there that mattered...the research establishes...

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Every Age, Same Page: Align Your Church Culture

This Article is from our Every Age, Same Page series One of the most significant challenges in the church is siloed ministries. Perhaps you have experienced this struggle. The kid's ministry has its programs and curriculum. The youth ministry, while operating during...

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#38: Can You Have Fun in Ministry?

In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss why pastors and leaders need to have fun in ministry to avoid burnout. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why ministry is the only place you have to win at home and at work. How you can enjoy ministry and still make a difference...

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Three Ways To Supercharge Your D-Group Meetings

Last week, we talked about three foundational principles to incorporate into your D-Group. This week I want to suggest three things that will help to move your D-Group meetings from good to great. Consider these three insights. Begin with The Basics As you lead your...

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Replicate Round Up for January 30th, 2019

Why American Churches are at a Tipping Point by Thom Rainer "If current trajectories continue, American churches will pass a tipping point...If there is not a significant movement of revitalization, there will be an accelerated rate of decline and death." Teach Your...

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#37: How Gaming Connects with Discipleship

In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss how games like Fortnite and PUBG relate to discipleship and disciplemaking. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why our kids are connected more to people online than they are their own neighbors. How games like Fortnite and PUBG...

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Stick With It! Refresh

This Article is Part of Our Stick With it! Series Over the last few weeks, we have examined how to stick with our goal of engaging with God’s Word this year. We focused on the purpose of our reading: Jesus. We focused on the importance of repetition. And we focused on...

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Three Foundational Principles

For the past few weeks I’ve shared what I typically do during the first and second D-Group meetings. On today’s post, I want to share three principles that must be incorporated in your D-Group if you want it to be rich and growing. Principle #1 The first principle is,...

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Replicate Round Up for January 23rd, 2019

Disciple Making Movements Part 1 by Ray Moran "Church Planting Movements are the effect while Disciple Making Movements are the cause and they are in harmony when properly understood." An Open Letter to the Timid Evangelist by Brian Hedges "All Christians know they...

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Stick With It! Celebration

This Article is Part of Our Stick With it! Series What gets celebrated gets replicated. A lesson I have learned as a parent is that if I want my kids to make good choices, I need to celebrate when they do. My seven-year-old does not enjoy cleaning her room (shocker...

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#36: Understanding The Kingdom Of God

In this episode, Chris and Robby discuss how to understand the Kingdom of God, and Robby’s new book: Here and Now. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why the Kingdom of Heaven in the future, but also present today When the Kingdom of Heaven was inaugurated. Shareable...

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What Should Your Second D-Group Meeting Look Like?

Last week, I suggested what your first D-Group meeting should look like. In this post, I would like to share what I typically do in my second D-Group meeting. Pep Talk and Recap After some intentional conversation, quoting our memory verses, and sharing HEAR journals,...

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Replicate Round Up for January 16th, 2019

Six Habits of an Effective Disciple-Maker by Jim Putman "These are habits or actions that are the results of a mind and life being transformed by and on mission with Christ...these six traits represent the mindset, habits, and goals we should be pressing on towards."...

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#35: Discipleship Lessons from Israel

In this episode, Robby talks to Chris about his recent trip to Israel, and why Christians should make a point to go in their life. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why Christians should take a trip to Israel Why Jesus acted more like an Eastern Rabbi than a Western...

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Stick With It! Repetition

This Article is Part of Our Stick With it! Series Why do some habits seem easy while others do not? Engaging in the Bible and creating a consistent habit of this spiritual discipline seems to come naturally to some while being a significant struggle for others....

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What Does Your First D-Group Meeting Look Like?

Through the years, people have often asked me, “What do you typically do during your first meeting with your D-Group meeting?” It may be helpful to you to hear some of what I believe are “best practices” for your very first D-Group meeting. Share Faith Journey As you...

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Replicate Round Up for January 9th, 2019

You Can Trust The Four Gospels by Craig Blomberg "The New Testament Gospels provide the greatest amount of information about [Jesus]. How reliable the Gospels are, therefore, is a question every thoughtful person should want to answer in order to evaluate...

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Stick With It! – Purpose

This Article is Part of Our Stick With it! Series It’s a new year and if you are like me you are setting new goals, creating new habits, and cultivating ways to have a fresh new 365 days ahead. And if you and I are like everyone else, according to US News, 80% of us...

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January – A Great Time To Start A Discipleship Group

Some of the best times to start a Discipleship Group (D-Group) are after the start of a new school year (usually in August) and after the first of a new year. If you are considering beginning a D-Group now, here are a few steps and ideas for structuring your time...

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Replicate Round Up for January 2nd, 2019

Year in Review: Finding Gospel Evidence in Your Group by Deborah Spooner "We might be surprised by how the Gospel brought transformation meeting by meeting, month by month. At the year’s end, try looking at your group in light of the Gospel to find evidence of the...

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