Chasing Community

Chasing Community

Ed Stetzer:

So as we think about community, I think it is very helpful to consider what discipleship is and what it is not. In Better Discipleship: 5 Broken Views of Discipleship and How to Fix Them, I examine five incorrect view of discipleship that we should avoid if we want to create healthy church communities.
Community should be the by-product of every healthy church.

In brief, I looked at the dangers when:

1. We Equate discipleship with Religious knowledge.
2. We try to program discipleship.
3. We equate discipleship with our preaching.
4. We think we grow without effort.
5. We don’t offer practical steps.

Well said. Discipleship and community should go together.

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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) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).