Co-Lab

Two Day Workshop

Dream Disciple Co-Lab

The Dream Disciple Co-Lab is a two day workshop where our Navigators will work with your team to design your church’s unique Dream Disciple and train you to use it to activate your disciple-making movement.

WHAT IS A DREAM DISCIPLE?

A vivid picture of the individual transformation that tells us when we are successful.

A Vivid Picture

If you aim at nothing, you hit it every time. Most churches don’t have any picture of a disciple they are developing and they wonder why it isn’t happening. Other churches have a definition of a disciple, but it isn’t compelling. It may inform people about a disciple-making lifestyle, but it doesn’t inspire them.

Individual Transformation

Many churches communicate what they want people to do (e.g. Gather, Grow, Go), but few tell them who they will become. The Dream Disciple communicates who your people will become, not what they will do. lifestyle, but it doesn’t inspire them.

When We Are Successful

The Dream Disciple becomes a better way to measure what matters most. Moving beyond just program activity, the Dream Disciple becomes the focal point of how you measure if you are successful.

Without a dream disciple…

You will measure what is easiest but not what is best

One of the greatest myths in ministry is that program activity equals individual transformation. When we only measure people’s attendance in our programs, we make program activity the end goal, not individual transformation. Though there is a correlation between program activity and individual transformation, we must not equate them as the same.

You tell people how their life will be busier not how it will be better

Without a Dream Disciple, you end up telling people what you want them to do, not who you want them to become. You tell them how their life will be busier, but not how it will be better. All your people hear is the time you want them to give, the actions you want them to take, and the groups you want them to join. But the problem is they often don’t hear why theirs will be better if they do.

At the end of the day, people don’t join your church for a busier calendar… they join your church to become better people. Until we show our people how their life will be better, getting more involved in your church only makes their life busier.

You build a strategy but everyone has a different picture of success

When there are multiple visions, there will always be division. When you say words like “disciple,” “disciple-making,” and “fully devoted to Jesus.” Every staff member has a different vision in mind. It is with that division that they create, promote, and lead their respective ministries in your church.

Without a Dream Disciple, you don’t have one clear vision and scoreboard that unites everyone. Without a Dream Disciple, your staff will struggle to be fully aligned around your strategy, because everyone has a different picture of success.

DREAM DISCIPLE CO-LAB OVERVIEW

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Step 1: Assess Your Culture

Our Navigators will work with your team to assess your culture. To identify the strengths and weaknesses of your current disciple-making culture and give you steps you can take to further the disciple-making efforts of your church. Additionally, we will help you identify the most important character and competency traits needed for the disciples
in your context. This is crucial to creating a Dream Disciple that best fits your context.

Step 2: Design Your Dream Disciple

Secondly, our Navigators will help you create your Dream Disciple. This will paint a compelling picture of spiritual growth that will connect with your congregation and inspire them towards growth.

Step 3: Change Your Scoreboard

Lastly, with your Dream Disciple named, we will provide you with training, tools, and systems to help you change your scoreboard to one that is centered around the individual transformation that you want to see in your people.

John Smith Lead Pastor of Campus Ministries at Harvest Bible Chapel

“The Replicate process has been a fresh wind behind the sails of our leadership. It has helped us see a vision of what are called to do. For the first time in a long time, we are excited and ready for the future.”

Case Study: Harvest Bible Chapel

After a change in leadership and a difficult season, Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago was ready for the next season in their church – one that was marked by disciple-making. Replicate helped them craft a Dream Disciple that connected deeply with their context.

Alongside their Replicate Navigator, the Leadership Team took inspiration from Psalms 1 and created an agrarian theme that connected with the church’s name. Additionally, the roles spoke not only to the different roles they wanted their people to live into, but also specific chapters in the church’s history.

By the end of the two days together, the team had created language that connected deeply with its people. It honored the past while cast vision for the future. Most importantly, it gave every church member a picture of what it meant to join Harvest Bible Chapel on mission.

Harvest Bible Chapel’s Four Roles:
  • Uniquely Planted
  • Deeply Rooted
  • Carefully Pruned
  • Persistently Fruitful
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“Developing our Dream Disciple has reshaped our church and how I lead. It has given clarity to our people and has helped me to be more practical in the way I approach my sermons every week.”

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James Doughty
Lead Pastor, First Monroe Baptist Church
“I didn’t get into ministry to run an organization, I got into it to make disciples. Developing our Dream Disciple roles brought me back to what ministry is all about. It also rejuvenated and reoriented our staff to measure and celebrate what’s most important.”

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Jeremy Smith
Lead Pastor, Crosspoint Methodist Church
Long Hollow is an incredibly unique context, forcing me to communicate my disciple-making passion in a way that resonated with our people. Additionally, the Dream Disciple created an excitement in our congregation to get involved in making disciples locally and globally.

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Robby Gallaty
Long Hollow Church
At New Beginnings we have shifted our focus from numerical growth being our primary measurement and have moved to a deep conviction of raising up an army of Spirit filled followers of Jesus who understand how to live on mission where they live, work, and play. We measure success by releasing disciples who live with their eyes up, knees down, bible open, plugged in, and sent out in the power of the Holy Spirit!

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Todd Kaunitz
Lead Pastor of New Beginnings in Longview, Texas

The Dream Disciple isn’t just talked about in our church, but in the homes of our church members. It provides a guide to help every parent not just assess their own spiritual walk, but help them assess their child’s spiritual walk.

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Lauren Brown
Children’s Minister at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA
The Replicate process has been a fresh wind behind the sails of our leadership. It has helped us see a vision of what are called to do. For the first time in a long time, we are excited and ready for the future.

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John Smith
Lead Pastor of Campus Ministries at Harvest Bible Chapel

Churches who have changed their scoreboard with a Dream Disciple

Replicate has trained thousands of church leaders to implement a disciple-making vision and strategy.

This proven process has been implemented and been successful in small, medium,large, and megachurch contexts. Additionally, these strategies have been implemented in church plants and established churches of over 100+ years.

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Replicate Ministries is a consulting group whose fee is based on the church’s current worship attendance and project complexity.

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