How to cast a disciple-making vision that your people think is worth joining

How to cast a disciple-making vision that your people think is worth joining

In this month’s blog series, we are looking at how to develop a Dream Disciple. In addition to these blogs, we are providing a FREE resource for you and your church team.

Today’s blog is an insert from this resource that explains the negative impact that is happening in your church because you don’t have a Dream Disciple.

Gather, Grow, Go.
Attend, Connect, Serve.
Discover, Develop, Deploy.

Most churches use these terms or something like them. On Sunday mornings, the staff is quick to tell people what they want them to do or where they want them to go. We ask them what their next step is and encourage them to join a small group, Sunday School class, or volunteer team. Though it is important to tell people how they can get involved and how you will help them grow in their faith, it often falls on deaf ears.

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 their life 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.

People don’t join your church for a busier calendar, they join your church to become better people.

Without a Dream Disciple, at best, we offer an uninspiring invitation for our people to get involved at our church. At worst, we unintentionally promote a culture that what you do is more important than who you become.

The Dream Disciple changes the conversation from activity to transformation. Your Dream Disciple gives every person in your congregation a picture of how their life will be better. It tells them what their church wants FOR them, not what they want FROM them.

When your Dream Disciple paints a motivating picture of the life-change your people desire, they will not only be willing to engage in your church, but they will want to.

We work with church teams every week all across the country. In the graphic, you can find a Dream Disciple from one of the churches we have served and the impact that they have seen because of it. If you want to create your Dream Disciple together, you can sign-up for our Dream Disciple Co-Lab happening in October.

Download the FREE Resource

If you are interested in learning more about what the Dream Disciple concept is and how we help churches develop theirs, you can download the free resource here

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.

October 10-11, 2023 at Long Hollow Church in Hendersonville, TN

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