Jesus Came to Empower

Jesus Came to Empower

Vincent Funaro:

The current church model is based on a management style of leadership and I would say that’s different than an empowering style of leadership. So [many churches] are trying to manage people. [Churches] are trying to get as many people as they can into the building and then figure out what to do with them when they’re there.
3DM’s style is to empower people to take on greater responsibilities. In the typical model of church people become increasingly dissatisfied because they’re not really taking on any more responsibility. … The approach that we’re offering helps people to move beyond consumerism into becoming producers. It increases the overall capacity of the church to do stuff.

Jesus modeled His method for discipleship to us. We’ve got the plan to disciple the world. We’ve just got to follow it.

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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).