On a recent episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris discussed the idea of breaking your church calendar up into smaller chunks. Many of us view January as the “kick off” time for the year, but for a lot of people in our churches, August/September is that time. School is starting back up, so a lot of people are excited to establish new routines. Should we consider this for our church calendar as well? If you are pastor, why not make August the month you start a discipleship group? You’ll have a few months of regular meetings before we all get busy with the holidays. You can then start strong in January when you regroup with your people. As you get excited about discipleship, so will your staff. As your staff does, so will your people. If you are unsure of where to start, we highly recommend the Discipleship Jumpstart as a way to get up to speed on the basics. [bctt tweet=”What you celebrate from the pulpit is what people will cultivate.” username=”rgallaty”] If you aren’t a pastor, you can still start your own group. Begin praying today about 3-4 people you could invest in over the next few months. At Replicate, we’ve got a number of resources to help you out. We recommend you start with Growing Up. A link to purchase will be below. As we head into the fall season, the leaves will be turning and the temperature will be dropping. Take this opportunity to slow down, spend time with God in solitude, and pray how God would use you and your ministry to impact your city. Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash [mybooktable book=”growing-up-how-to-be-a-disciple-who-makes-disciples” display=”default” buybutton_shadowbox=”false”]
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