Rick Warren Credits ‘Jesus Model of Discipleship’ for Saddleback’s Growth

Rick Warren Credits ‘Jesus Model of Discipleship’ for Saddleback’s Growth

Jessica Martinez:

Warren’s message focused on the importance of implementing a structured process for church members to transition from being nonbelievers to believers, then maturing as Christians in order to develop their ministries.

The same way individuals undergo physical growth, every Christian must undergo various stages of spiritual growth as well, Warren noted. He also gave insight on Saddleback’s “secret,” noting that during their 34 years, the church has become successful because of their overall purpose.

Discipleship is the strategy Jesus modeled if you have 30 people or 30,000 people

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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).