Discipleship Strategy

Do You Have Directions for Making Disciples?

It seems like everyone is talking about discipleship today. Pastors are preaching about it, conferences are devoted to it, and church members are interested in it. What is my response to the recent interest in making disciples? Honestly, I have mixed emotions.  On the one hand, the dialogue that is taking place thrills me. For the first time, people, particularly ministers, aren’t looking at me with a confused look on their faces as I speak of our mandate to make disciples. On the other hand, the dialogue taking place scares me. My concern is that discipleship will become a fad like the Z Cavaricci’s of the 80’s or the fanny packs of the 90’s (aren’t you glad those are gone). So what steps can be taken to hedge against discipleship becoming another 40 day study or the program du jour? Read More
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A 300 Year Old Strategy for Making Disciples

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Click here to read part 1 and click here to read part 2. Over the past two weeks in this mini-series on John Wesley, we’ve established the need for an intentional, prescriptive discipleship method. Finding such a method for making disciples in the Modern Church can sometimes seem a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s review very briefly Wesley’s model. Wesley lived by 4 basic discipleship convictions: Read More
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