The Hidden Layer of Leadership

The Hidden Layer of Leadership

Chuck Musselwhite: 

This winter we revamped our men’s ministry in a radical way. Getting inspiration from the book by Robby Gallaty called “Growing Up” we took our weekly Bible study and ramped it up a couple of notches. Instead of me just teaching the guys through a book of the Bible every week we shortened the teaching down to 25-30 minutes and then broke up into D-groups for the next hour.

Each of the D-groups, short for Discipleship groups, go over the scripture that was taught, talk about the weekly reading, recite the scripture memory verse, and then ask accountability questions and pray. We ask for high commitment from the men and even we have been surprised how much they rose to it.

The key to the whole process is the mentors who lead these D-groups. These nine guys who I mentioned earlier are the mentors leading the other men. They are seasoned saints who have shown biblical maturity and the lifestyle worthy of leading other men. Interestingly their lives are very busy and they have a ton of others options they could to do instead of this. Yet all of them are one hundred percent bought in to the process and to their guys. They love the program.

This was my goal with writing the book. It wasn’t to sell books for the sake of selling books, but rather to share what I’ve been taught about discipleship with as many people as possible.

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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).