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Disciple making quotes

“The church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God … Continue reading

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Disciple Making Movement explained

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Something better than drawing multitudes (Neil Cole)

We must remind ourselves that there is something better than drawing multitudes to our services. Jesus often turned away from the multitudes and was even know to turn away the multitudes with hard words. More people attending does not mean … Continue reading

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Quotes from ‘Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples’

“we reduce discipleship to a canned program, and so many in the church end up sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries. But this is not the way it’s supposed to … Continue reading

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How not to make disciples – Francis Chan

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Disciple making bombshells

1) All the nations will only become discipled if all the believers start discipling the unbelievers. 2) Each group of believers or congregation has the potential to disciple all the nations. They just don’t think like that about themselves. 3) The … Continue reading

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Discipleship is an identity-driven lifestyle

Discipleship is about identity. All people live according to the understanding of their identities. You can only find your identity in the Word, in the presence of the Father, and you can only establish your identity by living it among … Continue reading

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Disciple making is behaviour, relationship and life based – it is not about what you know, but what you live and how you obey God.

The tragedy today is that many religious people are highly informed people with huge amounts of knowledge, but they do not necessarily live any of it. You can not make disciples of Jesus by giving people huge amounts of knowledge. Making disciples … Continue reading

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Francis Chan on making disciples

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Disciple making addresses every aspect of life – not just religious and spiritual matters

God created man as body, soul and spirit and He made provision that we can live successfully in every aspect. Man is a being of uniformity and everything in life has an influence on every part of our being. In … Continue reading

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The best space for disciple making to take place is in small groups, communities or families – not necessarily on a one-to-one basis or in huge masses

Disciple making is an intimate, personal working in the lives of people and cannot take place in situations that are too big, too formal or too impersonal. People live according to values and values can only change if people live … Continue reading

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Disciple making is a lifestyle without end – it is not about a series of courses

Disciple making is in essence about lifestyle. It is something you are going to work on for the rest of your life and there is never going to be a perfect end. The essence of a lifestyle is also not … Continue reading

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Preaching the correct doctrine alone does not generate disciples who make disciples

The only place of freedom in the universe is the voice of the Father. No human instruction, course, teaching or preaching can set you free. Preaching is secondhand revelation to the hearers thereof and it will only bring freedom if … Continue reading

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Discipleship is about desire, willingness, discovery, discussion and application – not lectures in classrooms

The willingness, receptivity, desire and openness of a person to be discipled, are the greatest factors which will determine whether it is going to be successful. You cannot disciple adults against their will in spiritual or other matters. A disciple is … Continue reading

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Redefining of discipleship

  Before conversion we need disciple making – we have to disciple towards conversion! Mostly in our approach as church, we think of discipleship as something that is exclusive to believers.  The believers must come to church to mature and … Continue reading

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KEY ELEMENTS IN DISCIPLESHIP

Let us look at a few scriptures that specifically make mention of discipleship: John 8:31-32 Luke 14:26, 27, 33 John 13:34-35 John 15:7-13 John 15:26-27 Acts 20:23-24 Just from these verses we see essential concepts defining discipleship like: abiding in … Continue reading

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The product of discipleship

Man was created for life and abundance in his relationships.  True discipleship can only be to live the same life of abundance which Jesus lived on earth.  Remember, true success lies in reproduction and true discipleship has to be the … Continue reading

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Scope of Great Commission

It is very important that we realize the extent or scope of the Great Commission in Matthew 28. In the first place the order was not so much to reach all the nations, but to disciple all the nations.  The … Continue reading

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Understanding the 5-fold ministry

http://www.vergenetwork.org/2013/12/19/incarnational-leadership-understanding-the-5-fold-ministry-alan-hirsch/

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Alan Hirsch on early church

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Disciple making movement

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Make disciples, not converts

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Missional Alignment

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Kingdom Lifestyle (5)

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Kingdom Lifestyle (4)

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Kingdom Lifestyle (3)

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Kingdom Lifestyle (2)

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Kingdom Lifestyle (1)

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 6)

Kingdom Lifestyle Last year we started to discuss the four pillars of disciple making. It’s now time to zoom in on the fourth pillar which is a Kingdom Lifestyle. In the following weeks we will share video clips and articles … Continue reading

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Disciples are made in and through community life

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Information can’t make disciples

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How do I prioritize disciple making?

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The disciple making approach regarding small groups

http://www.vergenetwork.org/2011/05/24/neil-cole-can-groups-be-missional-make-disciples/

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Make disciples, not converts

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 5)

Obedience Kingfisher, among others, wants to mobilize the body of Christ to realize God’s Kingdom by praying for the coming of the Kingdom, transforming all spheres of life, address the need in the world and live a disciple making lifestyle that will … Continue reading

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 4)

Centrality of the Word To realize the Kingdom of God, we must learn from our Master and Mobilizer, Jesus Christ. He modeled a Kingdom lifestyle among a small group of men, taught them God’s heart and asked them to go and … Continue reading

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 3)

Disciple making communities One of the most effective places where disciple making happens is within a small group. Nobody was created to live life on your own and a huge part of the success of your life depends on whether you … Continue reading

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 2)

Groups? I agree with Neil Cole when he says: “Groups don’t make disciples; disciples make disciples.” That is why intentional disciple making is so important while being part of a small community. A conscious, focused, disciple making lifestyle impacting the … Continue reading

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Four pillars of disciple making (Part 1)

Kingfisher, among others, wants to mobilize the body of Christ to realize God’s Kingdom by praying for the coming of the Kingdom, transforming all spheres of life, address the need in the world and live a disciple making lifestyle that will disciple … Continue reading

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Imitation and our struggle

“Jesus asked his disciples to imitate His life. That was His process. It was how He passed on the DNA.” (Mike Breen) We want to mobilise people to make the Kingdom of God a reality, people praying for the coming … Continue reading

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Mobilising communities

We want to mobilise people to make the Kingdom of God a reality, people praying for the coming of the Kingdom, addressing the need in the world, transforming all spheres of life and living as disciple makers. To mobilise effectively … Continue reading

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The most effective disciple making space for impacting communities.

What is the most effective space where people can be discipled to live a trans-formative life impacting and changing communities? Many cultures drift more and more toward individualism. Kingdom minded people should take on the responsibility of moving people into authentic relationships … Continue reading

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