Category Archives: Discipleship

Here is Why Churches of Christ Should be Leading the Way in Disciple Making Movements

I grew up with a real affinity for scripture. I heard over and over again that the Bible is the inspired word of God. I heard it is our example. Even our pattern. I heard it informs our practice and doctrine. Flowing out of all of that was the idea that we were restoring theContinue Reading

You Are Invited to Renew’s Gathering

The following article is from Renew’s own, Bobby Harrington. I have gotten to know Bobby over the last several months and in many ways he and Renew have been an answer to some of the prayers I have been praying as I have looked for answers on how to learn to better make disciples whoContinue Reading

Review of “Discipleship that Fits” Chapter 3 – The Big Idea to Change Your View of Church

If you only read one of the chapter reviews, read this one all the way through and consider its ramifications on your ministry. I do hope what is covered in this article will encourage you to read not just these reviews but the book itself. It is worth your time or else I wouldn’t talkContinue Reading

Helping Church Leaders: The Renew Storyline

This post is from Bobby Harrington of Renew.org. He has an important message to share, one so important I am making room for him to share this with my readers here at the blog. I believe discipleship and church planting must be renewed in our church culture in order for us to have a vibrantContinue Reading

Review of “Discipleship that Fits” By Bobby Harrington and Alex Absalom

“Discipleship that Fits” is a book that came out in 2016 by Bobby Harrington (of Renew and Discipleship.org) and Alex Absalom (who co-authored “Launching Missional Communities” with Mike Breen and 3DM). It is a book that has some influence by “The Search to Belong” by Joseph Myers which centers on social space in the ministryContinue Reading

The Biggest Temptation of Moving from Traditional Ministry to Discipleship

Sermons don’t make disciples. Worship won’t make disciples. Bible class won’t get the job done either. It won’t get done by the preacher or the elders either. While it might be closer to getting it done, traditional small group ministry, probably won’t be the right spot for disciple making either. We can no longer relyContinue Reading

Want to Make Disciples But Don’t Know Where to Start…Start Here with Some Free e-books

There is a website I want to point you to because of the quality and proven effectiveness of their resources – Renew.org. Renew is run by Bobby Harrington. Renew is dedicated to making disciples and they have produced a number of helpful resources. So many of us want to make disciples but just don’t knowContinue Reading

Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 9 – Church Again

This is the last chapter in Francis Chan’s book “Letters to the Church.” This is the chapter where he gets practical and discusses some of their structure and practices. He is trying to get people back to be more like the first century church. This should hit home for those of us in Churches ofContinue Reading

Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 8 – Unleashed

Francis Chan starts chapter 8 in Letters to the Church with the illustration of a zoo. Wild, powerful animals in comfortable cages. Food is brought to them. They aren’t exactly tame but they also aren’t living the life they were meant to live. This is Chan’s illustration for church – something so powerful put inContinue Reading

Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 7 – Crucified

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” – Bruce Lee That pretty much sums up chapter 7. In this chapter of “Letters to the Church” Francis is normalizing suffering. He said he did a sermon series on suffering and talked about all the books of theContinue Reading

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