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A new kind of disciple

Aaron Snow of Intentional Gatherings recently posted this on his blog (http://bit.ly/cae2Jh).  I use it here with his permission as a great example of the kind of thing I've been blogging about recently. “…Can you imagine what it would look like if college students who claim Jesus as Lord were equipped and released to lead… Read More

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Discipleship within simple/organic/house churches

  No discussion of discipleship within the organic/simple/house church movement would be complete without pointing people towards Life Transformation Groups (LTGs).  Many years ago the Lord posed a series of questions to Neil Cole:  What would you do if 100 people came to Christ this week?  What would you do if 1000 people came to… Read More

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Why Jesus worked with groups

Having written the last post on how Jesus trained his disciples, yesterday I came across a key point that I had missed.  I discovered it on the blog of Paul Watson (http://bit.ly/cqS21C ).  His premise is that "Jesus discipled groups."  Obviously he had one-on-one interactions with individual disciples, but most of his training was done… Read More

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Jesus’ pattern of discipleship

My apologies if you get this post twice.  I've had a couple of people tell me that it came out in Greek!  Hopefully this is now corrected.  How did Jesus train his disciples? ·       He shared the rough and tumble of everyday life with them (Luke 8:1-3) ·       He asked them questions to show them… Read More

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Jesus’ pattern of discipleship

Ho  How did Jesus train his disciples? He shared the rough and tumble of everyday life with them (Luke 8:1-3) He asked them questions to show them what they needed to learn (Matthew 16:13-20) He answered their questions (eg Matthew 17:19-20) He demonstrated the practical skills they needed to know (Luke 11:1-3) He used teachable… Read More

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The core skill of a disciple

In Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that he has commanded them. We have reduced this to teaching new believers all about the commandments.  But becoming a disciple is… Read More

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A view of discipleship from the Philippines: what do you think?

What is discipleship?   We have just spent a few days with our friends Molong and Lisa Nacua in the Philippines. Apart from the incredible fellowship, food and snorkeling, we had opportunity to question Molong about what he is doing.  Molong is in the middle of an interesting experiment. He is making disciples who make disciples—literally. The… Read More