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It’s one thing to talk about a discipleship culture. It’s another thing to implement it. Here are five simple steps for rolling out a discipleship culture in your church:

  1. Identify catalysts. These are parents and small group leaders who will be the “carriers” of the discipleship virus. They want to get in the game and start making a difference.
  2. Buy in to the system. This means you understand how the resources work, and you make a personal commitment to using them regularly at home, at church, and even at work.
  3. Start using the system at home. Every catalyst needs to start using the resources at home through couples and/or family devotionals.
  4. Start using the system at church. Now that you’ve made a personal decision to buy into the resources, open up groups to the church at large – and use the resources in the small group.
  5. Replicate. If you’ve stuck to the system, you will have modeled and raised up more catalysts. Help them buy into the system and use it at home and in the church.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the discipleship culture at your church? How interested are you in a change?
  4. Make a list of the “catalysts” who can help to create a discipleship culture in your church.
  5. Are you willing to buy in to the system at pursueGOD.org? What are the things you’re most excited about? What are the things you’re most concerned about?
  6. Make a commitment to start groups at home: couples devotionals and/or family devotionals using the resources online. Learn how.
  7. Start making plans for rolling out groups in your church. When do you hope to get them started? How many groups will you have, and who will lead them? Which topics or series do you plan to use?
  8. What are some of the other components from the library that you’d like to integrate at church?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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