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The greatest churches in the world are the ones with a "discipleship culture". In this lesson you'll learn what that means and how we can help you get it.
- In a culture of discipleship it’s the norm – not the exception – for people to be making disciples. Ephesians 4:12-13
- This simply means people are actively helping others go “full circle”: trusting Jesus, honoring God, and making disciples.
- The discipleship tools at pursueGOD.org are built to equip your church to do this.
Ephesians 4:12-13 [The pastors’] responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- What kind of culture does your church have right now? Make a list of descriptive words or phrases.
- Have you ever seen a discipleship culture at work in a church or ministry? If so, describe it.
- Name one or two people you know who are good at making disciples. How do they do it? Where did they learn to do it? What is their motivation? Are they the “norm” in your church?
- Talk about what we mean by a “group”. Make a list of all of the different types of groups a person can be a part of.
- “A small group is just one important part of the broader discipleship structure in your church.” Explain this statement. Do you agree?
- List the advantages of using a comprehensive discipleship library for groups and families in your church. Do you think it’s worth the effort? Explain.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Pastoring 101 series.