Pastor David Platt discusses what discipleship looks like on a day-to-day basis.
We believe the Gospel changes people, and people change the world. You see I really believe the reason why we don't see more transformation is because we haven't really been transformed and changed by the Gospel.
When Paul is urging the church to imitate him, he's saying yes there is lots of great information you can get out there, but you need a father. You need to stand at my shoulder, because you can't be what you can't see.
"When it comes to talking about making disciples, it's not about individual followers of Jesus, on their own, lone rangers making disciples. It's about being apart of a body and together making disciples." David Platt
Jesus' method was this: spend time with the few in order to reach the many. Why is it that our churches spend so much time on the many to reach the few?
Alan Hirsch, Jon Tyson and Dave Ferguson discuss why discipleship is challenging in a culture that disregards submission to authority.
It doesn't matter what level of leadership you are in, too often we use those around for ministry rather than invest in those around us for ministry. Are your people used for ministry or invested for ministry?
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.
"I was learning to listen to again, but the Lord would only give me so much and then I had to do something about it. I was learning to listen and put into practice."
What Jesus did with His 3 years of ministry was invest in a few, entrusting the message to 12 men. There was no Plan B to his master plan for world evangelization. There was only 1 plan: Disciplemaking.
Rick Warren interviews Ying Kai, the founder of one of the most prolific gospel movements in the world today, about simple ways to share your faith.
"You can't be what you don't see. We get discipleship, but how many of us have seen it last more than one generation? Will we let people imitate our lives? Do I have a life worth imitating?"
It's unfortunate that in our society we have separated social involvement and loving God. Find out why those two things should be together.
In the bid for excellence and in the process of building well-run and professional organisations, I wonder if something has been missed.
The very reason many people are not stepping out in mission is because they're not willing to die for the One who died for them. If you get over that, nothing will stop you.
"I have created more para-churches than anyone else probably alive. But I'm asking God to forgive me for being so blind for so long." - Dr. Perkins
A story of how discipleship and community can change a life.
"If you're not suffering you shouldn't be at peace." - Francis Chan
Here's how I know you're not really on mission... You're not walking in the rhythms of the life of the people who are there. If you only see them once in a while you're not on mission with them.
We have an extremely individualistic view of evangelism and discipleship - we see people as an isolated individual. This leads to impotent forms of evangelism and discipleship.