Building a Culture of Discipleship

Building a Culture of Discipleship

Encourage your entire congregation to grow spiritually as a community.

Note: Click Doing Church as a Team to see a free article from this resource.

Many small-group ministries fail because churches view them as "just another program." In reality, a successful small-groups program should be a foundational element for the church that runs it, and building community should be a central goal and regular practice. This download will help your church grow a culture of discipleship that goes beyond a single ministry focus.

BIBLE STUDY

Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples
Here is a basic job description for disciples of Jesus Christ.
Mark 8:27–38
by Stuart Briscoe

INTERVIEW

Doing Church as a Team
An interview with New Hope Christian Fellowship pastor Wayne Cordeiro.
Ephesians 4:11–13

ASSESSMENTS

What Every Christian Should Know
Christians need to know about their faith, and the church gets to teach them.
1 Timothy 4:15–16
by Jo Lewis and Gordon Palmer

Are You Re-Parenting Your Disciples?
Evaluate how effective your church has been at changing lives.
2 Corinthians 5:17
by Gordon MacDonald

CASE STUDIES

The Joys of Personal Discipleship
One pastor's story of Bible study and prayer gone right.
Philippians 1:3–6
by Mark Littleton

Discipleship Through Organic Small Groups
How one church is attempting to reproduce a New Testament model of discipleship.
Acts 2:42–47
by Dan Lentz

DEVOTIONALS

An Experiment in Coffeeshop Discipleship
What our favorite places can teach us about "doing church" and discipleship.
Mark 2:15
by David Swanson

Reflections on Discipleship
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
John 15:8
compiled by Richard A. Kauffman

HOW TO ARTICLES

Making Disciples: Four Churches, Four Plans
How congregations from California to Iowa are effectively helping people grow to maturity in Christ.
Matthew 28:19
by Dean Ridings

A Look at the Discipleship Cycle
The challenge for today's church is making whole disciples out of broken people.
1 Peter 2:21
by Erwin McManus

A Biblical Call to Making Disciples
What we can learn from the methods of Jesus and Paul.
Colossians 1:28–29
by Greg Ogden

Mentoring that Produces Mentors
From a handful of hungry men, we've developed several generations of leaders.
2 Timothy 2:2
by Rick Lowry

ACTIVITY

Five Fresh Ideas for Discipleship
Multiple ways to emulate those who have gone before us.
Galatians 6:9–10
by Various Authors

RESOURCES

Further Exploration
Websites and books to help your church build a culture of discipleship.

Retreat Plan
How to create a weekend retreat on the theme of "Building a Culture of Discipleship".

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