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  • Are You Discipling in Groups Yet?

    Robby Gallaty, Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee says there are five reasons it is better to disciple in groups. The gospels record Jesus ministering in 5 group sizes: the crowd (multitudes), the committed (the 72 in Luke 10), the cell (the twelve disciples), the core (Peter, James, and John), and the close-up encounters (one-on-one). Making disciples cannot be restricted to a particular group meeting; however, a regular gathering time is practically necessary for accou...

  • Common Misconceptions of Discipleship

    There are often various misconceptions of discipleship. Discipleship takes place when people attend church programs. In fact, much good teaching can take place during church, but it is often too general and not targeted to the special needs of a new Christian.

  • Helping Church Goers Become Holy Not Happy!

    The implicit goal of leadership is not in keeping people happy, but helping them become holy. Help people to explore the faith, discover God’s love, and keep growing at living out and applying their faith. Strategic leadership directs people to get involved in systematic theological growth, personal disciplines, strong Christology, and biblical priorities.

  • Measuring What Really Matters in Disciple Making!

    In this month’s edition of the Church Revitalizer blog, I want to pose this question “How Do You Gauge If Your Church Members are Getting Stronger Spiritually?” As we discuss the importance of disciple making and disciple making groups, it is vital that we measure what really matters. There is a raising gap between what Americans say they believe and what they do. Within the local church the same can be said of believers.

  • New groups do not launch themselves, it takes a catalyst!

    There is power in new! The reality is that new groups connect more people than existing groups. Because everyone in the group is new, a new group makes it easier for newcomers to connect than existing groups.