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    Life-On-Life Discipleship

    03.07.18 | by Larry Gates

    Jesus intentionally ministered life-on-life with a selected few.  When Jesus invited His disciples to “be with him” (Mark 3:14), it meant joining the Lord in His life.  Together they went to social events and on walking...

      The Gospel and the Disciple-Maker

      02.12.18 | by Larry Gates

      Is your disciple-making shaped by the Gospel?  Sage disciple-makers never lose sight of the fact that they and those they disciple must be shaped by the Gospel.  So, what does it mean to be “shaped by the Gospel”? ...

        The Discipleship Crisis

        01.16.18 | by Larry Gates

        A recent Barna report, The State of Discipleship, reveals the urgent need to address the current reality of discipleship in the lives of today’s Christians and the church in general.  The stark reality of the situation is highlighted...

          Living as an Apprentice to Jesus

          12.11.17 | by Larry Gates

          As a disciple-maker it is important to maintain the perspective of being a life-long disciple of Jesus.  This means you are His apprentice. He is the Master Disciple-Maker.  In the New Testament, being a disciple of Jesus meant being an...

            Principles of Selection: Who Do I Disciple?

            11.13.17 | by Larry Gates

            Principles of Selection: Who Do I Disciple? In our contemporary culture of today, inclusiveness is a major social theme in our society.  Given this fact, it may seem strange to be discussing the importance of selectivity when it comes to...