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    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...

        The Practical Side of Discipleship (Part 5)

        10.16.17 | by Larry Gates

        The follower of Jesus ministers both as an alongsider and an insider.  Most of the articles of the Disciple-Maker’s Forum thus far have addressed the disciple-maker as an alongsider – one who comes along side another person and...

          The Practical Side of Discipleship (Part 4)

          09.11.17 | by Larry Gates

          The life of a follower of Jesus is a journey of change or transformation. It is a journey of becoming more like Christ (Romans 8:29). As Dallas Willard notes, “the aim of transformation is not first to act differently, but to become...

            The Practical Side of Discipleship (Part 3)

            08.14.17 | by Larry Gates

            Often times our mental picture of a skilled disciple-maker is that of an expert teacher.  Our vision is that of skilled classroom lecturer, the sage on the stage.  With this frame of reference, we often associate lecturing with teaching...