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    Disciple Making Requires Intentionality

    06.07.17 | by Larry Gates

    Making disciples for Jesus is not a haphazard process. It requires purposeful thought and a plan of action fit for the person you are discipling. The process should model the principles revealed in Jesus’ approach to training the twelve. A...

      A Vision for Making Disciples

      04.10.17 | by Larry Gates

      In the last issue of the Disciple-Maker’s Forum you were introduced to the VIM principle. VIM, as you may recall, stands for Vision, Intentionality, and Means. In this issue of Disciple-Maker’s Forum the focus is on the first of the...

        The Ways of the Disciple-Maker: VIM Principle

        03.14.17 | by Larry Gates

        Ministering as a disciple-maker is a highly relational process but it is not a haphazard process. Like the Apostle Paul we must be intentional and understand the outcome we are seeking. Paul expressed it this way, “present everyone mature...

          The Nature of the Disciple-Maker’s Ministry

          02.12.17 | by Larry Gates

          When you hear the word “amateur” what first comes to your mind? Is your mental picture that of a person who does something without professional skill? Do words like neophyte, inexperienced or unskilled come to your mind? The original...

            A Dialog on Discipleship

            01.17.17 | by Larry Gates

            The Disciple-Maker’s Forum is a monthly brief designed for individuals engaged in disciple-making and for those seeking to embark on the journey. Each monthly brief will address one of the elements of biblically-based discipleship. The purpose of...