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    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...

        The Practical Side of Discipleship (Part 2)

        08.01.17 | by Larry Gates

        Disciple-makers love and live out the Word of God on a daily basis. As they come alongside young believers they are always inviting them to engage in the Scriptures regularly and live life by the way of the inspired Word. Wise disciple-makers...

          The Practical Side of Discipleship (Part 1)

          07.24.17 | by Larry Gates

          Issue three of the Disciple-Maker’s Forum introduced the reader to the VIM principal. VIM stands for Vision, Intentionality, and Means. Forum issues four and five discussed the first two concepts, Vision and Intentionality. This issue will...

            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...