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    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...

        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...