What One Church Committee Determined About Discipleship

Are we doing discipleship in all we do?

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Post by Pastor Tim – Although we have officially moved to the month of “Ransoming the Captive,” I’m going to spend one final week musing about “Making Disciples.”

Last week, I was asked to be a part of the very first “Discipleship Committee” for our denomination, The Evangelical Church.  This committee was created out of a desire for discipleship to inform and influence everything the denomination sets forth to do.  In other words, Evangelical Church leaders realized that discipleship should guide everything from missions, to Sunday school, to men’s breakfasts.

The newfound emphasis on discipleship didn’t surprise me too much, in part because it has become the hot topic in many churches today.  It’s been made popular by well-known speakers such as David Platt, Francis Chan and Ed Stetzer.  The “fad of discipleship” seems to produce new books by the hundreds and new 15 day, 30 day, and 40…

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