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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Focus (PM)

Focus #4 – Moving from Programs to Process
Duration:43 mins 52 secs
Focus #4 – Moving from Programs to Process

How Do You Make Disciples?
  • We all agree we should be making disciples...we use the same words...but behind the words are different meanings.
  • Many see evangelism as leading people to Christ and discipleship as growing people in Christ.
  • THE PROBLEM – this is different from the idea Jesus had in mind.
Jesus and Disciple Making...
  • Disciple making begins with evangelism, includes new believers in the church, trains them to walk with God, and sends them out to reproduce their lives in others.
  • Disciple making has a clear end in mind.
  • Disciple making is heavily practice based.
  • Disciple making is focused on spiritual multiplication.
Matthew 28:18-20

STEP #1 – Engage spiritual explorers with the gospel.
STEP #2 – Connect new believers into a biblical community.
STEP #3 – Grow disciples by training them to walk with God.
STEP #4 – Release the new disciple to multiply his life in the life of others.

Engage Explorers...
  • John 1:29-39
  • The first step in any disciple making strategy is the intentional engagement with people far from God.
  • There MUST be intentional efforts to meet with people where they are and introduce them to Jesus.
Connect Believers...
  • Matthew 4:12-22
  • Up to this point these men had been following Jesus, but they had not made a life altering commitment to Jesus.
Connecting at 4 levels...
  1. Connect with Christ through obedient faith.
  2. Connect with the church.
  3. Connect to a community.
  4. Connect to a Cause
Grow Disciples...
  • Mark 3:7-14
  • For a church to be a disciple making church, it must intentionally train people to walk with God and reproduce.
  • Ephesians 4:13
Go Multiply...
  • Matthew 16:17-18
  • The kingdom of God will NOT advance without self-denial and sacrifice.
  • Luke 9:57-62; Luke 14:26-27; 33
Churches Across the World...
  • We have forgotten that the church exists to train up men and women who will take the gospel into their offices, neighborhoods, and the world...instead of just trying to fill seats.


December 09, 2018

 9:00 am  Morning Worship
10:30 am Bible Class
 5:30 pm  Evening Worship
 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
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