The first part of Building a Discipling Culture was about understanding discipleship. For example in the first chapter, we are not called to build the church, but Jesus builds the church. We rely on Him through the Holy Spirit and trust that He will do the work. In addition, there is a theme called Family on Mission where discipleship is not a program or curriculum, but a way of life. In the everyday aspects of life, we are making disciples. In the second chapter, it talks about how we are to model Jesus and have a mix of invitation and challenge for disciples to grow and function in. For example, we want to invite our friends on this journey, but we also need to challenge them in their walk with the Lord. Therefore, discipleship is an intentional pursuit and takes time and effort. The fourth chapter talks about the definition of discipleship and what it means to be a lifelong learner of Jesus. It emphasizes the importance of knowing God and being obedient to Him. The last chapter in this section talks about barriers that get in the way of building the culture of discipleship. These barriers include approval, appetite, and ambition. We need to allow these barriers to transform into godly ways of approval, appetite, and ambition and allow God to have His control. The chapter also shows us the practical implications of discipleship where we are learning about the discipleship vehicles, family on mission, and discipling language. We want every disciple to disciple. Overall, understanding the way that Jesus disciple is important in creating that culture of disciples making disciples.
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Bethany, will you please repost this under the ((Leadership Class - Responses to "Building a Discipleship Culture")) section of the forum? I'm trying to keep all of the leadership posts in a single thread.
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