Ministry Today magazine cover

Discipleship

Growing Leaders for Ministry in the 21st Century

Pastor and young man
(Lightstock)

How can a pastor know when he has developed a leader if he does not have a definition? Here are some characteristics of godly leaders.

Read more...

10 Powerful Benefits of a Small Group Ministry

Small groups
Church small group members enjoy many spiritual benefits. (Lightstock)

Church small groups are still making an impact on individuals. Here’s how they’re doing so.

Read more...

7 Reasons You Should Develop More Leaders Now

Rick Warren
Rick Warren (Facebook)

Rick Warren says that in order to fulfill the Great Commission, we have to mobilize every member for ministry. Here are some lessons for doing that.

Read more...

8 Commitments for Small Group Leaders

Church small groups
Small church group

Small group leaders have a tremendous responsibility. Find out what kind of example they should set for their members.

Read more...

Scott Attebery: The Cost of Disciple-Making

wooden-bridge-large-posterDietrich Bonhoeffer’s book The Cost of Discipleship is a classic. It powerfully describes Christ’s call for men to “come and die” in order to be His disciple.

In as many times as I have discussed that book with friends, I’ve never thought about an equally important concept—until now. Since a true disciple of Christ will become a disciple-maker of others (after all, that is Christlike), we must also consider the cost of disciple-making.

Initially, we may think the cost is time and energy. Certainly this is true. Disciple-making is a commitment to open up your life to another person. It’s an act of service that requires long hours, late-night calls, inconvenient conversations and out-of-the way trips.

Read more...

5 Broken Views of Discipleship and How to Fix Them

Ed StetzerThere is a lot of talk about discipleship these days—and it is about time. Jesus seemed to think discipleship was a big deal, putting it as the heart—and the verb—of the Great Commission to "make disciples of all nations." Yet it seems discipleship has fallen on hard times in many churches in the West—for example, English-speaking places like the U.S., Canada, Australia and England, where there are Christians who are just not as desperate and committed as their sisters and brothers in the Two-Thirds World.

I would go so far as to say that our discipleship model is broken. I would like to suggest some areas where we are broken and hopefully provide some solutions about how to fix them.

Read more...


Subscribe to Ministry Today

Subscribe to Ministry Today magazine

Ministry Today Digital

More from Ministry Today

http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300x250MNT_Version2newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300x250MNT_Version3newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.300 x 250 NICL Locations 3-18-14newsimage1.jpglink
http://ministrytodaymag.com/modules/mod_image_show_gk4/cache/banners.NICL Test 300x250newsimage1.jpglink
«
»

Newsletters from Charisma

Stay in touch with the news, bloggers and articles that you enjoy.

a