The following is part five in a five-part series, Finding your disciple-making sweet spot, by Scott Sullivan, Georgia Baptist Discipleship catalyst. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Huge evaluation alert! Are you building world-impacting leaders in your church? Do you have an intentional and biblical plan to get you […]
The following is part 3 in a five-part series, Finding your disciple-making sweet spot, by Scott Sullivan, Georgia Baptist Discipleship catalyst. In Part I of this series, we laid out a pathway to find your disciple-making sweet spot and focused on the importance of a quality new member class. In Part II we outlined how […]
My evidence is anecdotal, but my experience is that many, if not most, Sunday school classes or small groups turn inwardly at some point. Even those that start with the strongest outward focus sometimes lose this battle. Here are some reasons this shift happens: Their churches are already inwardly focused. It’s not just the Sunday school […]
We have watched as our baptisms have declined annually. Our evangelism statistics are embarrassing. We have more churches, more members, more money, more opportunity, yet our baptisms are down. Why?
By Diana Davis PENSACOLA, FL (BP) — “We’re a friendly church!” It’s a phrase heard regularly in most churches. Often, the more true statement is, “We’re really friendly with one another.” Is it possible that newcomers to your small group or your church perceive your sweet fellowship as cliquish? Answer this question: Do you function […]
In order for a person to grow as a disciple of Jesus, that person must first be a follower of Jesus. To begin the journey of faith, a person must surrender their life to the Lord Jesus and receive the gift of eternal life.