Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, describes at the 2016 BACE Conference, the second of eleven practices or trends in discipleship. He calls this Discipleship Trend: Principle-Driven Disciplemaking. For a long time Southern Baptists did not embrace this practice because churches embraced a more methodological approach to discipleship that promoted consistency from church to church.
There are a lot of assessment tools available for churches today. While most are very good, it is sometimes difficult to find one that fits the need of your church. I have also discovered that many tools are difficult to customize. But, what if you had spiritual gifts assessment tools that could be customized to
Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, describes at the 2016 BACE Conference, the first of eleven practices or trends in discipleship. He calls this first Discipleship Trend: Behavior-Focused. Because the church has defined discipleship solely as a “get smarter equals get better” approach, the gathering of knowledge has taken precedence over actual life-change. The Behavior-Focused approach could help churches that are
As I was working with one of my Bible study groups a few weeks ago, I thought we would take some time to get to know each other. What I discovered was a group who didn’t know each other’s names. As I reviewed their group roster, I was even more amazed at how few of the
– By George Steere Yes, the title of this blog post most likely got your attention. We, as church leaders, place so much emphasis on the value of Bible study groups, as we should; yet we still face the challenge to understand why so many groups have become stagnant and don’t seem to be producing much spiritual fruit. My