– By Joseph Brasher Back in April of 2016 I had the pleasure of spending some time at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary for the annual BACE (Baptist Association of Christian Educators) Conference. It was a great time to connect with fellow ministers of education and those involved in discipleship throughout the country. It was also a
Changing church practices, economic challenges, and church reorganizations have become common occurrences these days. While this is taking place, there is a group of leaders who continually try to keep their eyes on the ball of equipping the church to make disciples. They work behind the scenes and their value many times goes unnoticed. This
Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, describes at the 2016 BACE Conference, the third of eleven practices or trends in discipleship. He calls this Discipleship Trend: The Redemptive-Historical Method. This is a dominate theological trend today based on the narrative of Scripture. Earl Creps, a leading theologian states that . . . You could go through
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