10 Discipleship Practices (Video)

Are pastors doing all they can to address the challenges we are facing in the area of making disciples? At last years BACE conference, Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, described 10 discipleship practices (he described as trends) that have influenced the way church approaches discipleship. While many of these practices are solid, his research

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Discipleship Trend: The Redemptive-Historical Method (Video)

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

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Discipleship Trend: Principle-Driven (Video)

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.

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Discipleship Trend: Behavior-Focused (Video)

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

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Why Bible Study Doesn’t Work

– 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

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