Tag Archives: Discipleship

Do Disciple Making Movements Produce Mature Disciples?

critics of disciple making movements

Ever heard the phrase, “Never listen to your critics?” It’s popular in business circles. I get it! Critics of Disciple Making Movements abound. We shouldn’t waste time defending ourselves, arguing with those who disagree with us. Why not invest that time in evangelism and disciple making instead?

We never want to come under a spirit of controversy. But, Solomon said in Proverbs 15:31, “If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise” NLT. Sometimes we ignore critics and sometimes we consider what they say. It is good to know how to filter criticism. We should not be confused by it. We must learn how to weigh it with grace before the Lord. One of the major criticisms of Disciple Making Movements is that its discipleship is weak and ineffective. read more

Coaching and Disciple Making Movements

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Coaches can be scary!  I remember one I had when playing American baseball as a kid.  He had a good heart, but he intimidated us a lot!  Just knowing he was watching me try to hit the ball made me strike out. Coaching in disciple-making movements, however, shouldn’t be frightening.

Similar to me, many people have bad experiences with coaches or teachers.  These so-called mentors have been harsh, have scolded them or expected more than they were capable of. Even worse, some have shamed them when they failed.  These negative experiences affect how we think about coaching.  It doesn’t have to be like that.  Coaching is a very fruitful and helpful practice in Disciple Making Movements (DMMs). read more

What is Just In Time Training?

“Just in Time Training” was an unfamiliar concept for me. Why are they not applying what I taught them?  We taught how to create a set of stories for discipleship in the Orientation Program, but they are just preaching. They seem to have completely forgotten everything they learned in the training!  Argghh!!

Have you ever felt frustrated that you invest a lot in training people only to see little field application happen?

I sure was!  Then I put into practice what is called Just in Time TrainingJust in Time Training (sometimes called Micro-Learning) is when you give people only what they need to use immediately. You train in small learning segments. read more