Why Poor Discipleship Is Such a Big Issue in Many Churches

September 7, 2018
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Podcast Episode #465

Discipleship is something churches say they do, but also something they don’t always really understand. Today we explain why.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Too many church leaders either don’t under stand discipleship or don’t understand how to make it effective in the local church.
  • How we do discipleship is often more confusing that what we do for discipleship.
  • Discipleship is an ongoing process, not something that is finished when we complete a study.
  • Church membership does not equal discipleship, but church attendance sure does affect it.
  • Just because you are going to church, doesn’t mean you are growing at church.

The seven reasons that we discuss today are:

  1. Lack of clear definition of discipleship
  2. Failure to see discipleship as a process
  3. Amount of time invested in the worship services
  4. The wide-open back door
  5. Failure to connect groups to discipleship
  6. Creating the false dichotomy of evangelism and discipleship
  7. Failure to emphasize daily Bible reading

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