Disciples Who Make Disciples
Disciples Who Make Disciples
Continuing the story begun in their One Of eBook, this new release describes how RiverTree Church in northern Ohio is building a culture that combines disciple making with mission. Greg Nettle and Alex Absalom describe the practical steps the church has taken to begin the shift from merely reaching people to making disciples who in turn are equipped to go and make more disciples.
Disciples Who Make Disciples covers what it means to define discipleship in a biblical, simple yet challenging way (What is Jesus saying to you and what are you doing in response?); moving from educating to modeling, particularly through â€œbalancing REIâ€ (relationships, experiences and Information) and keeping the Bible at the center of discipleship by showing people how to understand Scripture in the details of their own lives, rather than relying on others to do it for them; developing clear language and practices that help communicate the shift from programs to discipleship as our primary purpose, specifically:
How RiverTree has developed Napkin Discipleship to build a common vocabulary of discipleship.
How the church has learned from other churches as RiverTree has identified core practices of discipleship.
Other topics include implementing and developing leadership Huddles as part of the wider realignment from an activity-based to a relationship-based paradigm; and allowing this dynamic discipleship model to move the churchâ€™s key metric from accumulating people to deploying disciples, detailing how this measure of success impacts staff, missional communities and the church as a whole.
Greg Nettle has served as the visionary leader of the RiverTree movement for more than 20 years. During his leadership, RiverTree has grown from a group of 100 people to more than 3,000. He is an author, speaker and consultant as an agent of change in the global church. Greg is also President of Stadia, an international church planting organization. He is passionate about caring for children at risk. Gregâ€™s most important partner in life is his wife, Julie, as they lead their children, Tabitha and Elijah, to fall deeply in love with Jesus. Greg is co-author of the free Exponential Resources Series eBook, One Of, with Alex Absalom and contributing author of Unleashed. He blogs regularly at gregnettle.com. Connect with him onTwitter: @Gregnettle.
Alex Absalom has been a church leader for almost 20 years, both in England and in the United States. He currently serves as Leader of Missional Innovation at RiverTree Church in northern Ohio, leading the staff team as the church develops numerous mid-sized missional communities and strong disciple-making systems. Alex loves to help other leaders and churches create disciple-making, mission-focused cultures, which he does in partnership with Stadia Church Planting through Synergy (synergymissional.com). He co-authored the free eBook One Of with Greg Nettle and Launching Missional Communities with Mike Breen, and is a speaker and coach. Find Alexâ€™s blog, Missional Made Simple, at alexabsalom.com and connect with him on Twitter @AlexAbsalom.
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