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February 3, 2020
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris work through the four pillars of a healthy discipleship group. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why your D-Groups need freedom. * Why leaders need to build tracks for their groups to run on. * The secret to the Christian life. * Why scripture memory is so important. * The purpose of a HEAR Journal. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (02:50) "We need to unleash our people" - @rgallaty * (05:20) "In His humanity, Jesus had to take the time to study the word" - @rgallaty * (07:15) "You can't say God isn't speaking to you when your Bible is closed on your bedside" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate Journal * Replicate Scripture Memory Packs * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Cost of Cheap Grace - Use Code discipleship20 to save 20% * HEAR Journal Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
January 27, 2020
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue their discussion about why some churches give up on discipleship. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why Jesus had more of a reason to give up on discipleship than any modern-day church. * Why people are the most important and most difficult part of the discipleship process. * How some church processes can be a hindrance to discipleship. * How Jesus raised the bar for discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (09:00) "Jesus' ministry was rolling, and he prunes the group back." - @rgallaty * (13:00) "Jesus never lowers the bar with discipleship." - @rgallaty * (14:15) "In the discipling of other people, don't neglect the discipling of you." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate Journal * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * MARCS of a Disciples Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
January 20, 2020
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris start a discussion about sticking with discipleship and d-groups even as it becomes difficult. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why discipleship is a long term process. * Why senior leaders must remain committed to the process. * How ministry trends in the 90s and 2000s led to the lack of discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (06:00) "The goal of ministry in the 90s and 2000s was to build a mega-church". - @rgallaty * (06:30) "We've been using business metrics to gauge biblical maturity. - @rgallaty * (22:00) "If evangelism was the only thing Jesus came to do, why did he waste 3 years investing in 12 men?" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate Journal * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * MARCS of a Disciples Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
January 13, 2020
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue the discussion of how leaders fail. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to fail as a leader. * Why transformational leadership is difficult to accomplish. * Why you should ask the question: "What's the question?" Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (2:20) "If you address every problem or situation with a single type of leadership, you'll fail." - @rgallaty * (8:00) "You become a transformational leader by asking questions" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate Journal * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
January 6, 2020
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to fail as a leader and why your tactics matter. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * The role of a tactical leader. * Why a strategic form of leadership is essential in the church. * The role of training vs inspiring your team members. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (14:30) "If you living in a tactical world, you'll never be able to look to the future." - @rgallaty * (16:10) "The way you fix problems strategically is by rewiring the pipes below." - @rgallaty * (18:30) "Good leaders do three things: define the reality, determine the destination, chart the steps to get there" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate Journal * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
December 30, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to launch a successful discipleship group in January. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why the Discipleship covenant is a key part of your group. * Why the first few meetings are key to the health of the group. * How to structure the first meeting and future ones. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (7:40) "A one-year discipleship group is preparing you for the rest of your spiritual life." - @rgallaty * (21:00) "End every group with an action step and a prayer" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Covenant * Replicate Journal * F260 Bible Reading Plan * Foundations New Testament Plant * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
December 23, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about the best discipleship curriculum for your groups starting in 2020. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why the Bible is the best curriculum for your discipleship groups. * How the F260 is a path through the Bible. * Why you must avoid "checking boxes" with your Bible reading. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (4:45) "The Bible is the only living curriculum that we have." - @rgallaty * (8:15) "We can easily move from hearing from God to checking boxes" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * F260 Bible Reading Plan * Foundations New Testament Bible Reading Plan * Replicate Journal * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
December 16, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about finding the right people for our Discipleship groups. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * The difference between a Life Group and a Discipleship Group. * Why multiplication and accountability are a key part of the discipleship process. * Why someone shouldn't lead a group in the near term. * Why you should be looking for FAITH in your groups: Faithful, Available, Intentional, Teachable, Hungry Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (1:10) "A Discipleship Group is less about the study of God's Word, and more about the application of God's Word." - @chrisswain73 * (3:40) "In a discipleship group, the main goal is ownership. Very few people in a Life Group will ever lead a group." - @rgallaty * (12:30) "Bring your teaching down where the average Christian can understand it." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * The Lost Art of Disciplemaking Book * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
December 9, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about finding the right people for your discipleship groups In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why multiplication is the key part of a discipleship group. * Without multiplication, you aren't really a discipleship group * How to encourage your people to find the people for their group. * The difference between a Christian and a disciple. * Why the Discipleship Covenant is critical. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (3:42) "The very first command God gave was to multiply." - @rgallaty * (4:20) "The very last command of Jesus was to make disciples." - @rgallaty * (8:30) "Your people are never going to feel ready." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Group Covenant * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
December 2, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue the discussion of how instant access to technology has fundamentally changed us. How can we retake control of our lives? In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How technology hinders our spiritual life. * How technology had made us disconnected from relationships * What ubiquitous access to technology and information has done to our brains. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (2:40) "God did not create us to be constantly connected." - @rgallaty * (12:00) "We need to disconnect from technology in order to examine our life." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com * Disconnect to Connect * The Light Phone Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
November 25, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris discuss how instant access to technology has fundamentally changed us. How can we retake control of our lives? In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you need a nightly routine that doesn't involve technology. * Why you should ditch the iPad for reading books. * How technology might be keeping you from hearing from God, Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (7:15) "If Jesus Christ, the Immortal Son of God, got away and spent time in solitude in power, how much more do we need to do it?" - @rgallaty * (7:40) "Maybe the reason you and I aren't hearing from God is we have too much noise in our life." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com * Disconnect to Connect * The Light Phone Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
November 18, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue the discussion on anxiety, how the church should respond to mental health, Biblical response to depression, and more. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * What Jesus said about worry in the Sermon on the Mount * How our devotions drive our emotions Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (4:20) "Jesus said: where your devotion is, your emotion will follow." - @rgallaty * (9:00) "Most of the things we worry about never happen." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com * Real Life Sermon Series Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
November 11, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris discuss anxiety, how the church should respond to mental health, and more. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Robby's history with anxiety * Why it's okay for Christians to take medicine * How the church should respond to anxiety, worry, and depression Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (4:20) "The Christian community doesn't deal with these issues (medically) the way we should." - @chrisswain73 * (4:50) "Christ can heal cancer, but just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you shouldn't take chemotherapy." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Discipleshirts.com * Real Life Sermon Series Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
November 4, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby, Chris, and Dylan discuss the role of gospel allegiance when thinking through salvation, discipleship, and finishing well. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why many people fall away from the church after high school * What faith really means * The idea of Gospel Allegiance Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (3:30) “The reason why we aren’t seeing Discipleship in the church is because we have a partial view of the Gospel.” - @rgallaty * (04:00) “The gospel you believe leads to the disciple you produce." - @rgallaty * (23:55) " There is no isolated Christianity. God created us for community." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Firmly Planted Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
October 28, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris discuss our roles in investing in our children, keeping our schedules clear, and more. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why discipling your children will revolutionize your homes * Why you aren’t discipling your kids consistently * Why pastors have to prioritize their family when it comes to discipleship Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (3:20) What happens if I don’t invest in my kids spiritual lives? - @chrisswain73 * (3:50) “The reason you aren’t discipling your kids is because you aren’t being intentional with your schedule” - @rgallaty * (07:00) “Don’t let your ministry for Jesus outpace your intimacy with Jesus" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
October 21, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk with Winfield Bevins about creating movements in the local church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you can't manufacture a revival in your church. * John Wesley's classes and bands system * Why the Holy Spirit is essential for creating a revival Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (05:05) “There were methods behind the awakening " - @winfieldbevins * (05:47) "Movements cannot be manufactured" - @winfieldbevins * (08:00) "We can be good at organizing ministries and programs, but we really need a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Replicate E-Quipping Cohort * Winfield Bevins * @winfieldbevins * Marks of a Movement Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
October 14, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Dylan continue their discussion of how the church needs to evolve its thinking to reach a new generation of people. After you listen to this episode, answer this question on social media: "Can you disciple someone online? If so, should you". Tag us (@replicatemin) so we can connect. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to C.A.R.E. about millennials * What motivates millennials * Why weekly church attendance declining isn't about people leaving the church Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (1:00) “Do you look at the church as a hospital for the saints or a country club for Christians?”  - @rgallaty * (10:29) “If the guy we’re following didn’t put himself on a pedestal, what gives us the right as pastors” - @rgallaty * (15:30) “We’re competing against a generation of people who would rather be involved in something bigger than they are and the reality is - we must figure out how to reach those people" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
October 7, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Dylan talk about the challenges of discipling millennials, understanding church trends regarding them, and how to make church relevant for them. After you listen to this episode, answer this question on social media: "Can you disciple someone online? If so, should you". Tag us (@replicatemin) so we can connect. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to C.A.R.E. about millennials * What motivates millennials * Why weekly church attendance declining isn't about people leaving the church Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * (2:30) "70% of the careers millennials will have have not even been invented yet" - @rgallaty * (3:55) "You can’t reach millennials today with the same techniques that we used is generations previously" - @rgallaty * (4:12) "The days of just having a good sermon, decent worship, a good children’s program, and opening the doors to the community, and expecting everyone to come in - those days are over." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * The Millennials: Connecting to America's Largest Generation * Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
September 30, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris talk about the idea that your church is a ship, and you need to identify who's on it in order to keep moving. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How people in our churches move in different directions. * How to identify the various types of people in your church * Why you should focus on certain groups to keep the whole church moving. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The stowaways are looking for a leader " -  @chrisswain73 (10:41) * "Don't spend a lot of time with pirates" - @rgallaty (20:13) Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint 2.0 * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * 4 Kinds of Church Members and How They Relate to Your Church's Mission4 Kinds of Church Members and How They Relate to Your Church's Mission Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
September 23, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about the mass evangelism events, and their role in the growth of God's Kingdom. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to define "mass evangelism". * How mass evangelism can be a great benefit to the church if done correctly. * Why the church "invitation" is a modern invention. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Jesus said believe and go and sin no more." - @rgallaty * "We've created a generation where salvation is essential, but following Jesus is optional." - @rgallaty * "With mass evangelism, we have said, without saying. that the end goal of the Christian life is to simply get a lost person to repeat a prayer." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training * Disciplemaking Jumpstart Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
September 16, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about Robby's upcoming book: Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God. It's set to be released on October 15th, 2019. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How a life of addiction led Robby to Christ. * Why sobriety without Christ is impossible to maintain. * How readers of all backgrounds will find the book compelling and helpful. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Sobriety without Christ is a dead end street" - @rgallaty * "No one starts out taking pain meds and then wants to end up stealing from their family." - @rgallaty * "Most of us know someone who's been affected by the opioid crisis." - @chrisswain73 Additional Resources: * Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God * Recovered Treatment * Discipleship Blueprint Training * Disciplemaking Jumpstart Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
September 9, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris discuss the one thing that ministry leaders and pastors need to focus on in order to create life change. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why constant distractions ruin productivity. * Why scripture memory can make a huge impact. * The "one thing" that leaders can do to kickstart a massive change in their spiritual life. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Many leaders spend 80% of their time on the 20% of the people who do nothing" - @rgallaty * "What's the 1 thing you can do 1% better to create a domino effect in your life?" - @rgallaty * "If you're a pastor telling people to be in a small group, and you are not in one yourself - stop telling them." - @chrisswain73 Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training * Disciplemaking Jumpstart Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
September 2, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast: Robby, Chris, and Dylan discuss the trend of prominent members of the Christian community stepping away from their faith. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How discipleship is at the root of people not knowing their faith. * Why just sitting under a pastor isn't true discipleship. * Why people falling away isn't a cause for concern because it's been happening since the early days of the church. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "We've always had people who've fallen away. Look at 2nd Timothy" -@rgallaty (2:37) * "We think discipleship is listening to a man tell us what to do. That's not what Jesus envisioned for discipleship - @rgallaty (6:06) * "If pastors don't have people around them helping them, to confide in, have accountability to, that's when they get into trouble." - @chrisswain73 (12:30) Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Con Artists Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
August 26, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris discuss a key question they often hear from churches: what do you do when discipleship groups don't work. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why culture is more important than strategy. * Why the wins you celebrate from the pulpit will drive the direction of your church. * Why the discipleship covenant is key to multiplication and accountability. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "If you don't change the culture, people will flow back to what they know." - @rgallaty * "The key way you change culture is by changing your language." - @rgallaty * "There is more to an effective church than attendance, buildings, and cash." - @chrisswain73 Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Groups Answers Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
August 19, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris are live on location at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention. They are joined by Rob Wilton. Rob is the Lead Pastor of Vintage Church PITT. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How Vintage Church is rethinking Church Planting. * How Long Hollow and Replicate have played a role in church planting with Vintage, and why your church should do the same. * Why starting with discipleship in church planting is essential for healthy growth. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The harvest is plentiful, but we had a worker problem." - @RobWiltonTV * "We flipped the script. We launched with disciple-planting." - @RobWiltonTV Additional Resources: * Vintage Church of Pittsburg * @RobWiltonTV * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart - use code sbc2019 to save 20% * 5LQ Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
August 12, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris are live on location at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention. They are joined by Philip Nation. Philip is the Director of Advancement and Global Impact Churches with the Baptist World Alliance and frequently speaks at churches and conferences. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Philip's background in helping revitalize churches. * What LifeWay found to be the number one Christian discipline. * What pastors need to think through if they are at a church that needs to be revitalized. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Pastors, you need to decide if your church is 60/40 on willing to revitalize." - @PhilipNation * "Putting on a new outfit doesn't change the culture" - @Rgallaty Additional Resources: * Philip's Books * @PhilipNation * Baptist World Alliance * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart - use code sbc2019 to save 20% * Ask Me Anything with JD Greear Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
August 5, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to restructure your church's calendar into mini-seasons instead of waiting until January to start new things. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you shouldn't only think about January as the place to start new things. * How to segment your church calendar year with how people live their lives. * How to promote discipleship from the pulpit. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "It's very difficult for people to get motivated about a 12 month sermon study." - @rgallaty * "How do you get your people off the bench and into discipling relationships?" - @rgallaty * "What you celebrate from the pulpit is what people will cultivate." - @rgallaty * "The goal is to assimilate people into smaller relationships where they are in an environment to grow in their relationship with Christ." @rgallaty * "Baptism is not the finish line, but it's the starting line of a relationship with Christ" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * The One Thing Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
July 29, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk how reading the Bible like a Benedictine Monk can be a wise strategy. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why most people have the wrong approach to Bible reading. * How most Christians are skimming the surface of the Bible. * Why aligning your small group content with your sermon leads to greater engagement. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "You never graduated from the Bible." - @rgallaty * "Most Christians are not reading the Bible to the fullest" - @rgallaty * "In the eastern culture, hearing always leads to obeying." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at LifeWay.com/Overcomer Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Group Answers Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
July 22, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about why people don't read their bible, and how we can change the mindset. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why most people have the wrong approach to Bible reading. * How pastors can get into the trap of not reading the Bible for personal intake. * Why most Christians are approaching Bible reading from a western mindset, but need to look at it from an eastern way. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "You can't outsource your personal quiet time to someone else." - @rgallaty * "We've taught our people that the spiritual disciplines are recommended, but not required." - @rgallaty * "We've traded effectiveness for efficiency in our personal quiet times." -@chrisswain73 * "Most Christians are reading the Bible for information instead of intimacy with God." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at LifeWay.com/Overcomer Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * EST.church Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
July 15, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how to get your staff to buy into the disciplemaking process. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to recruit your team to make disciples. * How to change the culture of your church. * Why discipleship isn't a class. * Why discipleship never ends. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Discipleship is more than a class, and it's more than 101." - @rgallaty * "There is no Masters degree in discipleship." - @rgallaty * "Discipleship isn't how much information you learn, but rather how much you pass on." - @rgallaty * "The questions we ask determine our point of focus." - @chrisswain73 This Episode's Sponsor: * The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at LifeWay.com/Overcomer Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Bill Hull Ministries Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
July 8, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk though keystone habits, and how they can impact your spiritual journey. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why keystone habits are crucial to your discipleship walk. * Why morning quiet times help you prepare for the day. * How to structure your morning for success during the day. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "One of the reasons you aren't consistent with your Bible reading is because you aren't in a discipleship group." - @rgallaty * "Habits are practices that will change your life over time." - @rgallaty * "Keystone habits set off chain reactions that affect other aspects of your life" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at LifeWay.com/Overcomer Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * The One Thing Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
July 1, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about knowing when it's time for a pastor to consider moving to another church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to know when it's time to leave a particular ministry. * Why it's important to help staff members transition in a way that glorifies God. * Why a ministry is not a stepping stone to get ahead. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Pastors aren't just called to a church. They are called to the community." - @rgallaty * "Fruitfulness is the result of faithfulness." - @rgallaty * "If you are not sold out to a mission of the church, then it's time to move on." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at LifeWay.com/Overcomer Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * A Tale of 3 Kings Book * Rainer on Leadership Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
June 24, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris continue to break down one on one discipleship vs groups of three to five. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why group models multiply faster than one on one discipleship. * Why one on one discipleship usually ends up being a counseling session. * Why the ideal group size is either four or six. * Why we grow as a group. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "A multiplication strategy of 3-5 is exponentially faster than 1-1." - @rgallaty * "A multiplication strategy of discipleship reaches the entire world's population multiple times after 30 years." - @rgallaty * "Time is short, more people are dying apart from Christ, and there is urgency with the gospel mission." - @rgallaty * "If we want to experience the blessings of Jesus, wouldn't it make sense to model the actual ministry of Jesus?" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * Feeling unequipped for marriage ministry? Woo Marriage is here to help. Backed by research and designed with your church in mind, Woo Marriage provides Christ-centered marriage coaching for your entire church. Get your first month free with offer code LEADERSHIP at WooMarriage.com/FreeTrial. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Rainer on Leadership Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
June 17, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris break down one on one discipleship vs groups of three to five. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why 1 on 1 groups often don't reproduce. * How 2 Timothy provides Biblical evidence for discipling in groups. * Why groups of three to five are much easier to manage than one on one. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "It's difficult to change a discipleship model that you've always done." - @rgallaty * "When you disciple in a group, you avoid the ping pong match of discipleship." - @rgallaty * "When you introduce a group of more people, you start to journey together." - @rgallaty * "Discipleship is not discipleship unless it replicates." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * Feeling unequipped for marriage ministry? Woo Marriage is here to help. Backed by research and designed with your church in mind, Woo Marriage provides Christ-centered marriage coaching for your entire church. Get your first month free with offer code LEADERSHIP at WooMarriage.com/FreeTrial. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Groups Answers Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
June 10, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk breaking up D-Groups into 90 day chunks. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to keep D-Groups from falling behind in the spring. * Why you need to break your D-Groups up into "seasons" throughout the year. * Why you should set goals for your D-Groups. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Success in discipleship is the daily mundane of life." - @rgallaty * "When you are surrounded by other people, you are more likely to accomplish your goals." - @rgallaty *  "What makes discipleship effective is the daily reading and weekly meeting."- @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * Feeling unequipped for marriage ministry? Woo Marriage is here to help. Backed by research and designed with your church in mind, Woo Marriage provides Christ-centered marriage coaching for your entire church. Get your first month free with offer code LEADERSHIP at WooMarriage.com/FreeTrial. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Doogie Howser, M.D. * Couch 2 5K * What is a HEAR Journal? * EST.church Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
June 3, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about building an all-star ministry team. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you should invest in your team like Jesus did. * If you invest in your people, they will begin to invest in others. * How pastors of larger churches can keep investing in their staff. * Why your team has to weigh in on the strategy in order to have buy in. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "If you want to put together a compelling team, you need to spend time with them." - @rgallaty * "Pastor, you need to smell like your sheep." - @rgallaty * "If you want to see your organization grow, one of the sticking points might be your leadership capacity." - @rgallaty * "People work is more important than paperwork" - @rgallaty * "If you want to risk changing the culture, hire from the outside. If raise up from the inside, you preserve the culture." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * Feeling unequipped for marriage ministry? Woo Marriage is here to help. Backed by research and designed with your church in mind, Woo Marriage provides Christ-centered marriage coaching for your entire church. Get your first month free with offer code LEADERSHIP at WooMarriage.com/FreeTrial. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Disciplemaking Jumpstart * Ask Me Anything with J.D. Greear Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
May 27, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about the reasons for needing a daily quiet time. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why creating a habit is the key to having a regular quiet time. * Why it's important for pastors to make sure they are not outputting so much that they neglect their own soul. * Why accountability in a quiet time is central to D-Groups. * Why people don't read the Bible. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "When God calls a person to himself, He's calling them to ministry." - @rgallaty * "There is a direct connection between doing for the Lord and being with the Lord." - @rgallaty * "People don't read the Bible because they don't think it matters to their life today." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * One of the greatest predictors of a disciple’s spiritual growth is regular Bible reading. That’s why LifeWay created the Daily Discipleship Guide. To download four free sessions of the Daily Discipleship Guide, visit BibleStudiesforLife.com/DDG. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * What is a HEAR Journal? * Ask Me Anything with J.D. Greear Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
May 20, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris continue the discussion about ignoring the sabbath. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why pastors need to take time away from ministry. * Why you need to take time to meditate in the Lord. * Why failures are opportunities to learn. * Why 10% of Americans are workaholics. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "To sabbath is to refrain from the normal activity of your life as it relates to work." - @rgallaty * "Addiction to work can as an addicting as a drug" - @rgallaty * "God was always about intercepting their calendar in order to slow them down." - @rgallaty * "It is work not to work." - @rgallaty * "We're so busy that we can't even miss an instagram post on our off days." - @rgallaty * "You're working from rest as you rest for work" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * One of the greatest predictors of a disciple’s spiritual growth is regular Bible reading. That’s why LifeWay created the Daily Discipleship Guide. To download four free sessions of the Daily Discipleship Guide, visit BibleStudiesforLife.com/DDG. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * DDP Yoga * 5LQ Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
May 13, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby talks to Chris about his number one failure as a disciplemaker. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why the Sabbath is a gift from God. * Why pastors must make time to rest. * How your body is a "major profit" in your life and not a "minor profit". Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "You are either going to choose to rest, or God will do it for you." - @rgallaty * "It's easy in a discipleship culture to work ourselves to death." - @rgallaty * "When your body shuts down on you, it's telling you to slow down" - @rgallaty * "The sabbath is a gift from God, because He knew the busyness of your own soul" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * One of the greatest predictors of a disciple’s spiritual growth is regular Bible reading. That’s why LifeWay created the Daily Discipleship Guide. To download four free sessions of the Daily Discipleship Guide, visit BibleStudiesforLife.com/DDG. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Rainer on Leadership Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
May 6, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris talk about how pastors can take back their life and ministry from technology. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * That you must manage technology and your calendar, or it'll manage you. * How everything we do in life is an algorithm, and we have to take it back. * The 3 reasons why media works against discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "How many times are you watch half watching a TV show and messing with your phone?" - @rgallaty * "Media takes away downtime for our brains" - @rgallaty * "Most input we get from media is godless" - @rgallaty * "Media has great power over our mind" -  @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * One of the greatest predictors of a disciple’s spiritual growth is regular Bible reading. That’s why LifeWay created the Daily Discipleship Guide. To download four free sessions of the Daily Discipleship Guide, visit BibleStudiesforLife.com/DDG. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * The One Thing Podcast * Digital Minimalism Book * 101 Conversation Starters for Couples * Amusing Ourselves to Death Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
April 29, 2019
In this episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris discuss how social media can become a distraction for pastors and ministry leaders. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why social media can be like a drug. * Why an unhurried pace of life is key for pastors. * How your smartphone can hinder your time with God. * How to balance the line between promoting Christ through your social media platforms vs promoting yourself. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "There is a difference between a quiet time with God and an unhurried time with God." - @rgallaty * "A heart on social media is like a hit with a drug." - @rgallaty * "There is a fine line between Godly promotion and self promotion." - @rgallaty * "Humility is not thinking less of oneself, but not thinking of yourself at all." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Group Answers Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
April 22, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss the danger of looking to the "next church" as a pastor, why business metrics can't be your success metric, and why you shouldn't aim to pastor a mega church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why we shouldn't use business metrics to judge if a church is healthy. * Why the mega church shouldn't be a goal for a pastor. * Why you should serve where you are planted. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The joy of ministry isn't getting to a certain size church." - @rgallaty * "Only 1% of churches are mega churches." - @rgallaty * "If the goal is only to build a mega church, we will do anything to justify the means." - @rgallaty * "If you won't do a job without a title, you won't do it with a title." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
April 15, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris talk about the three biggest mistakes that churches make with disciplemaking. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why just preaching on disciplemaking isn't enough. * Why you need a discipleship pathway. * Why you need to be tracking the discipleship pathway. * Why pastors have to be patient with the disciplemaking process. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "It's impossible to create a movement without a pathway." - @rgallaty * "If you want to create a movement, you have to create a process." - @rgallaty * "Discipleship is a crockpot recipe, and not a microwavable meal." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Join Our Webinar on One Easy Way to Maximize This Easter Weekend Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
April 8, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris talk about strategies to encourage your church to live with a kingdom mindset today instead of just waiting to go to Heaven when they die. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why a Kingdom mindset is the key to living the Christian life. * Why God walked with Adam in the garden vs just staying in Heaven. * How we've reduced Christianity to the least amount of commitment we can make. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The Kingdom of Heaven is not just a place in the sky." - @rgallaty * "God is a coming down God. He's in the business of bringing Himself to us." - @rgallaty * "Most people are asking what is the least amount I can do to go to Heaven." - @rgallaty * "Every time you and I share the gospel with a lost person, we usher in the Kingdom" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Here and Now: Thriving in the Kingdom of Heaven Today * EST.church Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
April 1, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris talk about the idea of being a church that takes members on a pathway vs building out a menu of things to offer them. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you need a structured plan to grow a church that is deep instead of wide. * Why trying to grow a megachurch is only going to work 1% of the time. * Why you must always being asking "what's next" when planning events. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Do you have a map or a menu?" - @chrisswain73 * "Most people grew a megachurch through additions of programs" - @rgallaty * "At every event we plan, we ask: what's next?" - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * New Churches Q&A Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
March 25, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris break down why years of focusing on evangelism has not led to disciplemaking in the local church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you should be following up with people you've baptized to see where they are on the discipleship path. * Why salvation is a process and not a point in time. * Why salvation is present and active. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Many of our invitations would be foreign to Jesus and Paul." - @rgallaty * "We've been preaching one side of the gospel message." - @rgallaty * "There are many people who fill our pews who are clinging to a date in the front of their Bible as their only hope for salvation." - @rgallaty * "You can't lose something you weren't good enough to earn in the first place." - @rgallaty This Episode's Sponsor: * With Ministry Grid’s library of over 3,000 training videos, it's now simpler than ever to train every volunteer and leader in your church. And this is training you can trust. Each Ministry Grid video features an experienced ministry leader who has been where you are now. Learn how to get unlimited access for you and your church at MinistryGrid.com. Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Here and Now: Thriving in the Kingdom of Heaven Today Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.
March 17, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss how to create a system to make disciples in the local church. Replicate trains pastors all around the world, and this is the top question we always get. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to implement processes to create the results you want to see. * Why you should do an investigation of your discipleship system in your church. * Why older churches can often struggle to making disciples when a new pastor comes on staff. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "What kind of process/system do you have in place to make disciples?" - @rgallaty * "The challenge for leaders, once they recognize the process, is clearing the deck to implement." - @chrisswain73 * "Discipleship is a map, not a menu." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * 5LQ Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
March 11, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss how to get senior leaders at your church to buy into discipleship and disciplemaking. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Discipleship is the answer to our evangelism problem. * What has to happen for discipleship to take root. * Why learners are leaders. * Why a church can be an "addition" church, but not be a multiplying church. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "What got us where we are today is not going to lead us where we want to go tomorrow." - @rgallaty * "We want you to onboard a new operating system to your hard drive." - @rgallaty * "The first step is for pastors to repent for not making disciples." - @rgallaty * "You have to audit your processes to see if they are encouraging disciplemaking." - @rgallaty * "The replication church grows by equipping and then sending." - @rgallaty * "If you aren't investing in people, pray for a season of time for God to send you people." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * 5LQ Podcast * Replicate E-quipping Cohort Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
March 4, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris look at the latest research on what are the challenges to disciplemaking and discipleship in the local church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why disciplemaking is the key to being a healthy Church. * Why you can't expect your people to do something you don't emulate. * Why a lot of pastors don't have a vision for discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Spiritual growth requires a lot of work." - @rgallaty * "The goal of a Church is to produce disciples." - @rgallaty * "We try to win people with convenience, and then wonder why people won't commit" - @ChrisSwain73 * "Pastors who will champion discipleship from the pulpit are not engaging in it personally" - @rgallaty * "Discipleship is not a class you take, but a course for your life." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Discipleship Blueprint Live * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Rainer on Leadership Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
February 25, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris continue the discussions on if we need the Old Testament when we have the New Testament. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why we can't "unhitch" ourselves from the Old Testament. * Why New Testament can't be the only Testament for a discipling relationship. * Why the New Testament needs the Old Testament. * Why Jesus says He came to fulfill the Law. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Words create worlds." - @rgallaty * "Language creates culture." - @rgallaty * "We have to read the Old Testament to understand the New Testament." - @rgallaty * "We don't understand the Good News until we understand the Bad News". - @ChrisSwain73 Additional Resources: * #39: Do We Need the Old Testament * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Here and Now Book * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Discipleship Blueprint Live * Ask Me Anything Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
February 18, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris are joined by Kandi Gallaty to talk about her new book: Disciple Her. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why Kandi has a passion for making disciples among women. * Why the Christian life is more than just a one time decision. * Why the Kingdom of Heaven isn't just a future place. * The step by step process of Discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The wonder and the witness of God is the Holy Spirit inside of us." - @kandigallaty * "My prayer is that women's ministry leaders would take this book and redesign how they do ministry." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Disciple Her by Kandi Gallaty * Here and Now: Thriving in the Kingdom of Heaven Today * Accidental Genius * Growing Up * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * EST.church Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
February 11, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss if we need the Old Testament when we have the New Testament. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * If we need to "unhitch" ourselves from the Old Testament. * Why we need the Old Testament even if we are under the New Testament Covenant. * Why we need to follow Jesus' model for disciple making. * How Jesus calling the disciples to follow him was different than how it was done previously. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The problem we have as westerners when we study the Old and New Testament is that we look at the New Testament as only a manual to follow." - @rgallaty * "God didn't give us a manual to follow, but He sent a man." - @rgallaty * "The Old Testament for Jesus was the only Testament." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Ask Me Anything Podcast * Discipleship Blueprint Live Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
February 4, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss why pastors and leaders need to have fun in ministry to avoid burnout. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why ministry is the only place you have to win at home and at work. * How you can enjoy ministry and still make a difference for God. * Why pastors need a "Paul", a "Barnabas", and a "Timothy" in their life. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "What good is it to take the mountain for God, but hate the journey to get there?" - @rgallaty * "Baptism is not the finish line, but the starting line." - @rgallaty * "People in your church can tell if the ministry is a job or the passion of your life" - @rgallaty * "Ministry is an easy place to be lazy. We have to be self motivated" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Discipleship Blueprint Live Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
January 28, 2019
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss how games like Fortnite and PUBG relate to discipleship and disciplemaking. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why our kids are connected more to people online than they are their own neighbors. * How games like Fortnite and PUBG can help foster relationships separated by distance. * How technology provides a new avenue for relationship building. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "When it comes to discipleship, we need to meet in person as much as possible." - @chrisswain73 * "Technology should support your discipling relationships, but not replace." - @rgallaty * "A lot of Sunday School classes are just as unconnected as people playing games online." - @chrisswain73 Additional Resources: * Bowling Alone * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Ask Me Anything with J.D. Grear Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
January 21, 2019
In this episode, Chris and Robby discuss how to understand the Kingdom of God, and Robby’s new book: Here and Now. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: Why the Kingdom of Heaven in the future, but also present today When the Kingdom of Heaven was inaugurated. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): “90% of the time Jesus talks about the Kingdom of Heaven, He talks about a present reality”- @rgallaty “The Kingdom of Heaven was inaugurated at the coming of Jesus” - @rgallaty “If you a servant to a master, there is no “no” in your vocabulary” - @rgallaty “Most Christians have bought a bag of goods that told them get saved, say a prayer. Then we pat you on the back and say we will see you in 75 years in Heaven” - @rgallaty Additional Resources: Here and Now: Thriving in the Kingdom of Heaven Today Disciple Her: Using the Word, Work, & Wonder of God to Invest in Women Preaching for the Rest of Us The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download New Churches Q&A Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: Please subscribe Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
January 14, 2019
In this episode, Robby talks to Chris about his recent trip to Israel, and why Christians should make a point to go in their life. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why Christians should take a trip to Israel * Why Jesus acted more like an Eastern Rabbi than a Western Pastor Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "As you study the New Testament, you can't find any reference that Jesus ever visited Caesarea" - @rgallaty * "Jesus knew that if he spent time with 12 men, He could change the world" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * JC Studies * The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Israel Trip Information * 5LQ Podcast Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
January 7, 2019
In this episode, Chris and Robby continue the discussion about sustaining a discipleship launch at your church. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to capitalize on new beginnings in January. * Why we live in the "3rd" culture. * Our evangelism techniques have to evolve. * Why pastors need a dedicated quiet time, but also need to be held accountable by a discipleship group. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Our culture is dying for authenticity" - @rgallaty * "The Christian life isn't an app, it's a process" - @rgallaty * "Discipleship is the missing element for us to make an impact in the culture today" - @rgallaty * "If we let this culture continue on its current path, we're going to have a bunch of people with a lot of apps on their phones with no satisfaction." - @rgallaty  Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * The One Thing Podcast * Discipleship Blueprint Training Digital Download * @rgallaty * @chrisswain73 * Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience * How to Sustain a Disciplemaking Launch - Part 1 Help Us Grow the Podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
December 30, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby look at how to sustain a discipleship launch. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How to sustain new initiatives in 2019. * Why baptism alone isn't the goal of the church. * Why the early church didn't baptize people immediately. * Why churches can't cater to the schedule of a busy culture. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "The early church often waited 3-4 years to baptize." - @rgallaty * "The greatest turn off to the lost world is people who profess Christ with their lips and live another way. " - @rgallaty * "We live in a culture of solutionism. If we take that model to the church, we lose our faith." - @rgallaty * "As leaders in the church, launching new a year, the key has to be focused on discipeship at a micro level to have a maxiumum impact." - @chrisswain73 Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Group Answers Podcast * Discipleship Blueprint Digital Download * @rgallaty * @chrisswain73 * The Patient Ferment of the Early Church * Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience Help us grow the podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts
December 23, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Tim LaFleur returns to continue the talk with Robby and Chris about mentoring emerging leaders. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Essential character qualities of emerging leaders. * Why we need to lead the way Jesus led. * How Long Hollow finds deacons. * Why pastors aren't CEOs, and shouldn't act like it. * Why teaching the basics of the faith are essential tasks for a pastor. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "Christian ministry demands that we lead like Jesus led" - @tim_lafleur * "I've never heard a bad short sermon" - @tim_lafleur * "Jesus had every right to be prideful, but he came to serve" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Tim LaFleur * @tim_lafleur * @rgallaty * @chrisswain73 * Discipleship Blueprint Digital Download * EST.church Podcast Help us grow the podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts This Episode's Sponsor: What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology, and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world."  
December 16, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby look at making disciples in the traditional church setting. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * How making disciples in a traditional church is different than a church plant. * Why we don't need more information to become spiritually mature. * Why the eastern culture has a different approach to learning than western culture. * How to get your traditional church onboard with Discipleship. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "That model is a misunderstanding of how people learn" - @rgallaty * "These guys could check every spiritual box, but they missed the whole thing" - @rgallaty * "Knowledge without action is useless information"- @rgallaty * "We have a tendency to guilt people into spiritual maturity" - @chrisswain37 * "If your whole ministry revolves around one day, then your people's mindset will drift to think that is what church is" - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Discipleship Blueprint Digital Download * @rgallaty * @chrisswain73 * The Forgotten Jesus * What is a HEAR Journal? * Growing Up * Firmly Planted Help us grow the podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts This Episode's Sponsor: What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology, and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world."  
December 9, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Tim LaFleur joins Robby and Chris to talk about mentoring fellow pastors. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * Why you should spend time mentoring younger pastors. * How to model Christ with your action to unbelievers. * Why pastors need someone to invest in them. * Why servant leadership is essential for pastors. * Why you should model Godly behavior. * Why you should be a lifelong learner. Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * "I knew a lot about God, but I didn't know God." - @tim_lafleur * "I learned how to share my faith because I watched him." - @tim_lafleur * "When he walked in, we didn't know if he was a pastor or a professional athlete." - @tim_lafleur * "If you won't do a job without a title, you won't do it with a title." - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * Tim LaFleur * @tim_lafleur * @rgallaty * @chrisswain73 * Ask Me Anything with Pastor J.D. Greear * Discipleship Blueprint Digital Download Help us grow the podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts This Episode's Sponsor: What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology, and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world."  
December 2, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, you'll learn more about the discipleship process for churches that are 250 people or less. Chris and Robby also discuss the upcoming Replicate Cohort. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: * The importance of investing in your deacons. * How to take a church on life support to start growing again. * How to make an impact as a young pastor. * How to get your people to trust your vision Shareable Quotes (#MakingDisciplesPodcast): * It doesn't matter how small or large your church is, you need to invest in your staff. If you get them sold out to discipleship, it's a trickle-down effect. - @rgallaty * Most pastors don't spend enough time with their people, so their people don't know and trust them - @rgallaty * If you have an open gate, sheep won't go out unless someone else does - @rgallaty * Shepherds smell like sheep. Pastors have been called to shepherd their people. If you don't smell like your people, are you really pastoring them? - @rgallaty Additional Resources: * Replicate E-quipping Cohort * Growing Up Series * Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network * New Churches Q&A Podcast Help us grow the podcast: * Please subscribe * Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts This Episode's Sponsor: What happens when the Bible and humanity collide? Not what you’d expect. Living & Effective, a podcast collaboration between Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible, journeys through history, current events, theology, and the human condition to uncover surprising ways the Bible accomplishes God’s plan in the world."  
November 26, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris look at discipleship in churches that are 200 or less members. Links Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network 5 Leadership Questions What is a HEAR journal? Replicate Cohort 00:00: Staff led environments 02:15: Part time thinkers 04:45: The Discipleship process 06:45: Staff business meetings 08:00: Why groups are important 09:30: The first group 11:00: The HEAR Journal 13:30: What if your staff doesn’t buy in?
November 18, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue to take questions. Links Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network The One Thing Podcast F260 Replicate Cohort Time Stamps 00:00: Introductions 03:00: How do you help a busy staff implement discipleship? 07:45: Why pastors get burned out 14:00: Who is the great commission for? 15:00: First century discipleship 19:00: Replicate Cohort
November 11, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Chris and Robby take even more listener questions based on a recent e-mail survey. Links The Disciple-Making Pastor Discipleship Essentials Transforming Discipleship Growing Up Personal Discipleship Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Group Answers Podcast Time Stamps 00:00: Introductions 02:00: Making Muscles with Robby Gallaty? 02:50: How do I get my pastor get onboard? 06:30: It’s not an add-on ministry 12:45: Top Down Approach 14:45: How do you get your people onboard?
November 4, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Kandi Gallaty joins the show to talk about discipling your family. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and rate it on Apple Podcasts. Links Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Healthy Church Workshop Time Stamps 00:00: Introduction 02:25: What does discipleship in the family look like? 04:15: Teachable moments 05:15: Intentional time 09:10: Redeem your commute 09:50: Family D-Group 11:20: Failures and successes 12:55: Be consistent 13:50: You’re raising your grandkids 17:00: What gets cultivated gets replicated
October 28, 2018
In this week’s episode of the Making Disciples Podcast, Robby and Chris answer additional questions from listeners. Links EST.church Podcast Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Growing Up Leader’s Guide 00:00: Introduction 01:10: Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network 02:54: Question 1: Can I do more than 1 group at a time? 09:25: The year of the super group 11:20: Question 2: Is Cherry Coke Zero better than Coke Zero 13:30: Replicate Cohort - January 2019 15:00: What happens if your group won’t multiply?
October 21, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain take listener questions. Links Replicate Cohort - Annual Option Replicate Cohort - Monthly Option Ask Me Anything Podcast 00:00: Introduction 01:45: Question 1: How do we deal with challenging group members? 13:20: Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network 14:45: Question 2: What should we do if we keep running out of time? 22:30: Replicate Cohort 2019
October 11, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain continue the discussion of the Discipleship Pathway. In this episode, they talk about “the crowd”. 00:00: What is “the crowd” 02:00: Why not start with the crowd? 02:45: Escalator Evangelism 04:15: Out the back door 06:00: Stop trying to grow your church 07:10: Outward focused and inward focused. 08:40: Start with your community 10:00: Biblical disciplemaking focuses evangelism and discipleship 11:00: Have you heard of the great commission? 12:15: When discipleship can be anything, discipleship is nothing 13:10: Define the terms 14:30: Changing the focus 16:15: Home Depot approach to ministry 17:40: Setting the goals 19:00: Next steps
October 8, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Robby and Chris continue to look at the Discipleship Pathway. In this week, they look at the D-Group. 00:00: Multiplying from within 02:00: Two Pronged Approach 04:00: Paul and Timothy 06:00: Greenhouse for D-Groups 08:00: Karate Kid 12:00: The Basics 14:40: D-Harmony 18:00: The problem with being event-driven 19:30: How do you add discipleship to an existing schedule?
October 1, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Chris and Robby continue the series on Discipleship Pathway. In this episode, they dive deeper with community. What are the differences between a community group and a discipleship group? 00:00: Introduction 02:30: Sermon based Life Groups 03:20: Replication through Life Groups 05:50: Gathering through scattering 08:00: Apply the information or it’s meaningless 08:45: Discipleship is the course of your life 10:45: We’re reaching lost people through Life Groups 12:20: Two categories of friends 13:30: People will come to an event, but won’t come back 17:00: Why do you need both?
September 24, 2018
In this episode of the Making Disciples podcast, Chris and Robby continue the discussion of the Discipleship Pathway by looking at the role of life group/community groups. Links Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less 00:00: The Discipleship Pathway 03:00: The Journey 03:30: Community 06:00: How are you spending your time? 07:00: Do we get rid of Sunday School? 08:40: Pastors need to be in life groups 09:20: What is a community group? 11:30: How do you keep applying more and more information? 13:00: Moving from a lecture model to a circle model 15:55: One Pathway
September 17, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby continue the discussion on the Discipleship Pathway by looking at the “One Event” most churches have. Links Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching Building a Healthy Home Sermon Spark Conference Discipleship Blueprint 00:00: The One Event 01:40: How Jesus spent His time 03:30: How to communicate the Word of God 05:50 What is an Expository sermon? 07:00: The Author’s Intended Meaning 10:00: The First 5 Minutes 13:00: Training up people 14:00: The Role of Preaching and Discipleship 17:40: Role of Invitation in Next Steps 20:00: Air Attack
September 10, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby begin a discussion about the Discipleship Pathway. Links The Discipleship Pathway 00:00: What is the Discipleship Pathway? 01:40: What is expository preaching? 03:10 The method of Jesus 05:00: The congregation 05:25: The three 06:55: The Pathway 09:00: The 2-pronged ministry approach 11:30: Benjamin Franklin story 13:00: Wesley’s Classes and Bands 16:25: Map vs Menu
September 3, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby work through how to sustain a discipleship movement in a church. 00:00: Home Depot Church 03:30: Season your sermon with discipleship 04:15: Preach sermons on discipleship 06:15: Maintaining ministries 08:00: NextSteps Area 09:30: Spiritual journey is a process (not a point) 11:45: Walking together 13:00: Ongoing long term training 15:00: Syncing your ground attack with air attack in discipleship 16:25: Celebrating wins and changing the scorecard 18:30: Where on the pathway are your recent baptisms?
August 27, 2018
In this episode, J.D. Greear joins Chris and Robby to discuss the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, church planting, equipping people, and more. Links J.D. Geear Ministries @J.D. Greear The Summit Church J. D. Greear Elected Youngest Southern Baptist President in Decades 80by20 00:00: Introductions 02:00: The Summit Church Strategy 03:15: Interview with Interns 04:05: Church planting done right takes care of discipleship 05:30: To call to be sent is instilled early 06:30: Reproducing small groups 06:50: Discipleship aimed just at education isn’t discipleship 07:40: Disciplemaking Task Force 09:40: It’s more than just making converts 11:00: The job doesn’t stop at evangelism 12:00: Healthy ministries grow deep and wide at the same time 14:00: Discipleship is informal 16:00: Plan A is the local church 17:00: We don’t need a new grand system 17:30: Community context 19:40: Baptism is the starting line
August 20, 2018
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss why relying solely on non-Biblical curriculum for making disciples is wrong. Links Foundations/F260 Books - Replicate.org 01:30: Hitching your wagon to the Bible 3:30 Don’t throw out your curriculum just yet 05:00: 3 things that last for eternity 07:00: Secrets to the Christian life 07:25: Why we created the F260 10:00: How we created the F260 13:50: Always read more 17:00: Hearing from God 18:05: New version of Foundations
August 13, 2018
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss the most important lead measure for spiritual growth. 02:00 Groups matter a lot 02:50 Bible engagement is the most important lead measure 03:30 What is Bible engagement? 05:00 People who engage the Bible are more evangelistic 07:00 Why D-groups matter 08:00 Unhurried time with the Lord 09:50 What is the highest form of worship 14:55 What is the greatest commandment?
August 6, 2018
In this episode, Robby and Chris discuss the Disciplemaking Taskforce Report with NAMB, lead measures, and the upcoming Spark conference. 00:30 How to lose 7 million people 01:00 Task Force Report 03:50 Falling Attendance 5:55 How did we lose 7 million people? 9:15: We forgot to grow people on the backend 11:10 How can we change for the future? 13:40 Spark conference Links 80by20 - Task Force Report Spark Conference
July 30, 2018
In this episode, Robby and Chris are joined by Gus Hernandez, Jr to discuss the role of text-driven preaching in discipleship. 1:35: How did Jesus use preaching in the discipleship process? 1:50: Discipleship Pathway 2:50: What is text-driven preaching? 3:40: Replicate Cohorts 5:20: Sermon driven life-group content 8:15: Informational transactions 11:20: What is expository preaching? 16:20: Teaching people to read the Bible for themselves 18:15: True Love Waits sermon 20:50: Sermon feedback loop Links @gushernandezjr @rgallaty @chrisswain73 Replicate Cohort Preaching for the Rest of Us: Essentials for Text-Driven Preaching
July 23, 2018
In this episode, Chris Swain and Robby discuss the biggest surprise when you start investing in people through discipling relationships. 01:15 Do you have 2 AM friends? 02:00 Staying on task with the F260 02:40 Accountability for Pastors 04:00 Why do pastors fall? 06:30 Do you want more evangelism in your church? 08:30 Discipleship isn’t about preparing another sermon 11:00 Accountability of reading the Bible Links F260 Bible Reading Plan What is a HEAR Journal?
July 16, 2018
In this episode, Chris and Robby discuss why disciplemaking isn’t working in some churches. 00:00: What is disciplemaking? 01:15: What is discipleship? 02:00: Discipleship is more than a class 03:00: Discipleship doesn’t happen by accident 03:30: Can you disciple an unbeliever? 06:00: Accountability is key 07:45: Replication is critical 09:00: Churches face difficulty in balancing evangelism and discipleship 11:30: How much are in you investing in evangelism vs discipleship with your budget? 15:00 Taking an inventory of the “success” of your big events 17:00 We’re preaching half the gospel 17:45 Do you need life-groups if you are doing D-Groups?
July 9, 2018
This week, we talk about how having a process for spiritual growth is key to having a healthy church. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 00:00 Making Disciples, Not Visitors 02:20 Do you have a spiritual process for maturing believers in your church? 03:40 The non-Discipleship Gospel 05:30 Jesus told his disciples to teach them to obey 07:00 We’ve left people to figure out Christianity on their own 09:00 We often compartmentalize our Christian lives 10:25 How are you mobilizing your people? 11:05 Three subtle shifts you can make 13:00 Consumerism to Co-Worker 14:35 Mr. Jimmy Story 17:40: Ministry is the pathway to maturity 18:40: Begin with the end in mind
July 2, 2018
This week, we talk about how to move your people through a process for spiritual growth. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 00:40: What does the word “disciple” actually mean? 1:00: Math-e-matics or Math-matics? 4:20: What are church onramps? 5:50: The goal of an onramp 7:13: The Discipleship Pathway 9:48: Church Offramps 16:00: How discipleship is beneficial to a believer 19:00: “Mathematics” pronunciation final ruling
June 25, 2018
This week, we have a special guest. Tim LaFleur joins Chris and Robby to discuss the state of disciple making in the local church. Tim serves at Long Hollow as the Equipping Pastor. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 4:50: The State of Discipleship in the local church in the mid 2000s 6:50 Discipleship isn’t a hindrance to evangelism 7:45: Health churches must have Discipleship AND Evangelism 9:00: Why do we say “disciplemaking?” 10:00 Disciplemaking is an obedience issue 11:00 What’s changed today? 13:00 Pastors now understand that disciplemaking must be taken seriously 16:15: What did you screw up with early on with disciplemaking? Links Tony “T-Bone” Merida Tim LaFleur Robby Gallaty Chris Swain Replicate Ministries
June 18, 2018
After spending a few weeks looking at why we aren't making disciples, Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain lay out a plan for getting started with disciplemaking. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, and share it with your friends! Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
June 11, 2018
Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain finish their discussion about why churches aren’t making disciples. They discuss why unrealistic expectations will kill a discipleship movement, the unexpected benefits of making disciples, and unorganized priorities. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, and share it with your friends! Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
June 4, 2018
Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain continue their discussion about why churches aren’t making disciples. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, and share it with your friends! Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
May 21, 2018
Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain discuss why churches aren't making disciples. If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts, and share it with your friends! 02:30 - We are in untraveled territory. 10:10 - Discipleship works in any kind of church. 13:50 - What is the end goal of disciple making? Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
May 14, 2018
Robby and Chris take a 30,000 foot view of discipleship in the local church. Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
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