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Women and Discipleship - Discipling Young Women

The importance of discipleship of young women and the need to help them navigate how to live as a Christian woman in an increasingly secular society.

Fleur Tucker

Be discipled back to church.

Sadly for many of us, we have become discipled out of gathered church and discipled further into consumer church. How do we get back into the swing of things?

Cris Rogers

Quality Discipleship is Key in Releasing Women int

In order to take opportunities, women need access to quality discipleship, based on biblical truth.

Fleur Tucker

Risk taking as a woman

How to take risks as a woman and how men need to make a way for women to step up.

Julie Kajgaard

How to run the race in a pandemic.

“Run in such a way as to get the prize”. 1 Corinthians 9:24

Cris Rogers

The Battle of Discipleship

The battle of discipleship is lost and won in your church culture and not the programs that you run.

Cris Rogers

Discipleship during Lock down

The Church has never had so much access to great online content about God, but what makes people part of your congregation is their connection with each other and with you — the way you live life with God together as people: discipleship.

Rev Benedict Atkins

5 reasons why we love our neighbour and serve

Activating out faith and living it out can be hard and sometimes we need help. This blog post helps us explore why getting our hands dirty is so important.

Cris Rogers

Activating out faith and living it out can be hard and sometimes we need help. This blog post helps us explore why getting our hands dirty is so important.

THE PODCAST

MAKING DISCIPLES THE PODCAST IS HERE. A weekly 25min podcast to help in your spiritual formation.

CRIS ROGERS

A discipleship podcast for beginners, doubters, confused and long term established Christians. In this podcast, we talk about everything related to growing in faith but in a really simple way. We are honest with our struggles, learn from some wise people and hit some brick walls… a little bit like the original disciples.

THE PODCAST

MAKING DISCIPLES THE PODCAST IS HERE. A weekly 25min podcast to help in your spiritual formation.

A discipleship podcast for beginners, doubters, confused and long term established Christians. In this podcast, we talk about everything related to growing in faith but in a really simple way. We are honest with our struggles, learn from some wise people and hit some brick walls… a little bit like the original disciples.

Should Young People Be Discipled?

Interview with Kyle McKinnon Director of Reign Ministeries

Kyle McKinnon

What is advent and why do we need it?

If we don’t celebrate advent you will not celebrate the real Christmas. Without advent, Christmas will always become about bigger and better gifts, amounting up debt and eating too much. Without advent, Christmas will struggle to celebrate the Christ child. Let’s have a think about why and how we can celebrate.

CRIS ROGERS

PREPARING YOUR KIDS FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

CRIS ROGERS

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year that so easily gets swamped with gift-giving and gift-receiving. If we aren’t careful our children grow up with a consumer approach to a season all about the simple Christ child. As society aims to sell more stuff and make Christmas as commercially successful as possible we need to simplify and point to the story of Christmas.

TIPS FOR LEADERS WANTING TO DISCIPLE CHILDREN

It is everyone's responsibility to disciple children, not just the parents and the children's church. Here are some tips for church leaders.

Sam Donoghue

THE PODCAST

MAKING DISCIPLES THE PODCAST IS HERE. A weekly 25min podcast to help in your spiritual formation.

Cris Rogers

A discipleship podcast for beginners, doubters, confused and long term established Christians. In this podcast we talk about everything related to growing in faith but in a really simple way. We are honest with our struggles, learn from some wise people and hit some brick walls… a little bit like the original disciples. Cris Rogers is a church leader in East London and has been described as a Urban Practical Theologian. wearemakingdisciples.com

Making Disciples Interview with Andy Frost

How to raise faith in the family.

Andy Frost

Andy Frost heads up Share Jesus International. Working with Care for the family and Katherine Hill, Andy has been apart of creating Raising Faith. In this conversation, we talk about kids and how to disciple your family. We talk about the five helpful hits to disciple your children. 1. Praying with your kids 2. Reading the Bible with them and them seeing you read 3. Being intentional in asking questions about faith 4. Committing to a church family and playing your part 5. Looking to point faith outwards towards others. wearemakingdisciples.com

Lent is for the training of disciples

Lent is more important to your discipleship than you think. Its origins are about 1800 years ago in the Egyptian desert where they would baptise new disciples at Easter. Each disciple would go through 40 days of serious prayer and preparation as they approached their public declaration of faith and their renunciation of any other way other than the way of Jesus.

Rev Mark Bishop

Lent in a Bag

Pilgrims journeying together…. Throughout the forty days of Lent, we remember the time Jesus spent in the wilderness. Each week, we will be taking time to reflect upon what might sustain us when we find ourselves in a “ wilderness.” Perhaps not literally, but in terms of facing empty, bleak or difficult times in our own lives. Perhaps something that happens at work, school or at home and we know that somehow we will have to get through it. We will have to “ walk through the wilderness”. “ Lent in a Bag” helps us to consider what we need to journey through that wilderness as pilgrims together.

Rev Wendy Bray

HOW TO USE MAKING DISCIPLES IN LENT

Lent can be an amazing opportunity to take stock and invest in to our discipleship and spiritual formation with honesty and reality.

Cris Rogers

3 creative ways to disciple kids this Christmas.

Christmas is a great season for taking up the opportunity to disciple the kids in your life. Here are 3 creative ways to disciple your kids this Christmas.

Cris Rogers and Dan Scott

Big and small disciples together

Thoughts on Children’s Discipleship

Dan Scott

So how do we disciple children? Is the classroom the best way to help them fall in love with Jesus? Can we be doing more to share Jesus in the day to day as fellow disciples and as parents?

APPRENTICESHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP

Pete Baker, the Pais England National Director, talks with Cris about how to put into practice ancient discipleship practices with young people.

PETE BAKER

DISCIPLESHIP IS FOR ALL AND NOT THE FEW

For many with disabilities, seeing where they fit into the big story of the Bible is hard, especially when they can barely see where they fit into the church.

Kay Morgan-Gurr

There is a group of people for whom discipleship is difficult to access, or there is nothing for them to access in the first place.

Is our school system destroying our discipleship?

Is our present church system is killing discipleship?

Cris Rogers

Ken Robinson would strongly state, and I would agree, that at present the school system is fundamentally about training university professors. Essentially everybody is being equipped to be an academic until they choose to opt out. The same could be said by the way we do discipleship. Sermons are often academic monologues. We are taught one way so we therefore teach this way. We tend to use the sermon to train people to be theologians and not disciples. 

Creating a culture of growth and change

To change direction or an activity of the church we may need to change the very culture of the whole body.

Lars Meilandt Hansen

Creating a church culture of growth and change is a challenging one. We can struggle to change the direction of the church community, we can find resistance where we don’t expect. To change direction or an activity of the church we may need to change the very culture of the whole body.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Going back to the old ways of making disciples - apprenticeship is discipleship, discipleship is about apprenticeship.

Cris Rogers

Our higher education model is having a detrimental effect upon how we do discipleship. So much of how the church does discipleship is modelled on a failing school system. I don’t say that to offend any teachers, but I am trying to shake up the church.

Additional Needs & Discipleship

Why and how to disciple children with additional needs?

Lynnette Peckett

Should discipling children with additional needs be a priority for the church?

Three Simple Rules

3 Simple Rules For Building A Healthy Dating Church Culture

André Adefope

I meet lots of people who say dating in their Christian community can be a bit of a nightmare...

Singleness Part 1

What The Bible Actually Says About Singleness

André Adefope

In this two-part article, we will explore two important biblical teachings surrounding singleness.

Singleness Part 2

What The Bible Actually Says About Singleness

André Adefope

In the second of this two-part article, we will continue to explore the biblical teachings surrounding singleness.

Catalysis

Jason Gardner

How did the early church make disciples? What can a church implement to activate discipleship in its churches.

Making Disciples with Dementia

The Challenge of a Dementia Friendly Church

Lynette Skutt

In this second blog, on making disciples of older people. I want to focus on the subject of dementia and discipleship.

Ministry and Mission with Older People

Lynette Skutt

In recent times the issues and challenges of ageing, seem to resonate in every news headline.

Discipleship in later life

Martin Young

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus when we spend our newly retired energy in looking after our own very elderly parents and at the same time serve our children in parenting grandchildren, or as we live an isolated existence in a care home?

Milennials

Creating a church culture that disciples millennials (without trying to disciple millennials)

Sarah Futcher Mcdonald

This January I turned 28 (hurray). In Church of England Clergy terms this makes me a foetus and the youngest Rev in my area by 10 years.