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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?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

Discipleship isn’t about learning more, but following and copying Jesus in the everyday. We aren’t historians we are partners in Jesus’ kingdom movement.

Cris Rogers

In this series on discipleship, Loretta chats to Rev Cris Rogers about making disciples and together unpack the most frequently asked questions on the subject.

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.

Surrendering all to Jesus

Making Disciples Interview with Danielle Strickland.

Cris Rogers & Danielle Strickland

Cris Rogers interviews Danielle Strickland on what 'real' discipleship is and the importance of surrendering all to Jesus.

HOW TO STOP MOVING

Taking time to be present to Gods presence

Cris Rogers

Modern life is busy, some of it busy for work, other times busy for family and sometimes a little busy for us and maybe a little for Jesus. Busyness for some of us makes us feel wanted, needed or appreciated. We think that if we are busy we must be proving our existence. But our identity isn't found in how busy we are.

WE GET TO SHAPE WHERE WE LIVE

WHAT KIND OF NEIGHBOURHOOD DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN?

Cris Rogers

In recent years we have seen gay hate shootings, terrorism, Political leaders murdered and the racist outbursts post the EU referendum. The clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Lusson says that “Fear is a bigoted master compelling us to behaviours and actions we would never choose were we free from its incessant calling.” I liked this; fear is an intolerant master that drives us.

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.

Making Disciples interview with Dr Paula Gooder

We talk with the eminent theologian Dr Paula Gooder about learning to 'knock about with Jesus'

Cris Rogers & Paula Gooder

Dr Paula Gooder speaks about learning to 'knock about with Jesus' and what it means to be a life long learner of Rabbi Jesus.

We Are Making Disciples

Discipleship and our planet

Ruth Valerio

I’ve just come back from preaching at a church that used little plastic disposable cups for communion. Probably about 500 were used which equates to about 26,000 little plastic cups in a year (never mind the throw-away coffee cups it also used).

Mission isn't an afterthought

It is central to your discipleship

Sarah Mcdonald

Why is it so easy for Churches to form small groups but so difficult to get volunteers for outreach days?

Marriage

Discipleship in practise

Cathy Madavan

Most of us remember our wedding day with great clarity...

Committed to Christ, Committed to His Family?

Dan Scott

Have you ever had a good read of an internet review?

Shaping our minds so our hands can be activated

Making Disciples interview with Dr Stephen Backhouse

Cris Rogers & Stephen Backhouse

Stephen shares with us how our minds needs shaping so that our hands can be activated and live out what we are wrestling with. We also talk about the place of Theology in the local church and Tent Theology.

DO I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH TO BE A CHRISTIAN.

Three aspects of why church is important….

Cris Rogers

Church isn’t a prerequisite for being ‘saved,’ but I would argue that to live a radical, empowered discipled life, church has to be an intrinsic part of it; to inspire, equip, and challenge you, and to enable you to grow in your faith. Church isn’t at its core what you get from it, it’s what you give to it. So when you’re not at church you might not feel like you miss out but you can be guaranteed others will miss out from what you have to offer.

Making Disciples Interview with Miriam Swaffield

[Part 2] Cris continues speaking to Miriam about how to share our faith whilst making it natural and normal...

Cris Rogers & Miriam Swaffield

Understanding what we can bring to the table once we own our style for sharing our faith.

Making Disciples Interview with Luke Whyte

Cris Rogers speaks with Luke Whyte about discipleship and millennials.

Cris Rogers & Luke Whyte

Creating a discipleship culture that is authentic is key.

Making Disciples Interview with Rob Peabody

How do we move people out from the pews onto the streets.

Cris Rogers & Rob Peaboady

Discipleship was always done on the go. We also talk about using technology to mobilise discipleship.