Making Disciples with Robby Gallaty

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Making Disciples with Robby Gallaty is a weekly discussion about discipleship and disciple-making in the local church.

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#40 Disciple Her
24:13
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
Feb 18, 2019
#39: Do We Need The Old Testament?
25:18
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
Feb 11, 2019
#38: Can You Have Fun in Ministry?
22:36
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
Feb 04, 2019
#37: How Gaming Connects with Discipleship
22:43
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
Jan 28, 2019
#36: Understanding The Kingdom Of God
22:38
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
Jan 21, 2019
#35: Discipleship Lessons from Israel
24:44
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
Jan 14, 2019
#34: How Do You Sustain a Disciplemaking Launch? – Part 2
21:51
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
Jan 07, 2019
#33: How Do You Sustain a Disciplemaking Launch?
23:06
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
Dec 30, 2018
#32: Mentoring Emerging Leaders – Part 2
23:10
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."
Dec 23, 2018
#31: Disciplemaking in The Traditional Church Setting
25:43
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."
Dec 16, 2018
#30 Mentoring – Part 1
22:13
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."
Dec 09, 2018
#29 Leading a Smaller Church to Make Disciples – Part 2
21:27
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."
Dec 02, 2018
#28 Leading a Smaller Church to Make Disciples
22:42
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?
Nov 26, 2018
#27 Listener Q&A – Part 4
21:29
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
Nov 18, 2018
#26 Listener Q&A – Part 3
23:21
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?
Nov 11, 2018
#25 Discipling Your Family
21:53
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
Nov 04, 2018
#24 Listener Q&A – Part 2
20:38
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?
Oct 28, 2018
#23 Listener Q&A
24:33
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
Oct 21, 2018
#22 The Discipleship Pathway Part 6 – The Crowd
20:16
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
Oct 11, 2018
#22 The Discipleship Pathway Part 5 – What is a D-Group?
21:56
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?
Oct 08, 2018
#21 The Discipleship Pathway Part 4 – What’s the Difference Between Community Groups and D-Groups?
19:11
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?
Oct 01, 2018
#20 The Discipleship Pathway Part 3 – Small Groups
21:21
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
Sep 24, 2018
#19 The Discipleship Pathway Part 2
23:27
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
Sep 17, 2018
#18 The Discipleship Pathway Part 1
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
Sep 10, 2018
#17 Sustaining Discipleship Long Term
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?
Sep 03, 2018
#16 Disciplemaking and the Future of the SBC with J.D. Greear
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
Aug 27, 2018
#15 A Tool for Making Disciples
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
Aug 20, 2018
#14 The Most Important Lead Measure for Spiritual Growth
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?
Aug 13, 2018
#13 How to Lose 7 Million People
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
Aug 06, 2018
#12 The Role of Text-Driven Preaching in Discipleship
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
Jul 30, 2018
#11 The Biggest Surprise of Discipleship Groups
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?
Jul 23, 2018
#10 Why Isn’t Disciplemaking Working In My Church?
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?
Jul 16, 2018
#9 Making Disciples, Not Visitors
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
Jul 09, 2018
#8 Ramps, Pathways, and Mathematics
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
Jul 02, 2018
#7 The State of Disciplemaking in the Church
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
Jun 25, 2018
#6 Where Do I Start with Disciplemaking?
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
Jun 18, 2018
#5 Part 3: Why Aren’t We Making Disciples?
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
Jun 11, 2018
#4 Part 2: Why Aren’t We Making Disciples?
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
Jun 04, 2018
#2 Why Aren’t We Making Disciples?
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 21, 2018
#1: The 30,000 View
Robby and Chris take a 30,000 foot view of discipleship in the local church. Links @rgallaty @ChrisSwain73 Replicate Ministries
May 14, 2018