Discipleship

How to Disciple New Believers in Missions

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Have you ever wondered how early is too early to bring a new Christian with you when you do missions? First of all, your concerns and questions are normal. Will she understand? How much should I let her take on? What kind of mission trip or experience is appropriate for her first one?

An Air Force Chaplain’s Unique Approach to Discipleship

Ron and Marsha Harvell

The US Air Force’s deputy chief of chaplains, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Ron Harvell, and his wife, Marsha, have been on mission for God in our nation’s capital since 2018.

Keys to Encouraging New Believers

Fellowship between believers at Baptist Friendship House

What are the keys to encouraging new believers as they seek to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ?

A Foundation for Faith: The Importance of Discipleship

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Discipleship is an important part of a believer’s journey, for both the new believer and the believer leading the process. Discipleship began with Jesus and His friends—the 12 disciples—and it continues in our relationships today.

Leader Devotion: Choosing Faithful Obedience Over Fearful Apprehension

In the Christian life, fear is one of the most dangerously employed tactics of the enemy to keep us on the sidelines of ministry. Fear frequently keeps us in the dark, while truth brings light to hard situations we find ourselves surrounded by.

Group Growth: Why Community Matters for Discipleship

young women reading Bibles at a Bible study

Community has always been essential in discipleship. In the Old Testament, the Israelites gathered collectively to hear the Word of God proclaimed. In this assembly, they were reminded how to live as God’s people and the great things He had done for them.

Leader Devotion: Obeying the Great Commission

Use this devotion to deepen your personal understanding of the Scripture Focus on the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20 for the Discipleship Lesson in the Missions Journey: Students unit on Cowboy Churches.

Make Disciples: Pouring Your Life into Others

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We all are pouring from our lives into others. The question is, “What sort of life am I pouring into them and why is it important?”

Chin Up: Show God’s Love by Investing in New Relationships

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I struggled to think of a single name to write in the blank of my guided prayer journal. “Name three people you interact with on a weekly basis that need to know of God’s love,” read the day’s assignment.

Discipleship: Nurture, Don't Abandon, New Christians

women reading Bible together outdoors

While on a family outing in a park, a friend of mine heard a cry coming from a cardboard box. In the box was an abandoned newborn girl. My friend’s family took her home and eventually adopted her. We read this and think, “How sad! How could someone abandon a newborn?”

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