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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?

Welcome New Believers to Your Group with Curiosity about the Story They Have to Share

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We’ve all been there. Walking into a room, a group, or a place that is brand new to you wondering whether you will fit in and make friends, whether people will like you, or whether it will be an uncomfortable experience.

To the Students: A Guide to Hope

This post is for the students who feel uprooted. This post is for the students who feel as if their plans for the future don’t look like they originally thought. This is for the students who are feeling uncertain and afraid.

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.

Slow Down Enough to See People

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I heard someone speaking Arabic at the assisted living facility where I work. Not realizing it was the Sudanese man I knew who frequently brings deliveries to the front desk I work at, I rounded the corner to find David on the phone. Immediately after he got off the phone, I began speaking to him in my very broken Arabic, excited to make a connection with someone who speaks the language I have studied and love.

Go and Make Disciples as a Group

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The idea of making disciples can be a little unnerving; the mere thought of sharing your faith can be scary. When the fear of rejection, judgment, and persecution creep in, it can cripple you and cause you to shy away from telling the lost people in your life how Jesus has changed you. Though Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18–20 is for each one of us, we don’t have to go and make disciples alone.

Are You a Silent Christian?

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“I haven’t shared the gospel with anyone recently because _______.” Does this statement ring true for you? How would you fill in the blank?

Love Your Neighbors through Your Spiritual Gifts

young woman shoveling snow

“Can I bring you dinner tonight?” read the text from one of my friends. As I typed and retyped, I wasn’t sure whether I could accept such kindness. The immediate answer in my heart was “yes, please,” but my pride and my sense of not wanting to be a burden tempted me to say no.

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.

Be like Christ: How to Grow in Christlikeness

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To be honest, I feel as if I am the last person who should be writing about Christlikeness. My sin has been evident today, illuminating the selfish, insecure, and harsh parts of my soul that, despite my efforts to crush them, still loom.

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