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  • Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

    September 30 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

    Leaders of a father-son discipleship group called Boys2Men decided to have the group study lessons from The Gospel Project, a Bible study curriculum from LifeWay Christian Resources centered on how all of scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. About once a month, the group gathers for barbecue, basketball and the Bible ...

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  • Church strengthening: What makes a church strong & healthy?

    May 20 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Church strengthening: What makes a church strong & healthy?

    A group of consultants at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina serve on the Church Strengthening Team which works with churches to help them become stronger and healthier as they seek to carry out the Great Commission. Antonio Santos leads the Church Strengthening Team ...

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  • Individuals have responsibility to make disciples

    May 19 2015 by Chad Austin, SBC Communications | with 0 comments
    Individuals have responsibility to make disciples

    Bruce Raley was the keynote speaker for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s “One Day” training event for church leaders and volunteers, held May 2 at Green Street Baptist Church. The event brought together more nearly 600 attendees representing 102 churches, who received equipping and training in all aspects of church ministry.

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  • Gallaty: We must replicate disciples

    February 24 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Gallaty: We must replicate disciples

    Robby Gallaty said he is a product of discipleship: “How different would my life be today if I had never been discipled? … How different would the lives of our people be if we got serious and passionate about the things that were passionate to Jesus – which is making disciples?”

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  • Every church member, a minister in disciple-making

    January 12 2015 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Every church member, a minister in disciple-making

    “We’ve been using the wrong metric,” said Brandon Ware, senior pastor at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point. “Traditionally we have defined success as bigger buildings, bigger budgets and more bodies. That’s been our primary focus, and we circumvent the whole discipleship process.” Ware shares how churches can…

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  • One Story event about hearing, connecting, sharing

    December 29 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    One Story event about hearing, connecting, sharing

    This year’s One Story Disciple-Making Conference was created to prepare believers to connect with unbelievers in a modern context. Brian Upshaw, team leader for disciple-making at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, said the people that churches are trying to reach are far away from any kind of Christian background or Christian narrative in their lives.

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  • Disciple your family, Hollifield says

    December 1 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Disciple your family, Hollifield says

    Milton Hollifield, executive director-treasurer of the BSC, read John 14:12 to launch his annual address to the messengers attending the Tuesday morning annual session in Greensboro, Nov. 11, giving emphasis to the potential of “greater things.”

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  • Durham church hosts Strength Team for 5-night crusade

    November 4 2014 by Randall Floyd, Grey Stone Baptist Church | with 0 comments
    Durham church hosts Strength Team for 5-night crusade

    Grey Stone Baptist Church in Durham recently partnered with the Strength Team in a unique approach to evangelism and disciple-making. During the week of Oct. 8-12, the Strength Team led 25 school assemblies in Orange and Durham counties, sharing positive messages ranging from anti-bullying to…

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  • Tommy Adams makes disciples through sports

    November 3 2014 by SEBTS Communications | with 1 comments
    Tommy Adams makes disciples through sports

    Tommy Adams, a former professional basketball player, found strength and direction to unite his love of God and basketball through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s discipleship groups. He became connected to SEBTS through Seth Bible, whom he met playing basketball in Wake Forest.

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  • Urban church planting goes ‘holistic’

    September 26 2014 by Joni B. Hannigan, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Urban church planting goes ‘holistic’

    Director of the Send North America Rebuild, Dhati Lewis, was among several NAMB leaders who led workshops during the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference at Ridgecrest (N.C.) Conference Center in July. Lewis is fostering a “holistic” approach to discipleship beyond one-on-one mentoring to transform urban culture.

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  • Busy moms discover everyday life as ministry

    September 16 2014 by Adam Miller, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Busy moms discover everyday life as ministry

    Stephanie Copenhaver is not entirely sure why they keep coming back or why they showed up in the first place. Apart from an invitation through her kids and their friends, there didn’t appear to be anything else that drew six students to “learn about Jesus” in a four-week study in July.

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  • Chapter on alignment most helpful in People of God

    July 28 2014 by Micheal Pardue, Book Review | with 0 comments
    Chapter on alignment most helpful in People of God

    Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard, Connelly Springs, reviews The People of God: Empowering the Church to Make Disciples by Trevor Joy and Spence Shelton. Pardue says that this book provides an encouraging and practical call to…

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  • Wilmington association hosts T4T training

    March 24 2014 by C. Walter Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Wilmington association hosts T4T training

    Feeling a burden to renew a passion for disciple-making in the U.S., Jeff Sundell began training believers in his local church in an evangelism and discipleship strategy originally designed for the foreign mission field known as T4T or “Training for Trainers.”

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  • Pastors say disciple-making is God’s plan

    December 19 2013 by C. Walter Overman, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Pastors say disciple-making is God’s plan

    Robert Hernandez, pastor of El Centro Del Señor church in Cullowhee and Casa de Dios church in Canton, believes that disciple-making is essential to the Christian life. But this process takes time, patience and obedience to Jesus.

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  • Burmese immigrants find 'living water'

    December 9 2013 by Susan O'Hara & Evelyn Adamson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Burmese immigrants find 'living water'

    Two missionaries have been sharing the gospel with Burmese migrant workers for more than 10 years. Ministering to a people overworked and frightened by angered spirits, the missionaries are teaching the Burmese the joy and freedom found in Jesus Christ.

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