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  • Leaders urge messengers to ‘Arise,’ make disciples

    November 18 2013 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
      Leaders urge messengers to ‘Arise,’ make disciples

    Steve Corts and Larry Doyle share theme interpretations during the annual meeting at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Nov. 12 in Greensboro.

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  • ‘Experiencing God’: New film recaps 23 years of discipleship

    August 9 2013 by Polly House, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Experiencing God’: New film recaps 23 years of discipleship

    A documentary about the impact of “Experiencing God” – a discipleship study that influenced a generation – is the first release of LifeWay Films.

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  • Review: ThePlan reveals ‘measurable discipleship’

    July 9 2013 by Neal E. Eller Jr., Book review | with 0 comments
    Review: ThePlan reveals ‘measurable discipleship’

    In ThePlan: Measurable Discipleship, Steve R. Clark identifies the current reality of disciple-making in today’s church along with the frustration and even guilt pastors feel for failing in their obedience to the Great Commission.

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  • Looking to start a discipleship group?

    August 30 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 1 comments
    Looking to start a discipleship group?

    If you have a desire to start up a discipleship group in your neighborhood this fall, and you don’t have any idea where to begin, you’re not alone. While every situation is different, and most will agree there is not a set formula, every group leader must adapt to their situation and the culture of their community.

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  • Project identifies 8 attributes of discipleship

    August 7 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LifeWay Research surveyed 7,000 churches in 2008 to discover the principles involved with healthy congregations. Last year, LifeWay’s researchers went back into the field to focus on individual believers, asking more than 4,000 people about their spiritual lives and level of maturity.

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  • Disciple a people group in your neighborhood

    August 6 2012 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Disciple a people group in your neighborhood

    Ken Tan is the team leader of the multicultural team for Congregational Services with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Tan shares his passion for his work and how God is moving among ethnic congregations across the state. He shares suggestions for how churches can become more involved.

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  • Church and family connect

    July 25 2012 by Brian Upshaw, BSC Congregational Services | with 0 comments
    Church and family connect

    I have been involved with ministry to families in one role or another for over 20 years. For the last 13 of those years, I’ve also been a father. Ironically, the twin roles of pastor and father collided for me when my kids were preschoolers.

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  • Discovering a life of discipleship

    July 24 2012 by Brian Upshaw, BSC Congregational Services | with 0 comments
    Discovering a life of discipleship

    The life of discipleship is filled with discovery. We must discover who Jesus is and what He expects. We must also discover who we are and how we will respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship.

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  • Transforming women’s lives through discipleship

    July 23 2012 by Ashley Allen, BSC Embrace Women’s Ministries | with 0 comments
    Transforming women’s lives through discipleship

    When Eva Rice moved from Winston-Salem to Sparta, N.C., she saw a need in her church for discipleship among the women. Rice saw that the women were involved in Sunday School, but there was a lack of application of what they were learning.

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  • How mentoring, discipleship changed the ‘most hateful man’

    July 18 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    How mentoring, discipleship changed the ‘most hateful man’

    Don’t be fooled by Jim Gillespie’s appearance – that leather vest, braided goatee and all-around rugged biker look. Gillespie, pastor of men’s ministry at Richland Creek Community Church in Wake Forest, admits he doesn’t quite fit the typical profile of your average Southern Baptist pastor.

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  • 10 life-changing tips that will change a man’s life

    In his two-volume book, Mentoring Men for the Master Handbook and 10 absolute life-changers of men; guaranteed, author Bill Bennett details how a man can transform his life for Christ – inside and out.

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  • The pursuit of disciple making

    July 16 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 1 comments
    The pursuit of disciple making

    As an associational missionary, Chuck Campbell began to notice a glaring deficiency in church ministry and in the personal lives of pastors. His concern was not born out of a judgmental position, but from a passion to help pastors become more effective in their calling.

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  • The church, discipleship and culture

    July 16 2012 by Neal Eller Jr., BSC Church Health Team Leader | with 0 comments
    The church, discipleship and culture

    What do you get when you place a frog in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat until it is boiling?  Supper – because the frog will stay in the water until it boils to death! In 1990, a groundbreaking and rather controversial book was published with a futuristic look at the transforming culture of the coming millennium for the church.

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  • Transformed hearts will live as disciple makers

    September 10 2008 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments

    Geiger, executive pastor of Christ Fellowship in Miami, Fla., was among speakers during the  Transformed Hearts Conference at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly in August, who helped participants focus on how to be disciples of Christ so they can make disciples for Christ.

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