Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

“the average member has to wait at least one hour in a long line just to get a place to sit down in one of our seven services.”

Common church growth wisdom is based on a prioritization of the proclamation system over a discipleship system approach.[1] The priority in proclamation system evangelism is inviting non-Christians to worship. Everything must be subordinated to the comfort and convenience of the … Continue reading

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Cho experienced a physical collapse from overwork in 1964. After much prayer he began the cell ministry …

Cho experienced a physical collapse from overwork in 1964. After much prayer he began the cell ministry with women serving as spiritual leaders.[1] This new innovation increased the competency of the church despite the virtual non-involvement of the senior pastor … Continue reading

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… we focused on teaching and motivating believers to minister and reach out to others.

The church among the poor in Bulkwangdong struggled. The day began at 4:30 a.m. as Cho and Choi beat on an empty gas can to call the faithful to prayer. The rest of the day was spent in home visitation, … Continue reading

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Institutional churches are attempting to update the traditional proclamation model.

Institutional churches are attempting to update the traditional proclamation model.[1] Contemporary worship is an attempt to update the traditional form to create a proclamation event that draws a crowd for making disciples in the current sociological context. Growing megachurches known … Continue reading

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If one is to observe all the commands of Christ, as demanded by the Great Commission, that obedience must include the Great Commission.

If one is to observe all the commands of Christ, as demanded by the Great Commission, that obedience must include the Great Commission. To be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ means that each person goes, makes disciples and teaches … Continue reading

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A discipleship system is a natural, biblical process of grace and the primary task of a church.

A discipleship system is a natural, biblical process of grace and the primary task of a church.[1] A healthy discipleship system begins with God’s work with the lost in prevenient grace, moves a person through the landmark experience of justifying … Continue reading

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Discipleship systems cooperate with Jesus to support God’s work of helping people progress through phases of prevenient, justifying and sanctifying grace.

In a discipleship system, converts learn behavior obedient to the commands of Christ, including the command to make disciples. New faith communities reach out to a people group, involve them in worship that praises God and spiritual disciplines which systematically … Continue reading

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Craig Miller defines a faith community as made up of two cooperative, interacting components: worship and a discipleship system.

Discipleship Systems             Craig Miller defines a faith community as made up of two cooperative, interacting components: worship and a discipleship system.[1] The primary evangelistic strategy of the 21st century is the establishment of new faith communities . . . … Continue reading

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