Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

Unit 1.15 Systemic Problem #4: STRANGER EVANGELISM

Systemic Problem #4:  STRANGER EVANGELISM Human societies are actually living social networks of relationships where each person is linked by diverse forms of kinship. A gospel that spreads along human kinship networks will eventually unite people across all ethnic and … Continue reading

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Unit 1.14 Systemic Problem #3: PRAIRIE DNA

Systemic Problem #3: PRAIRIE DNA DNA is inherited from one generation to the next. Cultural DNA is information which defines norms and homeostasis for systems. Traditions that used to work persist in systems; the system avoids what will work in … Continue reading

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Unit 1.13 Systemic Problem #2. INSTITUTIONAL WORLD VIEW

Systemic Problem #2. INSTITUTIONAL WORLD VIEW One form this systemic avoidance can take is to attempt to do the Lord=s work in two steps of innovation rather than one step of direct obedience; what we often forget is that you … Continue reading

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Unit 1.12 Systemic Problem #1. NOT MAKING DISCIPLES

Lecture Unit 1 David Kueker AFour Systemic Problems in Disciple Making@ As we move toward the new and very different world of the cell church, it=s worth examining some negative trends in the old world that we are temporarily leaving … Continue reading

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Unit 1.11 Greg Ogden, forming the discipleship system

What is involved in forming the discipleship system? Ogden=s working definition of disciple making: ADiscipling is an intentional relationship in which we walk alongside other disciples in order to encourage, equip, and challenge one another in love to grow toward … Continue reading

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Unit 1.10 Greg Ogden, eight causes of this discipleship malaise

What are the eight causes of this discipleship malaise?[1] Ogden identifies eight factors that contribute to the church=s failure at disciple making: 1. Pastors are diverted from their primary calling to equip the saints for the work of ministry. 2. … Continue reading

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Unit 1.9 Greg Ogden, seven marks of authentic discipleship

What are the seven marks of authentic discipleship?[1] Ogden reminds us that we must consider whether we are meeting the biblical standard for discipleship or practicing a superficial faith.  Do we perceive laity as proactive ministers or passive recipients/spectators? Do … Continue reading

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Unit 1.8 Greg Ogden, Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time

Lecture: Greg Ogden Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003). I first met Greg Ogden when I arrived for the first day as a student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, … Continue reading

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Unit 1.7 Craig Kennet Miller: What is a healthy core group?

What is a healthy core group? Miller points out a common four year cycle that churches encounter as systems resist change. A new pastor arrives and is welcomed by all. As the pastor prays and learns the congregation=s situation, the … Continue reading

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Unit 1.6 Craig Kennet Miller: What is a discipleship system?

What is a discipleship system? Miller describe faith as a journey where AGod calls us to move forward, that we are to invite others to join us, and that the journey is one that is not to be walked alone.@[1] … Continue reading

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