“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Making Disciples is and was on forefront of Jesus’ heart. So important that when He spoke the Great Commission to His disciples, it was a prominent part of it. The Great Commission was more than just go share the good news of the gospel. It was go, share, teach, impart truth and make active disciples of Jesus.
This week on the podcast, I talk with author Dennis Allen about his new book: “The Disciple Dilemma.” We discuss many aspects of his book and cover a variety of conversations.
Truthfully, as pastors of a church discipleship was one of the toughest areas. Sure, we would share the gospel, teach, people would get saved, but having a formal discipleship program was one area we were lacking in. We did have men’s, women’s, youth groups that were like discipleship, but it was definitely a dilemma that we saw and knew needed to be addressed. Dennis’ book is very eye opening, challenging in a good way and also helpful. I pray you will take time to listen to the podcast or watch on youtube.
Dennis Allen ~ The Disciple Dilemma
As a Pastor, I can attest to the first hand issues within the church on raising disciples. Today’s conversation on the podcast with Dennis Allen is a good one. We talk about how the church has lost sight of the great commission and Dennis jumps into the numbers and statistics, which are quite shocking and staggering if the church’s great commission is to expand the Kingdom of God and reach the nations with the good news. Dennis, also looks back at church history and describes how the decline began in the Western Church. But he doesn’t leave us there, there is Hope moving forward and to help get us back on track with what Jesus Christ commissioned us to do.
The book is organized into three sections: defining the dilemma from a leadership perspective, unearthing causes and effects, and a leadership path forward. The book is not just for Pastors, but lay leaders of all stripes, from small group leaders to Sunday School teachers to Elders, Deacons, Trustees, Committee leaders. And especially mature believers in Christ, who are to be out there inviting, living alongside, coaching discipleship.
You can purchase the book or connect with Dennis here: https://thediscipledilemma.com/
Or check the book out on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TVF27PV/ref=nosim?tag=da2he-20
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Meet This Week’s Podcast Guest:
industries. He has been a member of, and served in leadership roles in mega, mid-sized and startup churches as an elder, deacon, teacher, board member and speaker, with an emphasis on strategy and planning. A combat-rated US Air Force F-15 fighter pilot, mission commander and instructor pilot prior to his business career, he has a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Alabama, an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and is an alumnus of the Oxford Centre for
Christian Apologetics in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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