Steering the Church Toward Discipleship Leadership Guide Download to Print One

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Church Leaders, do your leadership practices promote or hinder discipleship efforts?

Before ascending back to heaven, Jesus commanded His followers to "go and make disciples" (Matt. 28:18-20). Church leaders should therefore attach a high level of importance to this mission and steer the Body toward discipleship.

In what has come to be known as the Great Commission, we see that Jesus' mission of making disciples begins with people initially coming into a saving relationship with the Lord but then continues by helping them develop into more fully devoted followers of Jesus who are lovers of God and people. -- Be sure to check out the Discipleship Bundle which includes this leadership guide as well as both the Outreach and Shepherding Ministry Manuals.

The Steering the Church Toward Discipleship Leadership Guide, specifically geared toward church leaders, examines how this encompassing nature of the Great Commission affects the way you lead. It begins with some introductory commentary about the Great Commission and then breaks down Matthew 28:18-20 into four truths leaders need to grasp in order to promote discipleship according to Jesus’ intent. Then, using 25 different leadership tasks as examples, it considers how leaders can promote discipleship through all of their responsibilities.

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Table of Contents:

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Steer the Church Toward Discipleship Due to Great Commission

Cradle of Authority Seen in the Great Commission

Charge of Responsibility Given in the Great Commission

Center of Focus Identified in the Great Commission

Case for Confidence Found in the Great Commission

Challenge to Make Discipleship Important in All Leadership Tasks

change management
church discipline
church growth
committees, boards, ministry teams
conflict management
facilities management
job (ministry) descriptions
safety issues
staff evaluations
strategic planning
team building
time management
vision casting & goal setting

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