Episode 421: Optimal Ratios for Personal Discipleship

In Episode 421 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss effective discipleship strategies.

“My question is around discipleship and leadership over that ministry. Is there an optimal ratio that you have found to be most effective in personal discipleship. In an intentional discipleship program how many people would you place under a specific person and how often should we expect to make a contact point with each one of our disciples? Do you utilize upstream accountability to help your team meet contact goals?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The four spaces in which discipleship can happen
  • How people become alienated

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Depending on what type of church you were in, you are going to have a different opinion on what the biblical norm should be as it relates to community.” – @danielsangi
  • “Instead of focusing so much on the form, why don’t we move to function?” – @danielsangi
  • “If the only way you are trying to disciple in your church is via preaching that is not a full and holistic way to do it.” – @danielsangi
  • “Discipleship and community happens in a public space.” – @danielsangi
  • “In intentional discipleship, you need to lead out through prayer.” – @danielsangi
  • “God wants your people to be discipled even more than you do.” – @danielsangi
  • “Small groups are the primary place and method of discipling for most churches.” – @edstetzer

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This Episode’s Sponsor: You’ve probably heard about the movie OVERCOMER. But you may not know there are a few books and Bible studies inspired by the film. One is called Defined by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, which is a book and Bible study based on insights from the Book of Ephesians. You can find these books and Bible studies at Lifeway.com/Overcomer.

Published September 12, 2019

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