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The Disciple Makers Handbook

The Disciple Makers Handbook

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Bobby Harrington is a founding member of the Relational Discipleship Network and the chairman of our board. He is passionate about our network and what we do. He calls our network his home, the place that reflects his personal beliefs and those of his home church, Harpeth Christian Church.

We are pleased to announce the release of the book, The Disciple Maker’s Handbook which Bobby wrote with his preaching partner, Josh Patrick. This book is a manifesto of the disciple making movement envisioned by RDN and Discipleship.org, our partner organization that Bobby leads.

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The book starts with the case that Jesus’ style of disciple making is the greatest cause on earth, it moves through the fundamental definitions being used at the early stages of a movement, and continues into a framework that makes disciple making practical for everyday Christians.

This book is for everyday Christians who want to make disciples. It is a great primer for someone before they work through The Real Life Discipleship Training Manual or it is a great follow-up for Christians who have already worked through that manual. It is filled with lots of stories and practical examples from one of RDN’s churches.

The 7 elements of the discipleship lifestyle are the 7 elements found in the ministry of Jesus. These elements are inspirational, practical, and reproducible.

Preview and Discount: You can get an audio and text preview of the book here and you can buy it at a discounted rate by going to Church Source's page for the book, where you will get 40 percent off single copies of the book and 50 percent off 10+ copies PLUS free shipping when they enter the promo code: DMHFREE when they check out.

 

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The Disciple Makers Handbook

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Bobby Harrington is a founding member of the Relational Discipleship Network and the chairman of our board. He is passionate about our network and what we do. He calls our network his home, the place that reflects his personal beliefs and those of his home church, Harpeth Christian Church.

We are pleased to announce the release of the book, The Disciple Maker’s Handbook which Bobby wrote with his preaching partner, Josh Patrick. This book is a manifesto of the disciple making movement envisioned by RDN and Discipleship.org, our partner organization that Bobby leads.

DMH_Memes_2

The book starts with the case that Jesus’ style of disciple making is the greatest cause on earth, it moves through the fundamental definitions being used at the early stages of a movement, and continues into a framework that makes disciple making practical for everyday Christians.

This book is for everyday Christians who want to make disciples. It is a great primer for someone before they work through The Real Life Discipleship Training Manual or it is a great follow-up for Christians who have already worked through that manual. It is filled with lots of stories and practical examples from one of RDN’s churches.

The 7 elements of the discipleship lifestyle are the 7 elements found in the ministry of Jesus. These elements are inspirational, practical, and reproducible.

Preview and Discount: You can get an audio and text preview of the book here and you can buy it at a discounted rate by going to Church Source's page for the book, where you will get 40 percent off single copies of the book and 50 percent off 10+ copies PLUS free shipping when they enter the promo code: DMHFREE when they check out.

 

Are You Looking For A New Staff Member For Your Church? This Is Where You Should  Start. $

Are You Looking For A New Staff Member For Your Church? This Is Where You Should Start.

Are You Looking For A New Staff Member For Your Church? This Is Where You Should Start.

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One of the questions the leaders at Real Life Ministries get asked often is "Where do you find your staff?". The answer is that most of them are raised up from volunteers within our congregation. This is generally not the reply they expect!

People assume that with a 90 person staff serving a congregation with  5-6 thousand people in weekend attendance, we must have a nationwide recruiting plan to find the skills and abilities we are looking for. But that couldn't be farther from the truth.

Through trial and error, Real Life leaders have discovered that the people attending and serving as volunteers in our church actually make the best transition to staff. We have had a chance to watch them rise up as volunteer leaders and to observe over time how they handle themselves and their relationships in tough situations. And because of our membership classes and volunteer expectations, we  know they are in alignment with the mission, vision, and philosophy of our Church.

It has been amazing to watch and see who God brings and who he chooses to work through. Too many church leaders are looking for the polished diamond and overlooking the diamond in the rough. Sometimes we get caught up in what a person DOES, rather than finding out first who they ARE.

One of the things we have discovered is that the use of Jesus' method of Relational Discipleship is not only the best way to make disciples, but also the best way to raise up leaders. Discipling relationally takes time and investment into a person, walking alongside and helping them grow on their journey of spiritual maturity. But the results are well worth the effort - you will be making disciple's of Jesus who go on to make disciples, and also creating a strong network of brothers and friends that will help support and build up Jesus' Church.

In the short video below, Derrick McNeil - Small Groups Pastor on staff with TheMET Cyprus Campus in Houston, Texas, speaks about Relational Discipleship and his journey from church attender to staff member.

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Are You Looking For A New Staff Member For Your Church? This Is Where You Should Start.

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church-altar-building-germany-65922

One of the questions the leaders at Real Life Ministries get asked often is "Where do you find your staff?". The answer is that most of them are raised up from volunteers within our congregation. This is generally not the reply they expect!

People assume that with a 90 person staff serving a congregation with  5-6 thousand people in weekend attendance, we must have a nationwide recruiting plan to find the skills and abilities we are looking for. But that couldn't be farther from the truth.

Through trial and error, Real Life leaders have discovered that the people attending and serving as volunteers in our church actually make the best transition to staff. We have had a chance to watch them rise up as volunteer leaders and to observe over time how they handle themselves and their relationships in tough situations. And because of our membership classes and volunteer expectations, we  know they are in alignment with the mission, vision, and philosophy of our Church.

It has been amazing to watch and see who God brings and who he chooses to work through. Too many church leaders are looking for the polished diamond and overlooking the diamond in the rough. Sometimes we get caught up in what a person DOES, rather than finding out first who they ARE.

One of the things we have discovered is that the use of Jesus' method of Relational Discipleship is not only the best way to make disciples, but also the best way to raise up leaders. Discipling relationally takes time and investment into a person, walking alongside and helping them grow on their journey of spiritual maturity. But the results are well worth the effort - you will be making disciple's of Jesus who go on to make disciples, and also creating a strong network of brothers and friends that will help support and build up Jesus' Church.

In the short video below, Derrick McNeil - Small Groups Pastor on staff with TheMET Cyprus Campus in Houston, Texas, speaks about Relational Discipleship and his journey from church attender to staff member.

‘From Pool Hustler to Pastor’ – Luke Yetter Talks About The Way Relational Discipleship Has Impacted His Life $

‘From Pool Hustler to Pastor’ – Luke Yetter Talks About The Way Relational Discipleship Has Impacted His Life

‘From Pool Hustler to Pastor’ – Luke Yetter Talks About The Way Relational Discipleship Has Impacted His Life

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From Pool Hustler to Pastor

How Relational Discipleship Impacted My Life

Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries and Director of the Relational Discipleship Network, has an amazing testimony of how his life and his legacy were impacted by Jesus' model of Relational Discipleship -

Watch the short video below as Luke walks you through his first experience with church as a complete outsider, and see how you or your church might answer the two questions Luke asked of the church leaders in attendance that day.

  1. If I came to your church, would you have sought me out and led me to the Lord?
  2. Would you have taken a chance and hired me to be on your staff?

We would love to hear your feedback!

 

To learn more about Relational Discipleship Training go here: DiscipleShift.org

From Pool Hustler to Pastor - How Relational Discipleship impacted my life. from Relational Discipleship Network on Vimeo.

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‘From Pool Hustler to Pastor’ – Luke Yetter Talks About The Way Relational Discipleship Has Impacted His Life

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From Pool Hustler to Pastor

How Relational Discipleship Impacted My Life

Luke Yetter, Executive Pastor at Real Life Ministries and Director of the Relational Discipleship Network, has an amazing testimony of how his life and his legacy were impacted by Jesus' model of Relational Discipleship -

Watch the short video below as Luke walks you through his first experience with church as a complete outsider, and see how you or your church might answer the two questions Luke asked of the church leaders in attendance that day.

  1. If I came to your church, would you have sought me out and led me to the Lord?
  2. Would you have taken a chance and hired me to be on your staff?

We would love to hear your feedback!

 

To learn more about Relational Discipleship Training go here: DiscipleShift.org

From Pool Hustler to Pastor - How Relational Discipleship impacted my life. from Relational Discipleship Network on Vimeo.

One Way A Senior Pastor Can Keep The Vision Of Discipleship Alive In His Church $

One Way A Senior Pastor Can Keep The Vision Of Discipleship Alive In His Church

One Way A Senior Pastor Can Keep The Vision Of Discipleship Alive In His Church

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We often get this question from Lead Pastors in our DiscipleShift 1 Training Q&A sessions:

"How can I cast vision for our discipleship process during weekend service?"

It is a great question. We know that 'People aspire to what is celebrated'. If you want to become a Disciple Making Church, you must celebrate discipleship visibly and often.

In this video clip, Matt Roberson lead pastor of The MET in Houston, Texas, spends some time at the conclusion of his sermon referencing the wheel and what is happening right there in their church. He does an excellent job of explaining the wheel in a way that is compelling for the people who know about it and also to those who may be new to the concept.

The MET is part of our Relational Discipleship Network, and being coached by one of our Mentor Coaching Churches. We are so proud of Matt as he steps into his new role of lead pastor, and of the dedication and vision he and the leaders there have for the future.

We hope you enjoy this short clip, and that it shows you how to bring the process of disciple making before your congregation in a way that is simple but impactful. To find out more about our training go to DiscipleShift.org .

 

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One Way A Senior Pastor Can Keep The Vision Of Discipleship Alive In His Church

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binoculars

We often get this question from Lead Pastors in our DiscipleShift 1 Training Q&A sessions:

"How can I cast vision for our discipleship process during weekend service?"

It is a great question. We know that 'People aspire to what is celebrated'. If you want to become a Disciple Making Church, you must celebrate discipleship visibly and often.

In this video clip, Matt Roberson lead pastor of The MET in Houston, Texas, spends some time at the conclusion of his sermon referencing the wheel and what is happening right there in their church. He does an excellent job of explaining the wheel in a way that is compelling for the people who know about it and also to those who may be new to the concept.

The MET is part of our Relational Discipleship Network, and being coached by one of our Mentor Coaching Churches. We are so proud of Matt as he steps into his new role of lead pastor, and of the dedication and vision he and the leaders there have for the future.

We hope you enjoy this short clip, and that it shows you how to bring the process of disciple making before your congregation in a way that is simple but impactful. To find out more about our training go to DiscipleShift.org .

 

How To Take Your Church From Here To There Without Blowing It Up:  (Free E-Book) $

How To Take Your Church From Here To There Without Blowing It Up: (Free E-Book)

How To Take Your Church From Here To There Without Blowing It Up: (Free E-Book)

Leading Change In Your Church

"A new cultural shift in the church toward “making disciples” must become the goal of every church leader. However, creating such a culture in an established church, as with leading people through any kind of change, will not be easy. Doing so will require a good understanding of the dynamics of leading people through change."  Todd Wright

In this FREE eBook, Todd Wright, Senior Pastor at Midway Church in Villa Rica, Georgia tells the story of how he, his leaders, and his congregation have made a shift over the past few years towards becoming a disciple making church, and what that journey has looked like. Todd has allowed us to share his story in an eBook form so that others can benefit from it. We believe you will find it to be a valuable tool whether you are a leader who is currently leading change or your leadership is looking to lead change in the future.

Click on the link below to receive the download of this free resource!

How To Lead Change In Your Church


- The Relational Discipleship Network

 

ToddWrightIn leading our people through past changes, I have not done everything right or without failure. Through the journey, however, I have learned much about the emotional impact of change and the process of leading people to embrace change successfully. This PDF download contain some key principles I have learned from my journey. We are following these principles to become a church that intentionally makes disciples through relational environments. I am deeply grateful for the staff of Real Life Ministries for their investment to walk with us in this amazing journey. I pray these principles will help other leaders who dream of a church that actually makes disciples.

- Todd Wright: Lead Pastor - Midway Church, Villa Rica, GA


If you are looking for a training for yourself and your team that will inspire, equip and enable a shift of thinking and purpose - you need to look at coming to a DiscipleShift 1 Training. It will change you from the inside out.. DiscipleShift 1

 

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How To Take Your Church From Here To There Without Blowing It Up: (Free E-Book)

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Leading Change In Your Church

"A new cultural shift in the church toward “making disciples” must become the goal of every church leader. However, creating such a culture in an established church, as with leading people through any kind of change, will not be easy. Doing so will require a good understanding of the dynamics of leading people through change."  Todd Wright

In this FREE eBook, Todd Wright, Senior Pastor at Midway Church in Villa Rica, Georgia tells the story of how he, his leaders, and his congregation have made a shift over the past few years towards becoming a disciple making church, and what that journey has looked like. Todd has allowed us to share his story in an eBook form so that others can benefit from it. We believe you will find it to be a valuable tool whether you are a leader who is currently leading change or your leadership is looking to lead change in the future.

Click on the link below to receive the download of this free resource!

How To Lead Change In Your Church


- The Relational Discipleship Network

 

ToddWrightIn leading our people through past changes, I have not done everything right or without failure. Through the journey, however, I have learned much about the emotional impact of change and the process of leading people to embrace change successfully. This PDF download contain some key principles I have learned from my journey. We are following these principles to become a church that intentionally makes disciples through relational environments. I am deeply grateful for the staff of Real Life Ministries for their investment to walk with us in this amazing journey. I pray these principles will help other leaders who dream of a church that actually makes disciples.

- Todd Wright: Lead Pastor - Midway Church, Villa Rica, GA


If you are looking for a training for yourself and your team that will inspire, equip and enable a shift of thinking and purpose - you need to look at coming to a DiscipleShift 1 Training. It will change you from the inside out.. DiscipleShift 1