Jesus’ Message

The Invitation Is In The Definition

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017

The Invitation Is In The Definition

The Invitation is in the Definition   When an influential church community experiences division among its leadership as to the direction and philosophy among their small groups, they frequently turn to Real Life Ministries for guidance. The senior and executive pastors at Real Life Ministries routinely attend seminars to assist churches with concerns like these. On one such occasion, our Real Life Ministries pastors began by asking the leadership of this particular church a couple of...

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What Does A Winning Church Look Like?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

What Does A Winning Church Look Like?

What Does A Winning Church Look Like? More than twenty years ago, a small group of Christians came together in their homes with one lofty goal in mind. They wanted to bring a disciple-making church to a little slice of northern Idaho. At the time, they could never have imagined how the Lord would work through them to grow Real Life Ministries to a congregation of 8,500 plus. Through the Word of God, the church founders understood that leadership and discipleship are developed from within the...

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The Disciple Makers Handbook

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

The Disciple Makers Handbook

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...

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Two Things A Disciple Of Jesus Cannot Be Without

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Two Things A Disciple Of Jesus Cannot Be Without

With the incredible advances in technology over the last few years,  we now have a myriad of ways for people to stay connected. Phone call, text message, email, facebook message – it seems that we know more about the details of each others lives than we ever have before. We share what we had for lunch and what we are reading, we share our opinions and thoughts about movies, candidates and elections. Surprisingly, although we are technically more ‘connected’ with each other...

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Looking For A New Discipleship Method? Maybe We Should Return To Something Old – The Way Jesus Made Disciples

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

Looking For A New Discipleship Method? Maybe We Should Return To Something Old – The Way Jesus Made Disciples

  Let’s Get Back To Making Disciples The Way Jesus Did   If we study Jesus’ method for making disciples and then study how the early church repeated this pattern, we discern a blueprint that we can follow as well. Many of the churches in the Relational Discipleship Network use this simple blueprint, based on these four words. Share: Jesus shared who he was through words and deeds – During their time of sharing life together, he taught them the truth about himself....

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