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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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Relationships With Others Plays A Vital Role In Spiritual Maturity

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

Relationships With Others Plays A Vital Role In Spiritual Maturity

Relationships With Others Plays A Vital Role In Spiritual Maturity Why does God tell us through His Word that we must be in relationships? Well, because God made us relational beings and He knows we need relationships to thrive. In other words, spiritual relationships as God designs and empowers them are a vital part of the recipe for abundant life The New Testament metaphor of baptism is a picture of new birth (being born again) into the Christian family, the church. In Christ we are now...

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Does Your Small Group Have A Relational Environment? Take This Test To Find Out!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017

Does Your Small Group Have A Relational Environment? Take This Test To Find Out!

How Relational Is Your Small Group Environment? I’m sure you have heard at least one story of someone who stopped going to their small group because they never felt  ‘connected’ with the people there. And you have probably also heard from someone else with the exact opposite experience, that is thriving in their small group.  Being in a small group together can enable relationships to go deeper, and transparency to occur. But sometimes people in small groups don’t seem...

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