Resources on Discipleship

Jun 13, 2017

Why Discipleship Matters by Jared C. Wilson

Series: 2017 For The Church Phoenix Micro-Conference

Jared C. Wilson, director of Content Strategy and managing editor of For The Church.

Jun 5, 2017

When Discipleship Stalls by Adam Kareus

When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.

Nov 20

We Need You: Why Mentorship is Need in the Church by Nickolas Hartman

Whether you are a pastor, a leader or just a growing follower of Christ, it is up to you to ensure that the young people in the church have the opportunity to be mentored. 

Apr 18

The Slow and Steady Pace of Discipleship by Michael Kelley

We don’t need something new. We need something old. We need to do the same things that saints of old have been doing in order to deepen our understanding and apprehension of the greatness of God.

Apr 30

Theology for the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe

God is at work among my generation. And the harvest is plentiful. So, pastors, keep laboring. Parents, keep laboring. Youth workers, keep laboring. Don’t give up on us.​

Apr 17, 2017

The Mission Field Under My Roof by Ashley Smith

The home is where stories are taught, faith is worked out, neighbors are heard, plates are filled, and where sojourners can find rest. 

Sep 2

The Fear-Driven Life

Lessons from Genesis 12 on God's Most Frequent Command

The more bored you are with the things of God, the more vulnerable you will be when difficulty comes.  

May 21, 2018

The Eight ‘D’s’ of Personal Discipleship by Jonathan Hayashi

We should compare our calendars to God’s commands and see where our lives are out of alignment, then make adjustments where necessary.

Mar 13

The Dangers of Disconnected Discipleship by Brian Zunigha

Don’t view discipleship as a separate activity from your church engagement and involvement.

Oct 3

Steve Bezner on Making Disciples Without Relying Solely on Programs by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "How do we make disciples without creating a one-size-fits-all program?"

Oct 2, 2018

Robby Gallaty on How Some Churches Do Discipleship Poorly

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN, "What are some ways churches today 'do discipleship' poorly?"

Aug 3, 2018

Robby Gallaty on Churches and Discipleship by Staff

Series: Conversations

Why don't more churches take discipleship seriously?

Aug 24, 2018

Pursue Growth Together: Our Call to Disciple Others by Darryl Dash

If we invest in others, even imperfectly, God will often multiply that investment more than we could imagine.

Feb 26

Pitting the Mission Against Itself by Brandon McClure

Pastor, if you served the rest of your ministry and never saw another convert, would you be content with watching the spiritual growth of your congregation?​

Feb 21

Open-Door Discipleship by Kyle Rapinchuk

I don’t think we can accomplish the goal of discipleship in the 21st century without demonstrating that we are willing to invite others into our mess, to hopefully show them that our mess is a Christ-centered and redemptive mess.

Apr 11, 2017

Michael Kelley on What Many Churches Get Wrong About Discipleship by Michael Kelley

We ask Michael Kelley, "What do too many churches get wrong about discipleship?"

Oct 19, 2018

Michael Kelley On Taking Discipleship Seriously by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why don’t more churches take the process of discipleship seriously?

Dec 4, 2018

Michael Kelley on Mistakes We Make When Thinking About Discipleship by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "What are some mistakes we make in thinking about discipleship?"

Oct 4

Michael Kelley on Churches and Discipleship by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What do too many churches get wrong about discipleship?

Aug 24, 2018

Michael Kelley on Christians Not Being Discipled by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What should a new Christian who isn't being discipled do?

Oct 5, 2018

Matt Capps on Inter-Generational Discipleship by Matt Capps

Series: Conversations

What are some ways to develop inter-generational discipleship in a church?

Aug 31, 2018

Mark Dever on Younger Generations by Mark Dever

Series: Conversations

What encourages you about the younger generation?

Aug 29, 2018

Making Wise Investments in Our Spiritual Life by Cassie Watson

While we can’t drum up genuine zeal by our own power, God has given us his word to know him and prayer to commune with him.

May 8, 2017

Make Room for Different Kinds of Discipleship by Stacy Reaoch

In our efforts to encourage discipleship in the local church, be open to different ways God might choose to influence you.

Jan 5, 2018

Knowing and Engaging the Mission of the Church by Casey Lewis

Making disciples involves much more. It involves us teaching others what it means and how to follow Jesus.

Oct 13, 2017

Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You? by Joel Littlefield

Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.

Jun 7

Jen Wilkin on Women and Discipleship by Staff

Series: Conversations

What misconceptions do pastors have about women and discipleship?

Mar 5

Jen Wilkin on Facilitating Inter-Generational Discipleship Among Women

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks, Jen Wilkin, author and teacher at The Village Church in Dallas, TX: "How can we better facilitate inter-generational discipleship among women?"

Mar 30, 2018

H.B. Charles on Discipling Young Men by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Series: Conversations

What are some key components to discipling young men?

Mar 2, 2018

From Pornography To Discipleship by Justin Huffman

While God’s Word does condemn all sexual sin, it also offers healing and forgiveness from all sexual sin. 

May 15

Episode 057: Robby Gallaty

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author and pastor Robby Gallaty about the discipleship deficit in the church and how to correct it.

Jul 26, 2017

Episode 010: Why Discipleship Matters

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 10: Why Discipleship Matters

"Maybe our failure to disciple the converts we make is why we’re making fewer converts."

Nov 9, 2018

Don Whitney on The Gospel and Spiritual Disciplines by Staff

Series: Conversations

How is the gospel connected to the daily effort in the spiritual disciplines?

Mar 7

Discipleship Simplified by Jeff Brown

If Christ is to be followed, He must be well-known, to the point that the disciple can discern His voice, predict His next move, and go His direction at all times.

May 29, 2017

Discipleship for the Rest of Us by Jared C. Wilson

What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"

Sep 13

Clint Pressley on Training Men in Ministry by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations

What are some important components in training men for ministry?

Jul 2

Clint Pressley on Key Components to Discipling Young Men by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC: "What are some key components to discipling young men?"

Oct 1

Christ and Discipleship

An FTC19 Sermon

Series: 2019 For The Church National Conference

Dr. Jason K. Allen's message on "Christ and Discipleship" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.

Oct 24

Biblical Theology in Discipleship by Nancy Guthrie

Here’s why I believe biblical theology should be woven into the fabric of discipleship in the local church.

May 24

Becoming a Grateful Discipler by Travis Montgomery

A godly motivation to disciple others is your gratitude for God’s work for, in, and through them.

Apr 2

9 Factors to Consider When Choosing Someone to Disciple by Mark Dever

You only have so much time in the week. You can’t disciple the whole church, so how do you decide in whom to invest?​

Jul 17, 2017

5 Words of Advice for Young Seminarians by Jared C. Wilson

If you try to do theological education in your own strength, you fail, no matter how good your grades are.

Apr 7, 2017

5 Discipleship Don'ts by Rebekah Hannah

Discipleship is about helping a disciple faithfully relate to Jesus, not to you.