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What Happens in Disciple-Making Group Meetings?

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This is 3rd in a series about a new ministry that Christie and I will begin in 2 weeks. The first post was Disciple-making small group begins in March.

Last week, in Disciple-making small groups. What Are They? I shared how our group will be like Jesus’ model for training his disciples and what you will learn if you come.


  • What happens in a typical disciple-making group meeting
  • How our small group meetings are different
  • Our whole-person training is life-transforming
  • FAQs about small-group disciple making

What Happens in a Typical Small-Group Meeting?

Christie and I have been leading home-based, small-group bible studies and disciplemaking for over 30 years. In most of …

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What Did Jesus Do When He Didn’t Like What Was Happening To His Culture And Country?

Many friends have shared with me their concern about the state of our country and world. Jesus faced very similar challenges:

  • A national population moving away from God.
  • Decreasing moral values in his culture.
  • Too much poverty and suffering.
  • Other religions becoming more prominent in his homeland.
  • And a national government that did not care about these and other issues important to Jesus and his heavenly Father.

So what did Jesus do about it?

His response is the key for us to know how best to respond to conditions in our country. We need to act the same way he acted. What did Jesus spend more time doing than anything else? Answer: making disciples. Yes, he preached to the multitudes

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Live Like Jesus and the Apostles: How to Make Disciples — Part 3

Have you wondered what it was like to be an apostle of Jesus?  Living daily with him, learning from him, being his close friend. Watching him do miracles. Eventually, discovering that you can have a real impact in others’ lives and do the same things Jesus does. This current blog series on how to do disciplemaking like Jesus teaches you how to learn the basics of living that way. In this post, I answer many of the questions and concerns you’ve asked.  You can find my first post in this series here, and it has a link to the second post.

Thank you to new subscribers of my posts/updates by email or on my Facebook ministry page (https://www.facebook.com/MarkGardner.lifecoach).

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Transform Your Life & Church with Jesus’ Disciplemaking Method Part 2

Thanks again

Thank you for the helpful feedback on my first post on how Jesus trained disciples. It helps me help you. As before, the answers to questions require more space than I can provide in a few posts, so I’ll keep writing on disciplemaking, but the best way to learn more is to let me coach you and invite me to your church to present my free one-hour disciplemaking workshop.

I wanted to get this to you quickly, so didn’t take time to make a video version.  I’ll try to include that on the next post.

What was in Part 1?

In Part 1 (find it here), I shared how Jesus’ disciplemaking method transformed millions of lives and …

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How to Use Jesus’ Disciplemaking Method ~ Part 1

Jesus’ Disciplemaking Method Converted the Whole Roman Empire: Use it to Transform Your Life and Church

You can watch the video or read the text below–the content is the same.


Thanks for your excellent questions and comments in response to my last email. There is real interest in disciplemaking. Collectively, what people requested is more than I can provide in a couple of posts, so I’ll have to provide some answers in the free one-hour disciplemaking workshop that I am preparing. Until then, in this and my next post is information on Jesus’ method and why we need it.  Watch the video or read below—the content is the same.

I fear that the 80%of U.S. churches that are dying

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