At the D6 Conference last week I had the opportunity to talk with Mike Glenn, the Sr. Pastor at Brentwood Baptist Church. He shared with me the story of how he realized that his church’s discipleship model was not working. After years of pursuing a typical model of church discipleship, they decided to scrap it and build a new discipleship model from the ground up, starting with the student ministry.
In our conversation, Mike talked about some of the behind-the-scenes in their new approach to discipleship, including:
- How to help church members walk down an intentional discipleship path.
- The significance of getting parents spiritually involved with their kids.
- Redefining the role of pastors and the role of church members in their faith community.
- The surprising affect this has had on their college ministry.
- And much more…
It’s quite an inspiring story that reveals a lot about the assumptions we often make concerning discipleship in the church.
QUESTION: If you could design discipleship in your church to look however you deemed appropriate, what would it look like? What would you change? What would you keep?
Posted on October 3, 2012