Disciple Making Not About What Christians Do but ‘Who They Are’

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Warren Haynes said disciple-making isn’t what Christians do — it’s who they are.

“Whether we have one conversation or multiple conversations with someone, we ought to use it in a way that moves them a little closer to Jesus,” he said.

Haynes — national director of contextualized leadership development for Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California, and author of “Discipleship Uncomplicated” — was the guest speaker at a Disciple-Making Ministries dinner held June 11 at Fultondale First Baptist Church. The event was hosted by Disciple Making Ministries, a pastor network co-sponsored by Daniel Edmonds and Larry Hyche at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

“The idea of the network is to facilitate pastors walking together so they have someone to call on for encouragement in making disciples personally and leading their churches by their lives,” Edmonds said, noting that the network includes around 150 pastors meeting in pastor huddles in Alabama and beyond.

The June 11 event was a way for pastors to get together, hang out and hear from someone seen as an expert in the field (…continued)

Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper.

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