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Relational Discipleship Resurfaces while Church Programs Lose Fans

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When you ask Daniel Edmonds about where the Church is headed with discipleship these days, he likes to quote Pastor Ken Adams — “Jesus started the Church the way He wanted it, and now He wants the Church the way He started it.”

It’s to that end, Edmonds said, that churches today are circling back around to the relational type of disciple-making Jesus Himself did — the all-day-every-day, personal-influence kind.

“For a lot of people, it’s scary because they’ve never done it that way before,” said Edmonds, director of the office of Sunday School and discipleship for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. “But we’re getting back to the way Jesus intended for it to be done.” (continued…)


Read the full article from the Alabama Baptist newspaper at http://www.thealabamabaptist.net/relational-discipleship-resurfaces-while-church-programs-lose-fans/

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