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The More Disciples Podcast | Episode 15

Over the years, there is a consistent theme in the lives of dedicated disciples – the relentless pursuit of personal and spiritual transformation, and this invariably involves a renewed sense of identity in Christ. In the More Disciples Podcast, Dori Yuen, Lee Wood, Doug Lucas, John Heerema, and Damian Gerke provide profound insights into this transformational journey.

In the podcast, they underscored the bittersweet journey to finding our identity in Christ and how it shapes our approach to disciple-making. Gerke emphasizes a shift from an “outside-in” perspective where people find identity based on performance, to an “inside-out” framework where Christ’s love defines who we are. The recognition of our identity in Christ is powerful, prompting us to reflect the light of the Gospel in our daily interactions.

Through several rounds of honest conversation, they arrived at a consensus that the disciple’s journey is not solitary but communal. Unity and community were identified as crucial factors for reflecting God’s identity. They noted that every disciple must grasp their role as part of a collective identity, to show God’s likeness effectively. This viewpoint emphasizes the value of unity and shared identity in disciple-making movements, suggesting that identity’s communal nature can accelerate such movements’ pace.

In conclusion, the podcast offered profound insights into the importance of recognizing our identity in Christ. It underscores the role of community in disciple-making and posits that believers must adopt an inside-out approach to identity. By tapping into our identity in Christ, we can truly live out our purpose and significantly impact our journey of faith and disciple-making.

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Every passionate follower of Jesus has a deep desire to share their faith with others. How do we make and multiply disciples around the block and around the world? How do we do it at a rate that can compete with population growth, a growing secular culture, and 40% of the world considered completely unreached? With hosts, Doug Lucas of Team Expansion, Lee Wood of 1Body Church, John Heerema of Biglife, Dori Yuen of Channel Network and special guests from around the world, we’ll explore how believers can come together to make More Disciples.

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