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Today in the 30-Day Challenge we read…

“Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, ‘He told me everything I ever did.'”  – John 4:39

In order to know how to make good disciples, let’s first define what we mean when we say the word, “disciple.” In its simplest terms, a disciple is one who follows. But when we study the disciples of the New Testament, we find that they did a lot more than follow. They also trained others to follow too. As soon as Andrew met Jesus, he immediately went to find Peter. (John 1:42)

As soon as Jesus shared the Good News with the woman at the well, she went to tell everyone in her town about the Savior (John 4:39) and “Many believed!” Immediately after he met Jesus, the demoniac went back to his home towns and “everyone was amazed” (Mark 6:20). So for us, a disciple is one who follows, while he’s leading someone else. In fact, one could say that disciples train others to train others to train others!

Your challenge for today is to find someone, familiar or otherwise, to whom you can explain this concept. Share with him or her that you have set a goal to be a disciple who multiplies. Find one person — and share this news. Perhaps it will be easier to explain if you have a video to help you put things into perspective. Check out the one below to see if it helps. : )

Follow Through

Here are some further resources, tools, and blog posts to help you tackle today’s Challenge more effectively.

Questions for Discussion from the Book, More Disciples

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The Revised and Enlarged Version of More Disciples (now available at Amazon) adds significant text, including Questions for Discussion. For the benefit of any who bought the "1.0" version of the…

8) David Platt on “Why Some Aren’t Making More Disciples”

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Why don't some believers make disciples? Our friends at our companion site, www.AntiochJourney.com , referred us to the following explanation, by David Platt.If you'd prefer, catch the audio from the…

4) Curtis Sergeant on “How to Get Your Church Involved in Multiplying Disciples”

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“The Must-Have’s For Disciple Making” was on February 24, 2016. It featured Dr. Curtis Sergeant, trainer of those who want to multiply disciples and Doug Lucas, President of Team Expansion…

3) Harry Brown on “How To Get Your Church Involved in Multiplying Disciples”

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“How To Get Your Church Involved in Disciple Making” first took place as a webinar on January 20, 2016. It featured Harry Brown, VP of International Ministry at Cityteam, and Doug…

Discipleship Through the Eyes of Youth: Day 15

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Today I was able to explain the idea of discipleship to some students in my camp group. We talked about our call to be disciples and share our faith. We…

Day 15 – Sharing the DMM Principle

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I had to laugh as I read today's assignment!  Sometimes you don't realize until days, months or even years later that some random events were all a part of God's Divine providence.…

Day 15: Discipleship is What????

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Discipleship is one of those buzz words in the church that has kind of lost it’s meaning.  We call bible studies discipleship, we call small groups discipleship, and we call…

Discipleship When Life Is Busy: Day 15

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Day 15: What is a Disciple? Well, friends, we are half way through the 30 day challenge! I feel as if this online training has really changed the way I…

How Big is Your God?

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Do you put God in a box? How big is your box? Curtis Sergeant fears that we ALL put God is a box sometimes. He also holds that ALL of…

Relational Stewardship

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Trainers in the art of launching disciple making movements often speak about a concept known as "relational stewardship." The idea is -- no one, regardless of his or her relationship…

More on Defining Discipleship

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After you cover the Day 15 challenge, you might be curious to know more about what we mean when we say the word, "disciple," and how disciple making movements are different…