Discipleship Revolution

In this issue of MF we focus on one of the most troubling obstacles to world evangelization facing us today: the failure of the Church (especially in the West) to equip most followers of Jesus to reproduce their faith in the lives of others. The vast majority of Bible-believing followers of Jesus are not regularly sharing their faith nor investing their lives in helping to bring others to maturity in Christ. And those who are concerned about this don't seem to know what to do about it.

This Month's Articles

Your Guide to This Issue Web Only

Your Guide to This Issue

Web only content and new website features

Following is your roadmap for the new on-line features the Mission Frontiers

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A Discipleship Revolution Editorial

A Discipleship Revolution

The Key To Discipling All Peoples

In the 2000 years since Jesus came to Earth we have made great strides in technology. Our ability to communicate the gospel to huge numbers of people all over the planet has never been greater. We...

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Avery Willis’ Last Dream Feature

Avery Willis’ Last Dream

Dr. Avery T. Willis, Jr. (1934-2010) viewed discipleship through the eyes of a missionary.

He was president of a seminary in Indonesia during the 1970s when a work of the Holy Spirit among the...

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Tags: disciplemaking, discipleship, storytelling, training

Feature

Training for Trainers Process

This article was adapted from an upcoming book by Steve Smith (with Ying Kai)--T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution (WIGTake Resources, 2011).

Beyond Ministry-as-Usual

Ying Kai, a Chinese-American...

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Tags: discipleship, training

Feature

Joining the Discipleship Revolution

He who does the work is not so profitably employed as he who multiplies the doers. —John R. Mott (1865–1955)

From the time Jesus selected the twelve, His continuing public ministry was filled...

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Tags: disciplemaking, discipleship, training

75 Years as a Disciple-Maker Feature

75 Years as a Disciple-Maker

An Interview with Jim Downing

MF: What are your thoughts about the Great Commission?

  • First, according to Matthew 24:14, God’s timetable awaits our obedience to the Great Commission. What Christ meant by His words, “This...
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Tags: disciplemaking, discipleship

A Passionate Call for Maturity that Reproduces Feature

A Passionate Call for Maturity that Reproduces

A distillation of Trotman's message "Born to Reproduce"

Navigator founder Dawson Trotman (Daws, 1906-1956) trained a young Navy Christian to win others. That sailor discipled another, and God...

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Tags: discipleship, spiritual maturity

The Measure of a Ministry Other

The Measure of a Ministry

“A mist in the pulpit is a fog in the pews,” Dallas Theological Seminary pillar Dr. Howard Hendricks once observed. If our church and mission leaders are unclear or confused about their objectives...

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Tags: discipleship, ministry

Exporting Other

Exporting

The Lost Aspect of Disciplemaking

An old Navigator once told me, “Laborers are like manure. It stinks when they are all in one place. You have to spread them out to do any good.” Probably no one reading Mission Frontiers would...

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Tags: disciplemaking, discipleship, missional

Discipleship Deja Vu Marginalia

Discipleship Deja Vu

Where have I heard this discipleship theme before? My bookshelves remind me why this all seems so familiar. The Training of the Twelve, by AB Bruce, is a classic from 1871. Closer to our time, The...

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Discipling the Nations and The Insider Movement Conversation Other

Discipling the Nations and The Insider Movement Conversation

This issue of Mission Frontiers is devoted to keeping the attention of mission practitioners focused squarely on disciple-making. I welcome the opportunity to address discipleship from the...

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Tags: discipleship, jesus movements, muslim

Oh, An American Is Involved? Raising Local Resources

Oh, An American Is Involved?

Some time ago I accompanied a young Zambian church planter to Central Mozambique, where a self-reliance seminar was scheduled. We had been traveling together and doing similar seminars in Zambia...

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Tags: dependency, funding

Lausanne, Cape Town 2010 Further Reflections
You Can Know God Personally Web Only

You Can Know God Personally

CHAPTER 3

YOU CAN KNOW GOD PERSONALLY

Before the days of television, jet airplanes, and superhighways the ancients had more time than we do to discuss ideas and issues. A favorite discussion...

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