The Practice of Disciple Multiplying
Hero makers don’t just make disciples, they multiply them. This requires a shift in sharing. Heroes share what they know, but hero makers share their lives. The result is disciples that invest in others who invest in others…to the fourth generation.
We see Jesus sharing his life with his disciples in John 3:22. “After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them.” Jesus didn’t just teach his disciples, he modeled a way of life for them.
In order to multiply disciples, we have to do more than speak from a stage. Hero making requires that we share our lives with our disciples – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Only then will disciples go on to make more disciples, who will then make more disciples.
Top 3 Disciple Multiplying Resources
Resource 1 – FREE Online Assessment
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Resource 2 – Video Summary
Dave Ferguson provides a brief overview of Disciple Multiplying.
Resource 3 – Audio Interview
Troy McMahon joins Exponential President Dave Ferguson to discuss the third essential practice in the hero-making process: Disciple Multiplying. Troy is the epitome of what it means to be a disciple multiplier. He started apprenticing as a small group leader at Community Christian Church and went on to become Community’s first campus pastor. Eleven years ago, he planted Restore Church in Kansas City, Kansas, which has planted 41 churches to date.
Interested in learning more about the journey from hero to hero maker? Over the coming weeks, I will be walking through the other essential practices, including Gift Activating, and Kingdom Building.