May 14, 2018
Jared Huntley & Matt Hess

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Every planter and pastor knows discipleship is important, but how do you get your people to actually do it? Matt and Jared interview Seba Vasquez, IMB missionary and discipleship strategist for the Fellowships Network to talk about how to implement a clear and simple discipleship pathway in your church and then tackle some of the common questions and frustrations planters face when it comes to discipleship.

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Quotes from this week’s episode:

“A lot of our people think they’re doing discipleship because they don’t have a right definition of discipleship. They think discipleship is hanging out or talking at a coffee shop, so they think they’re doing discipleship.” – Seba

“A program ends but a discipleship culture remains” – Seba

“Disciple-making is both evangelism and discipleship” – Seba

“Ask people where they are, ask them if they’re willing to take the next step, and then tell them, ‘I’ll help you get there’” – Seba

“If I’m the only one making disciples at our church, then we’re not going to make a dent in lostness up here. Its imperative that I don’t just make disciples, but disciple-makers.” – Jared

“You need a clear pathway because you need something that’s reproducible” – Jared

We need to learn to distinguish between mentorship and discipleship – Matt

When we don’t champion new believers to go and make disciples, we are quenching and grieving the Spirit of God – Matt

“There are pathways all around us… universities, your job has a pathway to get where you want to be in your career. You know where you’ve been, you know where you are, and you know what you need to do to get to the next step.” – Seba

“If 98% of Christians are not making disciples in N. America, that means that the majority of our people are going to the grave never having done the one thing they were saved to do” – Jared

“To solve the discipleship problem so often the answer from the church is write more content. That’s not the answer. The answer is obedience. We don’t need any more discipleship content!” – Jared

“We can make even really good information an idol. We need to be a little more balanced and be more obedience-based in our discipleship” – Seba