A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on the crisis of discipleship in our churches…
…based on the recent Barna Report on The State of Discipleship. It discovered, for example, that only 1% of church leaders believe “today’s churches are doing very well at discipling new and young believers.” Moreover, participation in discipleship activities in our churches is as low as 20%!
We currently emphasize numbers, and keeping people connected/active. The problem is that, not only is this not changing their lives, but is resulting in minimal missional impact.
A transformation discipleship model, however, is quite different. It gets beneath the surface in people’s lives, but results in a greater, long-term impact in the world. Their lives become so filled with Jesus that it cannot help but overflow to others.
The EHS Course is the fruit of 20 years of wrestling with the problem of superficial discipleship. We have seen its power in transforming lives – time and time again – not just at New Life, but around the world.
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