Top 5 Disciple Making Posts of 2018

As another year opens, let’s take a moment to look back at 2018.

Unique hits to One Disciple to Another have grown by 73% this year. I owe that to you. Thanks for sharing with others what’s been helpful to you! Let’s keep it going! Before we get to this year’s top 5, you may be interested in checking out the top posts from 2017 and 2016.

I’m looking forward to writing again in 2019 and have quite a few ideas to share with you. But first, let’s unveil the Top 5 Posts of 2018:

1. What’s the Difference between Mentoring and Disciple Making?

“What’s the difference between mentoring and disciple making?”Is mentoring is the same as discipling? Or is disciple making simply religious language for mentoring? Or is it the other way around – mentoring is corporate speak for disciple making?”

2. Why Talented Disciple Makers Often Fail

“Most disciple makers learn the hard way that these skills aren’t enough. No matter how sharp our disciple making mechanics or how clear our vision, dysfunction emerges in those we disciple. What’s the often missing ingredient? You may be surprised…”

3. Marks of a Disciple Making Culture – Aimed at the Lost

“Light is meant for dark places. Jesus’ life testifies to this fact. His life was aimed at the darkness, not the light. He moved away from the religious elite of His day and towards those they looked down upon. Disciples live like Jesus lived. They walk like He walked and talk like He talked, so why is it that the average Christ-follower loses contact with all non-believing friends within two years of their conversion?”

4. Starbucks Syndrome, Mountain Dew, and Multiplication

“Don’t get me wrong, on Sundays we Christians sing passionately about how Jesus satisfies our every need. We declare how we couldn’t live without Him, but even a casual reading of our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter tells a different story. Social media is where we declare our true love for coffee, fandom, and all the things that we use to fill our innermost emptiness. There’s a distinct difference between what we say we love and what we actually love.”

5. Seven Basics to Develop in Those You Disciple

“One of the major obstacles new disciples makers face is not knowing what to do. Given that there are thousands of books focused on what a disciple needs to believe, know, and do, how do we choose where to start, what to include, and what to exclude? Often new disciple makers simply multiply curriculum instead of a more holistic approach to disciple making. The seven basics keep the focus tight enough to manage and yet broad enough to develop depth.”