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2012 Great Commission Discipleship Leadership Seminar with Greg Ogden. Sponsored by Ambassadors for Christ, Inc. . About Greg Ogden. Recently “redeployed” from Christ Church in Oak Brook, IL Now living in Monterey, CA Married for 42 years to Lily, retired elementary school principal
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Ambassadors for Christ, Inc.
Recently “redeployed” from Christ
Church in Oak Brook, IL
Now living in Monterey, CA
Married for 42 years to Lily, retired elementary school principal
Father to Aimee, married to Adam,
both pediatricians in Salt Lake City, UT
Hopelessly doting grandfather to Claire, 5 years old and Dylan, 2+ years old
The Pastor’s Role as
Equipper and Discipler
b. Disciples not mass produced
c. Causes of Superficiality
Characteristics of Programs:
What are the significant disciple-making principles or practices reflected in this letter? (circle them)
1. How do we take seriously the pastoral role as equipper/discipler and then translate this into an actual strategy?
2. If we were to follow Jesus’ model and plan to turn leadership over to those in our church after we were gone, how would you best spend your time now getting people ready? What might the laity come to expect of themselves?
The Power of Small, Reproducing Discipleship Groups
Why small groups of 3 or 4 provide the right environment for transformation into Christlikeness?
…we are in the Holy Spirit’s hothouse of transformation.
Principle: The extent to which we are willing to reveal to others those areas of our life that need God’s transforming touch is the extent to which we are inviting the Holy Spirit to make us new.
II Timothy 3:16, 17--profitable for…
Importance and Characteristics
Trinitarian: Father, Son and Holy Spirit flow
We have made an unbiblical distinction between being a Christian and being a disciple as if discipleship is largely optional
Growing disciples is a longer process of personal investment. There are no short-cuts to growing people.
A person has turned the corner to maturity when they start taking responsibility for the spiritual health of others.
Leadership Shortage is really a discipleship shortage
II Timothy 2:2: Our legacy is the transformed people we have left in place.