Disciple-Making Pastor, Part 1

This is insight from Bill Hull’s book, The Disciple-Making Pastor: The Keys to Building Healthy Christians in Today’s Church.

Today’s church has become “weak and flabby,” says Hull. We have proliferated self-indulgent consumer religion, the “what can the church do for me syndrome.” What can you do to help restore its power and vigor? Become a discipling pastor! Offering solid, practical insight, Hull challenges you to re-evaluate your priorities as pastor; presents Christ’s step-by-step model for biblical discipleship; guides you in teaching others to make disciples; and more.

Bigger is not always better. Mega-churches have a tendency toward anonymity and are also consumer-oriented. There are two fatal flaws in measuring greatness by numbers.

  1. Numbers do not indicate greatness…just think of a riot or a mob or Tupperware parties.
  2. We often ask the wrong question. Rather than “How many people are present?” we should ask, “What are the people like?”

What obvious truth caused church members to squirm? The church exists for a mission, it does not exist for itself. We are to penetrate the world. The crisis is of the heart. Jesus’ command to the church is to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). The author challenges pastors to be unleashed from evangelical busy work and get on with the task.

The Disciple-Making Pastor:

This is insight from Bill Hull’s book, The Disciple-Making Pastor: The Keys to Building Healthy Christians in Today’s Church.

  1. Introduction to the Disciple Making Pastor
  2. The Need for Disciple Making Pastors
  3. The Conflict Regarding Disciple Making and Churches
  4. The Product We Hope to Develop
  5. The Role of a Disciple Making Pastor
  6. The Understanding and Commitment Required
  7. The Practices of a Disciple Making Pastor
  8. The Disciple Making Pastor as Coach
  9. Making it Work in the Local Church

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