Podcast Episode #264
Discipleship is critical to many aspects of the church, but today we discuss the link between the lack of discipleship and dropping out of church. It’s a much closer link that you might think. Disciple’s Path is but one resource we mention that might help combat this.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Churches where people demand to be served instead of being servants have ceased being Biblical churches—they are religious country clubs.
- When people see church as an option, church membership and attendance becomes disposable.
- Once you start treating church as disposable, that’s when you begin to drop out.
- If we truly have a servant attitude, we won’t see church attendance as optional.
- If you don’t challenge someone on the front end, you will have trouble holding them accountable later on.
- People want to be a part of a church that is making a difference.
- Discipleship often begins with preaching—but it does not end there.
- The most common characteristic found in true disciples is daily Bible reading.
- The most common question I get from pastors about discipleship is “where do we start?”
The four reasons for dropping out of church that we discuss are:
- The disposable mindset.
- People aren’t serving.
- People aren’t challenged.
- People aren’t discipled.
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