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My 9 Minute Video to Church Leaders for 9/9/09

Posted in church leadership, discipleship by Nathan Creitz on September 9, 2009

Today is September 9th, 2009 and leadnet.org is doing a great all day online conference for church leaders. They asked these globally recognized leaders the following question: “If you had 9 minutes to address thousands of church leaders what is the one issue you would want to impart to them.”

Well, I’m not a globally recognized church leader, and thousands of people won’t be watching my video, but I felt inspired to share my own thoughts. Some of it is based on my previous post about Making Disciple-Making Disciples, but it is from a passion to see us accomplish the mission Jesus set out for us to do.

The question I’m asking in my video is: “Are you as a church leader involved in making disciples?”

Please pass this video on to other church leaders if you find it helpful.

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  1. Jeremy Hoover said, on September 9, 2009 at 2.27 pm

    Great video, Nathan. I think you’re right on–disciple-making disciples is biblical. There is no distinction between evangelism and discipleship.

  2. Stephen Bateman said, on September 9, 2009 at 3.22 pm

    Awesome good stuff! thanks for that man.

  3. Sharon said, on September 11, 2009 at 5.58 pm

    I love the physical analogies God has given that help us understand spiritual truth. What you have said is so beautifully illustrated when we consider the ability of individuals to “reproduce” once maturity is reached. When a child is conceived, it cannot grow and mature on its own. First it grows in the womb, then many years of investment are needed until the child is able to thrive on its own. Birth and growth both must take place to sustain an individual until they can reach their own reproductive maturity. There is no either/or.

    If someone is unable to reproduce physically, this is unnatural and in most cases is perceived as a tragedy. How much more tragic in the spiritual/eternal realm, when individuals never reach a maturity which includes seeing souls born into the Kingdom of God or never become involved in opportunities to invest in the day-to-day maturing of believers. How incredible the privilege our Heavenly Father has given us to be involved in both.


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