Date: September 2018
Duration: 7 hours 53 minutes
Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An ÄúattractionalÄù model seeks to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more ÄúmissionalÄù approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciplesÄîhelping people to trust and follow JesusÄîis the churchÄôs God-given mandate. Discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ, and devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in them. DiscipleShift walks pastors and church leaders through the five key ÄúshiftsÄù that churches must make to refocus on that biblical mission. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower believers to be salt and light in their communities.