Can a Mega Church Successfully Create Context for Discipleship?

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Featuring Bill Hull, Jason Shepperd and Dave Edwards

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Episode 5 — Can a Mega Church Successfully Create Context for Discipleship?

Church leaders clearly understand that creating a context for discipleship is our primary calling. Yet it seems many churches struggle to accomplish this clear calling. Some consider size as a predominant factor in the ability of a church to accomplish its discipleship calling. Yet, the first church initiated by the Holy Spirit was immediately comprised of thousands, and church history and the contemporary global church is often made up of thousands of believers connected in one local congregation? Can a church of any size create a context for discipleship? In this episode, we will discuss processes for discipleship in any size context.

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bill hull

Bill is the Co-Founder & President of the Bonhoeffer Project.

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Featured Guest

bill hull

Bill is the Co-Founder & President of the Bonhoeffer Project. Bill’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. Bill served as a pastor for 20 years and is the author of classic works that have supported the disciple making movement for the past forty years. He as written more than 25 books, among the books are Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, The Disciple Making Pastor, The Disciple Making Church, Conversion & Discipleship, The Discipleship Gospel with Ben Sobels and the False Promise of Discipleship with Brandon Cook.

Dr. Melissa Patton

Dr. Melissa Patton serves as the Chief Operations Officer at both Victory Church and The Victory Corporation. She is an impassioned educator as well as an innovative and thriving entrepreneur. Melissa has devoted a lifetime to assisting people to better understand their purpose and potential through the vehicles of education, business development, and strategic planning. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Drake University, a master’s degree in community counseling from Concordia University, and a doctor of education degree in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. She's married to Pastor Stanley and they have two sons Micah and Mason Patton.

Co-Hosts

Jason Shepperd

Jason Shepperd is the Lead Pastor of Church Project in The Woodlands, TX, a "Church of House Churches" that he formed in 2009, and started in 2010. He is also the Founder of Church Project Network, a coalition of churches working to change the way people see Christ, Christians and the Church.

Jason Bowman

Jason lives outside of St. Louis with his wife Ashley and their two children. He is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. His 20 years of ministry experience include: National Young Adult ministry, church planting, as well as staff roles at large growing churches. As a founding partner at ArtSpeak Creative he has helped the agency grow from 2 to over 15 team members helping hundreds of organizations across the country and around the world cultivate their stories of life change. As a certified speaker, consultant, and coach on the John Maxwell Team, Jason has personally worked with for-profit executives and some of the largest ministries in the country. His personal story of radical life change sets a foundation to come alongside any person and any organization and help them grow.

Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards serves as Pastor of Discipleship at Church Project in The Woodlands, TX. Dave travels the world full time, speaking in churches, Christian conferences, and corporations, igniting positive change. Dave is the author of 26 books and a multi-talented communicator with more than 25 years of experience.

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“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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