I continue to be grateful for the kind team at The Gospel Coalition. They recently posted an article I wrote called “The Insufficiency of Small Groups for Discipleship“. Below is an excerpt:
In my limited experience, I have found few pastors and church leaders satisfied with their discipleship efforts. Almost every evangelical church in America would say it wants to make disciples of Jesus and has a strategy in place for how that will be accomplished. Whether through small groups, discipleship classes, or solely the corporate Sunday gathering, churches are legitimately trying to make disciples. And yet many churches are far from satisfied at their efforts.
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