Every pastor in every local church would love to become more effective at disciple-making. Yet we do not always recognize those things that are hindering us from doing so. In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Dennis Allen. Dennis is a devoted Christ-follower, having served in local church leadership his entire adult life. He's an alumnus of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, at Oxford in the UK. He's been the CEO of both national and international businesses. He's even been an F-15 fighter pilot. But above all, Dennis loves Jesus and His Church. Together, Jason and Dennis look at some of the causes of this disciple dilemma. They also share some practical steps that you can take right now to help shift your church and foster a culture of effective disciple-making.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Dennis Allen on mission vs metrics in ministry: "If you do not understand your mission, which I'm going to claim as Matthew 28:19, go therefore into all of the nationalities, the ethnos around you, and make disciples, progression of yourself and the people around you non-believers and believers. If you don't get your mission right, the metrics will own you… If you really understand what your mission is, the metrics are nice conversation pieces for a minority of your consideration in the journey."
Dennis Allen on the need to address how we approach discipleship: "The reality for us is we need to change up, in the leadership model of our churches, the way we're trying to do discipling. We're doing it the way businesses do it, not the way the Bible wants us to do it."
Dennis Allen on the unique purpose God has for every pastor and every church "You personally have been equipped with an identity in Christ, you have been given beautiful, unique giftings for the time and the place that you are in, and God has a purpose and a destiny for you as a pastor"
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