Disciple-Making Culture by Brandon Guindon

How to Get Started

1. Make sure to order Disciple-Making Culture to read along as you go through the course.

2. Download the course curriculum.

3. Get your team together and get started!

Click on on “00. Introduction” for the first session.

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00. Introduction

How to Get Started

1. Make sure to order Disciple-Making Culture to read along as you go through the course.

2. Download the course curriculum.

3. Get your team together and get started!

Click on on “00. Introduction” for the first session.

Initial Questions to Consider 

  1. What is the reason behind your passion for disciple-making?
  2. In what ways do you hope to grow through this video course?
  3. Who else can you ask to join you on this journey?
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01. Discover It

In this video, the panelists discuss what is involved in establishing disciple-making culture for churches, focusing on the importance of relationship. Author Brandon Guindon discusses how many have shifted away from intentional disciple-making and offers guidance on what we can do about it.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we best address the phenomenon of Christians and church-goers who have never been truly discipled?
  2. What is involved in building a healthy disciple-making culture?
  3. How can looking at Scripture through a lens of disciple-making and relationship affect us?

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02. Focus It

In this video, the panelists look at the next steps in creating a culture of disciple-making. They highlight one of the greatest challenges in shifting culture, and author Brandon Guindon emphasizes the importance of defining our relationships based on the characteristic of love.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we model what Jesus modeled?
  2. How can you challenge the people in your circle of relationships to live out disciple-making culture?
  3. In what ways can we reduce the noise of knowledge in the church and fill it instead with loving relationships?

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03. Frame It

In this video, the panelists talk about why it’s so vital to have a common language among a disciple-making culture. They also discuss the impact that a common language has on volunteers in the church.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we create common language in our church?
  2. Why is it critical for a leader to go to their team and redefine language together?
  3. What does it mean to have “ownership” of the culture?

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04. Adhere to It

In this video, Derrick McNeil and Brandon Guindon talk about what it means to truly adhere to disciple-making culture. And they discuss creating a culture of love through intentional relationships.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we continue to cultivate our church’s culture?
  2. How can we make sure that we are abiding in relationship with Christ?
  3. What does it look like for us to be in intentional relationship with one another?

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05. Live It

In this video, the panelists take a look at why it’s so vital for leaders to live out disciple-making culture for themselves. And they discuss Jesus’ calling for all of us to make disciples, no matter what.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. Are we willing to live out disciple-making culture simply because Jesus said so, regardless of what people will say or do?
  2. In what ways can you personally grow in living out disciple-making culture?
  3. How are we going to encourage other leaders to live it out?

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06. Communicate It

In this video, David Garison shares his experiences of communicating disciple-making culture. And Brandon Guindon discusses the temptation to creep away from teaching disciple-making culture.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we overcome the temptation to creep away from teaching disciple-making culture?
  2. In what ways can we protect the core of living out disciple-making and talking about Jesus’ methodology?
  3. What can be done to counteract the assumption that people know enough about disciple-making already?

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07. Prune It

In this video, Bob Reed talks about his experience with pruning things in the church. And Brandon Guindon shares how to measure whether or not your church is accomplishing the mission of making disciples.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. Is what we’re doing producing disciples that can make disciples?
  2. How can we strengthen our courageous and tenderhearted leaders to follow through with pruning?
  3. Does our process of disciple-making demonstrate fruit and forward movement?

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08. Create It

In this video, Derrick McNeil and Brandon Guindon consider the value of creating guidelines that aren’t just rules. They talk about the importance of giving the “why” behind guidelines as part of the relational foundation.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. What are the ramifications of not establishing the “why” or the heart behind guidelines?
  2. Why is it important to maintain a loving cultural and relational environment?
  3. What are some of the other aspects of a disciple-making foundation?

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09. Fight for It

In this video, Derrick McNeil shares his thoughts on what it means to engage in the culture of love and fight for relationships. Brandon Guindon offers advice for conflict resolution.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. What can we do to fight for relationships in a healthy, restorative way?
  2. What does it look like to engage in conflict resolution?
  3. How can we be peacemakers instead of peacekeepers?

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10. Model It

In this video, Sherri Miles shares her story of what it means to live out and model relational discipleship in the midst of challenges. And Brandon Guindon encourages leaders who feel they have failed in the past with regard to disciple-making.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How can we intentionally build relational a disciple-making culture?
  2. In what ways has God challenged you to grow through building disciple-making culture?
  3. How can we walk alongside those who feel they have failed at making disciples in the past?

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11. Train It

In this video, Sherri Miles talks about creating places to play within a disciple-making culture. And Brandon Guindon offers advice on how to create a space for people to be raised up into disciple-makers.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. What does creating “places to play” look like for us?
  2. How can we as a team give more opportunities to people?
  3. In what ways can we implement disciple-making culture and principles into our training systems?

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12. Multiply It

In this video, David Garison talks about one of the roadblocks to reproducing disciples. And Brandon Guindon shares about what it takes to maintain disciple-making culture and keep your church culture from drifting.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. How are we going to combat the drift back to a classroom model?
  2. In what ways can we celebrate better?
  3. Are we more concerned with knowing things or with being who Jesus called us to be?

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13. Budget for It

In this video, Bob Reed talks about aligning your budget with your mission. And Brandon Guindon talks about how to evaluate your spending and addresses the fact that making sacrifices in your budgeting is necessary when shifting toward a disciple-making culture.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. What does it look like for us to emphasize disciple-making in our budget?
  2. How can we strengthen our disciple-making goals through our budget?
  3. In what ways can we better budget our time?

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14. Align It

In this video, Sherri Miles shares advice for aligning people around disciple-making culture. And Brandon Guindon talks about leaders who have different opinions about the workings of the Holy Spirit.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. Are we making excuses for why our culture is not aligned?
  2. How can we take responsibility and lead our culture into better alignment?
  3. What exactly is being produced by our culture?

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15. Conclusion

In this video, Sherri Miles shares advice for aligning people around disciple-making culture. And Brandon Guindon talks about leaders who have different opinions about the workings of the Holy Spirit.

Questions to Consider and Discuss

  1. Are we making excuses for why our culture is not aligned?
  2. How can we take responsibility and lead our culture into better alignment?
  3. What exactly is being produced by our culture?

*Order Disciple-Making Culture to read along as you go through the course.

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