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Disciple Making: The Core Mission of the Church

Photo of Bobby HarringtonBobby Harrington | Bio

Bobby Harrington

Bobby is the point-leader of and, both collaborative, disciple-making organizations. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church (by the Harpeth River, just outside of Nashville, TN). He has an M.A.R. and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 10 books on discipleship, including Discipleshift (with Jim Putman and Robert Coleman), The Disciple Maker’s Handbook (with Josh Patrick) and Becoming a Disciple Maker: The Pursuit of Level 5 Disciple Making (with Greg Weins). He lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.
Photo of Scott SagerScott Sager | Bio

Scott Sager

Scott is vice president for church services at Lipscomb University, where he also teaches in the College of Bible and Ministry. Prior to Lipscomb, Scott served for 15 years as senior minister of the Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas, where he founded Christ’s Family Ministries, a fully functioning health clinic that serves the working poor. He serves on the board of Christ’s Family Ministries and the Christian Relief Fund where his focus is on supporting AIDS orphans in Africa. Sager earned a D.Min. in evangelism from Southern Methodist University as well as undergraduate and master's degrees from Abilene Christian University.
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The early church did not approach church the way most Western churches do today. If they had, the church would not still be around today. Many churches today are producing church attenders, but Jesus called us to produce—and reproduce—disciple makers. In Disciple Making, Harrington and Sager make the scriptural case for disciple making as the church’s core mission. They define what it means to be a disciple and articulate the results among churches who shift toward cultivating a disciple making culture.

I love that these men have not only created a clear and concise theology for every believer, but also that they are disciple makers who seek to live out what they teach.

— Jim Putman, author of Real-Life Discipleship

A short, compelling read that invites followers of Jesus into the life-changing call to embrace Jesus’ commitment to disciple making.

— Dave Clayton, Lead Minister of Ethos Church and Leader of Awaken Nashville

This work is solid, short, and foundational. This practical tool can help church leaders to get on the same page.

— Bill Hull, author and founder of The Bonhoeffer Project