How well do you know and understand your discipleship culture?
Every church has a discipleship culture. Some of them are healthy and life-giving, others are lethargic and possibly toxic. Churches on both ends of the discipleship culture spectrum may look similar on the outside. They will likely do some of the same things and use common language. But their impact in the lives of people is noticeably different.
What makes them different?
Effective discipleship cultures have several ingredients that set them apart: customization, life-centric grounding, inter-generational engagement, service orientation, and a coaching environment. A church’s ability to ingrain these ingredients into the fabric of church life will mean the difference between keeping people busy and building communities of transformed people.