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How Small Groups Can Multiply Disciples

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How do the Biblical principles captured in the Disciple Making Movement apply to North America? How do we multiply disciples — and disciple-makers — in the United States and Canada? A growing number of church and ministry leaders are asking these questions.

How Small Groups Can Multiply Disciples

To help leaders seeking to multiply disciples in the Midwest U.S., I organized a workshop that convened in Chicago earlier this month. Although most of the time was spent helping ministries make practical plans for the months ahead, we recorded several presentations that you might find helpful. In case you are interested, I posted them on YouTube, or you access them right here:.

A Chicago DMM Implementation Case Study, by Chris Ophus:

Rethinking DMM for North America: Some Tentative Thoughts, by Jim Egli:

Mobilizing Movement Prayer, by David Hinman:

After you watch one or two of these, let us know what your questions or insights are about how to multiply disciples in North America.


This article on how to multiply disciples originally appeared here, and is used by permission. About Jim Egli:

We want to see more and more people love and follow Jesus! To that end we have been making disciples for almost 40 years. We have tried all kinds of different approaches and materials. We’ve mentored new followers of Jesus one-on-one and in small groups. We’ve invested in emerging leaders individually and in small cadres. We’ve written books, articles, and blog posts for this site and others. One book that I (Jim) co-authored for discipling new believers has sold more than 100,000 copies in English and been translated into many languages.

Currently we are the curriculum coordinators for New Generations, a ministry that partners with God and national leaders to ignite Disciple Making Movements among unreached people groups. Jim has a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. Vicki is currently completing a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. We are committed to ongoing research on how to make more and better disciples.

We continue to make disciples in Central Illinois but we spend much of our time catalyzing Disciple Making Movements among unreached people groups in West Africa and working on training and resources for the worldwide movement.

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Jim Egli is the Leadership & Missions Pastor at the Vineyard Church in Urbana, IL. He blogs on small groups, discipleship and multisite church ministry at JimEgli.com.