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700 - Dennis Allen on Why Discipleship Doesn't Work, Dying To Self, and Bi-Directional Growth

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Dennis is the author of The Disciple Dilemma: Rethinking and Reforming How The Church Does Discipleship. A six-time Chief Executive Officer specializing in “turnarounds” for Wall Street backed corporations, Dennis speaks at universities, churches and conferences, on the topics of leadership and discipleship. Dennis is also a combat-rated Air Force F-15 fighter pilot, and an alumnus of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Dennis makes the case that Christian leaders must restructure their organizations to conform to Christ’s mission of discipleship.

In this episode Dennis and Sathiya discuss:
[01:49] The need to pioneer discipleship
[05:20] Defining discipleship
[08:50] The disciple dilemma in the modern West
[10:51] Modeling Life through Relationships
[11:22] The Missing Element of Deep Relationships
[12:58] The Disconnect Between Church and Personal Growth
[21:40] The need for improved discipleship programs
[21:50] Understanding lordship and dying to self
[24:50] Living as a bondservant to Christ
[32:46] The need for improved discipleship programs
[32:53] The concept of discipleship and toxic church culture
[35:52] The importance of mentors and wingmen in discipleship
[42:17] The need for trusted mentors
[44:39] The long-term component of discipleship
[45:47] The importance of patience and perseverance in discipleship

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