about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Monday, February 13, 2006

Why discipleship?

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
Disciple = One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another. Jesus commanded us to make disciples. Unfortunately what happens in many churches is a we only do part of the job in the Great Commission. Some churches do a great job leading people to Jesus. However, they are not led to the next stage. Leading someone to Jesus is only part of the job of the church. Discipleship is finishing the job. What is discipleship? It is more than accepting Christ. It is more than going to church. It is more than attending Sunday School. It is more than listening to a sermon. Discipleship is modeling the teachings of Christ to other believers. Mentoring is a popular word today. Discipleship is more than that. Discipleship is taking less mature believers and helping them grow in their faith. It involves building a relationship with those whom you are discipling. It involves being intentional about helping people grow in their faith. I am passionate about discipleship. I was discipled in high school and in college. I am who I am today because of discipleship. I was involved in a small group setting where I was held accountable and was able to share my heart. That is hard to do in a large group setting like a worship service. Worship is a must. But so is discipleship. Without it we become spectator believers who depend on someone else to feed us. We need intimate relationships with other believers who will help us grow in our faith. A church that has growing disciples is one that is healthy and growing. When a church has healthy disciples it is more likely to share Jesus with others and continue the process. As you can tell--I am very passionate about discipleship!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/13/2006 12:11:00 PM


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