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Core Discipleship is an intentional, life-changing process. People, ministries, and churches around the world use Core. Here on our website, you’ll discover a simple and Biblical discipleship process – a process proven to make life-long disciples of Jesus. You’ll also find relevant discipleship articles, free discipleship papers from recognized discipleship gurus, discipleship videos, and free Core Discipleship eBooks.

Why do we call it Core? Because making disciples is the core mission of His Church (Matthew 28:18-20).

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A Fish Story

Jesus said “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). A Fish Story by John M. Drescher Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And lo, there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish. And the fish were hungry. Week after week, month after month, and year after year these, who called themselves fishermen, met in meetings and talked about their call to fish, the abundance of fish, and how they might go about fishing. Year after year they carefully defined what fishing means, defended fishing as an occupation, and declared that fishing is always to be a primary task of fishermen. Continually they searched for new and better methods of fishing and for new and better definitions of fishing. Further, they said, “The fishing industry exists by fishing as fire exists by burning.” They loved slogans such as “Fishing is the task of every fisherman,” “Every fisherman is a fisher,” and “A fisherman’s outpost for every fisherman’s club.” They sponsored special meetings called “Fishermen’s Campaigns” and “The Month for Fishermen to Fish.” They sponsored costly nationwide and world wide congresses to discuss fishing and to promote fishing and hear about all the ways of fishing such as the new fishing equipment, fish calls, and whether any new bait was discovered. These fishermen built large, beautiful buildings called “Fishing Headquarters.” The plea was that everyone should be a fisherman and every fisher man should fish. One thing they didn’t do, however; they didn’t fish.... read more

Disciples wanted. Degree not required.

I don’t know how many times I have heard others say, “If he were saved, just think how many lives he would change.” Such reasoning misses the mark. If Jesus chose His disciples based on resume, He would have pressed the rich young ruler into service. But He did not. (Matthew 19:16ff; Mark 10:17-30; Luke 18:18-30). When approached by the rich young ruler Jesus set a discipleship standard. This wannabe disciple would first have to sell all that he had, give it to the poor, and then follow Jesus (Matthew 19:21). I wonder how we would respond if a rich young ruler approached us today. Would we ask him to be on our board of directors? Serve as a deacon? Teach a class on finance? After all, we would reason, God could do a lot with such dynamic influence and money! Nothing could be further from the heart of God or His discipleship plan. Jesus loved the rich young ruler (Mark 10:21). Jesus invited him to become a disciple, but not because of what he could bring to the table. Jesus never chose someone for their gifting. He chose common people and empowered them to do uncommon things. What kind of people did Jesus choose to start His church? They had no financial clout. They had no formal theological training. They were young. They were middle class citizens. For instance, Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen (Mark 1:16-20). Matthew was a government employee (Matthew 5:27). With the possible exception of Judas, they were Galileans. In other words, they were plain old country boys (Acts 4:13). They were a... read more

Foundational Discipleship

“He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” (Luke 6:48) I spent many years training under the watchful and patient guidance of a master carpenter. Those years working as a carpenter’s apprentice have helped me better grasp the Great Commission. I admire watching houses and buildings going up and marvel at how much time and attention builders spend on the foundation. What did I discover in my days as an apprentice carpenter? That no matter the size of structure, the foundation is the most important consideration. It seems everywhere I turn nowadays, everyone is launching a movement. Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus began the movement that would touch the lives of more people than all movements combined. His ministry focused on the training of 12 men. His training of those brave few souls was the foundation of His entire ministry. Jesus’ approach to discipleship has led me to focus my life trying to follow His pattern. The strength and quality of the foundation determines the strength and quality of everything built upon it. I am often asked, “Do you think Jesus’ discipleship as presented in the Bible can work in my church?” My answer is always the same: Jesus did it and commanded that we follow His example. For me, there’s no reason why we should not follow His process. The Great Commission remains the same. The message of the Gospel is the same. We minister through the same power... read more

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C3 Principle

Discover the process. Develop a life-changing community. 3 Strands. 3 Stages. 3 People.

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The Process

The C3 discipleship process can be integrated into any church using all 3 strands or by launching stand-alone Core Groups.

Core Evidence

There is power in a cord of three and this concept runs throughout God’s Word.

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