A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Disciple-Making in Any Church
Over the last few decades American churches have produced plenty of converts but not as many mature believers. Studies show the majority of Christians don't even understand the basics of faith. But how do you tackle such a big problem?
Replicate shows church leaders how to make disciples who make disciples and get the rest of your church on board as well. This one-on-one relational ministry is how Jesus laid the foundation for His church that is still growing today, and it's how we continue the work in our own local congregations. Learn the five marks of a healthy disciple-making church, how to influence culture, uproot misconceptions of the church and the gospel, and change your church and community. No more focusing on mere numbers, it's time to grow in maturity and through multiplication.
Praise for Replicate
Robby Gallaty's ministry prophetically and relentlessly calls the church toward her central task: disciple-making. Not only did Jesus give us the Great Commission, He modeled for us how to accomplish the task, and this book walks you carefully down that path. In Replicate, Robby and Chris illuminate Christ's model and provide a practical approach to help equip both church leaders and laypeople alike.
Pastor of The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC
I am so thankful for Robby's and Chris's hearts and minds for discipleship. Their passion coupled with their thinking is serving people and churches well.
Senior Pastor, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA
It's not often that you read something and say, "Oh I wish I had thought of that or written that." But that is exactly what I thought when I read Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain's work, Replicate. This book is both penetrating and so practical. It is so good that its only downside is that church leaders will read it more than the Bible. There is no doubt that for those who are looking for a pathway forward to making disciples in the church, this will be a standard go-to work.
Cofounder, Leader of The Bonhoeffer Project; author of The Cost of Cheap Grace
I am very excited about the practical and biblical discipleship model Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain have written about in Replicate. We have been able to implement much of what they discuss at the Rock Church, and the impact has been astounding."
Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, CA, motivational speaker, and former NFL player
If you want to be challenged in your faith and begin to answer some of the hard questions of life, Robby Gallaty and Chris Swain will help you do this in their book, Replicate. Investing in other people and their faith walk is never easy, yet our investment in others can make an even greater impact than our own lives can for the kingdom of God. Replicate does not just point out one of the great needs in this generation, but it shows us how to make an investment in generations to come.
President and CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee
Jesus Christ gave the church one commission, and we are doing very badly at it. Christianity is a disciple-making, multiplication movement. However, for much of the West this has not been the case. The time has come for us to rediscover the lost art of disciple-making. Replicate is a timely and much-needed book that gives the church a clear and practical process to create a disciple-making culture that is unique to each local context. I challenge you to read it and then go make disciples!
Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary and Author of Marks of a Movement: What the Church Today Can Learn from the Wesleyan Revival
Robby Gallaty is one of the few pastors in the country that has developed a weekend service that moves people into discipleship at every level. His focus on the real mission of Jesus (to make disciples, not converts) has led to an ongoing movement that has influenced a whole denomination and now churches of all kinds globally. He is not just a preacher but a disciple-making practitioner—in my mind that gives him the most credibility. It's easy to talk about discipleship that isn't messy. Doing it is hard work, and he does it. This book will give you some real tools that can help the everyday Christian learn to disciple others, and it will help the leader in a church create their own pathway to developing a disciple-making spiritual army ready to storm the gates of hell wherever they work, live, and play.
Senior Pastor, Real Life Ministries, Post Falls, ID; cofounder and board member for the Relational Discipleship Network
I really like this book. Robby and Chris present an easy to understand overview of disciple-making. Most importantly, Replicate will help every disciple of Jesus embrace the great commission.
Executive Director of Discipleship.org; founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church, Franklin, TN
I have known Robby Gallaty for years and I am grateful for his contribution to the world of disciple-making. Robby and Chris help believers understand the critical nature of what it means to be disciples who make disciples.
—DERWIN L. GRAY
Transformation Church, Indian Land, SC; author of The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness.