In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by David Putman who serves as a Senior Lead Navigator at Auxano where he is committed to catalyzing movements of disciples who make disciples and that plant churches that plant churches. In this episode, they discuss the church’s God-given mandate to make disciples and how to intentionally develop person-to-person discipleship so that your church can start planting other churches. They also talk about the importance of having a clear vision and strategy for churches as well as the need for simple and reproducible tools for discipleship and disciple-making.
“I think the most important thing missing piece that churches often have is a lack of clarity around their vision.” – Todd Adkins
“If you want to see movement on an individual or organizational level, you have to put tools in people’s hands, and they need to be simple, reproducible tools.” – David Putman
“It’s not just about producing disciples, but disciple makers.” – David Putman
“If you really want a framework to be carried forward, it needs to be put in the form of a hammer, it needs to be put in the form of something that people can actually use.” – David Putman
“Every church needs a culture of discipleship. But sometimes we confuse the culture of discipleship with the micro tools of disciple making, so we end up calling everything discipleship.” – David Putman
“The Kingdom of God grows by multiplication, not by addition.” – David Putman