Conference emphasizes value, best practices of discipleship

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The priorities of the local church are many, from teaching, to sharing the gospel with the unchurched and leading families in worship, but one leader believes Jesus’ last command should be the church’s first priority.

During the Alabama Discipleship Conference at Glynwood Baptist Church in Prattville, Jay Gordon, adult and small groups minister at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, said churches must make discipleship a top priority. 

“It’s really easy for churches to be involved in so many activities that effective disciple making is overlooked,” Gordon said. “Disciple making involves both evangelism and discipleship. Many of the problems faced by the church today are solved by a focus on disciple making.”

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