Over the past year or so I’ve been learning how to disciple people through a vehicle called Huddle. It’s not a program or a curriculum, but a simple, reproducible structure and set of tools that enables people to make disciples who make more disciples, which is what Jesus told us to do in the first place. It has been the most helpful thing I’ve ever encountered in the realm of discipleship, and has radically changed much of how I lead and do ministry.
As I’ve spoken with other leaders about what we’re learning, there has been a lot of curiosity and desire to hear more about what exactly Huddles are, why they work, how they’re different from all the other discipleship “material” out there.
So, to answer some of those questions and introduce people to Huddles, I will be leading a day-long, fairly informal Huddle workshop May 12 in Chesterton, IN.
My friend Ben Polhemus is helping to organize the workshop and inviting many leaders from their Blackbird Network. A few friends from Fort Wayne will be joining me, as well as my friend Matt Tebbe from the South Bend area.
Here’s the blurb I wrote for those interested in what the workshop will entail:
Dallas Willard has said, “Every church needs to be able to answer two questions: 1) What is our plan for making disciples? 2) Does our plan work?”
Many of our churches have well-developed plans for doing so, but the reality is that they mostly don’t work. The people sitting in our pews are rarely becoming like the people we read about in Scripture. They may come to a worship service, join a small group, tithe, or even work in the nursery, but their lives just don’t seem to be looking more like Jesus’ life. We all want to make disciples. Most of us are unsure how to do it.
Over the last 25 years in post-Christian Europe, several leaders have developed a discipleship vehicle called Huddle that has been producing some results that have been extraordinarily promising. They seem to be producing and multiplying disciples whose lives look increasingly like the disciples we see in Scripture. It’s not a curriculum or a program, but more like a set of tools that allows discipling relationships to bear fruit. It has now become a worldwide discipling movement.
This informal 7-hour seminar will introduce you to Huddles and give you some extremely practical tools to start these kinds of groups in your context.
Again, contact me if you’d like to join us, and I’ll get more information to you.