The Title Christian Was Given, Not Earned: Churches that Lack Intentional Spiritual Formation Processes Cheapen Grace Open Access

May, Timothy (Spring 2021)

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If local churches are not producing mature disciples, what are they producing? If a church does not have a process for developing spiritually mature disciples, how will it fulfill the mandate to go and make disciples? Local churches that lose their sense of identity and purpose are examples of churches that do not have an intentional process for developing mature disciples. This project offers the “Rule of Life” as the intentional process for developing mature disciples. The creation of a "Rule of Life," will serve as the gateway to an ongoing spiritual formation pathway that will benefit both the individual and the congregation.

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