Disciplemaking Mama

Disciplemaking Mama

By Anne de Villiers
As Mamas, we have unique opportunities, but also specific challenges when it comes to obeying the Great Commission. In this podcast I hope to inspire, encourage and equip you to make disciples - in your home and in the world.
Your Story (Episode 18)
Each one of us has a story to tell of how we became followers of Jesus. But how do we tell it well? In this episode we are looking at biblical examples of people using their story to invite their listeners into an encounter with Jesus and try to glean some principles for our own story-telling.
41:00
August 9, 2020
A tree planted by streams of waters
In this last episode in our mini-series about DBS we are doing another practical Discovery Bible Study together, this time on Psalm 1. Books mentioned in this episode and heartily recommended: "Miraculous Movements" by Jerry Trousdale and "Dancing with my Heavenly Father" by Sally Clarkson.   
54:33
August 4, 2020
Let's do DBS together
After learning about the method and theory of Discovery Bible Study last time, we are doing a DBS together in this episode! Let’s read Matthew 20:20-28 together and ask ourselves: What do we learn about God? What do we learn about people?What touches our hearts? How can we obey? And who can we tell?
39:21
July 13, 2020
Discovery Bible Study (Episode 15)
In the last two episodes, we looked at the "big picture" of discipleship. In this episode, we'll get more practical and I am sharing a useful and simple discipleship tool with you: Discovery Bible Study. 
57:57
July 4, 2020
Discipleship Principles II (Lessons from parenting) (Episode 14)
In the last episode, we learned that the Bible often compares discipleship to parenting. If that is so, what principles from parenting can we take to help us as we disciple younger believers?
31:26
June 11, 2020
Discipleship Principles I (Learning from Jesus) (Episode 13)
What does "discipleship" actually mean and how do we do it? In this episode we are looking at the way Jesus engaged with His disciples and glean principles from that for our own disciplemaking.
1:35:59
June 11, 2020
Love God, love people (Episode 12)
"Love God, love people.", that's how Jesus summarized God's expectations of His people. A short but heartfelt episode that also features my kids, the wind and some traffic noise ;-) 
21:04
June 5, 2020
Finding your Expression of Obedience (Episode 11)
All of us are made to be imagers of God and as Christians, we are furthermore commanded to be ambassadors of Christ. But we are all made uniquely and our lives' circumstances differ. In this episode I am sharing some thoughts on how we can each find our unique expression of obedience to God. 
58:00
May 29, 2020
Repentance (Episode 10)
Join my husband and me as we unpack "repentance": where in the Bible do we read about it, what does it mean, is it necessary for a restored relationship with God, how do we practically do it and how do we guide and counsel others to do it?
51:49
May 13, 2020
Obedience in the Kingdom of God (Episode 9)
Looking at some excerpts of a book that I am reading at the moment I am discussing obedience to Jesus as a must-have characteristic of any citizen of His Kingdom. 
27:08
May 10, 2020
Finding timeless principles for evangelism (or: A man healed in Jerusalem and in Japan) (Episode 8)
In this episode, I am looking at Acts 3:1 - Acts 4:4, trying to identify principles in sharing the Gospel that we can apply in any context. Besides that, I am sharing about the day that a lame man was healed in Jerusalem, and of the day a lame man was healed in Japan.  
49:22
May 1, 2020
Broad Sowing Stories (Episode 7)
Revisiting the principle of "Broad Sowing" that we talked about in a previous episode, I talk about stories as a powerful "seed" that we can scatter as we share about Jesus. In this episode, my husband and I tell some of our stories of how we have experienced God's character and reality in our own lives.
55:15
April 17, 2020
How Peter preached at Pentecost (and what we can learn from him) (Episode 6)
In this episode, we look at the context and content of Peter sharing the Gospel in Acts 2, starting to look at lessons we can learn from him for our own Gospel-sharing. 
30:58
April 7, 2020
The Good News (Episode 5)
Experience how I usually share the Gospel as you listen to this episode! :-)
34:09
March 29, 2020
Who can I share with, what could I tell? (Episode 4)
In this episode we look at ways that can make us more aware of the people who need Jesus around us, discuss practical ways that can help us to pray for them with faith and dedication, and explore how we can "store up good things in our hearts" - so that "our hearts will overflow of what our hearts are full of". 
45:49
March 21, 2020
Sowing widely (Episode 3)
Depending on your personality, culture and experience, you might actually feel rather uncomfortable with sharing the Gospel. In this episode, I look at some misconceptions that might keep us from sharing the Gospel and discuss Jesus' parable of the sower (or the soils) in light of what it can teach us about evangelism.
37:10
March 14, 2020
Welcome to Disciplemaking Mama! (Episode 1)
Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all nations. How do we do that when we have little ones? And how can we start seeing motherhood as a great opportunity to obey Jesus' Great Commission? In this episode, we'll start exploring these questions together!
34:17
March 10, 2020
Wholehearted (Episode 2)
In this episode I am sharing how God took me from a part-time mentality in motherhood and ministry, to a wholehearted lifestyle of making disciples inside and outside of my home.
52:04
March 9, 2020