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The Disciple-making Podcast

The Disciple-making Podcast

By Brad Mann
Welcome to the Disciple-making Podcast - the podcast that helps Christians become disciple-makers! Following Jesus is about so much more than simply going to church on a Sunday... Join us as we begin changing the culture of our churches so that Jesus' command to make disciples who make disciples begins to reshape all that we do!
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Closing Out 2021
It's been a long year, with many challenges along the way - but we're still here and we're still serving Jesus! Thank you for joining me on this journey into Disciple-making. This is our final episode for Season 1 as the podcast will be taking a break over the rest of December and Jan and will be back with Season 2 in February! Until then, be blessed and make disciples!
09:56
December 10, 2021
Multiplying Disciple-makers: A Chat with Shane Duffield
Today Shane and I discuss the significance of multiplication in disciple-making. How do we as individuals take ownership of Jesus' command to make disciples, what are some of the barriers that prevent us from taking this step and how can we overcome those. Join our conversation for all this and more!
33:38
December 03, 2021
Making sure there's Progress - A Chat with Shane Duffield
Sometimes in disciple-making, it's easy to get stuck in a routine. You meet, you chat, you catch up... But how do you know if you're making any real progress toward cultivating maturity? This week Shane and I get super practical about how to make sure our disciple-making is going somewhere - enjoy!
26:04
November 26, 2021
Breaking Dependency: A Chat with Shane Duffield
In this episode Shane and I get real about one of the significant goalposts and challenges in being a disciple-maker - discipling to release. How do you make sure that your discipling of someone doesn't create a dependency on you as the disciple-maker? What can you do to help your disciple become reliant on Jesus more than you? Join us this week as we explore this together!
28:42
November 19, 2021
Relationships: A chat with John Basson
In this episode, I talk to John about his observations about the significance of relationships in his life of ministry. We start in our relationship with God and how through that, God shapes and changes us for His purposes, before digging into the significance of relationships themselves and making sure to get really practical as we do!
30:04
November 12, 2021
Building the Foundation: Relationships
This week we explore our final foundational priority in the life of Jesus - that Jesus lived out of relationship with His Father and did ministry through relationships with others! 
20:06
October 28, 2021
Navigating difficult waters in Relationships
This week we segue away from our focus on Foundations for Disciple-making to address the struggle of navigating difficult relational waters. This episode comes out of an experience through which our local church is moving. In this episode, I use chapter 3 of Paul's letter to the Colossians to give a small pastoral reflection on how we can do this well as disciples of Jesus
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October 22, 2021
Exalting the Father: A Chat with Sheldon Kidwell
This week I chat to Sheldon, the senior Pastor from The Bay church in Capricorn. Sheldon has been pioneering worship movements for decades and we explore together growing and developing worship in our lives and those that we're discipling, the true nature of worship and what it looks like to live that out in our daily lives!
30:25
October 14, 2021
Building the Foundation: Exalting the Father
This week we explore the 5th foundation: Exalting the Father! We look at Jesus again and discover what Jesus had to say about worship, how He modelled worship for us and what that might mean for us today!
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October 01, 2021
Building the Foundation: Reading your Bible for all it is Worth!
In an extension of last week's discussion, this week I explore 6 tips or practices that I use to better enjoy my time with God in His word! From translations to helpful interpretation questions, this week I do my best to help you maximize your time in God's Word!
24:53
September 23, 2021
Word Centrality: A Chat with Howard Wylie
This week I chat with Howard about making the scriptures central in our lives - we chat about worldviews, translations, hermeneutics and lots more. Join our conversation and may the Spirit use it to grow your love for His word! 
28:34
September 17, 2021
Building the Foundation: Word Centrality
In this episode we explore the 4th foundation that we want to establish in our lives and the lives of those we disciple - Word Centrality! We look at the life of Jesus and discover what role scripture played in His life and what we can learn from Him!
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September 10, 2021
Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda - A Chat with Roland Cohen
This week Roland and I explore what obedience to the Kingdom Agenda looks liked lived out in our lives... We tell some stories, have a few laughs, but most of all invite you to join us in growing in obedience to Jesus! 
32:52
September 03, 2021
Building the Foundation: Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda Part 2
This week we explore what obedience to the Kingdom Agenda looked like in Jesus' life and draw out six principles that Jesus lived and taught, that guide us in the obedient lives that God desires of us!
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August 27, 2021
Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda - Part 1
Have you ever thought about the gospel that Jesus preached? Is it the same as the one you think you know? In this episode we explore the concept of the Kingdom of God and the gospel that Jesus preached - a gospel that is far bigger than the one we most often think about!
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August 20, 2021
Prayerful Dependence: A Chat with Edwina Hanslo
This week Edwina and I chat about developing prayerful dependence in our lives. We talk about developing the rhythm and the reflex of prayer, the importance of growing in our understanding of God as Father and learning to trust in the nearness of God to us! 
30:00
August 13, 2021
Building the Foundation: Prayerful Dependence
This week we explore the 2nd critical foundation in the life of a disciple - prayerful dependence. Pray is a key cornerstone in our faith, and yet many of us see our own prayer lives as deficient or lacking and have a desire to cultivate a deeper prayer relationship with God. In this week's episode, we explore how Jesus modelled and taught about prayer and aim to learn from Him!
19:59
August 05, 2021
Led & Empowered by the Spirit: A Chat with Gerhard Weich Part 2
This week I continue my conversation with Gerhard as we get really practical about what it looks like to grow in our relationship with the Spirit. We talk about how to hear God's voice, the difference between sonship & soldiering, the impact of our community & impartation from others. If you want to grow and be encouraged in your journey of intimacy with the Holy Spirit - join us in this conversation!
32:38
July 29, 2021
Led & Empowered by the Spirit: A Conversation with Gerhard Weich
In today's episode I chat to Gerhard,  founder of Bathesda House in Muizenberg. Gerhard shares his journey into what being filled and empowered by the Spirit looked like for him. Join us for an incredibly helpful and practical discussion with a man who has really walked the walk and doesn't just talk the talk!
28:24
July 23, 2021
Building the Foundation: Led & Empowered by the Holy Spirit
This weeks episode begins the process of filling in the sketches laid in the Disciple-making Pathway. This week I discuss the role that the Holy Spirit had in Jesus' life and what that means for us!
25:22
July 16, 2021
Multiplication: The New Goalpost!
In this week's episode we discuss the final step on the disciple-making pathway - Multiplication. We take a look at Jesus' life and see how He model and taught multiplication as the goal for His disciples and we discuss some ideas about how we can become better at doing this as disciple-makers.
22:12
July 09, 2021
Equipping Disciples: Stories with Shane
This week we get practical about equipping... and discover that equipping is actually all about sitting back and letting others do the work ;) Shane and I chat together about his experience on the mission field and how he intentionally released and equipped those he had the privilege to disciple. 
29:43
July 02, 2021
Equipping: Training for Success
This week we look at the 3rd stage on the disciple-making pathway - Equipping the believer. And no. It's not just about doing courses! How do we as disciple-makers equip our disciples to use their Time, Talents & Treasure to further the Kingdom agenda? Join me as we explore the critical role you can play in equipping your disciples to be the kind of disciples that Jesus is looking for!
25:42
June 25, 2021
Pro Tips from a Experienced Disciple-maker
This week I chat to John Abrahamse about his two key observations in early disciple-making - the critical importance of establishing identity and reframing worldviews! Join us as we explore the importance of these two foundations in the life of a disciple.
26:29
June 18, 2021
Noob Tips from an Apprentice Disciple-maker
In today's episode I share with you my top 9 tips for disciple-making in the building phase... Join me as I share my learnings, experiments and failures - I can't guarantee that they'll blow you away, but I hope you will find them helpful! 
26:53
June 10, 2021
Laying the Right Foundation
In this episode, we overview the second stage on the disciple-making pathway - the building up of the believer. Building the believer is primarily about the transfer of Kingdom Character & Priorities. We take some time to overview and suggest some of the primary characteristics and priorities that Jesus lived out and how they can and should be the values that we aspire to impart as we disciple others!
24:49
June 04, 2021
Winning New Disciples - A chat with Jonny Dose
In this week's episode I talk to Jonny Dose about his radical encounter with Jesus and how that birthed in him a deep desire for others to discover the same peace that he did. We talk about starting conversations with not-yet believers, punching fear right in the face, and learning to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit!
26:22
May 28, 2021
Winning New Disciples - A chat with Gino Nel
In this week's episode I talk to Gino Nel about his journey in seeking to win new disciples. Gino is an old Seminary friend and colleague with an amazing gift for leading people to the Lord. Listen as he tells us some of his stories, including people stuck in traffic, wrong numbers and conversations at Grahamstown's local watering holes!
29:37
May 20, 2021
Winning New Disciples - A chat with Grant Porthen
In this week's episode I talk to Grant Porthen about his journey in seeking to win new disciples. Grant is part of an "Eden Team" (or missional family) planted through Jubilee Church in Salt River. We chat about his experiences in Salt River, as he and his team seek to reach their community with the Gospel!
29:11
May 13, 2021
Winning New Disciples - Theory
In this episode we take a cursory glance at how Jesus began disciple-making relationships and then examine a couple of contemporary methodologies that give us tools for engaging non-Christians in a meaningful journey towards Jesus
22:34
May 07, 2021
Working in the right areas
When we do disciple-making with people, each person has a different starting point. In this episode, Brad talks through a framework from unbelief to maturity, and the key steps all disciples need to take to move along that journey. Knowing how to help disciple people effectively makes us better disciple-makers; and that's the goal after all isn't it! 
30:39
April 30, 2021
Discipling through your Sphere of Influence
All of us live in a world where we come into contact with people don't yet know Jesus... But how do we begin to be intentional about doing disciple-making in the areas of our lives where God gives us grace to have influence with people? In this episode, Brad discusses this with Shane Duffield and encourages you to begin a disciple-making relationship wherever God has given you influence!
32:29
April 22, 2021
What are we aiming at? - Part 2
If our goal is disciple-making, how do we know when we reach it? What does a mature disciple of Jesus look like? Have you ever thought about defining that? This is the second part of our exploration into what a mature disciple really looks like. We explore why understanding this end point is so important, and what it might look like when we do. In this episode, we focus on the character that should characterize the life of a mature disciple.
19:43
April 15, 2021
What are we aiming at? - Part 1
If our goal is disciple-making, how do we know when we reach it? What does a mature disciple of Jesus look like? Have you ever thought about defining that? In this and the following episode, we explore why understanding this end point is so important, and what it might look like when we do. In this episode, we focus on the activities that should characterize the life of a mature disciple.
21:28
April 09, 2021
Why are we Here?
In this episode Brad explores the reason we, as Christians, live and exist from day to day. He presents the Great Commission of Matthew 28 as the best framework from which to answer that question and challenges us to think about how we are living out the Great Commission in our daily lives
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March 18, 2021
When Church is no longer Enough
This episode is a glimpse into my heart journey - why the thing I care about now, more than anything else in ministry, is to see a movement of disciples who make disciples. It is me, sharing with you, what God did in me over time that pushed me to realise that there must be more than this. Church must be more than this. Following Jesus must be more than what I've known up this this point!
21:35
February 26, 2021
Welcome to the Disciple-making Podcast
Welcome to the Disciple-making Podcast - the podcast that helps Christians become disciple-makers! Following Jesus is about so much more than simply going to church on a Sunday... Join us as we begin changing the culture of our churches so that Jesus' command to make disciples who make disciples begins to reshape all that we do!
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February 25, 2021