Episode 275: Leadership vs Discipleship

Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.

In Episode 275 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss leadership development and discipleship pathways; the differences and if men and women should have separate pathways. Here’s Chris and Karen with today’s questions:

What is the difference between a leadership path and a discipleship path, and why should you distinguish between the two? Do you think there needs to be separate pathways for men and women or can they be the same? Should they meet together or separately? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The difference between leadership development and discipleship.
  • How men and women can benefit from growing together in a leadership or discipleship pathway context. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “A leadership pipeline and discipleship pathway are not the same thing but they are intricately tied together.”–@danielsangi
  • “Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.”–Eugene Peterson 
  • “I don’t care about the way you disciple your people as much I care about whether you’re helping individuals become self-feeders that are growing closer to Christ throughout the years.”–@danielsangi
  • “People generally do see discipleship as an ongoing, lifelong growth, but do not see leadership in the same way. People try to tie it in so they can be more leadership-focused.”–

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