Real Conversation on Discipleship

One of the real joys this past year was being part of a panel discussion sponsored by Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International and Grace & Peace Magazine. The honor was primarily being with so many passionate and classy people discussing a mutual interest in discipleship that proved invigorating. This very real conversation on discipleship reminded me why I pursued this vocation in the first place, and I am thankful that God graciously opened doors to live it. Occasionally Larry Morris stuck me with a question, here is an example:

From Grace & Peace Videos:

A panel of pastors and church leaders, moderated by Larry Morris, discuss principles and models of discipleship. This segment is part of a larger panel discussion entitled, “Making Christ-like Disciples in the Nations. A panel discussion hosted by Woodie J. Stevens, Global SDMI Director.” 14 minutes. 54 seconds.

The panelists include: Dean Blevins, Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary; Brad Dyrness, lead pastor of Sparks (NV) Church of the Nazarene; Joseph Knight, senior pastor of Grand Rapids (MI) International Fellowship Church of the Nazarene; William Alvarado, who is currently planting a church on the Western Latin American District, the Buena Park Family of God Church of the Nazarene; Susan Carole, who leads culturally-diverse ministries on the Michigan District; Larry Morris(moderator) mission strategist for the SDMI office; and Woodie J. Stevens, global director for Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International.

About Dean G. Blevins

Dr. Dean G. Blevins currently serves as Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary. An ordained elder, Dean has ministered in diverse settings and currently also serves at the USA Regional Education Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene. A prolific author, Dr. Blevins recently co-wrote the textbook Discovering Discipleship and edits Didache: Faithful Teaching, a journal for Wesleyan Education.
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