Join the 2017 Annual Bonhoeffer Project Conference! 

Only $25. Register now while you can. Spaces are limited. On November 7th and 8th, the Bonhoeffer Project's Co-Founders will host a 2 day symposium on the current state of the Discipleship First movement in the USA and around the world. Special Guest Dr. Matthew Bates will spend Wednesday afternoon unpacking the mantra "All who are called to salvation, are called to discipleship, no exceptions, no excuses." For info and to Register HERE. 

Devoted to Creating Disciple Makers

Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said, “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” You may know him best for his book, The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was a professor, a pastor, a spy, and finally, a martyr. He believed that unless one followed Christ in a serious fashion, it was to cheapen the grace of God. The project is not a building with a staff. It is an idea, something patterned after Bonhoeffer's Grand Experiment. From 1935-1940, he trained pastors in an illegal seminary. The students were instructed first and foremost in discipleship. The idea is simple: eight to ten people spend a year together studying, discussing, and doing discipleship. It will meet ten times at a once-a-month pace (taking some time off around Christmas and Easter). Participants will read, discuss, debate, plan, strategize, and do a bit of life together.

The Goal

The goal of the Bonhoeffer Project is to encourage each participant to become a disciple making leader. Once that decision has been made, then to provide the participant with the knowledge necessary to carry out a plan for making disciples who also will make disciples. The Bonhoeffer Project firmly believes that this is best done in a community of like-minded persons—that is why the project itself is a community.

The Plan

Making disciples requires intentionality. William Law in his book, A Serious Call to a Holy and Devout Life, made this point: the reason people don’t change behavior is that they never really intend to do so. The intention to make disciples requires a plan, if you have no plan, you don’t really intend to do it. The Bonhoeffer Project helps each participant craft a plan that is biblically sound and a good fit for their ministry context. Each of the ten gatherings will focus on a specific subject that then is followed by a monthly project.

Conversion + Discipleship


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