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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

144 EpisodesProduced by Esther LittlefieldWebsite

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women w… read more


94: Why We Need Both Discipleship and Leadership Development [Discipleship Series]

What exactly is discipleship, and why is it important to discuss on a leadership podcast? How can churches include discipleship in their structure, and what impact does this have on leadership development?


As Christian leaders, we cannot separate the issue of leadership from the issue of discipleship--the two are inextricably linked. But what exactly is discipleship, and how do we implement it in our churches and our everyday lives?


In today’s episode, Holly and I are kicking off a new series on Discipleship. We’re diving into our perspectives on discipleship, as well as our own experiences with it. Then we’ll discuss how discipleship can take place within churches and the connection between discipleship and leadership development. 


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Key Points Discussed:
  • Why Discipleship? [1:28]
  • Defining Discipleship [4:13]
    • What Discipleship Means
    • Views on Discipleship
    • Esther & Holly’s Experiences with Discipleship
  • Discipleship Within the Church Context [21:45]
    • Developing a culture of discipleship in your church
    • What do we need in a discipleship plan or program? 
  • The Link Between Discipleship & Leadership [41:50]
  • Fun question of the day [58:00]
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