Bill Hull has spent his adult life as a discipleship evangelist. His twenty years as a local church pastor and more than twenty books on the subject testify to his commitment. Bill believes that the church faces a very practical problem, we keep trying to reach the world without first making disciples. We are preaching a gospel that separates conversion from discipleship. When this happens, we make disciples who don't believe in discipleship. The solution is found in rebuilding a gospel that embraces discipleship. Because the gospel we believe in determines the kind of disciples we make. This problem and its solution are addressed in Bill's newest work, Conversion & Discipleship: You Can't Have One without the Other. The book's thesis is that "All who are called to salvation are called to discipleship, no exceptions, no excuses." As Bill often says, "Some believe you can have conversion without discipleship, I believe the proof of conversion is discipleship."

Bill is co-founder and leader of the Bonhoeffer Project. Its purpose is to create disciple making leaders. For a list of Bill's other writings go to


PRE-CONFERENCE: Developing Better Disciple Makers – Hosted by
Join Jim Putman, Ralph Moore, Bobby Harrington, Bill Hull, Ariyana Rimson and Daniel Im to learn how to get better at personally living out Jesus' final command. The sessions will be practical and led by some of the nations leading authorities and, more importantly, practitioners of disciple making. Special attention will be drawn to the Disciple Maker Assessment Tool – a free resource that will help everyone learn to get better and more effective at disciple making. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Henry Chapel

Workshop Session 1: The Gospel We Teach Determines the Disciples We Make
A non-discipleship gospel creates low yield disciples who don't believe in discipleship. Because we have not started with the gospel that embraces discipleship, the fulfillment of the great commission becomes optional and a bridge too far.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: AP Buildings - AP 3

Workshop Session 3: Discipleship, Closed Systems, and Why They Don't Reproduce
Far too many discipleship efforts are focused on self, on intimacy with God, getting closer to Jesus and making us better people. All of these efforts are well meaning, but they are not the life into which Christ has called us.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: AP Buildings - AP 3

Workshop Session 4: The Discipleship Gospel
What was the gospel that Jesus taught? We will break down the gospel of the kingdom and explain why it is vital to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: AP Buildings - AP 3

Workshop Session 5: You Can't Delegate Discipleship
The most common mistake made by ministry leaders is to delegate discipleship to others, staff or volunteer leaders. This session confronts the leader's need to personalize and make real what he or she is advocating.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: AP Buildings - AP 3

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