GA Baptist Discipleship

Dan Williams formed Partnerships with a Purpose during the Olympics in Atlanta and Salt Lake City. He founded Sports Serve, where he devoted his time to leadership development through sports. Since 1993 Dan has been working with churches and organizations to make disciples in and through sport across North America. He is one of the founding members of the North American Sports Movement.

Chris Weldon has been married for 31 years to Debby. They have 7 children and 3 grandchildren (number 4 is due in November). Chris has been in ministry for 32 years, with 10 of those years in Seattle as a Church Planter with NAMB. The last 5.5 years as a Co-Vocational Pastor at Emerson Church, a replant of a 150-year-old church, that is positioned next to the largest sport complex in Georgia. Chris has a BA in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctorate from SEBTS.

In this episode we discuss:
  • The cautions of travel sport commitments and the conflicts it creates in the local church.
  • How important our world view is when making travel sport decisions.
  • How anything can become an idol and specific guard rails we can utilize.
  • That disciple-making can happen where you live, work and play.
  • Tools to equip families who have chosen to engage in travel sports.
  • The importance or seeing ourselves as “in Christ” and not defined by a sport or job.
  • Who has the primary responsibility to disciple our children.
  • Making disciples requires us to think creatively and keep the priority of connecting with a local church.
  • How parents can know if they have crossed the line in priority.
  • Mindset shifts church leaders can make to increase gospel impact.
  • Three Key questions parents can ask to guide their decision whether to commit to a travel sport team.

What is GA Baptist Discipleship?

This podcast exists to strengthen churches by resourcing, inspiring, and creating disciple-makers! Discipleship is a life-long process by which a follower of Jesus Christ grows toward Christ-likeness and multiplies the experience. Each week we will broadcast new episodes relevant to your ministry and replicating discipleship.