EVERY DISCIPLE IS A DISCIPLE-maker
As we journey together towards becoming a disciple-making church, I hope you’ll find this page, as well as the rest of the resources on this site, useful and edifying to your walk with Jesus.
Our definition of a disciple comes from Matthew 4:19 which says: “And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men’”.
Therefore, a disciple is someone who is following Jesus, being transformed by Jesus, and joining Jesus in His mission.
As you process your walk with Jesus, here are a few basic diagnostic questions to ask yourself:
How’s my “following” going? Am I fully surrendered to Jesus’ agenda for my life? What areas need to be brought into submission?
What areas of my life need transformation? What is God teaching me from His Word this week? What am I going to do about it? Who can I share this journey with?
Am I engaged in Jesus’ mission to make disciples of all nations? Who am I investing my life in? Who can I pray for this week that needs to know Jesus? Am I joining Jesus in His mission – or am I engaged in “my” mission?
If I can answer any questions or help encourage you in any way, please let me know!
2019 disciple-making workshop
The following workshop content was presented by Pastor Brett over a period of four weeks in July 2019. This workshop followed our “Supremacy of Disciple-making” sermon series and seeks to answer the question “How do I begin to make disciples?”
Instructions: Each week includes a video of the session, a link to the PowerPoint slides in PDF form, and any additional links or downloads related that the training during that week. Download the resources and the slides and then watch the workshop at your convenience. Remember, the key to any good workshop is putting the content into practice – so don’t forget to practice the tools you earn learn in this workshop!
Brett introduced the “411” which is a training tool for Christians to train other Christians. The 411 answers four questions in one hour on one sheet of paper. The 411 answers the following questions: 1) Why should we make disciples? 2) Who should I reach? 3) What do I say? 4) When do I start? Participants not only learned the tool but were immediately required to practice the tool and train/teach someone else during the workshop that evening.
The primary objective of this session was to learn how to turn everyday conversations into spiritual conversations, how to find the right person to disciple, and how to begin discipling someone with simple and reproducible discipleship tools. Brett introduced two simple methods of having conversations and asking good questions that lead to spiritual conversations (S.P.E.A.K. method + 3 Simple Questions about Beliefs).
For knowing who is ready to be discipled, Brett introduced the “F.A.T.” filter. Simply put, you should be looking for people who are Faithful, Available, and Teachable.
In this session, Brett introduces a few more simple and reproducible discipleship tools that help disciples equip other disciples to obey Jesus. Brett introduced the Commands of Christ, Disciple-Making Essentials bookmark, Bible Study Essentials Worksheet + bookmark, and the Christian Growth Assessment.
Grasping God’s Word by Duvall & Hays
Due to some technical issues, we were unable to successfully record the video for Week 4. Our apologies. However, below you will find the PDF of the sessions’ PowerPoint slides that should be adequate in communicating the information from this session. In addition to the PowerPoint PDF, you’ll also want to make sure to download the The Reproducible Process + Simple Tools PDF for a detailed outline of what was discussed in the session.
If you have any specific questions about this session, or the workshop in general, please contact Brett Ricley here.