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Title: Growing Disciples Intentionally


1
Growing Disciples Intentionally
  • EMS 505
  • Fall 2007
  • 2 hours

2
Introductions(Everyone take notes)
  • I was born in ______________ (place)
  • I became a Christ-follower in _____ (date)
  • I came to Western because . . .
  • I enrolled in EMS 505 because . . .
  • Other interesting or important facts about me are
    . . .
  • If I had a life to spare and could do one
    outrageous thing with it, I would _______

3
EMS 505 - Syllabus Review
  • The invitation people need to grow. . . but
    they generally cant do it alone.
  • New believers spiritual needs and fresh
    motivation
  • Growing believers keep them motivated and
    growing maintain their spiritual edge
  • Stagnant believers light a fire under them
  • Lead people to spiritual truth so they begin to
    feed themselves and others

4
Course Description. . . And Caveats
  • Matthew 2237-40
  • Matthew 2816-20
  • Loving God, loving people, making disciples
  • We will examine roles, models, structures, and
    programs. But we wont dictate what those ought
    to be in any given situation
  • Intentional growth outcomes will look different
    for people at differing stages of maturity

5
Course Purpose
  • To explore the biblical foundations, educational
    philosophy, and practical methodologies for
    working with God to bring His children to
    spiritual maturity

6
Student Outcomes (Course Goals)
  • Equipping others to develop their God-given
    capacities for Christ-like character and
    ministryincluding evangelism, spiritual growth,
    worship, leadership, service and other essential
    aspects of the life of a Christian.
  • Evaluating multiple models of disciple-making and
    selecting one that most clearly represents your
    ministry style, educational philosophy and
    vocation
  • Utilizing a specific model of discipleship in a
    one-on-one relationship between you and a
    disciple.

7
Course Assignments
  • See syllabus

8
Learning Community Assignments
  • Group 1
  • Cunningham/Hadidian/Nolan
  • Topic Worldview Model
  • Group 2
  • Comp/McClean/Weeks/Vawser
  • Topic Mens Fraternity
  • Group 3
  • Brucker/Dingledein/Morgan/Walker
  • Topic Alternate Annotated Bibliography

9
Discipleship Questions
  • How do we define discipleship, disciple, and
    discipler?
  • Can one size fit all?
  • Clones or discipleswhats the difference?
  • Are spiritual disciplines and discipleship
    synonymous?
  • What are reasonable expectations in discipling
    someone else?

10
Discipleship Questions
  • What roles do love and grace play in this
    process?
  • How does my view of progressive sanctification
    affect my approach to discipleship?
  • How do transparency authenticity affect my
    ability to disciple someone else?
  • What should discipleship look like in the local
    church or Christian organization that is
    committed to it?

11
Church Models of Discipleship Barna, Growing True
Disciples
  • Competencies Model (Pantego Bible Church,
    www.pantego.org). Ft. Worth, TX. David Daniels
  • Missional Model (Fellowship Bible Church,
    www.fbclr.com). Little Rock, AR. Robert Lewis
  • Neighborhood Model (Perimeter Church,
    www.perimeter.org). Duluth, GA. Randy Pope
  • Worldview Model (Fellowship Bible Church North,
    www.fbcnorth.org). Plano, TX. Jeff Jones.
  • Lecture-Lab Model (North Coast Church,
    www.northcoastchurch.com). Vista, CA. Larry
    Osborne

12
The Competencies ModelPantego Bible Church
  • 30 specific foci
  • 10 core beliefs
  • 10 core practices
  • 10 core virtues
  • Celebration/congregation/cell
  • Christian Life Profile
  • Topical adult-ed classes

13
The Missional ModelFellowship Bible Church
  • A blend of the Competencies Worldview models
  • Six core qualities/competencies
  • Introduction class
  • Small group
  • Specialty classes

14
The Neighborhood ModelPerimeter Church
  • Combination of Worldview, Competencies,
    Missional models
  • Inquirers class
  • Neighborhood congregation (15-20 people)
  • Discipleship Team (5-9 people)
  • Church-authored discipleship curriculum
  • Modeling evangelism

15
The Worldview ModelFellowship Bible Church North
  • Imparting biblical wisdom that leads to personal
    transformation
  • Goals participation, service, understanding,
    decision-making
  • Two-year, small group process
  • Discovery Series 4 topical books
  • Issue-oriented
  • Dissonance-based
  • Peer mentors

16
The Lecture-Lab ModelNorth Coast Church
  • Delivery of content through sermons (lecture) and
    small groups (lab)
  • Biblical knowledge faith-based relationships ?
    godly character Christian service
  • Sermon outlines
  • Small groups as the primary forum for learning

17
Barnas Best Of Model
  • Dont reinvent the wheel
  • Look for principles not templates
  • Senior Pastor as champion
  • Church membership linked to discipleship
  • All ministry programs tied to discipleship
    outcomes
  • Minimized programs to focus on discipleship

18
Barnas Best Of Model
  • Coordination of all teaching
  • Discipleship tied to the church mission statement
  • Use of PDPs
  • Disciples in small groups
  • Disciples in mid-size groups
  • Disciples in worship services

19
Barnas Best Of Model
  • Disciples in community service
  • Disciples with mentors/coaches
  • Annual evaluations revised PDPs
  • Coordinated sermon content
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