How Do I Start?
Selecting Who to Disciple:
- Biblically, disciples are chosen by the Disciple maker through a spirit led, prayerful approach that invites the new disciple to step into this special relationship. Jesus chose his disciples, and Paul chose his disciple, Timothy.
- The most common place to choose from is someone in your Oikos (sphere of influence), or in your Life group. These are places where relationships already exist, and this gives you the opportunity to see where the Spirit is working in them.
- We disciple those that are hungry and faithful, not just the most needy. Disciple those that are ready for discipleship, and minister to those who need ministry.
- Let them know you see the Spirit working in them, and affirm what you are seeing.
- Ask them if they would like to join you for a month to explore Disciple Making with you.
- Agree on a time and place that is consistent and agreeable, and meet weekly for 1.5 hours.
· 1st meeting: Share briefly the heart of Disciple Making and vision. Then each of you share your salvation stories and what each is seeking to get during this time.
· 2nd-4th meeting: Model the C.A.L.L.E.D. process when you meet, drawing attention to each part so they see the pattern. Then, go over their steps of obedience and loving accountability through the week.
· 5th meeting: Process what they are experiencing and the value, then see if they want to continue meeting. If yes, refresh the Disciple Making Card again with them and agree to the vision and expectations section of Disciple making Guide.
· Future meetings: Share the Reproducible Disciple Making Guide and agree to begin rotating leading the meeting time while sticking with the vision and flow.