Intentional Discipleship Making Training
1. To equip the Living Word members on how to become effective in biblical disciplemaking. How can we mentor our disciples effectively? How do we turn our members into disciplemakers? Into “fishers of men”? Into spiritual father/mother - spiritual parent?
2. To have the same passion, vision and direction in disciplemaking––display New Testament Christianity in the 21st century. We need to carry out a plan, purpose, direction for mentors, disciples. We want to produce passionate followers of Christ who are not pews/bench warmers and sermon/conference note takers.
3. To achieve spiritual multiplication. We need to train our disciplers to pass on their passion and vision to their ‘Timothys’ who will eventually become ‘disciplemakers/mentors’. More than the numerical growth we are after the quality of life in our disciples and effectiveness of leadership/disciplemaking.
4. To prepare the next generation. The power of succession and continuity of a wise man’s labor is through the raising of daughters/sons in the faith. We need to have a sense of urgency. We are not here to generate excitement but urgency.
Some questions that will be answered during the training are the following:
How important is it to submit to your pastor/leader as your mentor?
What is the goal of discipleship?
What are some of the benefits of being part of a small group?