What is a disciple?
How would you know if you saw one?
What behaviors would he or she exhibit?
The Guide for Discipling will help you on your personal discipleship journey and at the same time offers you an opportunity to encourage disciples new and old to Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples.
The guide is essentially an expansion of chapter two from The Discipleship Difference: Making Disciples while Growing as Disciples, where our full philosophy of making disciples is laid out. Guide for Discipling breaks down the 8 dimensions of discipleship and discusses the biblical basis for each as well as offers opportunity for assessment and growth. The dimensions are:
- Experiencing God
- Spiritual Responsiveness
- Sacrificial Service
- Generous Living
- Personal Transformation
- Authentic Relationships
- Community Transformation
You can use these guides in a variety of ways to grow in holistic discipleship. You might choose to meet together in small groups, or better yet, with three or four friends. Go at your own pace: you can do one a week or one a month, whatever pace works best for you. The end result will be transformation — not of ourselves only — but of others and the whole of the community around us.
We have included a sample lesson in this overview for your use. So grab a few friends and dig in to discipleship. We are confident you will find Guide for Discipling a useful study!