“It is with real delight that I recommend the Dimensions of Discipleship small group studies to you. We have used them this year as the curriculum in our LIFE Groups with great responses. They are challenging, Biblical, thought-provoking, relevant, and practical.” – Dr. Bob Webster, Senior Pastor Foothills Community Church

What could you do with these discipleship guidesOne pastor did a whole sermon series on the Dimensions of Discipleship. By going through each of the behavioral expressions, he had a series of 40 sermons. Another pastor used the accompanying guides as small group curriculum. What could you do with material on each of these 40 topics?

Experiencing God:

  • Increasing your awareness of God’s love and presence
  • Growing in the knowledge and grace of God
  • Reflecting on and applying scripture in your everyday life
  • Dialoguing authentically with God
  • Worshipping God in spirit and in truth

Spiritual Responsiveness:

  • Receiving guidance and empowerment from the Holy Spirit
  • Discerning opportunities for involvement in God’s work
  • Checking what you’re hearing with scripture and your faith community
  • Acting in faith through loving obedience
  • Listening for God’s calling in your life

Sacrificial Service:

  • Blessing others with your words and deeds
  • Partnering with others to minister in practical ways
  • Ministering personally and appropriately to the poor
  • Speaking up for people experiencing injustice
  • Cultivating a compassionate heart

Generous Living

  • Managing your time and resources for Kingdom purposes
  • Using your spiritual gifts to bless others
  • Giving your money generously and wisely
  • Showing hospitality without favoritism
  • Living out your God-given calling

Disciplemaking:

  • Engaging in spiritual conversations with those who are not yet followers of Jesus
  • Explaining the good news and the way of Jesus
  • Establishing new believers in a discipleship process
  • Connecting people with a faith community
  • Helping new followers make more followers

Personal Transformation:

  • Actively engaging with God in the examination of your heart
  • Cooperating with God’s healing work in your life
  • Processing feedback and input from others
  • Living out new priorities and changed behavior
  • Increasingly bearing the fruit of the Spirit

Authentic Relationships:

  • Showing respect for all people
  • Forgiving others and asking forgiveness
  • Confronting others with humility as necessary
  • Praying with and for others
  • Supporting each other honestly through life challenges

Community Transformation:

  • Participating in a faith community that reaches outside of itself
  • Praying for healing and reconciliation in society
  • Involving yourself in social justice needs in the broader community
  • Caring for God’s creation in practical ways
  • Helping others cultivate healthy lives and relationships

Tree-of-discipleship-pictureAs Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

The Dimensions of Discipleship Guides are available in both English and Spanish, with discounts for bulk orders.

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