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CMIN 201 (Sp ‘15) T10 - Strategies for Disciple Making

Adapted from CMIN 201 (Sp ‘13) T11 - Back to the Basics

Hartmut Scherer

on 28 October 2015

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Transcript of CMIN 201 (Sp ‘15) T10 - Strategies for Disciple Making

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How to translate biblical discipleship into other cultures
Four Preliminary Thoughts
Begin theologically
with the perspective of the mission and kingdom of God (not strategy development or
cultural analysis)
Recognize the
human understanding
and the
for dependence on the
Spirit of God
Balance how the sovereign
God moves his people
and calls us to
minister intentionally
, i.e., to use wisdom
Understand that the mission
of God must be communicated as the
dynamic story of God’s
relationship with his creation
"Four Preliminary Thoughts" adapted from Gailyn van Rheenen,
Contrasting Missional and Church Growth Perspectives
; retrieved March 30, 2013 from http://imissional.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Contrasting-Missional-and-Church-Growth-Persp-Van-Rheenen.pdf
Four Principles of a Discipleship Process
Principle #1: Engage
- Engage culture and community with a heavenly
Principle 2: Establish
Principle 3: Equip
Principle 4: Empower
Adopted from Steve Murrell,
WikiChurch: Making Discipleship Engaging, Empowering, and Viral
(Charisma House, 2011), Kindle location 1387.
Making disciples of all nations
Key verses:
Luke 15:1-2; 1 Corinthians 9:22;
Preach the Gospel
- Write down what you love to do most, and then
go do it with unbelievers… . Whatever you love
to do, turn it into an outreach.
- Just keep the relationships, pray for your friends,
and wait for open doors.
- Establish biblical foundations.
- Figure out the most effective way to establish
spiritual foundations in each cultural context.
- Put the Lord’s words into practice.
Key verses:
Matthew 7:24-27; 1 Corinthians 3:10;
Establish in the Faith, Word, and Church
- Living in community with other believers helps
storm-proof our lives.
- Equip believers to minister.
- Be aware of a performance-driven culture, which
often has little tolerance for the messiness of the
equipping process.
Key verses:
Matthew 4:19; Ephesians 4:11-13;
Basic Discipleship Skills
3 popular discipleship myths
3 disciple truths based on Eph 4
1. The Myth of Mentoring
- It is my pastor’s job is to minister to me.
2. The Myth of Ministry
- I am not yet ready to be used by God.
3. The Myth of Maturity
- No one should minister until he is mature.
1. The Truth of Mentoring:
A pastor’s job is to equip people to minister
to others. (Eph. 4:11)
2. The Truth of Ministry:
While some members may not feel ready yet,
God is ready to use them now. (Eph. 4:12)
3. The Truth of Maturity:
We can’t wait until every believer feels mature
enough to minister because no one will mature
unless they minister. (Eph 4:13)
disciple should make disciples.
Key verses:
Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2;
Confidence and competence to make
- Learn how to lead together with the next generation.
- be
when young leaders
start getting credit.
- make room around the table for
emerging leaders. (
Established leaders must . . .
- continue changing and
improving the disciple-making
process. (
- build a multi-generational
team that is deeply commit-
ted to a common vision.
- learn how to
the next
- Empower believers to make disciples.
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