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QUESTION 1 What do you think God wants to see happening in your church?
QUESTION 2 What does the Bible say a church should be doing? Acts 2:38-47
QUESTION 3 What prevents your church from doing what it should and realizing the blessing God wants to provide?
QUESTION 4 What is needed to overcome these hindrances?
MISSION OF GOD To glorify His Name To exalt Christ as Lord To reconcile the world to Himself To establish His Kingdom
GLORIFY GOD To glorify God by becoming a life- long, obedient disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, and To glorify God by making disciples of all nations.
“Make Disciples of All Nations!” “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Why does the church exist? To fulfill the Great Commission! “Therefore go and make disciples of ALL nations…” “Go” versus “Make disciples” Better translation: “As you are going through the world, be making disciples…”
Making disciples is: The priority for ALL believers In a natural way, as a way of life. Not by teaching, but by BEING A MODEL!
Making disciples is Leading others into a life-long, obedient, personal relationship with Jesus Christ which: Transforms their character into Christlikeness, Changes their values into Kingdom values, Involves them in His mission.
The DNA of Discipleship 85-96% of Christians still are spiritual babies. Only 20% have spiritual maturity as a life goal. 75% of teens leave church at age 19. Only 1 in 30 Americans have a biblical worldview. Only 9% of born-again Christians have a biblical worldview.
A worldview is the total set of values, morals, beliefs, and assumptions that a person holds either consciously or subconsciously. 3 in 5 adults want a deeper spiritual life but are not involved in trying to grow. 20 million Americans are committed to authentic discipleship.
Where are we in discipleship? 1. Ignorant: I don’t know. 2. Apathetic: I don’t care. 3. Indifferent: So what? 4. Uncommitted: What’s in it for me?
The Solution Repentance A radical return to following Jesus as His disciples A re-shaping of the worldview of Christians to a biblical worldview
Luke 9:23 (NASB) “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
3 Commitments I. Deny yourself: Life in the Spirit! Repentance in order to experience Christ Obedience to Christ and His commands Giving priority to Christ over any person, purpose, or possession Letting the Spirit control instead of self
1. Spending time with the Lord 2. Living in the Word 3. Praying in faith 4. Fellowshipping with believers 5. Witnessing to the world 6. Ministering to others II. Take up your cross: Committed to Christ!
Leading others into a life-long, obedient, personal relationship with Jesus Christ which Transforms their character into Christ- likeness, Changes their values into Kingdom values, Involves them in His mission. III. Follow Me: Making Disciples of All Nations!
What is next? Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20(NIV)
Prayers To ask God to make me one of His faithful disciples To be a model To ask God’s way to make disciples of our churches To ask God for reaching all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ
“Survival Kit” is… One of the most effective biblical, theological, and doctrinal foundational resources The first step of discipleship training Available in 50 different languages
“Survival Kit”: 5 Keys To Effective Spiritual Growth The Indwelling Christ: Controlling All 1 Body: Being a Part 2 Natures: Giving Daily Control to the Holy Spirit 3 Aspects of Salvation: A Life-Long Way of Life 4 Sources of Authority: Measuring All by the Scriptures 5 and 5 Principle: A Personal Plan for Sharing
The Contents of Survival Kit Week Key Issue Danger Cure & Growth Week 1 Developing habits, attitudes, Having a life without an The indwelling Christ: Controlling All and commitments that adequate foundation for ensure Christian growth Christian Week 2 Learning to live in new Being a Lone Ranger Christian 1 Body: Being a part of Body of Christ- relationship its life and service Week 3 Learning to deal with your Overconfidence or trying to 2 Natures: The Old and the New inner conflict with sin “fake” the Christian life Week 4 Resolving doubts about Ceasing to grow as a 3 Aspects of Salvation: Beginning, your experience with Christ Christian Process, and Completion Week 5 Finding a dependable Authority Being sidetracked by false 4 Sources of Authority: The Adequate for discovering truth leaders and false causes and the Inadequate – measuring all and making decisions by the Scripture Week 6 Learning to share your faith Becoming a “silent” Christian 5 and 5 Principle: Reaching Others effectively with lost people through Prayer and Witnessing
Discipleship Models MasterLife MasterBuilder Purpose Driven Church
MasterLife A process for growing disciples A process for growing disciples Sequential discipleship development Sequential discipleship development Based on small groups Based on small groups Led by a leader who models the attitudes and actions of a true disciple of Christ Led by a leader who models the attitudes and actions of a true disciple of Christ
MasterLife 1 and 2 MasterLife 3 and 4
MasterLife MasterLife 1: The Disciple’s CROSS Helps the disciple develop a deeper relationship with Christ. MasterLife 2: The Disciple’s PERSONALITY Helps the disciple develop Christ-likeness in character.
MasterLife MasterLife 3: The Disciple’s VICTORY The disciple will experience victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil in spiritual warfare. MasterLife 4: The Disciple’s MISSION Stimulates the disciple to join God’s mission of making disciples.
MasterLife 1: The Disciple’s Cross How can I become a true disciple of Christ? BY HIS BY ACCEPTING HISLORDSHIP
Conditions to being Christ’s disciple: Luke 9:23 CHRIST
Luke 9:23 ò Deny ò Cross ò Follow John 15:5 John 8:31-32 CHRIST WORD PRAYER John 15:7 FELLOWSHIP WITNESS John 13:34-35John 15:8 Ministry of Teaching and Preaching Ministry of Worship and Intercession Ministry of Evangelism Ministry of Nurture Ministry Service of John 15:13 1 Lord 2 Relationships 3 Commitments 4 Resources 5 Ministries 6 Disciplines
MasterLife 2: The Disciple’s Personality How can I develop Christ-likeness? BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH SPIRIT
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH SPIRIT FLESH
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH SPIRIT
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH FLESH ESPÍRITU SPIRIT
FLESH S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH SPIRIT
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGNT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH ESPÍRITU PÍRT CARNE FLESH
S O U L B O D Y MINDEMOTIONSWILL SIGHT SOUND SMELL TASTE TOUCH ESPÍRITU PÍRIT FLESH
MasterLife 3: The Disciple’s Victory How can I be victorious in my life as a disciple? BY BEING ON MY KNEES BY BEING ON MY KNEES
The Spiritual Armor Ephesians 6:10-18 Helmet of Salvation Breastplate of Righteousness Belt of Truth Sword of the Spirit Gospel Shoes Shield of Faith
MasterLife 4: The Disciple’s Mission How can I develop spiritual multipliers and co-laborers in my areas of ministry? BY MAKING DISCIPLES
Principles for Multiplying Disciples Be a good example of Jesus Christ. Entrust biblical truths to reliable disciples. Minister in the name of Christ including difficult times and places.
Stages in Discipleship Growth Beginning Developing Multiplying 1 Cor. 3:1-3 1 Cor. 3:5-6 1 Cor. 3:10-16; 4:1 Spiritual Spiritual Spiritual Infants Disciples Leaders Father Servant Steward Conservation Formation Development & Support Disciple Discipler Function Focus of the Discipler
Beginning : Disciple: Spiritual infants (1 Cor. 3:1-3) Function: Father Principle of Christ: “I do, you observe.” Focus: Conservation Goal: Involve the believer in the life of the church
Developing : Disciple: Spiritual disciples (1 Cor. 3:5-6) Function: Servant Principle of Christ: “I do, you help.” OR “You do, I help.” OR “You do, I observe.” Focus: Formation Goal: Help them to know what a disciple is
Multiplying : Disciple: Spiritual leaders (1 Cor. 3:10-16; 4:1) Function: Steward Principle of Christ: “You do, and another person observes (your disciple)” Focus: Development & Support Goal: Every disciple has the responsibility to multiply themselves, and to teach others to do the same.
“Purpose Driven Church” Committed to Mission Committed To Membership Committed to Maturity Committed to Ministry Knowing Christ Growing in ChristServing Christ Sharing Christ
“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 (HCSB)
Strategy Please contact: Asian Ministry Sei Hun Kim Asian Discipleship Specialists are available to assist you.
Resources Survival Kit by Ralph Neighbour/Bill Latham Growing Disciples Series by LifeWay MasterLife by Avery Willis Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby/Cloude King Fresh Encounter by Henry Blackaby Disciple’s prayer Life by T.W. Hunt The Mind of Christ by T.W. Hunt The Prayer of Jesus by Ken Hemphill Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay and Ralph Hodge Jesus on Leadership by Gene Wilkes Others resources