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2 Alex Absalom

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4 Step 1: Define Discipleship

5 If you want to build a disciple-making culture…

6 …you must define ‘disciple’

7 If you want to build a disciple-making culture… …you must define ‘disciple’

8 Define Discipleship What is your church’s definition?

9 Define Discipleship What is your church’s definition? Is it succinct, memorable and easy to share?

10 Define Discipleship What is your church’s definition? Is it succinct, memorable and easy to share? And could people see themselves actually achieving it?!

11 Disciple = ‘mathetes’ = learner

12 So a disciple of Jesus is someone who is trying to learn from Jesus.

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14 If I am a learner from Jesus, then… 1. What is Jesus saying?

15 If I am a learner from Jesus, then… 1.What is Jesus saying? 2.What am I doing in response?

16 STEP 2: Disciple in Community

17 If I am a learner from Jesus, how did Jesus make disciples?

18 “Encourage one another daily” (Heb. 3:13) “Serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13) “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”(Rom.12:10)

19 Leaders exist to serve and release more leaders

20 = the center serves the edge

21 Look for multiplication over addition

22 eg 8 : 6 : 4

23 Look for multiplication over addition eg 8 : 6 : (8x6=48) + (48x4=192) = 248

24 STEP 3: Focus on Mission

25 “Discipleship is the engine of mission”

26 “Mission Makes Disciples ”

27 Understand the “Missio Dei”

28 = everyone is a missionary

29 STEP 4: Release Control, Choose Accountability

30 STEP 5: Use a Simple Model

31 Coaching Huddle A place where missional leaders receive ACCOUNTABILITY and ENCOURAGEMENT

32 Coaching Huddle Approx 6-10 members On a regular rhythm By invitation of the leader only Complete openness

33 Coaching Huddle The Two Key Questions: What is Jesus saying to you? What are you doing in response?

34 Coaching Huddle Ask the right questions Focus on character and skills *Download from alexabsalom.com > resources

35 STEP 6: Reflect your Values

36 COME - THRIVE - GO

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39 STEP 7: Don’t Be Intimidated!

40 “I was never discipled” “I don’t have all the answers” “I’m not very quick with my answers”

41 Next Steps Lots more on and follow me on Training: -One day conference (Oct 3) -Learning community (March 2014) Exponential West pre-conference (Oct 7-10)

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