Thank you for being the kind of leader who desires to be used by God to make a difference in other people’s lives. This ebook and associated resources are simple tools to help you guide the people you lead to determine where they are in their spiritual pilgrimage and develop a plan to help them move forward. Maybe along the way, you will find a path for your journey that will move you forward as you continue to become the person God desires you to be. As believers, our goal is to glorify God. Our mission is to make disciples.
We glorify God when we help others establish a personal relationship with God and mature to the point where they begin to do the same with others. In other words, we make disciples that we pray one day will become disciple-makers themselves.
My prayer is that God uses this resource to help you fulfill your call as a leader and disciple-maker.
No matter what role you may play in the church, you are an ambassador for Christ.
May you be found faithful to do just as Paul did for young Timothy: 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).[fancy_header]Overview[/fancy_header] [su_spoiler title=”Chapter 1: What is a Disciple?” icon=”arrow”]
Jesus’ intent was for us to do more than make converts. He wants us to make disciples who will in turn also make disciples. In order to do that, we must lead them to Christ and make them a part of a vibrant community of believers who will assimilate and nurture them. Then we are to teach them to observe everything Jesus commanded. Put another way–we teach people the Bible so that they might love Christ and live like Christ. In today’s world it is not enough to simply believe.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Chapter 2: Assessment” icon=”arrow”]
How do I assess where I am in my spiritual journey? How do I assess where others are in the process? Assessment tools help us take a snapshot so that we can evaluate where we have been, where we are and where we hope to go. Spiritual growth does not operate in a straight line. So why a standard assessment? The most significant reason is so we can establish a reference point. We do that by applying a value to our perceptions.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Chapter 3: How to Make Disciples” icon=”arrow”]
Our goal should be to reach the lost, develop them as believers, then send them out to serve, lead and make more disciples. There is no silver bullet. There is no one way to accomplish this. There is no “easy” path to making disciples. It is simply one person at a time, one day at a time. However, I have found using the transitions in a person’s faith journey can help us to guide people along the way. The key is helping people know the next step.[/su_spoiler] [fancy_header]Get Started[/fancy_header]
Foreword by Bruce Raley
The Bible clearly instructs every Christian to reproduce themselves… disciples reproducing disciples. To many Christians and churches this instruction appears vague and almost mystic. They engage in discipleship through studies and activities, but struggle with disciple-making.
Sean Keith has clearly articulated an understandable disciple-making process for both individuals and churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This process will answer the questions and needs of churches around the world through its implementation. Sean has provided a needed help for today’s church!
Ready to dive into the disciple-making process? Download The Art of Making Disciples now, free, by clicking the button below.[padding40][vc_button title=”Download eBook” target=”_self” color=”default” size=”size_large” href=”https://louisianabaptists.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/The-Art-of-Making-Disciples-Electronic-Copy.pdf”][/padding40] [fancy_header]Additional Resources[/fancy_header] [su_spoiler title=”Peer Assessment” icon=”arrow”]
Sometimes close friends are able to offer insight to your own walk with the Lord that you can’t see for yourself. Take this opportunity to seek wisdom from a believing friend and see what the Lord may reveal to you through their eyes.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Personal Discipleship Assessment” icon=”arrow”]
This assessment is designed to help you establish a reference point for where you are in your spiritual life. While spiritual growth doesn’t occur in a straight line, this can help us see where we have been, where we are and where we hope to go in our spiritual walk.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Mentor Assessment” icon=”arrow”]
These questions are designed to guide you and the person you are discipling through a process of determining the spiritual life markers and then guiding them through an assessment of each one. The purpose of this tool is to help others develop a strategy (plan) to move forward.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Spiritual Gifts Survey from LifeWay Christian Resources” icon=”arrow”]
God has gifted you with an expression of His Holy Spirit to support His vision and mission of the church. It is a worldwide vision to reach all people with the gospel of Christ. As a servant leader, God desires that you know how He has gifted you. This will lead you to where He would have you serve as part of His vision and mission for the church. (author: Gene Wilkes)[/su_spoiler]