DISCIPLEMAKING is the process of helping an individual grow in Christ in the context of a relationship leading that individual to disciple another. This method is expressed most clearly in Jesus’ last words to His disciples, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19-20). We also see disciplemaking as the primary approach Jesus used as he invested in a few who “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). The Apostle Paul is another example when he trained Timothy and told him, “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others” (2 Tim. 2:2).
Most of our disciplemaking is one-on-one so it can be most effective; like having a personal trainer. However, occasionally there may be one or two others. Since we believe the adage that Christianity is more caught than taught (see 1 Cor. 11:1), our disciplemaking begins with a disciplemaker’s life that is fully following Jesus Christ and is transparent in sharing failures along with successes. Beyond the disciplemaker’s life is a curriculum that is clear and easily transferable from one person to another. Our primary curriculum is called Operation Timothy.
YOU — Where do you fit? Do you need to be discipled? Or are you ready to become a disciplemaker?
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