The Strategy Year One: Personal Discipleship to Jesus When it comes to discipleship, we must seek clarity on the form of discipleship Jesus practiced and taught and how that form of discipleship brings about personal transformation. Since discipleship to Jesus is a lived reality, our theology of discipleship must be integrated into real human life; it must move beyond theory.
Tweet on Twitter Credit: It was these three words that opened the door to transformational living for those to whom he extended it. It was these three words that demanded a response. It was these three words that set into play a path on which people could choose to navigate.
The invitation was consistent.
The invitation was clear. The invitation was full of challenge. The invitation did not change in regard to the person or the situation. The impact of the invitation was dependent upon the response of the one to whom the invitation was extended.
When Jesus crossed paths with Peter and Andrew, he extended the invitation to follow him. For them, the invitation 21st century discipleship Jesus resulted in them letting go of what was in order to discover what could be.
In another invitational conversation, he offered a wealthy person the invitation to follow him. But, Jesus noted something in him and added a challenge to his invitation. The challenge was to sell all that he had, then to follow him Mark This person responded to the invitation by holding on to the known at the expense of the unknown.
It seemed his willingness to follow was contingent on minimal risk. The invitation to follow Jesus has not changed. As it was in the first century, so it is in the twenty-first century; people are being compelled to respond to the opportunity extended by Jesus to come follow him.
It is those who respond, as Peter and Andrew did, who set out on the path of discipleship. There are five key principles that influence effective disciple-making. These principles determine process, structure, and material for disciple-making.
Effective disciple-making must incorporate the following: Effective disciple-making must be relational: It has to have an element of life on life. People are discipled in relationship, not in the transference of knowledge or content. Effective disciple-making must be biblical: The word of God is the central basis for making disciples.
A disciple is a follower of Christ. How better to understand who you follow than to read about who he was, how he thought, and what he did. Effective disciple-making must be applicable: If a disciple-making process does not impact how people live out in the world, it is merely religious ritual.
Disciples bring the Kingdom of God into the realms they have been placed. They need the foundation to do this.21st Century Discipleship is a series of three study guides with 13 lessons/study guide. Each lesson contains the following components: • Title • Introduction • Outline • List of objectives • Lesson content • Conclusion • Suggested Bible verses to memorize • Self-Test.
A "New Evangelism" for the 21 st CenturyThere has been a controversy brewing on a new type of evangelism used in YWAM and a few other missionary organizations. It’s about doing mission work in a completely new way unheard of before, an experimental way, that is supposed to yield results where there were only a few results before.
Abandoned Times. Equipping Articles for Message Bearers from SVM2 Seven Paradigm Shifts in Twenty-First Century Discipling (1 of 3) in Abandoned Devotion. Follow. she is gaining ground. But in radical discipleship and in spiritual depth, she is losing massive grounds.
It is almost proverbial that the church in many places is “a mile. The further we move into the 21st century, the more important the relational, affirmational, contextual, and group evangelism will become.
Just as the days of the charismatic, “Bible-thumping” evangelist are over, so are the days of the . About the Author:Ciona Rouse is a freelance writer and a former staff member of the Discipleship Ministries, Nashville, TN.
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