GLOBAL DISCIPLESHIP INITIATIVE

Jesus said, "Go and make disciples."

pdf COHORT 1

REQUIRED RESOURCES:

Primary Texts: Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time (IVPress, 2016), Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ (IVPress, 2019) and Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple (IVPress, 2016), Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God (Zondervan, 2003), all by Greg Ogden

Supplementary Texts: The Discipleship Gospel by Bill Hull and Ben Sobels; Leading Change by John Kotter; Insourcing by Randy Pope (Perimeter Church in Atlanta is one of the models of a disciple-making church that we will examine in some depth), and Renovation of the Church by Kurt Carlson and Mike Lueken.

First Quarter 2019 (January—March)

  • Introductory Session: Getting to Know Your Partners on the Journey

Successful Journey

  • Session 1: A Vision of a Disciple Making Church: Starting with the End in Mind                                                              

Intentional Leader

  • Session 2: The Power of Micro Groups

Second Quarter 2019 (April—June)

  • Session 3: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Disciple Making Mission
  • Session 4: Leading Change

Relational Environment

Biblical/Theological Foundations of the Relational Environment

  • Session 5: The Authority of Jesus

Summer Break 2019 (July-August)

Third Quarter (September—November)

  • Session 6: The Mission of the Church: Make Christians or Disciples?
  • Session 7: The Mission of the Church: Characteristics of a Disciple
  • Session 8: Jesus’ Preparatory Model of Disciple-Making

Christmas Break 2019 (December)

Fourth Quarter 2020 (January—March)

  • Session 9: Paul’s Parental Model of Disciple-Making
  • Session 10: Changing Church Models: From Dependency to Equipping

Relational Environment

The Three Key Elements Necessary for Making Reproducing Disciples

  • Session 11: Relationship: Life Investment

Fifth Quarter 2020 (April—June)

  • Session 12: Multiplication: Through the Generations
  • Session 13: Transformation: The Four Necessary Ingredients

Reproducible Process

  • Session 14: Disciple-Making Curriculum: A Transferable Tool

Summer Break 2020 (July—August)

Sixth Quarter 2020 (September—November)

  • Session 15: Practical Steps to Reinforce a Culture of Disciple-Making
  • Session 16: Threats to Creating a Culture of Disciple-Making
  • Session 17: Formulating Your Disciple-Making Plan for the Next Three Years

Graduation and Celebration

COHORT 2

 

First Quarter 2019 (April--June)

  • Introductory Session: Getting to Know Your Partners on the Journey

Successful Journey

  • Session 1: A Vision of a Disciple-Making Church: Starting with the End in Mind                                                          

Intentional Leader

  • Session 2: The Power of Micro Groups

Summer Break 2019 (July-August)

Second Quarter 2019 (September--November)

  • Session 3: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Disciple-Making Mission
  • Session 4: Leading Change

Relational Environment

Biblical/Theological Foundations of the Relational Environment

  • Session 5: The Authority of Jesus

Christmas Break 2019 (December)

Third Quarter 2020 (January--March)

  • Session 6: The Mission of the Church: Make Christians or Disciples?
  • Session 7: The Mission of the Church: Characteristics of a Disciple
  • Session 8: Jesus’ Preparatory Model of Disciple-Making

Fourth Quarter 2020 (April--June)

  • Session 9: Paul’s Parental Model of Disciple-Making
  • Session 10: Changing Church Models: From Dependency to Equipping

Relational Environment

The Three Key Elements Necessary for Making Reproducing Disciples

  • Session 11: Relationship: Life Investment

Summer Break 2020 (July—August)

Fifth Quarter 2020 (September--November)

  • Session 12: Multiplication: Through the Generations
  • Session 13: Transformation: The Four Necessary Ingredients

Reproducible Process

  • Session 14: Disciple-Making Curriculum: A Transferable Tool

Christmas Break (December)

Sixth Quarter 2021 (January--March)

  • Session 15: Practical Steps to Reinforce a Culture of Disciple-Making
  • Session 16: Threats to Creating a Culture of Disciple-Making
  • Session 17: Formulating Your Disciple-Making Plan for the Next Three Years

Graduation and Celebration