Tom Bandy wrote, “We have made many church members but not many disciples.” Jesus called people, though, to become His disciples. Another word for disciple is “follower” or “imitator.” It is the process of turning people into the salt of the earth, people who genuinely demonstrate Jesus Christ in their daily lives. The church leadership can use these tools to help believers to think like Christ, talk like Christ, believe like Christ, and look like Christ! Through discipleship “Christ invisibly in you” can become “Christ visibly outside of you!”
Discipleship Strategy Guide – excellent material from Lifeway.
How To Start A New Member Orientation Class – re-set the expectations of your new members with an orientation class.
How We Do A New Believers Class And A New Members Class – these two classes are two of the most important classes you will develop. Read why.
Leadership Seminar: Rating The Importance Of Discipleship Classes. Highly recommended. Simple exercise that creates a discussion of nineteen classes. Great opportunity to teach the leadership about the needs of people.
A PDC Training Session For Deacons And Other Leaders – integrates the five purposes into a deacon selection process. Another Deacon Guide – written by Rolen Bailey.
Trends in New Member Classes – Thom Rainer’s research uncovered seven trends.
Build Great Groups – by Bill Craig.
Spiritual Growth Assessment – provided by Lifeway.