discipleship at brookwood

When you read the words ‘disciple’ or ‘disciple-making,’ what do those words mean to you? Are you thinking more about evangelism or about spiritual growth? Is it simply a job for ‘the professionals?’ Chances are you and I probably won’t be working towards the same things or measuring success the same way if we’re not on the same page. Clarifying definitions is important.


It’s good to remember that making disciples involves the totality of the Great Commission. Disciple-making covers both evangelism: pre-conversion activity focused on Christ and discipleship: post-conversion activity towards growth and Christlikeness.


BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF DISCIPLESHIP:

... what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2


OUR DEFINITION OF A DISCIPLE:

Becoming a Biblically literate, Gospel centered, Spirit led, culturally engaged follower of Jesus.


OUR DEFINITION OF DISCIPLESHIP:

We believe that making disciples involves three key aspects: intentionality, relationships, and reproducibility. With that in mind, we define disciple-making this way:


Disciple-making is the Christ-commanded, Spirit-empowered duty of every disciple of Jesus to intentionally connect with others through accountable relationships in order to make reproducible disciples of Christ.

stages self-assessment

The first words ever spoken to fallen man were assessment questions (Genesis 3:9-12). God asked Adam:

1.    Where are you?

2.    Who told you?

3.    What happened?

 

God already knew the answer to each of these questions, but he wanted Adam and Eve to realize where they were in relation to Him and His command to not eat the fruit. We think it’s useful to ask people where they are in relation to Jesus and His commands. People everywhere will find themselves somewhere along this path: 


Curious (Hungry for Jesus) | Believer (Being Fed) | Disciple (Feeding Themselves) | Disciple Maker (Feeding Others)


Every new discipleship relationship should begin with an assessment. Click the button on the left to fill out your assessment

other discipleship resources

  • Once the assessment has been completed and you have received it, the next step is to meet and have 'The Talk' with them.


      - The Talk for the Curious

      - The Talk for New Believers

      - The Talk for New Discipleship Relationships

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  • Each time you meet, make sure you have printed a Meet-up Guide for your time together: 


    Stages Meet-up Guide

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  • GET ALONE WITH GOD:

    FOR PRAYER: STP / FACTS / LORD’S PRAYER / OTHER

    FOR BIBLE STUDY: SOAP / SPECKA / DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY / OTHER

    FOR WORSHIP: FASTING / MEDITATION / SONGS

     

    GET TOGETHER WITH OTHERS:

    FOR PRAYER: CHURCH / GROUPS / DISCIPLESHIP / PRAYER PARTNERS

    FOR BIBLE STUDY: CHURCH / GROUPS / DISCIPLESHIP

    FOR WORSHIP: SERVICES /GATHERINGS

     

    GET ACTIVE:


    IN OBEDIENCE: AN AREA OF LIFE TO TRUST GOD MORE / SIN TO TURN   AWAY FROM

    IN SERVING: IN & OUT OF CHURCH / WHO & HOW?

    IN MAKING DISCIPLES: WHO & WHEN?

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