Discipleship Through Relationship
TIME: The precious commodity that is held tightly and closely guarded, but often wasted on things that have no eternal significance. Discipleship, done right, is a commitment of time. It is one believer in Christ committing and investing time into the life of another. Too often, the American version of discipling is another Bible Study or a 10 page fill-in-the-blank booklet of what it means to be a Christian. The final command that Jesus gave was to go and "make" disciples, not hope that osmosis will create fully matured believers. Jesus spent time, face to face, with His closest disciples. He got to know them, challenged them, held them accountable, loved them unconditionally. Should we not follow His example?
Discipling 101 is a simple, effective way to answer the call that is to all Christians, "go and make disciples". Please take time a few moments to listen to the inspring story of how one man was presented with a hard truth. Stephen S. "Bud" McGinnis was a leader in his home church but had never personally, intentionally, discipled anyone in the Chrisitan faith. It convicted and challenged him to do something about it and his life has never been the same. Through his Man to Man Ministry thousands are being taught in the faith, one to one, face to face.
Using a simple format, with minimal materials, Bud set out on a mission to teach men how to be devoted followers of Christ. He commits himself, and a bit of his time to them, in return he demands the same from them. Faint of heart need not apply, this is a call to take your faith seriously and grow into maturity.
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PART THREE VIDEO
Call to Multiply
Discipling 101 Presentation Example
PRAY: Ask God to refine your heart to be ready to answer His call to action. Study, memorize, and meditate on God's Word.
SEEK: Seek out those that are ready to take the journey of discipleship. God will bring to you those he has chosen.
COMMIT: Commit the time and effort it takes to succeed in the task and require the same from those you disciple.
CHOOSE: There are many one-on-one discipleship tools that can be used. Choose one that challenges the heart and mind. Suggestions are below.
Download the Man 2 Man story in the Leader Portal. Available as three chapters or in the combined full length version.
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SUGGESTIONS FOR ONE-ON-ONE DISCIPLING
Measure of a Man Part 1
Based on the best-selling book that has sold millions of copies around the world this solid, practical, Bible-based series has been one of the most treasures resouces for discipling men. Moral Purity, Overcoming Anger, How to Live Above Reproach are just a few of the essential topics that men need to know. Sessions are available online or in DVD format and are perfect for one-on-one discipleship. Participant manuals make it easy to use and help keep everyone accountable. Call your Library Specialist at 800-527-4014 for more details. Click Here for Participant Manuals.
Measure of a Man Part 2
This second installment based on the classic book is even better than the first. Dr. Getz gives straightforward biblically based answers that will challenge men to be what God has called them to be. Powerful testimonies from real men show what God can do if we allow Him to work in our life. Overcoming violence, self-centeredness, and learning how to be generous are just a few of the practical topics. Sessions are available online or in DVD format and are perfect for one-on-one discipleship. Participant manuals are easy to use and wkill keep everyone accountable. Call your Library Specialist at 800-527-4014 for more details. Click Here for Participant Manuals.
Lesson From the Tackle Box
Greg Vaughn traveled the US for 8 years speaking to thousands of men about the Letters from Dad project. Countless families were changed forever by the impact of that program. Lessons from the Tackle Box takes all the best concepts from Letters from Dad and puts them into a more affordable and user-friendly format. Sessions available online and in DVD format. Call your Library Specialist at 800-527-4014 for more details. Click Here for Participant Kits.
Fathering 101 - Be the Dad
God has sent out a resounding call to men. That call is to be the Dad, the husband, the man of God that you were meant to be. Fatherlessness is a huge problem in the US and around the world. Even when a father is present in the home, he may be absent in spirit, leadership and care. Fathering 101 calls men back to their role and gives them tools to follow through. Sessions available online and in DVD format. Call your Library Specialist at 800-527-4014 for more details. Click Here for Participant Packs.
Leadership God's Way
Bud McGinnis created this priceless workbook for his disciples. Updated version is available in the Leader Portal for download. Call your Library Specialist at 800-527-4014 for more details.