toolbox | apprenticing

Image credit: auremar / 123RF Stock Photo
Image credit: auremar / 123RF Stock Photo

This is the last in a six part series on disciple making tools.

I began this series by saying that the extent of our fruitfulness is often influenced by the disciple making tools that we choose to use and master.

Let me revise that:

The extent of our fruitfulness is influenced by the disciple making tools we choose to use and help others to master.

Here are some ways I am helping others to master the disciple making tools of the Bible, active listening, intentional inquiry and Discovery Bible Studies:

Modeling. I model every time I go out “two by two” (Luke 10:1). This is a natural and effective way to help others master disciple making tools.

Training. I train groups of disciple makers once every two weeks for 90 minutes over a three month period. This gives them a chance to apply a new principle and practice a new skill before learning more skills and principles.

Peer Mentoring. I regularly facilitate meetings of disciple makers. One of the things we do is share how we are applying specific disciple making skills so that we can learn from one another.

Coaching. I help individual disciple makers develop, apply and multiply disciple making skills through a series of guided coaching conversations. These conversations take place every two weeks over a three month period. (Learn more at my coaching page.)

Writing. This blog is yet another way that I hope to help others master disciple making tools.


Your turn:

  1. Who are you helping to master disciple making tools?
  2. How are you helping them to master those tools?

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