This is the 2nd in a series on The Fives – the five principles, skills and tools that can help you advance disciple making movements.
Many of the conversations I have with fellow disciple makers deal with disciple making practices and strategies.
However, the most substantive conversations I have are about disciple making principles.
This is because questions about practices and strategies are best answered by principles.
Here are the five core disciple making principles that my strategy and practice is built on:
1. God calls us to a lifestyle of obedience and witness (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
2. The aim of discipleship is obedience to Jesus (Matthew 28:16-20).
3. The Father draws, Jesus saves, the Holy Spirit teaches (John 6:41-45, 16:7-15).
4. Discipleship begins with existing groups of lost people (Luke 10:1-12).
5. We are sent as Jesus was sent (John 20:19-23).
- Which of these principles would you refer to if asked whether people of peace are qualified to “teach” or “lead” a Discovery Bible Study?
- How does your disciple making practice and strategy relate to these disciple making principles?
- What disciple making principles would you add – or subtract – from my list of five?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!