After leading a recent training on mentoring people of peace,1 I asked the local organizer three questions:
- How will you continue to encourage the participants?
- What specific things do you want them to remember from the training?
- What specific things do you want them to be able to do?
He had many good ideas, but one stood out above the rest. He said,
I am going to help the participants practice what they learned with their families and their churches.
There are three immediate benefits to his simple strategy of practice.
1. The participants, their families and their churches will grow spiritually.
2. The participants will multiply themselves by transferring their disciple making knowledge and skills to their families and churches.
3. The participants will have greater confidence, and will more effectively mentor people of peace to help their circles discover God in the word of God and respond to him in obedience.
- What are some ways that you are putting the strategy of practice into practice?
- How are you making sure that you apply what you practice by discipling lost groups of people?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!
1 Mentoring people of peace is the fourth of five disciple making skills:
- Live life with the lost as a helpful, hopeful person.
- Help people of peace discover and understand what God is saying to them.
- Stimulate people of peace to have spiritual conversations with their circles of influence.
- Mentor people of peace to help their circles discover God in the word of God and respond to him in obedience.
- Coach people of peace to become spiritual leaders who reproduce spiritual leaders.