Intentional Disciple Making
Every church needs an intentional disciple making system.
The United Methodist Church’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Even though disciple making is at the heart of the church’s mission, most of our congregations don’t know how to intentionally do this. In fact, many of them struggle to even define what a disciple is. Yet, disciple making is the heart of Jesus’ Great Commission, the core of what we’re about.
As Paul speaks to his companion and protegee, Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:2, he describes disciple making to the fourth generation—the disciple Paul, passing on the faith to Timothy, who passes it on to reliable people, who go on to teach it to others.
Does your church have a desire for third and fourth-generation disciple making, that ultimately embeds a culture of disciple making within the congregation? If so, Church Development —partnering with Leadership Development—is prepared to help.
Gauge how your church is discipling
The Real Discipleship Survey is an instrument designed to support the development of maturing disciples at both the personal and congregational levels.
Start a discipling group
Disciples Made is a tool that had promising results in INUMC churches.
Don’t try to do it alone
Join a cohort of people who want to see 3rd and 4th-generation disciple making in their churches.
|Title||Ministry Category||Resource Type||hf:tax:resource_types|
|2022 Lay Servant Academy Handbook||Disciple Engagement||Certifications & Formal Education||certifications-formal-education|
|2023 Annual Conference Resources||Leadership Development||Discipleship, Online Training / Courses, Webinars & Educational Videos||discipleship online-training-courses webinars-educational-videos|
|2023 Lay Servant Academy Dates||Disciple Engagement||Certifications & Formal Education||certifications-formal-education|
|Covenant Discipleship Groups: An Introduction||Disciple Engagement||Discipleship||discipleship|
|Followers Made Discipling Tool||Church Health & Multiplication||Discipleship, Tools & Assessments||discipleship tools-assessments|
|Fully Alive – Free Resources||Church Health & Multiplication||Tools & Assessments||tools-assessments|
|The Council on Intentional Discipleship||Disciple Engagement||Boards & Committees, Discipleship||boards-committees discipleship|