Discipleship Diagram

Disciplemaking is Christ’s strategy to glorify Himself among all peoples by proclaiming the truth of the gospel, baptizing all who believe, and guiding their growth to obedience and spiritual reproduction.

A Disciplemaker is a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ who is committed to ongoing spiritual reproduction.

As I work with students at Bellevue College, we are continuing to focus on what it looks like to fully follow Jesus and to help others to fully follow Jesus. Our vision is to multiply disciplemakers!

Today, we used this Discipleship Diagram (developed by Louis DeLuca – church planter of Sojourn in Oxnard, California) to identify which areas of their life they felt they needed to work on.Discipleship Diagram | missionalchallenge.com

CHARACTER + PRACTICE – KNOWLEDGE = IMMATURE DISCIPLEPRACTICE + KNOWLEDGE – CHARACTER = HYPOCRITICAL DISCIPLEKNOWLEDGE + CHARACTER – PRACTICE = MULE DISCIPLE
One student focused on Knowledge and we brainstormed five different ways that he could work on that area this week. Another student focused on Character – choosing to focus on ways to develop in his diligence.

By looking at the model and identifying personal growth areas, they are able to take steps to more fully follow Jesus! And how to help others to follow Jesus.

In what area of your life do you need to focus?

What steps can you take in that area to more fully follow Jesus?

How can you use this Discipleship Diagram to help others to multiply disciplemakers?

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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