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West Africa Theological Seminary 2013 Masters Module on Discipleship. Outcomes. Read all of the books assigned and develop a: “Biblical Philosophy of Discipleship” Develop the following three statements: “Purpose” “Vision” “Mission”.

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west africa theological seminary 2013 masters module on discipleship
West Africa Theological Seminary2013 Masters Moduleon Discipleship


  • Read all of the books assigned and develop a:
  • “Biblical Philosophy of Discipleship”
  • Develop the following three statements:
  • “Purpose” “Vision” “Mission”
  • Create a “Discipleship Process”
  • “Disciple” _____ number of individuals in 1st year
  • “Discipling Leader” development of _____ in 1st year using Classic Discipleship
west africa theological seminary 2013 masters module on discipleship1
West Africa Theological Seminary2013 Masters Moduleon Discipleship

Teaching Format

  • Lecture
  • Practical Applications
  • Table Discussions
  • Questions and Answers
  • Break
r12 christian the executive summary
R12 Christian “The Executive Summary”
  • Surrender to God

“All In”

Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”

  • Separate from the World

Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

Venture Church &

Living On The Edge

r12 christian the executive summary1
R12 Christian “The Executive Summary”
  • Sober in self-assessment

Romans 12:3 – “For by the grace given me, I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance to the measure of faith God has given you.”

Romans 12:9-10 – “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

  • Serving in love

Romans 12:14 & 21 – 14 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse… 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

  • Supernaturally responding to evil with good
a disciple is one who puts christ first by
A Disciple is one who puts Christ first by…

- Having a personal relationship with Jesus.

- Being held accountable within a small group.

- Serving others through acts of love and compassion to build God’s Kingdom.

- Demonstrating a life of Stewardship.

- Sharing the Gospel—Reproducing Disciples.

Maturing in these five dimensions results in a high impact Christian with a Biblical World-View.

having a real relationship with jesus
Having a real relationship with Jesus

A disciple sees and knows Him as a living friend, not just a historical figure. The relationship is personal, not institutional, and it is motivated by how the Disciple can give glory to God in all aspects of their life. By practicing the Spiritual Disciplines, one will come to know Jesus as both Lord and Savior.

accountability within a small group
Accountability within a small group

Accountability within a small group

Gives others the right to speak into your life as you progress in putting off the “old self.” The Twelve Disciples comprised the first small group because Jesus knew that becoming an intentional authentic Christian could not be accomplished in isolation.

serving others through acts of love compassion
Serving others through acts of love & compassion

This is reflected through our spiritual gifts as we seek to glorify God. A Disciple will answer the call to act for those in need. Jesus came to serve, and as a disciple, we are compelled to follow His example as we build the kingdom. For some it may be carpentry shown through the building of a Habitat for Humanity house, teaching a Bible study, serving on a mission team or praying for babies in the nursery.

demonstrating a life of stewardship
Demonstrating a life of Stewardship

A Disciple readily acknowledges that God created the universe and owns it all. Because God owns everything, we acknowledge that we are simply stewards of the gifts of time, talent, resources, relationships, and truth. “God gives us enough time to do everything He wants us to do,” the talent to serve the Church, the resources to support ministries and to nurture relationships with grace.

sharing the gospel reproducing disciples
Sharing the Gospel—Reproducing Disciples

Sharing the Gospel, modeling a Christ-centered life,

and nurturing other disciples is our fundamental

calling from Christ. We are called to share our own

personal faith journey, for the purpose of bringing

others to Christ. We live our lives reflecting

authenticity and transparency to reflect His

Lordship. We invest our life in the lives of others

to help engage, equip and encourage disciples for

Christ. The cycle of Christian life is perpetuated when a

Disciple’s life is committed to reproducing more

Kingdom builders.


¹ Rackham, Neil. “The Coaching Controversy.” Training and Development

Journal. November, 1979: 12-16.

commitment to daily personal worship
Commitment to Daily Personal Worship

Journal the Following:

- Short Prayer for Discernment

- Specific Confession (of previous day’s sins)

- Scripture Reading Plan

- What did I hear?

- Commentary Opinion

- How do I apply in my life?

- By God’s Grace & The Holy Spirit I will….

- Thoughtful Prayer

Joshua 1:8

george barna research
George Barna Research

- Less than 1 in 10 Christians live like Christians

Hebrews 10:24-25

- Increased teenage youth group activity but no improvement in religious practices

Proverbs 22:6

why disciple
Why Disciple?

If you do not disciple a person who professes Christ, he will almost always become:

  • Lukewarm in Faith
  • Worldly in Behavior
  • Hypocritical in Witness

by Patrick Morley

Man in the Mirror

2 Timothy 4:3-5

spiritual path
  • Suggestion
  • An Association of Ideas
  • A Slight Inclination


  • Direction
  • Guidance of Action or Conduct
  • A Word Indicating Appropriate Action
spiritual suggestion

Salvation Experience

Identify the Lost



Spiritual Showerhead

Do Church

Fellowship Group



spiritual growth to become an equipped authentic disciple
  • Does not begin by : Focusing on Behavior
                • or
                • Focusing on Attitudes
                • Always begin with: Focusing on Thinking
                  • The battleground for your soul is the mind
                  • Be transformed by the renewing of the mind – Romans 12:2
                  • Accomplished by the Spirit of God, through the Word of God, in the context of Authentic Community for the purpose of glorifying God
                  • R12 – True Spirituality
                  • By Chip Ingram
disciple life spiritual direction

F.A.T. Assessment





Identify the Lost

Salvation Experience


Relationship with

Jesus as Lord

of your life

Corporate Discipleship

Spiritual Showerhead

Small Group of Accountability

Kingdom Services

Holistic Stewardship

  • Spiritual Maturity
  • High Impact Christian with a Biblical Worldview
  • Reproducing to the 4th Generation
the wise path of discipleship
The Wise Path of Discipleship


“To help Christians live like Christians”

“To equip intentional disciples to be authentic and deployed to their spheres

of influence”

“1,000 equipped disciples in a 5 mile radius”

Wise Path, LLC

Biblical Wealth Management



The Tents


Romans 12:1-2Spiritual Maturity DefinedA Man Called, Equipped, & Deployed


From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Song of Songs 2:13; Luke 10:42

Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands, can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives,

the harder it is for them to find Me.


From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young


You live among people who glorify busyness; they have made time a tyrant that controls their lives. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity.


From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young


I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path, making time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. It is a pathway largely unappreciated and often despised. However, you have chosen the better thing, which will never be taken away from you. Moreover, as you walk close to Me, I can bless others through you.

discipling leader
Discipling Leader

T.E.A.M.S. Approach

- Theology (10%)

- Equipping

- Accountability (75%)

- Missional

- Supplication (15%)

John 17:20-23


Distinguishing Characteristics Of A Discipleship Group

  • Annual Covenant
  • Accountability
  • Scripture Applied
  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Pastor Steve Wood
what is authentic community
What is Authentic Community ?
  • The Real You
      • Meeting Real Needs
        • For the Right Reasons
            • In the Right Way
wise path of apprentice of jesus curriculum

Wise Path ofApprentice of Jesus Curriculum

Equipping intentional disciples to be authentic & deployed into their spheres

of influence

For greater things have yet to come And greater things are still to be done in this city

- God of This City Chris Tomlin



Being and Making Disciples

“High Impact Christian with a Biblical Worldview”

  • Four Calls of Christ
  • Salvation
  • Lordship
  • Disciple
  • Purpose

Four Stages of the Normal Christian Life

Salvation – Becoming a Christian

Following Jesus as a Disciple

Baptized by The Spirit

Living as a Disciple in the Fullness of The Spirit

Dr. Allan Coppedge

harmony of the gospels
  • With Christ in the School of Disciple Building
  • By Carl Wilson
  • Gospels & Acts = 90 Chapters about Jesus Christ’s appearance & ministry in the world
  • 5:Genealogies & birth narratives show Jesus as God’s focal point to redeem and restore fallen mankind from its sinful condition.
  • 33: Focus on Jesus’ death & resurrection
  • 1½ weeks of Jesus’ 33+ years on earth plus the 40 days in His Resurrection body
  • Make up the “Core of the Christian Faith”
  • 52: Jesus’ Teaching and acts which prepared the Disciples on how to minister
  • Jesus taught & trained with a clear view of His Death, Resurrection Power, New Life in the Spirit
  • Jesus’ methodology keeps everyone aware that He, and He alone, is the head of the Church
  • “Body of Christ” = the church as the organism through which the Risen, Reigning Christ works in the world until His glorious return
major themes in discipleship matthew 5 7
  •  Character  Personal Finances
  •  Service  Interpersonal
              • Relationships
  •  Righteousness  Trust in God
  •  Love  Spiritual
              • Discernment
  •  Spiritual  Obedience
  • Discipline
  • Biblical Principles of Discipleship
  • By Allan Coppedge



  • “Know what you are saying Yes to”
  • Guide
        • Mentor
              • Covenant Discipleship
                  • Discipling Leader


  • “Being Exposed to Jesus”
  • Life Issues Booklets
  • Transferrable Cross Training
  • The Servant
  • The Answer
  • My Heart, Christ’s Home


  • “To Know and Trust Jesus”
  • 5 Steps to Christian Growth
  • R12 – True Spirituality
  • Miracle of Life Change
  • Assessment Tools


Participants Need to Know What They Are Saying “Yes” To:



- Willing to Modify Behavior


- Committed to Covenant Relationships


- Discipline to Follow a Plan


- Open Heart, Open Mind, Humble


- Passion to Go Deeper in Spiritual Walk



  • Curriculum
  • Discipleship Training by Dr. Charles Lake
  • Journey by Randy Pope
  • Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden


Discipleship Covenant Group Leaders

Need to Know What They Are Saying “Yes” To:



- Missional Commitment to Discipling


- Modeling Christ-like Behavior


  - Pouring into the Lives of Others


  - Seeking Deep, Honest Relationship


  - Serving God’s Will Before Self



  • Curriculum
  • Training of the Twelve
    • by A.B. Bruce and Dr. John Musselman
  • Texts
  • Biblical Principals of Discipleship
      • by Dr. Allan Coppedge
  • Master Plan of Discipleship
    • by Dr. Robert Coleman
    • Classic Discipleship
        • By Dr. John Musselman
  • Growing True Disciples
      • by George Barna
  • The Invested Life
    • by Rosenburg and Koshy


Disciple _________________ Leader __________________

Date ___________________ Co-Leader: _______________Mentor: _________________

  • Discipleship Definitions
  • Covenant
  • Forming Your Group
    • F.A.I.T.H.
  • II Timothy 2:2 
  • T.E.A.M.S.
  • T – Truth
  • E – Equipping
  • A – Accountability
  • M – Missions
  • S – Supplication
  • Assessment Tools
  • Mount Pisgah “Path”
  • Life 2 Life
  • Accountability
    • Staged In
  • “Modeling”
    • Spiritual Journey
    • Personal Worship
    • 60 Second Testimony
    • 4 Spiritual Laws
    • Missional Prayer List
  • Summer Personal Development Plan
  • Leadership Continuing Education
  • The Jesus Model
  • Be in a Group and Lead a Group
  • Both Public Ministry & Discipleship


  • Truth Applied
  • Situation in Life
  • Person on Missional Prayer List
  • The purpose of narrowing down the prayer topics is to create thoughtful requests from the Lensof a Disciple
  • Additional requests can be emailed out to the participants mid-week
  • Missional Prayer is defined as “Who is God putting in my life that I am to invest in?”
covenant topics
Covenant Topics

- What is Life on Life Discipleship?

- What is Spiritual Maturity?

- What is the Discipleship Process?

- What is the One Year Commitment?

- Your Expectations & Reservations

- 8 Categories of the Covenant (initialed)

lasting transformation
Lasting Transformation

Theology / Doctrine

+ Spiritual Disciplines

+ Authentic Community

= Spiritual Maturity

no man left behind
No Man Left Behind

….Through “Next Steps”

by Man in the Mirror

4 filters to guide a spirit filled conversation
4 Filters to Guide A Spirit Filled Conversation

1. Main thing God is doing in the world is that He is

Sovereignly Orchestrating all human events for the

purpose of bringing us into Right Relationship with

Him and Others

  • Life is Fiercely contested by Satan, therefore men listen

to these lies:

- Money will solve my problems and success will make

me happy

- I can have materialism and Christianity both in my life

- I need to earn God’s Grace

The God we want & the God who is are not the same!

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4 Filters to Guide A Spirit Filled Conversation
  • If you do not Disciple a man who professes

Christ, he will almost always become lukewarm

in faith, worldly in behavior, and hypocritical

in witness

4. Happiness is the result of a Holy Life

Called to Live in Christ

Equipped to Live Like Christ

Sent to Live For Christ

- Patrick Morley

have you answered life s biggest questions
Have You Answered Life’s Biggest Questions?

Who am I? Identity

Where do I belong? Security

What am I supposed to do? Significance


  • Fear rooted in shame (measuring up)
  • Hiding rooted in insecurity (image management)
  • Blame rooted in denial (rationalization) [Barriers block relationship]
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The Wise Path of Discipleship

3 Must Do’s”

  • Personal Worship
    • Establish a relationship with Jesus
  • Three Directional Listening

1. My agenda

2. Their agenda

3. God’s agenda

  • Investing in another life
    • Intentional discipling
discipleship worksheet
Discipleship Worksheet

Name: ____________ Stage:_______________________

Date: ____________ Spiritual Gift: _________________

Mentor: ___________ Meth. Of Discovery: _____________

Growth Objective: _________________

Develop Deploy

Groups/Activities Books/Studies Groups/Activities

Equipping Curriculum Books Service

- ____________ - __________ __________________

- ____________ - __________ __________________

Adult Education Studies

- ____________ - __________

- ____________ - __________

Church Community Caring

- ____________ __________________

- ____________ __________________

west africa theological seminary 2011 masters module on discipleship
West Africa Theological Seminary2011 Masters Moduleon Discipleship


  • Read all of the books assigned and develop a:
  • “Biblical Philosophy of Discipleship”
  • Develop the following three statements:
  • “Purpose” “Vision” “Mission”
  • Create a “Discipleship Process”
  • “Disciple” _____ number of individuals in 1st year
  • “Discipling Leader” development of _____ in 1st year using Classic Discipleship