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Discipling thru Intentional Relationships is not a book about discipleship, but a resource to help someone guide the personal growth of a recent follower of Jesus. The mandate of Matthew 28:19 for the Body of Christ has not changed in two thousand years – to make disciples. Unfortunately, this has often been reduced to passing on information or teaching a particular doctrinal belief system. This material takes a different approach based on the discipling relationship model that was central to Jesus’ ministry.
This Resource is unique in that it is intended to be discussed within the context of a relationship. Covering a chapter per month will take six months to go through this guide. Together, they provide the context of a one year intentional discipling relationship.
Discipling thru Intentional Relationships is a very helpful tool for all those who are going to fulfill the Great Commission – the call to make disciples. This guide is the answer to the question, “How do we do that?”
Valera/Narina Kudaev, Teachers/Ministry Coaches
Family of Churches, Russia
This material is specifically designed to take a new follower of Jesus, or even a spiritual seeker, and guide them (hopefully with another person) from the first principles of walking with Jesus to being a mature believer. It is not just passing on information, or checking off a doctrinal checklist, but rather helping them experience what it means to be a real disciple of Jesus.
Guide 1: The new disciple of Jesus begins their journey by having a clear understanding of their Salvation – past, present, and future. They are then led into their new life of the Spiritual Disciplines – how to read the Bible and Prayer. The important subject of Sanctification is then discussed, as well as the importance of the Body of Christ and how each member fits into God’s overall plan. Finally, a deeper look at what it means to walk the life of faith is discussed and how our minds need to be renewed so that we can have a new perspective in every area of our life.
This new material. . . will be a vital tool that will result in much greater levels of growth and maturity. I commend you on your radical dedication to making disciples of all nations.
Jim Argue, Founder/President,
Genesis Discipleship Training Center, USA
Guide 2: It begins with a more extensive discussion into the relationship of the new believer with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. A more detailed study of God’s Word is then included as well as additional life disciples necessary to walk the life of faith. The new believer will also study more about the Body of Christ and discover their role within the Church. Finally, God’s mission on this earth is explained and how each disciple of Jesus can participate with him.