While the process of making and growing disciples may be encouraged through various church programs, in the end the principles of discipleship, if they are to be effective, must be, as it were, in the very air we breathe. From the moment we enter the church and participate in its various opportunities for fellowship and sharing, discipleship is to be an attitude that is lived out in every aspect of life. The Empowered Church, then, is a place where discipleship becomes a way of life, and every member is a disciple.

Discipleship is sharing and caring. Although we live by faith and not by sight, we demonstrate our faith by loving one another. Jesus said, "By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35).

Though it is possible to demonstrate love for our fellowmen and not love God, it is impossible to love God and not demonstrate that love to each other. "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" (1 John 4:20).

Discipleship is learning to love God with all our hearts and manifesting this love to each other. Discipleship is, at its core, not a program, nor is it seasonal. It is a way of life.

The goal of the discipleship module is to strengthen those existing ministries of the church that are essential for effective discipleship. To accomplish this, each department and officer needs to have a clear understanding of their role in the important work of discipleship.

Discipleship Module Downloads
DocumentDescription
Agenda for Discipleship moduleAudience: Outreach Leadership Team / Schedule: Monthly meeting of the Outreach Leadership Team / Media: Discipleship Module Companion DVD, Part 1
Goals of the Discipleship moduleGoals to guide in the implementation of the Discipleship module
Job descriptions of church officersThese Job descriptions can also be found in the church manual
Strengthening the existing ministries Guidelines for strengthening the existing ministries of the church
Greeter PowerpointA powerpoint presentation to show to those greeting members and visitor that attend your church
Questions and AnswersAnswers to commonly asked questions on the Discipleship module
Small Group Studies
DocumentDescription
Steps to Christ (Chapter 1)Study 1 - God's Love for Us
Slides (Chapter 1)Powerpoint of "God's love for Us"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 2)Study 2 - Our need of Jesus
Slides (Chapter 2)Powerpoint of "Our need for Jesus"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 3)Study 3 - Repentance
Slides (Chapter 3)Powerpoint of "Repentance"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 4)Study 4 - Confession
Slides (Chapter 4)Powerpoint of "Confession"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 5)Study 5 - Consecration
Slides (Chapter 5)Powerpoint of "Consecration"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 6)Study 6 - Faith and Acceptance
Slides (Chapter 6)Powerpoint for "Faith and Acceptance"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 7)Study 7 - The Test of Discipleship
Slides (Chapter 7)Powerpoints of "The Test of Discipleship"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 8)Study 8 - Growing Up in Christ
Slides (Chapter 8)Powerpoint of "Growing Up in Christ"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 9 & 10)Study 9 - The Work and the Life / A knowledge of God
Slides (Chapters 9 &10)Powerpoints for "The Work in the Life" / "A Knowledge of God"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 11)Study 10 - The Privilege ot Prayer
Slides (Chapter 11)Powerpoints for "The Privilege of Prayer"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 12)Study 11 - What to do with Doubt
Slides (Chapter 12)Powerpoints for "What to do with Doubt"
Steps to Christ (Chapter 13)Study 12 - Rejoicing in the Lord
Slides (Chapter 13)Powerpoints for "Rejoicing in the Lord"