God’s Word provides specific instruction as to how we should approach unbelievers and make disciples, and Reel Life provides Biblical evangelism and discipleship training as well as a list of recommended resources for leading a discipleship group. In addition, we can even help connect those willing to make disciples with men, women and children who desire someone to come alongside and help strengthen them in their faith.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”– 2 Timothy 3:16-17
In order for the maturation process to be obedience-based rather than solely knowledge-based, it is important for the disciple maker to engage in various ministry activities alongside those being discipled. Biblical discipleship was best modeled by Jesus himself, where he taught his disciples and then went out and ministered alongside them. Jesus modeled life on life, obedience-based discipleship so that we might be complete, equipped and able to equip others for every good work which he has prepared in advance for us to do. (2 Timothy 3:17, James 1:22, Ephesians 2:10)
“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”– James 2:17
Involvement with a body of believers at a local church, ministry to groups or individuals such as the poor, orphans and/or widows as well as active participation in evangelism is essential for thorough training for a follower of Christ.
One of the key factors of Biblical discipleship is replication. Each group should set a goal for a time when those being discipled will go out and start their own groups. All members should continually share with others as the Lord is teaching them, but there should come a time after 1 to 2 years when the leader moves to a new group of untrained believers and those being discipled become discipleship group leaders themselves. (Luke 6:40, 2 Timothy 2:2) Every disciple of Christ is called to be a life-long disciple maker.
Reel Life works to help followers of Christ become more effective in reproducing themselves in the lives of others. If you would like to get engaged, have questions, or even like to be discipled yourself, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.