Discipleship Advice

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples (a mature and disciplined Christian) of all nations, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)


The following suggestions are designed to enable you to help in fulfilling His command:


1. Make yourself (your time, talents, and treasures) available to the Lord (Romans 12:1-2).


2. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to fill and control your own life. (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18)


3. Prepare yourself in God’s Word. (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17).


4. Have a preliminary meeting with your disciple to discuss the commitments involved, reviewing
the materials, establishing a time and quiet place to meet, etc. Once a week for 1 1/2 hours
generally is ideal.


5. In your first Discipling meeting, share the two-fold goal of discipling. Have them memorize these
with the verses:

A. Spiritual growth and maturity (Colossians 2:6-7)


B. Spiritual multiplication (2 Timothy 2:2)



6. Remember to always keep Jesus Christ pre-eminent in your times of fellowship and discussion.


7. Be willing and available to become involved in the lives of others (1 Thessalonians 2:7-12;
Colossians 1:28-29).


8. Develop a genuine friendship with those whom you are discipling (phone, invite to dinner,
fellowships, activities, hobbies, etc.). Remember, relationship is more important than content.


9. Be sure they have a modern translation New Testament or Bible. Encourage them to start
reading the Gospel of John (three times) then the entire New Testament (three times).


10. Take them through Life Builder’s four-part “Foundations” lessons or other bible study guide.


11. Review scriptural assurance of eternal life and a personal relationship with Christ.
(1 John 5:11-13, John 1:12).


12. Review the “Four Talks” for spiritual growth and have them memorize the entire “Wheel” with the
verses. (See next sheet)


A. I talk with God by prayer and praise (Philippians 4:6-7; Hebrews 13:15)


B. God talks with me by His Word (2 Timothy 2:15; I Peter 2:2)


C. I talk with the other Christians by fellowship (1John 1:3; Hebrews 10:24-25)


D. I talk with non-Christians by witnessing (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20)


13. Take them through one of Life Builders “Destined” study guides, “Real Faith” or some more
thorough Bible Study Guide.


14. Give them other Christ-centered materials to study (Bible study guides, books, videos, CD’s).


15. Encourage them to memorize God’s Word. (Psalm 119:9-11).


16. Pray with them and for them to be filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit, their family needs,
work, ministry, finances, etc.


17. Encourage them to share Christ with others (Luke 8:39).

A. Teach them how to prepare and present their personal testimony (use the Testimony
sheets on pages 4-5).


B. Teach them how to share the 4 Spiritual Laws or other gospel booklet.


C. Teach them to use this Discipling sheet with their disciples.


18. Bring them to church, Bible study group, a fellowship or a discipling group.


19. If possible, network them into a local or international mission activity or other ministry


20. Finally, continue to fellowship and to study God’s Word together on topics such as husband-wife
relationships, raising children, obedience, finances, character qualities, etc.




You may purchase additional copies from  Wayne Shuart • 3017 E. Stella Lane • Phoenix, AZ 85016



© 2006 Shuart Development Company


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