Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seven Functions of a Discipler

"...what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." (II Timothy 2:2)

Discipling is the effective means to mature growing Christians in order to be obedient to the great commission. This is the only plan for church growth in the Scriptures.

1.  Disciplers are crucial in the development of a growing Christian

2.  Disciplers are able to pace the growing Christian

3.  Disciplers are able to detect the warning signs of "spiritual illness" in the life of a growing Christian

4.  Disciplers are able to stimulate spiritual growth in the life of a growing Christian

5.  Disciplers are able to see signs of plateauing or stagnation in the life of a Christian

6.  Disciplers are able to identify the blind spots that develop in the life of a growing Christian

7.  Disciplers are able to be honest and direct with feed back, advice, and criticism in the life of a growing believer


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good day Gregg, loved the post,

Take care.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Wow...that quite a list to live up to as a discipler. Thanks for sharing.

Are you going to write a post for each particular point on the list with its scriptural reference? Just curious to where you found all of them. :o)

Happy Wednesday!

Michael Wright said...

There's something to take inventory on, do we possess those qualities? Hmm. Thanks for posting.

Diane said...

I needed this today. Thank you Gregg.

Kansas Bob said...

Good stuff Gregg. I have found that even the one who disciples grows spiritually.

RonJoe 'Geezer' said...

Good points, especially #7.

Do you recommend one on one discipleship or small groups?

Trisha said...

Yay! Moms are disciplers, too. Helpful list! We'll be discussing this later today. I want our children to understand that they have the privilege of discipling one another, too. Thank you!