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Questions for Discussion from the Book, More Disciples

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The Revised and Enlarged Version of More Disciples (now available at Amazon) adds significant text, including Questions for Discussion. For the benefit of any who bought the “1.0” version of the book, we’re including those questions here in full so you don’t miss out.


Chapter 1

Why Make More Disciples

  1. How might you have previously answered the question, “What is a disciple?” Do you agree or disagree with the definition provided in this chapter?
  2. How did you view disciple-making before reading this chapter? Compare and contrast your prior understanding with any nuances you’ve picked up from this reading.
  3. This chapter pointed to the fact that the early church seemed all the more to thrive in the midst of persecution. Would you say there is persecution where you will be making disciples? Has the church thrived? Offer some theories as to why or why not?
  4. How might you have previously explained the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15? As a result of reading this chapter, how has your understanding changed, if at all?
  5. If a friend were to ask, “Does making more disciples somehow add to the global voice offering glory to God,” how would you answer? Explain the basis of your position.

 

Chapter 2

A Way Forward

  1. Roland Allen’s books weren’t published until some 50 years after he wrote them. Why do you suppose it took a while for others to see value in his writings? (Try doing some research online about this question.)
  2. Some have ventured that Patterson’s approach was remarkably similar to CPM/DMM approaches used today — and it was plainly very effective for his time. Yet it can be said that relatively few churches/workers implemented his strategies. Why do you think it’s seemingly difficult for churches and leaders to change the way they do disciple-making? How might we shift the future?
  3. McGavran witnessed whole villages and sometimes entire districts coming to Christ at once. Try to picture being involved in something like that. How would it change the way you felt about evangelism and church growth? Explain.
  4. Pick one of Garrison’s universal elements that you believe is commonly misunderstood or about which people today have a misconception. Offer some ideas as to why.
  5. Garrison is a researcher. He found that the 10 Universal Elements were present in every movement toward Christ that he studied. How many of these elements might exist in the church that you attend or in the field where you hope to make disciples? How might you be a part of changing the future there?

 

Chapter 3

Disciple-Making Works

  1. Describe the growth you’ve seen so far in the church you attend or in the field where you hope to make disciples. Compare or contrast this with the case studies illustrated in this chapter. Why might God bring about such movements in one part of the world but not in another? Explain as best you can.
  2. Some of these stories seem almost beyond belief. Yet researchers like Garrison have actually visited and verified the fruit. Imagine how you might feel as you interview members of the 27th generation of disciples in a rapidly-growing movement toward Christ. How would that impact your faith in or walk with Christ? Explain.
  3. Does it bother you that the Global South might end up sending more missionaries than historically mission-active regions like the USA, Europe and Australia? Why or why not?
  4. Does it bother you that the church is growing faster in the Global South than in the Global North? Offer some of your own theories as to why this might be taking place.
  5. Do you believe movements like these can happen in North America? Why or why not?

 

Chapter 4

Prayer is the Catalyst

  1. If Jesus wants all people to be saved, why do you think prayer seems to be a universal element in launching disciple-making movements? Why do you think God seemingly waits on us to pray?
  2. How might we motivate believers to understand the potential power behind prayer? How could you do so for the initiatives that you are imagining for the church you attend or the place where you hope to make disciples?
  3. If you were asked to pray for an unreached people group, never before engaged with the Good News, what would be some of your requests to God?
  4. Take a moment to look up an unreached people group at www.JoshuaProject.net. Read about their needs and the opportunities for the Good News to spread there. Now take a few minutes actually to put into practice the concept of praying for the people about whom you’re reading.

 

Chapter 5

Obedience as the Command

  1. Describe a church you have previously attended. (It could be your home church or the one you attend now.) In what ways do you feel this church has emphasized knowledge and attendance? In what ways has this church emphasized obedience and accountability?
  2. Now that you’ve read this chapter, if it were up to you to design the perfect church, how might you recommend that we do church differently? (Note: Please avoid “trashing the bride of Christ.” Please give respect to the church leaders who have gone before us and have done the best they can with what they understood.)
  3. Have you seen churches which have emphasized teaching knowledge more than requiring obedience? If so, in your opinion, what is the root cause for this behavior?
  4. This chapter compared obedience to breathing. What was difficult or helpful for you in looking at obedience in this way? If possible, explain your answer by giving an example?
  5. This chapter opens the door to the concept that we might hear God’s voice in the present rather than merely in the past. Is this concept troubling or encouraging to you? Do you agree or disagree with the idea?

 

Chapter 6

Discovery-based Learning as the Method

  1. Assess why discovery-based learning might provide a better solution for training leaders in a fast-growing movement? Has your church or organization tried to use this approach? If not, venture guesses as to why not.
  2. Some have said that utilizing the same set of questions about each new Bible passage would become formulaic (the pattern would “get old” or become too mechanical rather quickly). Do you agree or disagree?
  3. What would it mean to you to study the Bible using discovery-based learning? Would you feel you were somehow “missing out” on the insights of a great teacher that you respect or know? Explain.
  4. You’ve probably heard before that “active learning” increases our chances of retaining information. Yet, would you agree or disagree – most churches have retained the form of teaching known as “the sermon.” Offer some best guesses about why the church has retained this approach down through the centuries. Does it create a moral dilemma for you to ponder the possibility of transforming this approach to a new paradigm?
  5. For you personally, does it bother you that discovery-based learning isn’t mentioned per se in the Bible?

 

Chapter 7

Peer Accountability

  1. Perhaps you’ve already participated in a Bible study in which you were held accountable to make decisions about your actions then follow through with them. (If not, then try to imagine it.) Does it – or would it – annoy you to have someone ask you, the following week, if you followed through? Explain.
  2. The author held that accountability works not because we want to look good (pride), but rather, because we don’t want to look bad (disobedience). Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
  3. This chapter gave some very practical ways to implement accountability at the close of a Bible study. Analyze for your life – does this concept seem too rigid or cult-like to you? Why or why not?
  4. This chapter provided an example of a Bible figure sharing his plans or next steps prior to implementing them. Do you agree or disagree that this is an example of peer accountability? Why or why not?

 

Chapter 8

Multiplying Groups

  1. This chapter doesn’t criticize a church for meeting in large gatherings. Rather, it points to a way forward that focuses on multiplication rather than addition. Can you think of an example of this in a church or campus ministry that you’ve attended? How might multiplication be a help?
  2. Think hard about your own life. This chapter speaks of regularly being part of two churches – one church or group for our own spiritual worship and a second church or group that we’re helping launch. Ponder this thought for your own life. What would it take for you to implement this concept?
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of a church or group that you’ve attended compared to the paradigm presented in this chapter. Compare and contrast.
  4. Assume for a moment that multiplication is the best way forward. How might we help the church at large to grasp this paradigm and do it?

 

Chapter 9

Maximizing Fruit

  1. Compare and contrast the “SOAPS” Bible study approach to the one you’re using now. What are the advantages or disadvantages of each?
  2. Do you believe that being in an accountability group (such as the one described in this chapter) would be helpful for the typical believer? Do you think the typical believer is in such a group? If not, can you venture some guesses as to why or why not?
  3. What would concern you most about participating in a 3/3 group, as described in this chapter? Explain what you think might be some benefits and also some risks.
  4. This chapter offered two key approaches for increasing our own involvement in prayer. (Can you remember them both?) How do these approaches compare or contrast with typical prayer approaches used in churches you’ve attended? Give examples.
  5. Consider the town, city, people group, or country where your church is located or where you hope to make disciples. How does it change the way you think to ask the question, “What’s it going to take for all these people to hear the Good News and follow Jesus?”

 

Chapter 10

Im pacts on Disciple-Making

  1. Offer some of your best guesses as to why you believe the church seems to flourish in the midst of persecution.
  2. Examine your own life and the amount of time you have to add activities or approaches. When you read the ideas in this book and process the time it would take to implement them, is it sobering for you? Why or why not? How will you personally decide about your time priorities?
  3. Have you ever experienced cross-cultural confusion or “shock?” Give an example.
  4. The author wrote in this chapter that the church can expand rapidly within a common language and/or culture. Is there a language or cultural group that you wish could know and follow Jesus? If so, describe it.
  5. This chapter presents the concept of filtering for a “person of peace” to help introduce you to another culture. Have you ever experienced anything like this (someone introducing you to a new group or crowd)? If so, describe how it worked. Analyze how it might work with the Good News of Jesus.

 

Chapter 11

Templates for Training

  1. This chapter provides several formats for introducing CPM/DMM strategies in your church or in the place where you hope to make disciples. Imagine for a moment… why would you think the author would offer these formats? What were his intentions? In your opinion, are those intentions valid? Most importantly, how effective would you say his proposed formats might be in your church or in the place where you hope to make disciples?
  2. Evaluate the question: “Is it sneaky to start the organic way?” (In other words, must we gain the approval of our church or organization’s leaders in order to experiment/experience CPM/DMM approaches?)
  3. In your opinion, does the multiplicative approach remind you of network marketing? How is it similar? How is it different? Does it bother you to think of Jesus as asking us to “market” (i.e., persuade people to follow) the Good News? Why or why not?
  4. In your experience, where do these ever-expanding chains break down? In other words, offer some guesses as to what might sabotage a movement.
  5. Based on your learning style, would you rather be involved in a “live training” with an “expert” (an experienced disciple-maker) or would you be comfortable using a web-driven tool like Zúme as your learning approach? Explain.

 

Chapter 12

Tools and Tips for Im plementers

  1. This chapter presents 17 tools or tips for those wishing to launch CPM/DMM in their particular context. Pick out the top three approaches that would seem the most practical and effective for you, in your church or context. Explain why you chose those three.
  2. Consider the idea of making a list of people for whom you will pray. Does it bother you to think you might be on such a list (that someone else made)? Explain why or why not.
  3. For your learning style and preferences, would you rather learn “Creation to Judgment” (C2J) or the Three Circles Life Conversation? Explain why. What would it take for you to learn such a tool well? Would it be helpful? If so, what’s stopping you?
  4. This chapter mentioned that it might feel, at first, intimidating to think of baptizing someone. Does it seem that way to you? Why or why not?
  5. Is it hard for you to lead others? (For example, are you afraid you’re not good enough to do so?) Explain your answer by referencing the section, “Duckling Discipleship.”

 

Chapter 13

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. This chapter attempts to discuss how CPM/DMM views the existing church. Explain why that question is difficult to answer. (Hint: Remember that “CPM/DMM” isn’t an organization but an organic collection of strategies and life practices.) In light of what you’ve now learned (or learned previously) about CPM/DMM, how do you view the existing church. (Remember — never trash the bride of Christ.) In an ideal world, what would be your perfect design for the church?
  2. Sometimes in the past, the idea of “discipleship” has meant other things than the way the term “disciple-making” is being used in CPM/DMM world. Compare and contrast with some of the meanings you’ve heard previously. How is the CPM/DMM usage helpful or not helpful? Why?
  3. This chapter pointed out that some CPM/DMM trainers emphasize only baptizing groups (never individuals). How do you feel about this idea? This chapter asserted that the Bible gave examples of instances in which individuals were allowed to come to Christ as individuals. Do you agree or disagree? How do you reconcile these two seeming contradictions between some trainers’ philosophy and these case studies from the Bible?
  4. Analyze the difference between emphasizing “works” and accountability (in CPM/DMM strategies). How do you feel about the difference?
  5. Do you think CPM/DMM will, in the end, be a fad? Give your reasoning.

 

Chapter 14

A Call for Unity

  1. Try to think of an example of a new product or movement that began with one individual or one company. In those cases, how did it help or hurt the promotion and acceptance of that product or movement? In your opinion, how does it help or hurt that CPM/DMM strategy wasn’t “invented” or isn’t shepherded, as such, by any one person or organization?
  2. At this point in your understanding of implementing CPM/DMM strategy and life practices, would you rather be bold in your proclamation? … or do you see yourself more “laid back?” How will you react when you meet someone who feels it’s imperative to be more forthright in one’s presentation of the Good News? Explain why.
  3. Can you think of any other examples in which Godly men and women have disagreed about doctrine or biblical approaches? Name a couple and give examples of how this has helped or hurt the growth in Kingdom of God worldwide.

 

Chapter 15

Epilogue: Understanding Faithfulness

  1. Curtis Sergeant feels that two ideas have caused a number of problems in the church today. Which do you think has caused more problems than the other and why?
  2. Does it bother you to consider that you might be following someone who is still “learning to ride a bike?” (In other words, could you see yourself following an imperfect mentor?) Explain your answer.
  3. There have been some disturbing studies recently, like the one referenced in this chapter by Lifeway Research. Can you remember any recent findings about Christendom that shocked you? For example, something about a certain generation falling away or a study about how many people can’t remember what the Great Commission is? How can you reconcile these findings with our current method of discipling believers? In other words, what has gone wrong? How would you fix things if you were in charge?
  4. Where are you on the spectrum of knowledge versus practice? For example, do you believe God can work through a new believer to win or teach others? Why or why not?
  5. This chapter emphasizes a humble spirit for all teachers. Can you remember a preacher or pastor who seemed a bit prideful? How did it impact your willingness to listen and obey?

 

Wrapping up

Questions for Discussion about the book as a whole:

  1. What did you find most interesting in this book? What did you like?
  2. What did you find most difficult? What caused you the most confusion?
  3. What did you learn about people in this book?
  4. What did this book teach you about God?
  5. Is there anything in this book that you feel called to obey? What will you do about the things you’ve learned? What will be your next step? How will you begin implementing these teachings? Explain.
  6. Is there someone you might be able to train about any of these concepts? (Please write down a name.) Who can you tell that might hold you accountable to do that?
  7. With whom can you share this book and these teachings?

Discipleship Through the Eyes of Youth: Day 28

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I’m blogging today on behalf of yesterday, I just fell asleep before I had written my blog article for the evening…

Today I really liked learning about raising up other disciples who multiply through MAWL.

M – Model ( They watch you)

A – Assist ( You do things together)

W – Watch ( You watch them )

L – Launch ( They begin making their own disciples and groups)
It’s important that as we see people come to Jesus we train them how to be disciples as well. I know for me some of the times that I grew the most was when my youth leaders would turn around and have me share or lead a discussion. At first it was scary, I mean at one point I was afraid to pray out loud in front of other people, but those who were discipling me continued to give me opportunities and challenge me to pray. They would challenge me to answer questions. Then they began to give me leadership opportunities such as giving us students the opportunity to lead a DBS or encouraging us to start bible studies in our schools. It was through challenges like these that I grew and am now able to communicate and help disciple others.

3 Circle Evangelistic Tool

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Sitting here listening to our trainer explain the 3-circle evangelistic tool. Love it. Our trainer, Rob Jankowski, adds a fourth circle, connecting all three “original” circles, showing that the individual is sent back into the world to reproduce. He also does a full section of a circle on baptism. Using DMM approaches, Rob’s church, the New Hope Christian Church just northwest of Indianapolis, IN, has grown from 11 groups to 28 groups in just six months.

Day 28 – Training Disciples to Train Disciples

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Both globally and locally, making disciples who can make disciples takes a training cycle.  Curtis Sergeant compares it to teaching children to ride a bike.  Jon Ralls compares it to potty training.  We can see examples of it with Jesus and his disciples, and also in the missionary journeys of Paul — model, assist, watch and launch (or, leave).  Why do we not see it in most American churches?  The list of reasons why might be so long, that the task of re-engineering might seem impossible.  Mainly, I think, because small groups are not emphasized and there’s not an intentionality built into the disciple maturation process.  If there was, we might see disciples making disciples to the 3rd and 4th generations.

Day 28: Most Failings Train….

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I love the acronym of MAWL for making disciples.  I just sent an email to myself to remind myself about this same concept for work on Tuesday with my employees.  Most failings train…I mean most trainings fail because they are not modeled, they are just taught.  Most people teaching us to do things in the church are not doing them themselves.  Actually most of our trainings aren’t about doing but about knowledge.  Why is that?  It is a lot easier to teach some people just to learn than what to do.  If you want to teach people what to do it takes experience, failure, and time.  Most of us don’t want to put in the time because in the process we might not look how we want to appear.

 

As I have observed in parenting in these last couple of years.  My kids follow a lot more of what I do than what I say.  Yes they listen to what I say but they copy and imitate what I do a lot more than I realize.  A few weeks ago I was working in the nursery at church sitting in the comfortable rocking chair and I was telling my boys to go play with the kids.  But they just sat there.  I was getting kind of irritated that they just didn’t do that.  I mean they didn’t have to sit through church, the least they could do is play with the kids 🙂  Later once I got over what I wanted I just went and started playing with kids in the nursery and just having fun playing ball, trains, puzzles.  After a while of doing this I looked over and saw both of my boys playing with kids.  I was so encouraged but really made me think back.  Throughout the years my kids have been mirrors for myself.  When my 7 year old daughter was 2 she would always grab books and sit on the couch and say I am reading my bible.  She did that because that year in our life we got rid of TV and read our bible’s continually.  Fast forward a few years and my girls started asking if they could play computer or be on the phone.  Immediately an alarm went off and I recalibrated my phone and computer time until after they went to bed so I was fully present from them(I also minimized my time on them both).  Many people in the church want for their own kids this vibrant faith but don’t want that same faith for themselves.  They will do everything for their kids to get it but they won’t do it themselves.  If we want to have brave kids for their faith we need parents to start laying that foundation of bravery.  We don’t need to give them any more lectures we need to be showing them what it looks like by how we treat others and how we live.  We need to be telling our kids stories of how God is working in our lives.  God taught me this years back when my 2 boys moved in with us and didn’t believe in God.  They were 7 & 8 and I wanted to share with them how Jesus affected my life.  I shared how I prayed with customers, truck drivers, God-coincidences that happened, and feeling lead to talk to certain people.  I’ll never forget one day I got out to help someone who was having car troubles and my one son said to my wife, ‘I bet God told him to do that.”  We need to model this faith and that is the first step.  

 

Curtis in the video talked about the first step was the child seeing someone do it.  We need this in the church of Christians radically stepping out and taking the first step so others can follow.  Some good friends of mine are doing that this summer.  They are taking the first step toward going to Unreached People Groups.  This is hopefully planting the seed of modeling in others.  

 

This is a great challenge for today.  I am going to get together with a couple of guys from my discipleship group and talk about how we could do more of this to get to 4 generations.  This challenged me to Model and Assist so that the foundation is in place if I do leave.  I once read that we should all be re-evaluating our life to the question “Where would I spend my time if I was leaving in 3 years and there was no one to replace me?”  This question was directed mainly at pastors but we as the church need to be asking the question of that as we step into discipleship.
So let’s go MAWL some people.  Let’s be intentional and reorient our lives around this.

Discipleship When Life Is Busy: Day 28

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Day 28: The Training Cycle.  Training others to make disciples is one of the most important things we can do.  It is how we are going to multiply instead of just add.  The idea expressed in this video is training others by slowly letting loose of the reigns and letting someone else lead.

I had the pleasure of seeing this exact thing play out in my life this year.  I have lead a life group of high school girls the last 5 years (okay, the first year they were 8th graders, but you get the point).  This year we decided to use the three-thirds (DBS) method in our group.  The church we attend uses this method often for our small groups, especially with our high school students.  The first semester I and my co-leader led each study and the girls participated.  It was awesome to see how they were interpreting the bible for themselves and encouraging each other each week.  And to reflect back on how groups used to be when they were in 8th grade (can you say, crickets!?), it was incredible to see the growth in their faith and willingness to be vulnerable.  So, in the Spring semester we challenged our senior girls to lead the group.  Each of our girls signed up to lead one group meeting.  We have two girls who are thinking of being missionaries overseas and all of our girls are going out into colleges (and then eventually jobs) where they will have the opportunity to start groups like this.  They did a great job and it was awesome to see them lead the group and be the one challenging the other girls!

NonSequential

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Does church growth always happen in predictable patterns, along predictable lines, in predictable sequences? Not necessarily, says Curtis Sergeant, trainer in DMM principles. Nature would tend to agree. Check out the Gulin Mountains  in the header picture above. See how there are beautiful patterns which appear, at first, regular and symmetric, but, upon further study, can sometimes be wildly random. Listen as he explains his position about disciple making movements (DMM) — and think about the examples you’ve studied in God’s word. Can you remember instances in which people became disciples in nonsequential ways?

The Church Planting Cycle

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David Watson is a well-known name in DMM training circles. He has boiled down DMM to 21 key principles:

  1. Group process over individual process
  2. Prayer
  3. Scripture, by way of an inductive Bible study process called “Discovery Bible Study”
  4. Households, or existing social units, rather than individuals
  5. Making disciples of Jesus not converts to a religion
  6. Obedience to commands of Jesus rather than doctrinal distinctives
  7. Access ministry – i.e., developing relationships with non-believers
  8. Ministry – meeting people’s needs leads to evangelism
  9. Timing – knowing when people are ready
  10. Intentionality and planning
  11. Person of peace – i.e., a receptive, influential person who is the gateway for a social unit coming to Christ
  12. Appropriate evangelism – i.e., communicating the good news in ways that make sense to people in their particular cultural context
  13. Starting churches, Watson’s definition of which is: “groups of baptized believers in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that gather to worship, fellowship and nurture one another, and, outside of gatherings, endeavor to obey all the commands of Christ in order to transform families and communities.”
  14. Reproduction at every level – disciples, leaders, and churches
  15. Indigenous leaders – i.e., cultural insiders are the best church planters
  16. The work of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Scripture
  17. Persecution
  18. Mentoring, which is the work of developing the whole person
  19. Self-support – in almost every case there are no paid ministers, no buildings to maintain
  20. Redeeming the culture
  21. Awareness of spiritual warfare

His church-planting movement process might be summed up in this way:

  1. Find access to friendship with disconnected people;
  2. Serve and love disconnected friends;
  3. Identify a  “person of peace” from among those friends;
  4. Work with that person of peace to invite his/her social unit (family or affinity group) into a 15-30 week inductive Bible study led by person of peace or someone else from social unit;
  5. Facilitate the group in deciding to follow Jesus and become a church;
  6. Facilitate the process of that new church sending out church planters to start the process again.

Watson has written several helpful blogs about the discipleship cycle — or, in his case, more specifically, the CPM cycle. Here are some blog entries to consider:

Understanding Transition Points:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/03/28/church-planting-essentials-%e2%80%93-understanding-transition-points/

Access:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/10/26/understanding-transition-points-%e2%80%93-access/

Finding the Person of Peace:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/03/14/understanding-transition-points-%e2%80%93-finding-the-person-of-peace/

From Person of Peace to Small Group:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/04/25/understanding-transition-points-%e2%80%93-from-person-of-peace-to-small-group/

From Small Group to Church:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/10/29/understanding-transition-points-%e2%80%93-from-small-group-to-church/

It’s Time to Say Goodbye:

http://www.davidlwatson.org/2008/05/02/understanding-transitions-%e2%80%93-it%e2%80%99s-time-to-say-goodbye/

Try MAWL Where you Live

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Guest Editor Eric D. wrote, “This Discipleship process is so important, why not try to start a reproducing MAWL chain right now — with something that is very short and easy to do, from memory — no paper, no notes, no props.

“What will you use?  Perhaps the BLESS prayer?
Or to quote a verse John 14:6, or Romans 6:23, or John 3:3?
Or to do a very abbreviated yet simple Gospel presentation?

  • God created the world perfect and man in His image.
  • Man disobeyed and caused separation from God.
  • Jesus died and paid the penalty for man’s sin.
  • He was buried and God accepted his sacrifice.
  • God raised Jesus from the dead as Lord and Christ.
  • This good news is the power of God to salvation to everyone who believes.
  • He forgives us of our sin and gives us the Holy Spirit within and adds us to His family again.

Or perhaps something you already know from one of the first 26 days. How would this work? What would disciples do if they wanted to simulate this process in a “practice mode?”

  • They go find a person and MODEL for that person whatever the “tool is”.
  • Then they challenge that person to do it for someone else immediately and they offer to go along and assist them as the other person MODELS.   Before they go to do it, the first person has the second person practice to make sure he/she has it down correctly. Then prays for him/her.
  • Then the two of them go and the second person finds third person and MODELS while first person ASSISTS if needed. And of course after MODELING the second person challenges third person to go MODEL for a 4th person, and the 2nd person offers to ASSIST while 3rd person MODELS, and the first person will stay with them and WATCH (which is assisting the assister) .  Before they go do it, the 2nd person will have third person practice to make sure he/she has it down and pray with him/her.  Then the three of them are off to find the fourth person for the last transfer in the first 4 generation MAWLL stream.
  • If it transfers successfully, the original person encourages all of them to keep it going, while he/she LEAVES to go LAUNCH a second stream and reminds the 2nd person that once he/she has WATCHED then he/she can also go start another “MAWLL” stream.

At the end of the day, we are challenging true followers to make room for 7 hours a week in their lives for making disciples who make disciples — for catalyzing a disciple making movement (DMM).

1. Do CHAT. (1 hour)
2. Do 3/3rds Group. (3 hours)
3. Model/Assist (train) someone outside of your 3/3rds group to start a 3/3rds Group. (2 hours)
4. WATCH (coach/encourage) those who have successfully started 3/3rds Groups. (1 hour)

(Of course, that time above does not include daily/personal bible reading, prayer and sharing testimony and Gospel except when it is necessary to Model/Assist to someone so they can know how to do those things.)

Imagine a public park or a school or a MAWLing in a MALL?
How about at a work place?
How long will it take to reach 10 people? 100 people?
How many MAWL streams?
It would be awesome to hear back from you to see what happened.”

 

(Thanks for the post, Eric!)