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!