Jesus has called His followers to be disciples who make disciples. The average church member knows that he or she is to be on mission with Christ, yet has never been shown how to be a disciple who makes disciples. The goal of LIFT 101 is to help provide intentional training for disciples who will not keep the faith to themselves, but will find someone else to disciple. LIFT 101 is a time of focused and intentional instruction that will help serve the purpose of equipping the church and her leaders for the work of ministry.
The study will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Green Street Baptist Church beginning January 11, 2015 and ending on March 22, 2015. We will begin each week with a time of worship and prayer for a specific unreached people group, followed up with approximately 30 minutes of instruction about a designated topic. For this semester’s study, I will be focusing on the need for the church to rediscover what New Testament discipleship looks like, as well as lay out a practical strategy for making disciples which I hope to lead our church to pursue in the days to come.
Topic for 2015—Rediscovering Biblical Discipleship
I have developed this study in conjunction with the chronological Bible reading plan that I am encouraging our church to follow along with me in 2015. We will close each week with a time of discussion based on the small group questions at the end of each weekly Bible reading from the Chronological Reading Plan, as well as discussion questions relating to the nightly topic. This will prove to be a powerful tool to help you grow in your walk with Christ this upcoming year. These guides will be available for purchase for $10 and will be very helpful to you as you read though the Bible during the course of the year. I have included a teaching schedule below of the topics we will cover this semester:
January 11 – Discipleship Deficit: Where Have All the Disciples Gone?
January 18 – What is a Disciple?
January 25 – Stages of Spiritual Growth
February 8 – What is a D-Group?
February 15 – COMMUNICATE: The Disciple’s Prayer Life
February 22 – LEARN: Disciples Study the Bible
March 1 – OBEY: Disciples Are Obedient to Christ
March 15 – STORE: Disciples Memorize Scripture
March 22 – EVANGELIZE: Disciples Share the Gospel
March 29 – RENEW: Disciples Have a Daily Quiet Time
(*Note that we will not meet on February 1 or March 8)
My weekly notes and a study guide will be available here on my website each week for you to download and bring with you or use in your own personal study. My prayer for you is that 2015 will be a great year of growth in Christ!