This course is a comparison of historical and contemporary models of discipleship, with emphasis on the pastoral role of mentoring and helping to develop lay people for ministry.
||3-4 hours per week
||DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
A disciple of Jesus Christ is a learner, a follower, and an imitator. Discipleship is about a journey of following Jesus personally and in an intimate way. It begins, continues, and ends with the person of Jesus Christ.
Discipleship involves mentoring between a teacher and a learner. A mentor is a wise, loyal advisor or coach. He helps the protégé learn something he would otherwise learn less well. Mentoring means sharing with someone or getting involved in someone else’s life. In its simplest form, mentoring is people helping people.
Equipping People for Ministry offers practical advice to both the mentor and the protégé. It follows the mentoring process step-by-step, giving guidance that makes the process easy to understand. Anyone involved in this type ministry will find helpful information and the inspiration to wholeheartedly embrace this vital form of ministry. Mentoring allows one to multiply himself many times over through others.
After completing this course, students will be able to…
- Give a comparison of historical and contemporary models of discipleship.
- Describe the concept and benefits of mentoring.
- Discuss how Jesus mentored his disciples for future ministry.
- Identify the laws of mentoring.
- Develop and mentor the laity to do the ministry of the church.
- Meaning of Discipleship
- Motivation of Discipleship
- Multiplication of Disciples
- The Concept of Mentoring
- The Mentoring Process
- Laws of Mentoring: Part 1
- Laws of Mentoring: Part 2
- Establishing Disciples: A Model for the Local Church
- Establishing Disciples: Disciple Making and the Contemporary Church
- Establishing Disciples: Making It Work in the Local Church
- The Call
- Ministry of Giving
Video Lesson 1: Meaning of Discipleship