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Developmental spirituality could be described as having five basic stages correlating to human development
B. Developmental spirituality could be described as having five basic stages correlating to human development: newborns, children, adolescents, parents and grandparents. The goal of developmental spirituality is to fulfill each stage properly and move the individual onward to full developmental … Continue reading
D. Cell Parable: The Orphanage The young couple looked with adoration upon their first child, a little boy. “You are so beautiful,” they cooed. They looked up from their baby to the lifestyle to which they had … Continue reading
Section 3: Assembling A Discovery Group Diffusion of innovations research indicates that 16% of a given people group are interested in change. All changes flow from the efforts of this gifted minority for the benefit of all concerned. A … Continue reading
Section 8: Fourth and Fifth Stages – Spiritual Parents and Grandparents OBSERVATIONS, QUOTES AND ASSUMPTIONS: Agree or disagree? A. Parents are able to bear children and also raise them to maturity where they also become good parents. When children become … Continue reading
E. If we implemented the Great Commission properly, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, we would see the results evident in the book of Acts. We would make multiple generations of disciples. What have we left out of our understanding … Continue reading
As in the culture, many spiritual teens remain stuck in adolescence, focused on self-fulfillment and self-satisfaction.
H. Bridging: As in the culture, many spiritual teens remain stuck in adolescence, focused on self-fulfillment and self-satisfaction. Spiritual teens sometimes develop a spiritual “career” or ministry within the church which they find very satisfying and fulfilling. Some spiritual teens … Continue reading
E. Disciple Making Tools for Spiritual Teenagers: Teens need challenging discipleship, peer community and subtle adult supervision. They need to develop maturity, consistency and emotional stability. Teens need to learn their gifts and strengths. Teens need to learn their purpose … Continue reading
MODULE FOUR: THE GREAT COMMISSION CYCLE Section 1. Identifying the Problem: Not making disciples. OBSERVATIONS, QUOTES AND ASSUMPTIONS: Agree or disagree? A. What is the purpose of the church? The Book of Discipline indicates that the priority is making disciples: … Continue reading
Highly organized, network-based Discipleship Systems in large, third world cell churches allow rapid growth
L. The major difference between a megachurch of two thousand and a cell type church of twenty thousand or 700,000 is the role of the Discipleship System in making converts from non-Christians and then making disciple makers out of those … Continue reading
C. Are teenagers non-conformists and unconventional? Barbara Sher: The real culprit is thoughtless conformism. And it attaches itself to only one age group. The only age that is invariably conventional is adolescence. Yes, that’s what I said. If you think … Continue reading