Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Arn, Win and Charles Arn. The Master’s Plan For Making Disciples. Pasadena, CA: Church Growth Press, 1982. Barabási, Albert-László. Linked: How Everything Is Connected To Everything Else And What It Means For Business, Science And Everyday Life. New … Continue reading

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The Walk to Emmaus is a planned experience of Justifying grace and an organized rite of passage into spiritual adolescence.

J. The Walk to Emmaus is a planned experience of Justifying grace and an organized rite of passage into spiritual adolescence.[1] Reunion Groups are small groups where sponsors meet with pilgrims after a Walk to strengthen their discipleship in a … Continue reading

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District fellowship organizations also provide significant opportunities for district equipping for disciple making.

I. District fellowship organizations also provide significant opportunities for district equipping for disciple making. Evangelism is a declared purpose of the United Methodist Men and JUMP groups could easily be incorporated with the EMS program.[1] Through the forming of new … Continue reading

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Connectional Church Planting

L. Connectional Church Planting:[1] Congregationalist models plant congregational rather than connectional churches. Connectional church planting by district teams of twelve disciple making lay missioners and their families would ensure a connectional church as a result. After a two year term … Continue reading

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K. Differentiating an entire church through Network. Willow Creek developed Network for gifts identification and ministry placement for persons entering spiritual adolescence. Differentiation among church members significantly decreases conflict; spiritual differentiation involves discovering one’s own ministry while remaining relationally in … Continue reading

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Purpose Driven District.

J. Purpose Driven District. The most widespread paradigm of an American disciple making equipping track is the Forty Days of Purpose from Saddleback Church. It utilizes Ministry Fairs for missional involvement and The Purpose Driven Life as a personal spiritual … Continue reading

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Districts can be key resources to developing discipleship systems in congregations, and especially in smaller congregations.

I. Districts can be key resources to developing discipleship systems in congregations, and especially in smaller congregations. The primary need is a connectional district equipping track for disciple making leadership development which will allow lay leaders to fully mature and … Continue reading

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A structure is needed for the ongoing equipping and supervision of disciple making leaders.

G. A structure is needed for the ongoing equipping and supervision of disciple making leaders. For small churches, this need is best met through district programming which rebuilds connectionalism.[1] District based equipping tracks for disciple making can fulfill this need.  … Continue reading

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In years past differentiation needs for small church members were met by linking individuals through District programming for ministry or training.

E. According to Natural Church Development, small churches have a much higher potential for disciple making than large churches. Large churches tend to grow by transfer rather than conversion. Receptor growth can be explained by the developmental need for spiritual … Continue reading

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The linking unit of connectionalism in an annual conference is the district.

D. The linking unit of connectionalism in an annual conference is the district. District events that linked people beyond their local church in ministry or for training were once common.[1] These ongoing experiences built up community through mutual involvement in … Continue reading

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