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Cell Parable: Hunger

F. Cell Parable: Hunger             Once upon a time the master gathered with his five disciples, each one at a different level of spiritual maturity. “Today,” he announced, “we will talk about the problem of hunger.”             “I’m not really … Continue reading

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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.[1] The goal of developmental spirituality is to fulfill each stage properly and move the individual onward to full developmental … Continue reading

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Cell Parable: The Orphanage

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

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A Discovery Group can develop a ministry plan of 10-15 pages

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

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Confronting an uncomfortable reality:

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

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Fourth and Fifth Stages – Spiritual Parents and Grandparents

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.[1] When children become … Continue reading

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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

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Identifying the Problem: Not making disciples.

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

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Disciple Making Tools for Spiritual Teenagers

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

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Are teenagers non-conformists and unconventional?

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

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