Discipling Big By Going Small

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David Martin: Discipling Big By Going Small
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Discipling Big By Going Small

  1. 1. BY JUSTIN KNOWLES AND DAVID MARTIN
  2. 2. JustinKnowlesBlog.com@justinknowles3
  3. 3. DavidMartinBlog.com@davidmartinTX
  4. 4. Dave Jr. and his 10thGrade small groupleader, Cliff.
  5. 5. Our job as youth workers is to build the bridge from a GREAT EXPERIENCE to a GREAT RELATIONSHIP within biblical community.
  6. 6. Matt 28:18 Jesus came and told hisdisciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth…
  7. 7. Matt 28:19 ”Therefore, go and makedisciples …20 Teach these NEW disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…”
  8. 8. “There’s no biblical reason for youthministry except for adults loving and discipling those that are younger.” -Doug Fields(Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry –Zondervan/Youth Specialties)
  9. 9. “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:11
  10. 10. 1. A discipler can SEE in a student something a student CAN’T yet see in themselves. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  11. 11. 2. A discipler EARNS the right to beHEARD through the power ofRELATIONSHIP. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
  12. 12. 3. A discipler MODELS the life of someone who is an authentic follower of Jesus. (Titus 2:1,6)
  13. 13. Titus 2:1 “Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesometeaching… 6 And you yourself must be an EXAMPLE to them by doing good works of every kind. Let EVERYTHING you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.”
  14. 14. 4. A discipler teaches a student how to LEAD and FEED THEMSELVES. (1 Peter 2:2)
  15. 15. 5. A discipler is a GOOD LISTENER and creates room for CONVERSATION and QUESTIONS…even DUMB ones!
  16. 16. 6. A discipler is COMMITTED for the long haul. (Matthew 28:20 “… And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
  17. 17. “Discipleship can be inconvenient, messy, and discouraging; but it’s also one of the most rewarding andimportant investments we’ll make this side of heaven.”
  18. 18. 7. A discipler EMPOWERS his/her disciples to “GO” (Matthew 10:16, Matthew 28:16-20)
  19. 19. Our job as Youth Workers?To make disciples who can make disciples.

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