Ssmc dg-2-discipleship groups

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SSMC DGL Retreat 2014 Session 2

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Ssmc dg-2-discipleship groups

  1. 1. God has created Man to live and relate in a community of meaningful relationships. This community would normally be the family and the church. It will be very sad for one to live and die without a community of meaningful relationships.
  2. 2. YOU - the believer Evangelize SERVEvia 3 Vehicles : (1) The DG (2) Equipping Tracks (3) Mentoring Relationships EQUIP EDIFY INPUT OUTPUT Disciple Another Missions Intentional DISCIPLESHIP in a DGC
  3. 3. The Purpose of the DG in a DGC The DG is the Body-Life of a DGC in microcosm. This is expressed at an individual level in a community with whom he / she can relate to personally i.e. this is for every believer.
  4. 4. DGC - Purpose-Vision To build a Dynamic Community church whose Head is the Lord Jesus Christ, whose Help is the Holy Spirit whose Focus is the Great Commission to the glory of God the Father.
  5. 5. The Purpose of the DG in a DGC DGC Focus: The Great Commission The FOCUS of our Focus: Make Disciples In a DGC, through 3 vehicles: 1. The Discipleship Group (DG) 2. Equipping Tracks 3. Mentoring Relationships
  6. 6. The Purpose of the DG in a DGC The purpose of the DG is to make disciples. The DG is the vehicle where we collectively fulfill our purpose-vision. The DG is the vehicle for: A. Discipleship - to edify and to equip each member. B. Outreach - to serve, evangelize and be involved in mission.
  7. 7. The Agenda of the DG The agenda must fulfill the purpose-vision of the DGC. What is the agenda of the Discipleship Group (DG)?
  8. 8. The 5 Ws as a template for the agenda of a DG Meeting The Agenda of the DG
  9. 9. 1st W - Welcome (Ice-Breaker) The PURPOSE of Welcome is for relationship bonding with one another. How you do it will vary from the individual to the group. It takes much time, energy and effort to build relationships.
  10. 10. Various Ice- breaker Games On-site & Off-site meetings Over Tea Breakfast Over Ice-cream LunchDinner Supper Walking / Tracking Jogging Shopping Watching a movie Cycling Get- togethers Visiting each other Examples of Welcome
  11. 11. 2nd W - Worship The GOAL of Worship is to exalt, honor, praise and worship to the Lord. Worship can be done in the DG as a time of thanksgiving, praise and worship.
  12. 12. of answered prayer of a healing of provision of a job of God’s timely intervention of salvation of a loved one of deliverance from nightmares of protection from the evil one of wisdom to solve a problem of reconciliation in a relationship of favor with bosses Worship can also be done as testimony time.
  13. 13. 3rd W - Word The GOAL is to share the Word to build faith. The aim is to The word in the DG is to build faith for victorious living and ministry. Exhort Strengthen Edify Build-up Comfort Encourage
  14. 14. Our relationships and spiritual maturity will be tested as we GROW. No Offenses No Condemnation, No Competition, No Comparison BUT Encouragement A & C (Submission Issues) P & C Praying for one another Unity in the SpiritMaximum Participation In the DG, we Grow as we apply and practice:
  15. 15. 4th W - Works/Warfare This is to arise to the actual work and task of A. Serving; B. Evangelism - to reach out to our oikos; C. Disciple Another; D. Missions - as a DG when ready.
  16. 16. Breakfast Duties Ushering Home, Wake and Hospital Visitation Bridge-building Events Befriending Meeting up over breakfast, lunch and dinner for relationship bonding Sending an sms, card, email to encourage and comfort Praying together e.g. for our children Welcoming - A pre-believer / visitor A. Serving.
  17. 17. B. Evangelism.  Develop and maintain an active oikos list.  Praying regularly for unsaved oikos members.  Thinking and Planning Bridge-building Events.  Actually connecting with oikos members.
  18. 18. B. Evangelism. P.U.S.H.PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS
  19. 19. Mobilization The Body of Christ Family of God 4th W - Works/Warfare and 5th W - Warmth CHURCH Army of God @ DG Level @ Church Level
  20. 20. 5th W - Warmth  A core-value from the Word to under gird our zeal for God.  To arise to fulfill the purpose-vision from the Lord for DGC.  To soil our hands and wet our feet with enthusiasm.  Keeping our spiritual fervor.
  21. 21. The 5 W’s of the DG Every DG must discuss, plan, agree and set goals for each of the 5 W’s for: i. Effectiveness ii. Growth i.e. the group will multiply after a certain size - new DGL, ADGL and SPs. Enlarge the Leadership Base Maximum Participation of all
  22. 22. The 5 W’s of the DG  Each DG must understand the phase it is in.  Each DG must know the state of its maturity as a group.  Each DG must understand the season it is in.
  23. 23. Hebrews 6:12 … through faith and perseverance inherit the promises. A word regarding testimonies: A. It should be done to the glory of God to give praise to our Good LORD. B. No condemnation, no comparison for those struggling on this issue. C. This is for encouragement.
  24. 24. Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing— life forevermore. CONCLUSION
  25. 25. Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. CONCLUSION

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