Introducing Disciplemaking One-on-One
Posted on November 1, 2018 10:00 AM by David Frasure
Recently we introduced a new mentoring/discipleship plan we developed for our church. This plan uses materials developed by my wife Terri and me over three decades of ministry together. The material is designed as a “launching pad” for mentoring/discipleship relationships.
The mentors will have six meetings with a mentee, using the material to guide a discipling relationship that can be adapted to the needs of the participants. I want our Association to be aware of the materials, in case a pastor or church leader would like to begin their own mentoring relationship with a friend, associate or family member or use it in their local church.
The plan follows these five basic guidelines:
FIVE Inductive Bible studies are used each week that the mentee can do in about 20 minutes as part of his daily Quiet Time with God—these are reviewed in the weekly meeting with the mentor FOUR Basic objectives are involved—to grow closer to God, grow closer to others, be used of God to build and strengthen His kingdom, and help mentees become discipleship-makers
THREE Principles to keep in mind—this is about a process. It involves a transparent mentor/mentee relationship and it requires a flexible, open-ended approach, resulting in mutual growth.
TWO Bible verses are committed to memory each week ONE weekly meeting with your discipleship mentee covering the assigned material.
If anyone has interest in this, I would like to offer the materials free of charge in a Word document, with the understanding that it will never be sold. Email me at email@example.com
if you are interested. If you would like me and a couple of our men to provide a three-hour introduction to this discipling/mentoring plan in your church, please call me at 513-315-7575 and we will work something out.
David Frasure is CABA's Disciple-making Ministry Catalyst and he pastors First Baptist, South Lebanon.