How can you help others grow in their faith?
What does a healthy discipling relationship look like? What do you do together? In order to answer these and other questions, Alice Fryling gathered a team of experienced disciplemakers. Together they give us practical help in such areas as overcoming our fears about discipling others, beginning a discipling relationship, how to be a friend, learning how people change, modeling the Christian life, using Scripture in disciplemaking, how to help a friend who hurts, and helping others share their faith.
Many chapters include time-tested resources you can use in discipling relationships. A handbook for those who need help and encouragement in reaching out to others.
Section 1: Understanding Disciplemaking
1. What Is Disciplemaking?
2. Disciplemaking Is Intentional
3. Disciplemaking Is Individualized
4. Disciplemaking Is Inspired
5. Authority and Truth: Beyond Cultural Barriers
6. Fear: Beyond Personal Obstacles
Section 2: Practicing Disciplemaking
7. How to be a Friend
Resource: How Can I Ask Good Questions?
8. How to Establish a Discipling Relationship
Resource: Checklist for Finding a Friend to Disciple
Sample Plans: A. Christian Growth; B. Christian Growth for Professionals; C. Discipleship Plan Worksheet
9. How to Model the Christian Life
Resource: Am I Ready to Be a Disciplemaker?
Sample Book Study: The Fight by John White
10. How to Help People Who Hurt
Resource: When and How to Get Professional Counseling Help
11. How People Change
Resource 1: Ways of Learning
Checklist for Discovering Learning Channels
Resource 2: Discipling Activities for Various Learning Styles
12. How to Use Scripture in Disciplemaking
Resource 1: The A-B-C Plan of Bible Study
Resource 2: One-on-One Bible Studies
Resource 3: How to Help Your Friend Have a Quiet Time
Resource 4: Topcial Passages for Bible Study
13. How to Help Your Friend Share the Faith
Resource 1: Getting Started
Sample Plan C: Learning to Share the Faith
Sample Book Study Schedule
Resource 2: A Four-Week Plan for Developing Evangelism Skills
Sample Four-Week Evangelism Plam
Resource 3: Films and Media in Evangelism
Resource 4: First Steps to God: An Evangelistic Tool
Appendix 1: Lisa and Lindsay: An Interview
Appendix 2: Sample Book Study Schedule
Appendix 3: What If I Run Into Trouble
Appendix 4: InterVarsity's Seven Ministry Values