disciples making disciples
FAQs, Requirements, and Next Steps
Disciples Making Disciples (DMD)
Becoming like Christ and repeating the process with another person.
“Go, therefore, and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
What is a disciple?
A disciple is someone who follows someone else to be like them.
A disciple did not merely want to know what his master knew but do what his master did.
What is my role in the disciple-making process?
What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2)
When we refer to a Micro-Church, we are simply describing an intentional gathering of disciples that happens outside the walls of a traditional church building.
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes. (Acts 2:46)
[They met] every day, in the Temple and from house to house. (Acts 5:42)
The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 16:19)
And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house. (Philemon 1:2)
Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her home. (Colossians 4:15)
Micro-Churches are small groups of people who come together each week to worship, study, and fellowship. They happen weekly, at any time during the week, and at any location.
Micro-Churches are not made up of current church attenders. They are made up of those who we win to Christ.
Micro-Churches form as people are won to Christ and are started in the community by you.
All Micro-Churches follow the same format for the lesson time, based on the Bible Discovery format you will learn in the training center.
Training Center (TC)
A location where DMD and MC training, learning, and planning takes place. Usually in a church building. But it can also be at a home or community gathering place. Our training center will meet at Shiloh Church.
Training Center Facts
This is a long-term training commitment. You are called to be a disciple who makes disciples, who make disciples. This training will continue as long as you are seeking to disciple others.
The goal is for disciples to make disciples. We go and win someone, disciple them, and repeat the process. You must seek to share your faith each week.
The Training Format
The Look-Back (20 to 30 minutes)
This is for encouragement, celebration, and accountability from the previous week.
The Look-Up (45 to 60 minutes)
This is a time where we will reflect on God’s greater purposes in God’s Word for us.
The Look Forward (20 to 30 minutes)
After hearing from God, we will commit to being obedient to what God has shown us. We will each write down an I will statement or plan for action for the next week.
You will be learning the essentials of a growing disciple of Jesus Christ. You will learn how to lead others to faith and then disciple them. But this training is not just for knowledge but skill and action. We are going to hold you accountable for actually doing these tasks.
It is our goal that you eventually will lead a discipleship group to become a Micro-Church. You will not be able to move on to DMD Book 2 until you have started a Micro-Church or are helping led a Micro-Church at the end of DMD Book 1 (6-8 months).
Childcare is not provided for the weekly training sessions. Children are not allowed in the training session.
You can serve in your current ministry until you start your own first Micro-Church.
These are the four requirements to be a part of a training center:
• Attend a weekend worship service faithfully at Shiloh CL.
• Attend the training center faithfully (we will meet weekly).
• Live a life pleasing to God. Put into practice what you learn each week.
• Seek to share your faith with at least one person each week.
This will require a hefty time commitment. Each training session will be about 90 minutes to 2 hours long. And once you start your discipleship group or Micro-Church, it will take you a similar amount of time discipling them.
The First Training Class
Wednesday, February 23, 6:30pm at Shiloh Church. Please take time and pray about this opportunity. If you would like to be a part of this new ministry, please email Ashley Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20.