In most cases, a partial strategy is better than none. A partial strategy, however, may prematurely satisfy a church or individual’s desire for and pursuit of a complete strategy. As a result, harmful gaps remain that short-circuit the partial strategy.
Allow me to share a list of early discipleship strategy questions. Evaluate your strategy (and gaps) with these questions:
- How are individuals being trained and encouraged to pray for, connect with, care for, and share Jesus with lost and unconnected people? (Discipleship begins with making disciples as we are going by leading them to faith in the Lord Jesus–see Matthew 28:19).
- Who is challenging, encouraging, and holding them accountable to do this?
- What are you communicating about discipleship through your website and printed communications pieces?
- Who is intentionally connecting with guests and new members ?
- How is the church teaching spiritual disciplines (especially Bible study and prayer)?
- How do guests and new members learn about the church’s vision and expectations (pulpit, new member class, Encourager, etc.)?
- Since service connects, how are guests and new members being led to serve in church ministry?
- How well are Sunday School classes or small groups integrating guests and new members?
- Could offering topical courses attract and address questions and needs of guests and new members?
Evaluate your efforts. How are you doing? What discipleship strategy questions would add for early in the journey (pre-salvation and early discipleship)? Leave a Comment. Make disciples!
Evaluate your efforts. How are you doing? What discipleship strategy questions would add for early in the journey (pre-salvation and early discipleship)?