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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Empowered Local Churches 2

Everybody Moves 7

Disciples Intentional Moves 9

The Discipler 11

The Discipleship Group 13

Five Tasks of a Discipleship Group Leader 19

Implementation Strategy 28

10-Week Jumpstart 21

Appendices 24

This manual is developed and


compiled by ICI Ministries for the
Intentional Moves Discipleship
Framework of the Philippines General
Council of the Assemblies of God.

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Empowered Local Churches

ThestrengthoftheAssembliesofGodisempoweredlocalChurches

Rev.ReyCalusay,GeneralSuperintendentPGCAG

Empoweredlocalchurchesaremobilizedtoimpactindividualsandcommunities,
plantchurcheshereandabroadand,ultimately,makedisciplesofallnations.And
thereisnootherwaytodosobutbydiscipleshipsystematic,aggressive,and
intentionaldiscipleship.

TheAssembliesofGodhereinthePhilippines,forexample,hasgrownnowtomore
than4000churches.Butitismorethanjustnumbers.TheHolySpirits
involvementinthelifeoftheindividualmembersandofthechurchhascausedthe
movementtogrow.Becausewehavediscipleshipinthelocalchurches,wewere
abletoraiseordinarypeopletodotheworksoftheministry.BythegraceofGod,
themovementhasremainedtruetoitspriorityreasonforbeingthatis:

tobeanagencyofGodforevangelizingtheworld,
tobeacorporatebodyinwhichmanmayworshipGod,
andtobeachannelofGodspurposetobuildabodyofsaintsbeing
perfectedintheimageofHisSon.

Ontheotherhand,weknowmuchstillremainstobedone:theharvestremains
plentifulandthelaborersarestillfew.Ifwearetoseethismovementactively
pursuingthefulfillmentoftheGreatCommission,wehavetoseeeveryindividual
churchesdisciplingonpurposeandeveryindividualmembermobilizedfor
ministry,churchplantingandmissions.

WhatDoWeMeanbyEmpoweredLocalChurches?

Churchesthatareempoweredhaveastrongandviablediscipleshipsystemthat
nurturespeopleandtheirrelationshipwithGod,provideopportunitiesforministry
involvementandservice,andhelpsbelieverstoactivelyparticipateinthemissionof
Christ.

Thefollowingqualitiescanhelpcreateabetterunderstandingofempoweredlocal
churches:

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TRANSFORMEDLIVES.BelieverswhodeeplyloveGodandpeople;whoare
consistentintheirspiritualdisciplinesandaretotallycommittedtoChrist
andHisWord.
LOVINGRELATIONSHIPS.Alocalchurchfosteringhealthy,unitedand
nurturingrelationshipsamongitsmembers.
EMPOWERINGLEADERS.Christcentered,inspiringandrelevantleaders
whohaveclearministryvision,providedirectionforlocalchurchesand
empowerpeopletobeinvolvedintheministry.
MULTIPLYINGDISCIPLES.Churchesintentionallyproducingmultiplying
disciples.
DISTINCTLYPENTECOSTAL.Churcheslivingandministeringunderthe
anointingoftheHolySpirit.
TOTALCHURCHMOBILIZATION.Membersdiscoveringandutilizingtheir
gifts,activelyfulfillingthemissionofthechurch.
PASSIONFORMISSIONS.AlocalchurchactivelyobeyingtheGreat
Commissionbyinstillinglifestyleevangelism,churchplantingandcross
culturalmissions.

CASESTUDY:ACTS2:4246

Whatisyourideaofempoweredlocalchurches?

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Fromascaleof1to10,honestlyassesshowempoweredyourchurchisusingthe
givenqualities:

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MULTIPLYINGDISCIPLES 12345678910
DISTINCTLYPENTECOSTAL 12345678910
TOTALCHURCHMOBILIZATION 12345678910
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THEKEYISDISCIPLESHIP

Churchesareempoweredasindividualmembersarediscipled.Jesus,gavehis
disciplesthisGreatCommission,Thereforegoandmakedisciplesofallnations,
baptizingtheminthenameoftheFatherandoftheSonandoftheHolySpirit,and
teachingthemtoobeyeverythingIhavecommandedyou.AndsurelyIamwithyou
always,totheveryendoftheage."Whilemanyimplicationscouldbedrawnfromthe
samestatement,Jesusclarifiedthefinaloutput:MAKEDISCIPLESOFALLNATIONS.
Empoweredlocalchurchesarenurturinganddisciplingchurches.

UnderstandingDiscipleandDiscipleship

DISCIPLE.AtruediscipleisalearnerandfollowerofJesusChristwhoreflectsHis
teachingandlifestyleandisactivelyreproducingthatpatterninothers...

Thefollowingcangiveusanideaofhowtruediscipleslooklike:

1. Forgiven(1Peter3:1112).Adiscipleisonewhohasrepentedofhissins,
turnedawayfromhissinfullifestyleand,thus,receivedGodspardon.He,in
turn,commitstothelordshipofChristandmakesHimhisabsoluteruler.
2. Founded(Colossians1:23).Adiscipleisonewhosewholelifeisfoundedon
Christ,theSolidRock.HerootshimselfintheunchangingWordofGod;a
doer,notjustheareroftheWordofGod,whodoesnotwaverinfaithbut
withstandslifestormsandtrials.
3. Follower(Matthew16:24).AdisciplecommitstothecauseofChrist.He
hasdeniedhimself,takenuphiscrossandfollowsJesusclosely.Becausehe
subjectshimselftotheLordshipofChrist,hehasdevelopedsensitivityand
discernmenttohearHisvoiceandfollowHisdirections.
4. Fervent(Romans12:11).Adiscipleisverycommittedincarryingoutthe
willoftheMaster.BecausehelaborsfortheMaster,hecountsitagreat
privilegetosufferforHim.
5. Fruitful(John15:8).AdisciplebearsthefruitoftheSpirittheChristlike
characterthatdistinguishesJesusdisciplesfromtherestoftheworld.His
lifeimpactsotherpeoplethattheyarealsodrawntoGodbecauseofthe
gooddeedsthisdisciplehasdemonstratedthroughhislife.Furthermore,a
truedisciplemultiplieshimselftomultiplyingdisciples.
6. FiredUp(Acts1:8).AdisciplelivesaSpiritfilledlifeandhascontagious
passiontoknowGodandmakeHimknown.Hismessageisanointedby
theHolySpiritandburnswiththepassionofreconcilingmenandwomen
backtoGod.
7. Faithful(3John34).AdiscipleisconsistentlycommittedtoChristand

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keepshisoilburninguntilthecomingagainofJesus.Herunstheracewith
perseverance,staysawayfromsin,andremainsloyaltoJesustothevery
end.

DISCIPLESHIP.DisciplingistheintentionaldevelopmentofpeopleintoChristian
disciplesthrough...accountability,lovingrelationshipsandpracticalapplicationof
God'sWord.

S.A.I.D.?

Discipleshipinlocalchurchesisbestachievedthroughacarefullydesigned
frameworkthatallowspeopletomovefromconversiontobeingtruedisciples.A
discipleshipframeworkmustbe:

SystematicProvidesgraduated,stepbystepprocessthatallowspeopleto
growdeeperintheirrelationshipwithGodandwithothers,intheirministry
aptitudeandinvolvement,andintheirdegreeofcommitment.Also,the
peoplesspiritualprogressmustbemonitored,evaluatedandcelebratedto
furthermotivatethemtodeepentheircommitmentinfollowingChrist.
AggressiveAdiscipleshipframeworkshoulddeliberatelyincludeALL
peopleregardlessoftheparticularleveltheyarein.Achurchorthat
commitstoChristmakesitaMUSTtoleadorjourneywithpeoplethrough
theirspiritualdevelopment.Thus,itwillseektoprovidehelpsforspiritual
growthforpeopleatallstages.
Intentionalthedesignoftheframeworkshouldbeonethathelpsinthe
productionofmultiplyingdisciples.Acarefulandthoroughthinkingshould
bemadeinordertoidentifyteachingcontentandactivitiesthatshouldbe
madeineachofthestagesinthediscipleshipframework.
Discipleship

DISCIPLESHIPESSENTIALS

TheGreatCommandment.Everybelievershouldbediscipledtolovethe
LordandhonorHimatalltimes.FulfillingtheGreatCommandment
reconcilesusbacktoGodandgivesusourultimatepurposeforliving.

TheGreatCommission.EverybelieverproclaimstheGreatCommission
andaggressivelytakespartingoingandmakingdisciplesofallnations.The
GreatCommissionallowsustopartnerwithGodasHisAgentsof

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Reconciliation
R n.UndertheeauthorityoffChristtow
whomallauthhorityin
heavenandeaarthwasgiveen,wearetaskedtoleadpeopletofollowandobeey
God.Thisisouurmission.
T
TheOutput: Christlikem membersmob
bilizedformiinistry,churcchplanting
anndmissions.



Great
Commandmen nt

Chrisstlike
mem mbers
mobiliz zed for
ministry y, church
plantinng and
miss sions

Great
Commissio
on

Asmorep peoplearediscipledandaremobilizeedforministryandmissions,churchees
arebeinggbuiltandem
mpowered.

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Everybody Moves
ThediscipleshipinthelocalchurchshouldleadEVERYmembertobemobilizedfor
ministryandmissions.

Ministryshouldnotbelimitedtoactivitieswithinthechurch,butalso
personalministriesthatcanbedonetoedifyothers,eventhoseoutsideof
thechurch.
Missionshouldbeexpandedtoincludethereachingoutofimmediate
friends,familyandotherpeoplewithinthecircleofrelationshipsofthe
believers.

EveryoneshouldhaveapersonalcommitmenttoparticipateinfulfillingtheGreat
Commission.Thisparticipationdeepensasonesroledevelops.Belowisachart
thatshowsthepossibleprogressionofeverybelieversinvolvementinfulfillingthe
GreatCommission.

DifferentLevelsofInvolvement


MOVEMENTMAKER
MOBILIZER
DISCIPLER(DGroupLeader)
DISCIPLER(1on1)
DISCIPLE

SEEKER

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DISCIPLER
DISCIPLER* MOVEMENT
SEEKER DISCIPLE* *(DGroup MOBILIZER*
(PassItOn) MAKER*
Leaders)
Description Onewho Onewho Nurturesnew Handles Handlesthe Fulltime
isopento has convertsto Discipleship Disciplers ministry
spiritual repentedof know,grow, Groupsand Groupand workers,
things hissinsand serveand mentors motivate church
andseeks hasplaced shareChrist. Disciplers DGroup planters
tohavea hisfaithin (PassItOn) leadersto and/or
relations Jesus.He innurturing mobilize missionaries.
hipwith wholeheart new disciplesto
God. edly believers. nurturenew
commitsto members
knowGod, andreach
growinhis outto
relationship seekers.
withHim,
serveHim,
andshare
Himto
others.
Church Cause Disciple Constantly Build Workwith Raiseand
Objective peopleto People mobilize discipleship mobilizersin equippeople
for seekGod throughthe disciplesto communitie mentoring forfulltime
Peopleat Intentional become sthatwill DGroup ministry,
This Mobilize Moves. disciplers reachoutto Leadersand pioneering
Stage disciplers Mobilize the Disciplers pastors,
toseek Christlike community and/or
thelost members missionaries.
forMinistry,
Church
Planting
and
Missions.
Church Bridge Conduct Conduct Connectall Strategize Challenge
Initiative Events Water Disciplers membersto howto churchto
(Programs (events Baptisms Training Discipleship aggressively support
and that Groups mobilizeall church
Activities) would Conduct Mobilize membersfor plantersand
lead Spiritual disciplersto Help discipleship church
peopleto Retreats ShareChrist DGroupsto andchurch planting
seekGod) (Focus:The tonewcomers growand planting initiatives.
Powerof multiply
theCross Mobilize Mobilize
andSpirit disciplersfor Provide peopleto
filledLife) church mentoring reachtheir
planting opportuniti ownkind
Assimilate through esto
connect Church DGroup Expand
everybody Planting Leaders leadership
toGod,to initiatives baseinorder
DGroupand toincrease
tothe ministrys
Church. impactin
community.
Conductseminarsfordevelopinglifeskillsandministry
skills.Lifeskillsareskillsneededforonetobesuccessfulin
life;shouldberelevanttomemberscontext.Ministryskills
arethoseskillsneededforparticularministries.
*Note:Thesearegenerictermsweshallbeusinginordertoclassifypeopleatdifferentcommitmentlevels.

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Disciples Intentional Moves


ThefourIntentionalMoves

KnowChrist

Value:EverypersonhasarighttoapresentationoftheGospelat
hislevelofunderstanding.

ThetimelessmessageoftheBibleistheanswertohumanneed
(Psalm19:8).

ThepriorityofChristandHisChurchisthesalvationofeach
individual(Luke19:10;Matthew28:19,20).

Careandconnect.Weinfluencefirstbyourcharacterandcaring,
thenbywhatwecommunicate(Mark6:33,34).Weshouldmake
deliberateeffortstoconnectthemwithGodandthen,later,tothe
DiscipleshipGroupsandtothechurch.


GrowinChrist
Value:Everypersonneedsabiblicalmoralcompasstoguideand
protecthimthroughoutlife.

Personalgrowthisalifelongprocess(John3:2).

Parentsaretheirchildrensfirstandprimaryteachers
(Deuteronomy6:69).

Acceptance,caring,andlearningoccurbestindiscipleshipgroups
(Luke6:13).




ServeChrist

Value:Everybelieverhasuniquegiftstobedevelopedandusedto
strengthenthechurch.

Obedienceistheessenceofdiscipleshipandthehighestformof
worship(John14:23).

ResponsibilityforequippingthebelieverisvestedintheChurch
(Ephesians4:1113).

Biblicalleadershiprequiresservanthoodandgodlycharacter,as
wellasministryskills(Mark10:4244).

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ShareChrist

Value:Everybelieverhasapurposeinadvancingtheglobalmission
ofthechurchofJesusChrist.

EverybelieveriscommissionedbyGodtomakedisciples(Mark
16:15,16).

SpiritbaptismisapriorityforGreatCommissionservice(Acts1:4,5).

AwarenessofneedistheprimarymotivationforGreatCommission
service(John4:3538).

OverviewoftheFourBasicMoves

The4 Focus WhattheChurch


Intentional ShouldDo?
Moves
KnowChrist ConnectwithGodandknow INCLUDE
ChristaspersonalLordand THEM
Savior.

ConnectwithaDiscipleship
Group,acommunitythat
meetstoknowtheLord
together.

GrowinChrist Developinglifelonghabitsto INSTRUCT
growandmatureinthe THEM
relationshipwithChrist.
ServeChrist UnderstandingGodspersonal INVOLVE
call,anddiscoveringand THEM
utilizingspiritualgiftsin
ordertoserveChrist.
ShareChrist Developingalifestyleof INVEST
evangelismandmissions. THEM

Beingmobilizedtobecome
disciplerwhodisciplesothers
tofulfilltheGreat
Commission.

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THE DISCIPLER
Thenextcommitmentleveliswhenonebecomesadiscipler.Atthislevel,the
discipleunderstandsthathecannotfollowJesusandyetdisregardtheGreat
Commission.MovedbytheloveforGodandbythecompassionforthesoul,the
disciplemovesupandtakethechallengetoleadanotherthroughtheIntentional
Moves.

IntheDiscipleshipGroup,thedisciplerstaskcanbetwofold:

PassItOn.HeretheDisciplercommitstonurtureatleasttwo
believersthroughtheIMProcess.
DiscipleshipGroupLeader.OncetheDisciplerlearnshowto
nurturenewbelievers,hecanattendtheDisciplersTrainingand
startservingasDiscipleshiGroupoLeader.

The2Timothy2:2Principle

Andthethingsyouhaveheardmesayinthepresenceofmanywitnessesentrustto
reliablemenwhowillalsobequalifiedtoteachothers.

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Discipler:NurturingNewBelievers

DISCIPLER*(PassItOn)
Description Nurturesnewconvertstoknow,grow,serve
andshareChrist.

Tasks Nurture
Provideimmediatefollowup
Clarifydecisionmadetoaccept
Jesus
Invitetoanurturingsession(1on
1)
InvitetoSundayService
Equip
LeadpersonthroughIMusingthe
BasicNurturingTrackasbasic
followups
MonitortheHabitsandmotivateto
growtherelationshipwithChrist.
InvitetoattendLifeSkillsSeminar
anddisciplerstraining.
Empower
Graduallygiveresponsibilities
withintheDiscipleshipGroup
CasttheneedtofulfilltheGreat
CommandmentandtheGreat
Commision
InvolveinChurchPlanting
Initatives
Deploy
Releaseandmobilizepersonto
becomedisciple
Getfeedback.Coachandmoitor.

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The Discipleship Groups

WhatisaDiscipleshipGroup?

CaseStudy:Acts2:4247

Howwasthechurchthen?Whatbroughttheincrease?Isthereadirectrelationship
betweenthequalityoflifesharedamongbelieversandtheincreaseofpeoplewhoare
addedtothem?Howcouldthesamehappentous?

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Fromtheeinspiringpictureoftheb
believersinA
Acts,wedraw
wthisdefinittionofthe
disciplesh
hipGroup:

Carin
ngcommuniitythatimpa
actscommun
nitiesbydissciplingpeop
pletofulfill
theG
GreatComma
andmentandfollowtheeGreatComm
mission.

Great
Commandment

Christlike
membe ers
mobilizeed for
ministry, church
c
plantingg and
missioons

Great
Commission

StructurreofDiscip
pleshipGro
oupMeetin
ngs

TheGrowwthGroupleaadermustbeeabletolead
dmeaningfulmeetingswh heremembeers
discoverastrongsenseofGodsp
purposeforth
heirlivesthrroughtheGro
owthGroupss.
TheLifeC
Connectionsshouldhelpmakethishaappen.

LifeConn
nectionsshou uldhappenin ntheGrowth
hGroupmeetings.Theseevital
connectioonswillhelpfacilitatecom
mmunityam mbersofthegroup.The
mongthemem
followinggconnectionssshouldbem made:

One
eAnotherConnection
n
o TheValue
eofFellowsship.(c.fITh hristiansmust
hes.5:11;IPeeter1:22)Ch
beshaped
dtobecomeC
Christsdisciipleswhoareetaskedtosh
harethelife
withoneaanotherand,bytheirgifttings,learnto
oserveoneaanother.Theey
mustbetaaughtthatth
heyarenotdiisconnectedindividuals, butequally
uniquestrrandsinterw
woventoform
mafabricthaatwillclothethisworldo
of
Hislove.T
Theymustseeethemselveesasoneano
otherskeepeer,brothersaall
togetherinoneheaven
nlyfamilywh
hoseveryfattherisGodH
Himself.

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GodConnection
o TheValueofWorship.(c.f.ICor.10:31,Ps.73:28;Psalm96:9)
ChristiansmustbeshapedtobecomeChristsdiscipleswhorecognize
thegreatnessofGodandenjoyHisnearness.Theymustbetaughtto
seektohonorHimineverything,andmakeglorifyingHimastheir
utmostconcern.
o TheValueofPrayer.(c.f.Eph.6:18,IPet3:11;Col.4:2)Christiansmust
beshapedtobecomeChristsdiscipleswhoaremarkedbyutter
dependenceonGod.Theymustbetaughtthatprayeriswhatholdsus
togetherandwhathelpsusaccomplishtheenormoustaskGodentrusted
us.

WordConnection
o TheValueoftheWord.(c.f.Psalm119:11;2Tim.3:16)Christiansmust
befashionedtobecomeChristsdiscipleswhosepreceptsarebasedon
theeternalcounselofGod.Theymustbetrainedtolooktoitasthe
higheststandardforlivingandfromitfindinstructionstoenjoy
abundantliving.

WorldConnection
o TheValueofMissions.(c.fMatt.28:1820,Mark16:15)Christians
mustbeshapedtobecomeChristsdiscipleswhoarezealoustobring
soulstoChristuntiltheGreatCommissionisfulfilled.Theymustbe
imbibedwiththepassiontoseemanyyouthsavedandbefueledbythe
firethatcomesfromtheenduementoftheSpiritspower.
o TheValueofMultiplyingDisciples.Christiansmustbechallengedfor
alifetimeoffollowingGodasHisdisciple.Becausetheyhavelearnedto
obeyGod,theywillbeexcitedtofulfilltheGreatCommission,andwould
laborhardtoseekthelostanddisciplethemtofollowChristaswell.
Thiswillresulttowavesofdisciplesmultipliedexponentially.
VisionConnection
o TheValueofMovingwiththeVision.Christiansshouldlearnto
embraceGodsvisionofreconcilingpeopletoHim,aswellasthe
visionoftheirspiritualfamilythechurch.

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EssentialLifeConnections
Objective Activities Duration
One Connectamongeach Icebreakers,fun About10
Another other;helpdeepen activities,bonding to15
concernforone activities,eating minutes
anotherby
ministeringforone
another;deepen
relationships
God Helpmembers Singingand About10
connectwithGod testimonies minutes
throughworship
andtestimonies.
MagnifyGodand
whatHeisdoingin
eachofthe
memberslife.
Word Connectpeopleto StudyofLessonand About20
theWordofGodfor meaningfullife 30minutes
lifeapplicationand interactions
transformation.
World Challengepeopleto Encouragemembers About10to
connectwiththeir totargetindividuals 15minutes
familyandfriendsin thattheywill
ordertoleadthem deliberatelyreach
toKnowGodandbe outtothelostand
nurturedinthe makerealeffortsto
growthgroup. disciplethem
throughthegrowth
groups.
Visionof Constantlycastthe Restatethe About5to
the visionamong mission/visionof 10minutes
church memberstoincrease thechurchand
theirownershipofit. explainwhyevery
meetingisimportant
infulfillingthe
mission/vision.

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FrequencyandSizeoftheDiscipleshipGroupMeeting

Regular,atleastweekly.Themorefrequentlythemeetingisconducted,the
strongerthecommunity/fellowship/bondingbecomes.(justbeconsiderate
aboutmembersschedule)

4to12persons.discipleshipGroupisnotaboutnumbers,itsa24/7
commitmenttoothers.Thisnumberwillhelpsmallgroupmembersknow
eachotherbetterandministertooneanothermoreeffectively.

BasicTypesofDiscipleshipGroups

IntentionalMovespromotestwobasicdiscipleshipgroups:

DiscipleshipGroups
DisciplersGroup

DiscipleshipGroups DisciplersGroup
Description Agroupofabout3to12 Meetingofalldisciplerswho
committedbelieverswhoare alreadyhavetheirgrowth
mentoredbyanotherbeliever groups.Thismeetingisfor
formutualaccountabilityand furtherequippingforeffective
spiritualmultiplication. multiplication

Composition 3to12people Varied;but,ifthegroupis
about5ormore,several
DISCIPLERSshouldbepartof
thegrouptohelptheDGroup
Leader.
Nature Openandevangelistic LimitedonlytoDGroup
Leaders
Objective Disciplermustnurturethe Equippingforlifeandministry
believersintheir development;effective
relationshipwithGod,with multiplication
oneanother,andwiththe
lost.
Disciplermustempower
eachofthemtohavetheir
growthgroups

Focus/ Spiritualgrowth,mutual Motivationforspiritual
Emphasis accountabilityandspiritual multiplication;helpdisciplers
multiplication handleissuesinrespective
growthgroups
Frequencyof weekly Weekly (frequencymay
meetings changetoeveryotherweek
oncethepastorisconfident

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thattheDGroupLeadercan
effectivelyhandlethegroup.
Leadersmain Minister,mentor,model, Equipper,visioncaster
role motivator,multiplier
Materialsused IntentionalMoves1 to4 HomeEducationforLay
Pastors;othertopics
IMBasicNurturingTrack determinedbyleader
(selectedIMLessons)for
immediatefollowup

DGroupLeadersmustnotethat
theWordConnectionisonly
oneoftheLifeConnection;
thus,lessonsMAYNOTbe
finishedwithinonesession.It
isbesttodirectmembersto
personallystudythelessonsat
homesothatthegroupcanjust
focusonthediscussion
questions.

Whentherearenewcomers
whohaventstartedtheIM
lessonsequence,theDGroup
LeadermayassignaDiscipler
toShareChristtothenew
comerduringtheWord
Connection.
Whathappens Disciplersmeettheirdisciple Monitoringgrowthgroupsand
inbetween andreachouttoseekers. motivatingleadersfor
meetings outreachandspiritual
Leaderstaketimetomentor multiplication
andmotivate

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FiveTasksforDiscipleshipGroupLeaders
Doyoumaketimeforthemostimportantrolesofleadership?
Romans12:8
Often Occa Never
trueofme sionally trueofme
trueof
me

1. Iministertotheneedsofourgroupmembers.
Oneofthecriticalrolesofasmallgroupleaderistoshepherdthe
peopleinyourgroup.Youneedtoprayforandactivelyloveeach
memberofthegroup.Thatmeansmakingsurepeoplefeel
connectedwithothermembersinthegroupandbeingattentiveto
whatpeoplesay.Astheshepherdofthesmallgroup,youneedto
seetheneedsofyourgroup.

2. Imentorthemtowardspiritualmaturity.
Aneffectivesmallgroupleaderseekstocultivatethespiritual
habitsofhisorhergroup.Youmustfirstknowtheconditionof
thoseunderyourcare.Then,asyouleadthegroup,askthisfor
eachperson:Whatisthenextstepinhisorherspiritual
maturity?

3. Imotivatemygroupmemberstoministry.
Akeyshepherdingfunctionofsmallgroupleadersistomotivate
eachmembertoharnesshisorherspiritualgiftsforservicein
Godskingdom.You,astheleaderofthegroup,mustmodelthis
principle.Doyourmembersknowwhatyourspiritualgiftsare?
Areyourgroupmembersgrowingintheirgifts?

4. Imultiplythelifeandmissionofoursmallgroup.
Everygroupmembermustlearntomultiplyhisorherlifeby
passingonthefaithorthroughstartingnewsmallgroups.Asa
leader,thatmaymeantrainingotherleaders,makingsurethe
emptychairisalwaysfilled,orchallenginggroupmembersto
makeadifferenceintheirdailylives.

5. Imodelasurrenderedheart.
Pride,arrogance,andworldlyleadershiphavenoplaceinasmall
group.Godworksbestinourweakness.WhenSatantriesto
stranglehealthysmallgroupsthroughpettyconflictsamong
members,you,theleader,needtomodelasurrendered,humble
attitude.Whatshouldyoulaydownonthealtartobeconsumedby
thefireofGodspresence?Godlovestheconfessionsandprayers
ofabrokenandcontriteheart.

AdaptedfromLifeTogetherToday.com.

Discuss
Howhasthisassessmentchallengedyoutogrowasasmallgroupleader?
Howmightyouhelpmultiplythelifeandmissionofyourgroup?
Whatwouldourchurchlooklikeifoursmallgroupleadersimplementedthese
priorities?


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Implementation Strategy*

*Thefollowingstepswillbeundertakenbythechurchwithinthejumpstartperiod,
whichisa10weekperiodofpreparingthechurchforeffectiveimplementationofthe
IMDiscipleshipFramework.

1. Evaluatethechurchcommitmenttomakingdisciples
a. Revisitthemission/purposestatementofthechurch.
b. Evaluateextentofcongregationsunderstandingfortheneed
todisciplepeopleonpurpose.
c. Evaluateprogramsandactivitiesaccordingtohowthechurch
hasmadeastrongcommitmenttogoingandmaking
disciples.

2. UnderstandtheIntentionalMovesPhilosophy
a. IntroducetheIMstagesandPhilosophy
b. Communicatetheneedforadiscipleshipsystemthatresultsin
themobilizationofindividualmemberstohaveapersonal
commitmenttofulfillChristsGreatCommissions.

3. StrategizewithleadershowtoblendIMPhilosophyincurrent
churchdiscipleshipsetup
a. EmphasizeontheoutcomeofIMPhilosophy:mobilizationof
individualbelieverstowardsthefulfillmentoftheGreat
Commission.
b. IdentifyministriesintheChurchandassesshowtodirectthese
ministriestowardsintentionaldiscipleship
c. Identifymajorprogramsyoucandevelopthatwillhelpthe
churchinintentionaldiscipleship.
d. Identifykeypersonnelwhocanhelpleadthechurchtowards
disciplingpeopleonpurpose.

4. ImplementIMPhilosophy
a. ConsiderusingtheSmallGroupDiscipleshipasbasic
discipleshipministry

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b. TrainleadersonIMPhilosophyandhowtousethematerials
c. Developministriesthatwillhelppeoplegothroughthe4
stages
d. ImplementSmallGroupdiscipleship
e. Traindisciplestobedisciplersandbeabletousethematerials
tonextgenerationofdisciples
f. Monitorandevaluateregularly.

10-Week Jumpstart Overview


Week8:Disciplers
Week1: Groupcontinues/ Week9:
VisionCasting DisciplersTrainingPart finalpreparationfor
Period 2/ongoingChurchwide Launching
IMPromo

Week7:Disciplers Week10:
Week2: Groupcontinues/
DisciplersTraining Launchingof
VisionCasting
Part1/Churchwide DGroupsusingIM
Period
IMPromobegins books

Week3: Week6:
StrategicPlanning DisciplersGroup
Part1 continues

Week4: Week5:
StrategicPlanning StartActual
Part2 DisciplersGroup

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Jumpstart Summary of Activities


10weekJumpstart
DESCRIPTION IMPORTANTSTEPS
overview

Prejumpstartperiod Pastorownsthevisionof Pastorcommitstosticktothe


mobilizingmembersfor visionandrefusetostop
ministry,churchplanting pursuingitonceitis
andmissions implemented

Week1:Visioncasting PastorcaststheIMvisionto Pastortomovewiththe


Period churchleaders Moversandworkoutthe
blockers.


Churchleaders
understandshowIMcan Churchleadershipmustarrive
helpintheirdiscipleship toastrongconvictionto
committofulfilltheGreat
Week2:VisionCasting Commission.
Period
Pastorandchurchleaders
buildthemomentumfor
intentionaldiscipleship Churchtoenteraseasonof
prayingandspiritual
preparationaskingGodtostir
theheartsofthecongregation
tocommittoChrists
Commission;prayfortheHoly
Spiritsempowermentonthe
leadersandfutureleadersas
theyleadthechurchintothe
IM

Week3:Strategic Evaluatethechurchs Pastortostarta7week


Planning1; commitmenttomaking preachingserieson
disciples discipleship(derivedfromIM
books;willbeavailableonICI
UnderstandtheIntentional website)
MovesPhilosophy

Week4:Strategic Strategizeonhowtoblend Churchleaderstocommitto


Planning2 IMPhilosophyincurrent theprocessandseetoitthat
churchdiscipleshipsetup discipleshipbecomesawayof
lifeofitsmembers
Discussonhowto
implementIM;consider
longtermimplementation

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Week5:StartLeaders Leadersshouldstartto Leadersareaskedtogo


DiscipleshipGroup havetheirDiscipleship throughtheirownDGroupfor
Group themtogetafeelofwhatitis
allabout;trainingfollowslater
onthe7thweekassumingthat

theyhaveunderstoodhow
Week6:LDGroup DGroupswork.
continues

W7:Trainingfor Starttrainingtheleaderson TrainingonwhatIMisall


FacilitatingDGroups; howtofacilitatetheD about,howDGroupsare
Startofchurchwide group facilitatedandhowtonavigate
promoforDGroup DGroupstomultiply.
involvment

Week8:Trainingfor
DGroups;ongoing Churchwidepromotion
churchwideIM shouldchallengemembersto
promotion committotheirownDGroup;
createacultureofCareand
Connect

Week9:Final Groupmemberstotheir FormDGroupswith510


preparationfor respectiveDGroupleaders; members;consider
Launching followupmembersfor relationshipswhengrouping.
DGrouplaunching Leadersshouldbeableto
invitetheirprospective
members

Week10:LaunchIM LaunchDGroups LaunchDGroups


usingDGroups

IMImplementation Churchcommitstolifelong Itisnecessarythatthechurch


discipleship;mustbeable leadershipassignsapoint
tomobilizethemembers personwhowilloverseethe
towardsministry,church DGroups;makesurethat
plantingandmissions. Dgroupleadersareconstantly
monitored.Monitoringuntil
DGroupmultipliesiskey
aspect.Futuredevelopment
includescreatingplatformsfor
mobilization:personal
evangelism,participationin
churchplantingteams,
missionsexposureormissions
involvement(longterm).

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Appendices

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PROGRAM EVALUATION

Mechanics:

Listdownweeklyprogramsandputacheckmarkonthecorrespondingspaces.

Definition:

1.Nurturing:Teachingtheconvertonfaithfoundationandspiritualdisciplines
neededforspiritualgrowth.

2.Discipling:TeachingthebelieverstoexhibitChristlikebehaviorbyfollowing
Christsteachings.

3.Equipping:Trainingthememberhowtodisciple,leadpeopletoChristand
preparethemforministry.

4.Evangelism/Outreach:mobilizingbelieverstosharetheGospel;instillinga
lifestyleofevangelismandmissioninvolvement

Nurturing Discipling Equipping Evangelism/


Outreach

















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Discovering the Need for Effective Discipleship1

Doanhonestevaluationofyourchurchministries.Askthefollowingquestions.Asa
pastor,ormemberofthechurchleadershipteam,donotbeafraidtoadmit
mistakes,weaknessesandfailures.

1.Timeisrunningshort.Arewewinningtheraceagainstthedevilforthesoulsof
thepeopleinourcommunity?

2.Areweeffectivelyconnectingwithpeopleinaneverchangingsocietyyet
remainingfaithfultotheunchangingWordofGod?

3.Arewethoroughanddeliberateinourefforttoconservethosewhoarebeing
saved?

4.Arechurchattendeesandnewbelieverseffectivelyassimilatedtoourchurchlife
andministry?

5.Areweclearonwhatweshouldrequirepeopletodobeforetheyareacceptedas
churchmembers?

6.Therearemanygapsintheknowledgeandexperienceofchurchpeople.Areour
membersgrowing?Howdoweknow?

7.Ifthechurchisabody,howdowegeteveryoneinvolvedinchurchministry?Ar
thefewfatihfuloftenoverloaded?

8.Whatistheskillfulnesslevelofthosewholeadandserve?Dowehavesome
misfitsincertainchurchministries?Arethoseinserviceconstantlygrowingin
skillfulness?

9.Dowefindourselvesrepeatedlyreenlistingandreactivatingtheinactive?

10.Howdowegetourchurchmembersbecomeregularwitnesses?

11.Withsomanyoptionsoffered,whatprogramwillreallyworkforevangelism,
churchgrowthandchurchhealth?

12.Howarewegoingtoorganizeourchurch?

13.Whatmanpowerdoweneeed?

14.Ifwemakechanges,whatwillwedowithourcurrentchurchstructureand
programs?Canweaffordthechanges?

15.Canwesaythatasapastoralteam,weareheadedandworkingtowardsone
clearpurpose?CanwesaywearedoingwhatJesusChrist,theheadofthe
Churchintendedthechurchtodo?

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AdaptedfromthepresentationofRev.ZenaidaCalusayfortheNationalChristianEducationLeadershipSummitinOctober2007.

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The Framework for Discipleship2

Definition
Frameworkunderlyingsetofideas,principles,agreements,orrulesthatprovide
thebasisoroutlineofsomethingintendedtobemorefullydevelopedatalater
stage

Principles
PrincipleofPlan.Thebuilderhasaplan.Jesusisthebuilder,theplannerofthe
Chruch.HesaidIwillbuildmychurch,andthegatesofHadeswillnotovercomeit
(Mt.16:18).AsBuilder,Jesusknowstheplanhowthechurchistobebuilt.Weneed
notcreateanotherplanforthechurch.Weareonlycalledtobecobuilderswiththe
masterbuilder.

PrincipleofPurpose.ThebuilderdrawsupthebuildingplanaccordingtoHis
purpose.Again,weneednotcreateanotherpurposeforthechurch.Weonlyneedto
discoverthepurposeoftheBuilderandHeadofthechurch,andthatisnothardto
do.Considerthesequestions:
WhatdidJesusdidwhilehewasonearth?
Whatdidthefirstchurchesdo?
WhatdidJesustellustodo?
JesusclearlystatedthroughtheGreatCommissionthatthepurposeforthechurch
onearthistoMakeDisciples

PrincipleofProcess.Makingdisciplesisnotaprogram,butaprocess.Ittakesa
processtoturnpeopleoftheworldintoobedientpeopleofGod.Aprocesshasa
definitebeginning,andspecificdevelopmentsastheprocessprogresses.Tojourney
throughaprocesswouldalsomeancommitments.

PrincipleofProduct.Theprocessisnottheendinitself.Implementingtheprocess
shouldresulttotheproductintended.Wearetoproducedisciples.Howwellwedo
ourworkshouldbemeasuredintersmofdisciplesreproduced.
Quantityreferstothenumberofdisciplesachurchproduces
Qualityreferstothekindofdisciplsachurchproduces

PrincipleofPractice.Jesuscommandedteachthemtoobey.Disciplesarepeople
whoobeytheWordtaught.Thechallengeofdiscipleshipishowtoproducenotjust
theorists,butpractitionersoftheWord.Thedisciplersshouldnotstopinteaching
whatJesustaught,butinskillfullyleadingthepeopletoobeywhatJesustaught.

2
AdaptedfromthepresentationofRev.ZenaidaCalusayfortheNationalChristianEducationLeadershipSummitinOctober2007.

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STAR: Leading Seekers to Christ


AstrangephenomenonhappenedwhenChristwasbornthatwasobservedbythe
wisemenfromtheeast:anuncommonstarappearedintheheavenswhich
eventuallyledthemtostartajourneyinsearchofthetrueKing.Whenonthe
journey,thestarbecameareferencepointthathelpedthemgettoBethlehem,and
thentotheveryplacewherethenewbornJesuswas.

ThisSTARTrainingreflectsonthatChristmasSTARtohelpstudentsunderstandthe
importanceofleadingseekerstoChrist.Here,youwillunderstandfourbasicand
practicalstepstochallengeaseekertoputhisorherfaithinJesus.

WHYPOINTTOJESUS?3

9 JesusisthesufficientSavior(John8:36)
9 JesusistheonlySavior(Acts4:12)
9 JesusisthedivineSavior(Titus2:1114)
9 JesusistheableSavior(Mt.19:2526)
9 JesusisthepermanentSavior(Hebrews7:2326)
9 JesusistheaccessibleSavior(John6:3738)4

IDENTIFYINGSEEKERS

9 Searchingforlifesmeaningandsignificance.
9 Opentospiritualthings.
9 OnewhomayknowGodbuthasnotyettrustedHimaspersonalLord
andsavior.
9 Onewhoisseekinganswerstomanyquestionsandchallenges.

STAR

1. StartMeaningfulConversations.
2. TurntheconversationintoanopportunitytotellthetruthaboutJesus.
3. Askforadecision.
4. Reassureandnurture.

3
AdoptedfromSOSLessonstoTeachbyRev.ReyCalusay.
4
ReyCalusay.SOS:LessonstoTeach

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STARTMEANINGFULCONVERSATIONS
WhataMeaningfulConversationis

Realandinteresting
Ittouchesaneed
Acommongroundbetweenthebelieverandtheseeker.
InteractiveTwowayCommunication
HowtoStartMeaningfulConversations

Iftalkingtoastranger,introduceselfasmemberofChiAlpha.Briefly
explainyourpurposeforthisconversation(e.g.introducewhatXAis
allabout)
Askrelevantquestions.
ShareasimpletestimonyofwhatGoddidinyourliferecently.

TURNTHECONVERSATIONINTOANOPPORTUNITYTOTELLJESUS5
EssentialElements

1. Prayer.
2. DependenceontheHolySpirit.
3. Discernmentforrighttimingandrightwordstosay.
4. Anexpectantandtrustingattitudethatbelieveswilleventuallyputhis
orherfaithinJesus
5. ChristlikeattitudesthatattractstheseekertoknowmoreaboutJesus.

1. TurningConversationstoanOpportunitytoTellJesus
9 Onceyouknowthepersonisready,shifttheconversationto
spiritualthingsFromnaturalneedtoSpiritualneed.
9 Fromreligiousthingstoexperienceofsalvation.
9 FromHumanmethodstobiblewayofgettingsaved.
9 Fromgivinginformationtochallengingthewill.
9 Fromnaturaleventstospiritualimplications.

2. Nomatterwhattheprevioustopicwas,attheappropriatetime,you
canshifttheconversationbyusingthefollowingseriesofquestions
thatwillpossiblyenableyoutointroduceyourcontacttothegospel

5
AdoptedfromSOSLessonstoTeachbyRev.ReyCalusay

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message.
9 Bythewayhaveyouevergivenmuchthoughttospiritualthings?
9 Youknowpeoplearetalkingsomuchaboutphysicalandfinancial
needsbutourspiritualneedsisthemostimportant.Whatwouldyou
sayismansgreatestspiritualneeds?
9 Godtellsusthatmansgreatestneedisarealexperienceof
salvation.Haveyoueverthoughtaboutyourownneedofsalvation?
9 Whatwouldyousayapersonneedstodotobesaved?(Ifhesays,I
dontknowthenpresentyouroutlinefromtheBible.Else,proceedto
5.)
9 Yes,youreright.Everyoneoughttodothosethings.ButwhatI
reallymeantwas,Howdoyougoaboutreceivingsalvation?
9 Yes,andyouknow,itsevensimplerthanthat.CanIshowyou3or4
verses(casuallypullout/openyourNewTestament)Aboutwhatthe
Biblesaysapersonmustdotoreceivesalvation?

3. Explainthesalvationstory.

ASKFORADECISION
1. Hebrews10:910

Remember

1. Apersoncannotbesavedunlessheorshemakesadecisiontobelieve
inJesus.
2. Knowingthesalvationstoryisnotenough;onemustmakethe
followingdecision
a. Decisiontorepentandturnawayfromsin.
b. DecisiontobelieveandputhisorfaithinJesus.
REASSUREANDNURTURE
Reassure

1. Explaintheconversionthattookplace.
2. Affirmthepersonthatifheorshetrulyrepentedofhisorhersinsand
believedinJesus,sheisreallysavedastestifiedbytheBible.
3. Affirmthepersonthatheorsheisindeedforgiven.

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Nurture

EverypersonbornintothekingdomofGodneedstobenurtured.Youmustcommit
notonlytoshareChrist,butalsotonurtureanewbelieverinthefaith.Youmustlead
thepersontobeadiscipleofChristandcommittoguidehimuntilhedisciples
others.

Nurturing New Believers


Tonurtureistotakecareof.Thus,bynurturingnewbelievers,youareleading
themtodiscovertheirpositioninChristandtheirresponsibilityasChristians.

Herearewaysyoucannurtureabeliever:

1.ChallengethepersontoknowChristmoreRejoicewiththepersonformakingthe
decisiontoacceptChrist.ChallengethatpersontoknowChristmore.Invitethe
persontojoinadiscipleshipsmallgroupwhereyoudiscusstheIntentional
Movesseries.Ifthereisnosuchgroupinthechurch,invitethepersonforaone
ononestudyofthebooks.GothroughKnowChristandnotethechanges.Go
onwithyourstudyasyoucompleteallfourbasicbooks.

2.ChallengetoCommittoGrow.Challengethebelieverstomakesmallsteadysteps
togrowinthefollowingareas:

GrowthinrelationshipwithGod:InstilltheGreatCommandment.Checkthe
habits

GrowthinrelationshipwithotherChristians:ConnecttoDGroupandthe
Church

Growthinrelationshipwiththelost:Mobilizetogoandmakedisciples

3.ChallengetoCommittoServeChrist.ChallengethepersontoserveChristbybeing
involvedintheministry.

4.ChallengetoShareChrist.Investthepersonbacktohisorherfamily,
workplace/school,communityorothermissionsfieldinordertoshareChrist
toothers.

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FunctionsofaNurturer

1.ModelModelChristlikenessandspiritualgrowth.Youarethebestpersonto
demonstratetohimorherwhatbeingatrueChristianmeans.

2.MentorGiveinstructionsfromtheBible.Lovinglycorrectandrebukewhen
necessary.Alwaysexercisepatienceforspiritualgrowthtakestime.

3.Motivate.Alwayschallengethepersontoattainspiritualgrowth.Challengethe
persontorelyontheHolySpiritespeciallywhenconfrontedwithdifficultiesand
tryingsituations.EncouragethepersontofocusonChrist.

4.Mobilizer.Helpthepersonmovethroughthe4stagesuntilheorsheisableto
winaseekeranddisciplethesamethroughthe4stages.

BASICNURTURINGTRACK

TIMELINE WhatTodo Focus


12days Followupthroughpersonal Invitetooneononenurturing
after visit,phonecallortext sessions.
conversion
InvitetoDGroup.DGroupLeadercan
assigntheDisciplertodiscussthe
NurturingTrackduringtheWord
Connection(seepage16ofthismanual;
rememberthattheDiscipleshipgroupleadercan
opttodividetheDGroupduringtheWord
ConnectionsothatDisciplerscanhaveanurturing
sessionwhiletherestoftheDGroupmembers
proceedwiththelesson)

InvitetoChurchService
1stmeeting StudyLesson3together Explaintheimportanceofbelievingin
Jesusastheonlysavior.
*Pleasenotethatthebasicnurturing
trackisdoneontheassumptionthatthe
personisdoinghisorherpersonalstudy
oftheIMlessons.
2ndmeeting StudyLesson5together Helpnewbelievertounderstandtrue
repentance.
3rdmeeting StudyLesson7together Helpnewbelievertobesureofhis
salvationinChrist.
4thmeeting StudyLesson8together ExplaintheneedofrecognizingJesus
asLordandMaster
Suceeding RemainderoftheIMcanbe FinishtheIMBooks
Meetings doneaspartoftheWord
connection(arrangethiswith ConstantlymonitortheGrowth
DGroupLeader)orona Habits(seeIMGrowinChrist).
differentdayoftheweekother
thantheDgroupMeeting.

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WHATTOMONITORINADISCIPLE:

Checkifversesarememorized(thesearethekeyverseswrittenjust
beloweverytitleinIMlessons.

PassItOnAssignments(theseareactionpointsgivenasassignmentsat
theendofeverylesson).

KnowChrist:
Regularlycheckhowthenewbelieversunderstandingofwho
Christisdeepens.

ChallengethepersontofollowtheLordinwaterbaptism.
EncourageinvolvementinDGroupandChurchSevice.
GrowChrist:
WalkingHabit :remindoftheneedtoobeyanddependonthe
6

HolySpirit.

WorshippingHabit:checkattendanceinSundayservice.
WordHabit:Checkdailydevotion(SeeSeekChristFirstin
Lesson7ofIM:GrowinChrist).

WealthHabit:AlwaysmotivatetogiveuntotheLordhisorher
tithesandofferings,andtobegenerousatalltimes.

WeepingHabit:Praytogetherandconstantlygiveprayerrequests.
WitnessingHabit:Alwaysmotivatetoshareeverylessonlearned
inordertodeveloplifestyleofevangelism.

ServeChrist:Helpnewbelieversunderstandtheirministryassignment,
anddiscoverandutilizespiritualgifts.

ShareChrist:Teachtheneedtobemobilizedtoreachthelostasawayto
followtheGreatcommandmentandfulfilltheGreatCommission.

Celebratespiritualprogressandencouragetocontinue.
Remember:MentorModelMotivateMobilize

6
TheGrowthHabitsaretermscoinedbyRev.ReyCalusayandisbeingusedintheirchurchatFirstAssemblyRoxas
Mission.

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10-Week Jumpstart Resources


Sample6weekplanforDisciplersGroupMeeting

ThiscanbeusedbythepastorasaguidewhenstartingaDisciplersGrouponthe5th
weekofthe10WeekJumpstartperiod.Followingthisplancanhelpleaders
understandmoreoftheDisciplersGroup.

LifeConnections
Visionofthe
Wk OneAnother God Word World
Church
14 NoDisciplersGroupyetforthefirst4weeksofthe10WkJumpstart
5 Share:What Testifyonhow IMShareChrist: Eachonewill Explainthe
makesyousmile youhave Lesson1* expresswhy visionofthe
whenyouthink experienced theythinkGod Churchandhow
ofthe GodthisWeek desirestosee theDGroup
fellowshipyou peopleinthe shouldbeable
havewithother Sing:Dakilang communityto tohelpin
believers? Katapatan besaved. impacting
communities
Share:Howdo andnationsfor
theother Jesus.
believers
strengthenyour Always
relationship encourage
withChrist? everyoneto
6 Share:Whatare Read:Psalm IMShareChrist: Eachonewill committothe
theblessings 121andshare Lesson2 thinkofa DGroupandbe
thatGodgives howyouhave personwhocan mobilizedfor
toyouthrough experienced beledtoChrist. ministry,church
thischurch? Godshelp Thinkofways plantingand
throughthe howyoucanbe missions.
Makeawish: week. ablessingto
Howyouthink thatperson. Assigneachone
yourchurch toconnect
shouldblessthe Intercedefor duringDGroup
community thatperson. meetingsand
encourageeach
othertogrow
together.

Explainthatyou
aredoingthisas
leadersofthe
churchinorder
todisciplethe
restofthe
church.

Directthemto
attendthe
Disciplers
Training.
7 WeatherReport. Answer:What IMShareChrist: Sharehowyou Directeachone
Ifyouwereto doyouthinkis Lesson3 werewonto thattheyare
useweather Godteaching Christ? beingprepared
terms,how youthrough tobecome

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wouldyou theseweather Makeafaith DGroupLeaders


describewhat conditions? declarationthat
happenedto thepersonyou Eachonewill
youthroughthe Popcorn sharedabout prayforpeople
week. prayer:take lastweekwill theywanttobe
timetothank alsobewonto partofthe
Godforhis Christ. DGroups(about
faithfulness 35)
Prayforthose
persons.
8 Share:Howdo Singsongsthat IMShareChrist: Eachonewill Submitnames
youfeeltoday? magnifyGod Lesson4 sharehowthey ofprospective
intendtowin Dgroup
Findapartner thepersonto membersand
anddeclare5 Christ. prayforthem.
promisesfrom
theScripturesto PraythatGod Discussabout
thatperson. willwork theDGroup
throughthe
personandwill Motivatethem
realizehis/her thatin2weeks
needofHim. theywillbe
Prayagainstthe launchingthe
worksofthe DGroupschurch
enemyin wide.
his/herlife.
9 Sharehowyour ReadPsalm73 IMShareChrist: Eachonewill Castthevision
weekwas. 2528.Share Lesson5 sharehisorher ofmobilization.
howyouhave progressin
Enumerate5 experiencedthe winningthe Prayforthe
reasonswhy nearnessofGod targetpersonto launchingor
peopleoutside thisweek. Christ. yourDGroups.
thechurch
shouldgoto Thinkofinviting Praythatyour
yourchurch. theminyour churchwillbe
DGroups abletodisciple
andmobilize
peoplefor
ministry,church
plantingand
missions.
10 LAUNCHDGROUPS
Disciplerswillagreetomeetweeklyformutualencouragementastheleadersnos
*LessonsaretakenfromIMShareChristbecausetheDisciplersGrouparecomposedofthosewhoarealreadyleaders
(assumption:maturinginChrist).However,itisadvisedthatallleadersgothroughIMfromthebeginningasthe
previousbookspresentfoundationalteachings.

**Prayertimeisdoneinanyofthelifeconnections.TheDGroupLeadershouldbeabletodiscernwhentoministertothe
members.

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SuggestedPreachingTopicsforthe10WkJumpstart

Duringthe10WkJumpstart,thePastorisencouragedtopreachonthevalueofgoing
andmakingdisciples,andstressontheneedtomobilizepeopleforministry,church
plantingandmissions.SeverallessonsfromtheIMbookscanbeusedforthis
purpose.

WEEKS POSSIBLESERMONS FOCUS


Wks.13 Othersermons
IM:KnowChrist Lesson
Wk4 TrueDisciples
13
IM:ShareChrist
Wk5 GodonaMission
Lesson1
IM:ShareChrist
Wk6 BlessedtobeaBlessing
Lesson2
IM:ShareChrist
Wk7 PeoplewithaMission
Lesson3
IM:ShareChrist
Wk8 TheGreatCommission
Lesson4
IM:ShareChrist
Wk9 ForcefullyAdvancing
Lesson5
IM:ShareChrist
Wk10 PowerfulWintesses
Lesson6

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Using the IM Books

TheIMSeriescanbeusedforpersonalBiblestudyorforsmallgroupdiscipleship.

ForSmallGroupDiscipleship:

Memorizekeyverse.Youmaywanttostarteachmeetingbyrecitingthe
verse/versesalreadymemorized.
UseINTRODUCTIONtogivelessonoverview.
LeadpeopletoINVESTIGATE.Givetimeforeveryonetopersonallyanswer
thequestions.Answerstothequestionsarefoundontheversesonthe
oppositecolumn.
UseINTERACTIVEquestionstofacilitatediscussion.Questionsprovidedare
guides.Theleadershouldfeelfreetoaskrelatedquestionswhennecessary.
Alloweverypersoninthegrouptosharehisthoughtsorheranswers.Do
notallowanybodytodoallthetalking.Here,theDGroupleaderservesasa
FACILITATOR.Assuch,theleadermustmakesurethatnobody,including
theleaderhimselforherself,shoulddoallthetalking.
TheINSIGHTSFORLIVINGareforadditionalreflections.
Theleadershouldencourageapracticalapplicationofthelessonsthrough
thestepssuggestedintheIM.
Pleasenotethatsomelessonscannotbefinishedinonemeeting.Theleader
mustbesensitiveenoughtoknowwheretocutthelessonandcontinuethe
sameinthenextmeetingorassignthemtofinishstudyingthelessonsat
home.
BeopentotheHolySpiritsmove.Attimes,theleaderwouldfeelaneedto
prayforoneofthemembersofthegroup.Feelfreetoministertothe
membersofthegroupwithloveandwisdom.

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WORKSHOP

OUR DESIRES FOR OUR CHURCHES

Objectives:

1. Assesstheunderstandingoftheparticipantsoftheneedfordiscipleshipin
churchplantingandmissions.

2. IdentifyKeyWorkAreasineffectivelymobilizingpeopleforministryad
missions.

Task1:Writeyouranswersonmetacards.PleasewriteLARGELYAND
READABLY.

WhatMakesYouSmile?

WheneveryouthinkoftheAGchurchesandmembers,whatcomestoyour
mindthatmakesyousmile?

WhatAreYouExcitedAbout?

Whatexcitesyouwheneveryouconsiderthepossibilitiesofyourchurch
beingmobilizedtoplantotherchurches?

WhatShouldBeinOurDiscipleshipSystem?

WhatelementsshouldbeinourchurchesDiscipleshipSystemthatwill
maximizetheinvolvementofeverymemberandeverychurchtowards
churchplantingandmissions?

Task2:Postalltheanswersontheboardandgroupinsimilarcategories.Label
eachcategory;thelabelswillserveasKeyWorkAreas.

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Case Study 1: The Blessed Church


TheBlessedAssemblyhasjustcelebratedits30thAnniversary.Duringthecelebration,
oldtimememberswerenostalgicastheywereremindedofhowGodhastrulyblessed
themthroughtheyears.Apowerpointpresentationshowcasingimagesfromtheir
foundingyearstothepresentwasdone.Inthesamepresentation,viewerscanseehow
thechurchwentthroughseveralleadershiptransitionsridingalongthechangesin
generations.Thepresentationalsoshowcasedthemilestoneachievementsofthechurch
includingtheconstructionoftheirbuildingandtheexpansionofitsministrieswithinthe
churchandwithinitscommunity.TrulyblessedbythefaithfulnessofGod,BA,joinedby
manyvisitorsandinvitedguests,worshippedtheLordastheythankedHimfor30fruitful
years.

Rightafterthecelebration,theleadershipteamdesiredtorallythechurchtowardsa
moreaggressiveoutreachtothepeopleinthecommunityaresidentialcommunityjust
outsideManila.Theybelievethatthiscanbedonebystrengtheningthediscipleship
systemwithinthechurch.HearingofthePGCAGsIntentionalMovesDiscipleship
Framework,theydecidedtoadoptthesystemandstartedworkingonhowtheycan
mobilizetheirmembersforministryandmissions.

AkeyelementinadoptingtheIMisthestrategicplanningwhichaimstohelpdiscover
strategicinitiativesonhowtoblendIMwiththeexistingprogramsandactivitiesofthe
church.Inthisplanning,theteamassessedtheministriesofthechurchanddiscovered
severalissuesthatmayaffecttheimplementationofIMintheirchurch.Oneofthe
crucialissuesthatsurfacedduringtheplanningwasthefactthattherehasbeena
numberofnurturingministriesinthechurch.Throughtheyears,thechurchhas
implementedthetraditionalfellowships(CA,WM,MM,etc),hasBiblestudies,cell
groups,andhousechurchcelebrations.Yet,despiteallthese,theleadershipteam
stronglyfeelsthatonlyaverysmallpercentageofthechurchmembersarereally
discipledandmobilizedforministryandmissions.Anotherissuethatcameoutofthe
planningisthemanyactivitiesundertakenbyitsdepartmentsthatmakethescheduling
ofactivitiesdifficult.Thedepartmentheads,whoarealsopartoftheleadershipteam,
haveimplementedmanyprogramsandactivitieswithintheirrespectivedepartments
thathavetakenmuchofthepeoplestime.TheideaofthechurchimplementingIM
soundsgoodbuttheyfearthatthiswillbeaddedjustasanotheractivityontopofthe
manyotheractivitiesinthechurch.

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Case study 2: All About Christ AG


AllAboutChristAG(AAC)ispioneeredintheheartofabustlingurbancenterwhere
manypeoplefromtheprovinceschoosetolivebecauseofemployment.Theurban
centerisalsoaneducationalhubwheremanycollegesanduniversitiesarelocated.
Becauseofthis,PastorJohnbeganhischurchplantingeffortsbypenetratingschoolsand
reachingouttothestudents.Injustfewmonths,hewasabletogatherpeoplewho
serveasthecoreoftheAAC.Althoughstudents,PastorJohnbelievethattheycanbe
raisedtobecomeleadersofthechurch.

WhiledoingBiblestudiesamongstudents,PastorJohnbecameconnectedwiththe
parentsofthestudentsandstartedBiblestudieswiththemaswell.Hewassoexcited
withthisnewdevelopmentinhisministry.However,theendofschoolyearcameandhe
hadtoletgoofsomeofhisstudentleadersinordertogobacktotheirrespective
hometowns.Thismadehimrealizetheneedtodohisbesttodisciplethestudentswhile
theyarestillwithhim.Also,hesawanopportunitythattheycouldbemissionariesand
reachouttotheirfamily,theirfriendsandthepeopletheywillworkwithinthefuture.

Whenevaluatingallthesedevelopments,PastorJohnrealizedthattheministryis
confrontedwiththesechallenges:thereachingoutofstudents,thereachingoutto
families,themeansofequippingthatwillempowerthemtobemissionariestotheir
familiesandworkplaces,andthestabilityofthechurchespeciallywhenstudentleaders
comeandgo.

HowdoyouthinkwilladiscipleshipframeworklikeIMhelpPastorJohn?

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Case Study 3: The Conservative Pentecostal AG


PastorStephenisthenewpastoroftheConservativePentecostalAG(CPAG).His
predecessor,PastorMark,whowashisseniorpastorfor7years,wasaverycharismatic
manandhasbuiltawonderfulrelationshipamongthemembersofthechurch.Pastor
Mark,knownastheactionman,establishedmanyBiblestudiesalloverthisparticular
suburbancommunity.Hedidnumeroushouseandhospitalvisits,openedmoreBible
studiesandcarriesouthisotherassignmentsintheministerialfellowshipofthis
particularmunicipality.PastorMarkwassohandsonwithchurchministriesthatheis
practicallyinvolvedinalmosteveryministryofthechurch(whilejugglinghismanyother
responsibilities).WhenPastorMarkfeltGodwasleadinghimtopioneerachurch
somewhereelse,heturnedovertheleadershipofthechurchtoPastorStephen.

WithallduerespecttoPastorMark,PastorStephenrealizedthatifhecontinuesthestyle
ofministryofPastorStephen,theministrywillbecenteredonhimandwillnotgrow
beyondhiscapacity.Also,hebelievedthatheistoempowerpeopletodotheworksof
theministryandshouldnotattempttodoeverything.Furthermore,heunderstoodthe
importanceoftheirchurchbeingmobilizedtoplantchurchesinthenearbybaranggays
andthemunicipalities.Hefirmlybelievesthatthereisnowaytogobutthisdirection.

PastorStephen,althoughoverwhelmedwiththeresponsibilityofleadingCPAG,believes
thatchangeisnecessaryandisverytimely.However,heknewthathemayhavesome
resistancefromsomememberswhothinkthatministryistobedonebythepastoralone
andnotreallytobesharedamongthelaypeople.

HowdoyouthinkwilladiscipleshipframeworklikeIMhelpPastorStephen?

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IM Presentation and Training Schemes


FollowingaresuggestedschemesforseveralIMrelatedactivities:

Activities KeyComponents

IMPresentationto IMPersonnel(National/district)presentsIM
Churches philosophytothechurches

Churchestostartinitialtalkswithleadersandgives
overviewofIM

10weekJumpstart Scheme1:IMpersonneltoconductthe2wkStrategic
Planning(see10WkJumpstart)

Scheme2:Pastortofacilitatethe2wkStrategic
Planning

IMTraining ChurchtoconducttheirowntrainingusingtheIM
TrainingManual.

Focus:IMMobilizationPlan,DGroup,Disciplers

Monitoringand Churcheswillmonitor:
Coaching
#ofmembersmobilized(disciplers)

National/Districtprovidesmentoringandcoaching
opportunitiestopastorsandchurchleaders.
Continuallycastthechallengeforchurchesto
mobilizemembersforministryandmissions.