The stream’s four sessions are:
- Introduction and overview
Why is this subject so important for the church? What happens when the church is not faithful to its calling to make disciples? These first 2 sessions will explore the “why” and “so what” of discipleship and disciplemaking with a practical case study to illustrate the principles.
- Discipleship and Disciplemaking: the Big Picture
What is discipleship? What is mission? What is the relationship between the two? What is the responsibility of leadership in the body of Christ? This session will explore the big picture of discipleship and disciplemaking to lay deep Biblical foundations for leadership practice.
- How do people grow?
This session sets out the biblical framework for growth to maturity – what are its foundations, how do people grow in grace and what are some of the common obstacles on the road to maturity?
- Power, authority and leadership.
What sort of leaders help others to grow to maturity? Key to helping every member grow to make their contribution to the body of Christ is leadership that serves God’s purposes humbly. What are the pitfalls and temptations that may cause leaders to misuse their authority and end up feeding themselves on God’s sheep instead of feeding God’s sheep. This session will centre on Biblical teaching on power and a practical case study to illustrate and work out applications.