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Try It This Week (A Disciple-Making Tool)

Brian Clark


The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The New Testament image or metaphor for church leaders is that of shepherds. (Acts 20:28 and 1 Peter 5:2) Of course, the Bible is full of shepherding imagery. However, when referring to church leadership specifically, shepherds are given both stern warnings and reprimands when they fall short of God's expectations. Zechariah is no different. In his tenth chapter, Zechariah says ...

Try It This Week! (A Weekly Discipleship Tool)

Brian Clark


Commit the fifth (and final) key of discipleship to memory: thus far, we've learned four keys of discipleship. Can you name them? 1) Disciples have a personal relationship with Jesus lived out through the spiritual disciplines. 2) Disciples participate in a small group for mutual growth and accountability. 3) Disciples serve others through acts of love that build the Kingdom of God. 4) Disciples are stewards of every aspect of their lives. The fifth key: Disciples share the Gospel and make ...