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The Bible! Yes there is a lot of good material out there, but I believe it is easy to fall into the trap of relying more on other men's words than a good dose of the Bible as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit within us!

This is the perfect first response ~ Amen!

I hope others will reply but thanks for this wise response Charles,

Phil

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Charles Dobbins said:

The Bible! Yes there is a lot of good material out there, but I believe it is easy to fall into the trap of relying more on other men's words than a good dose of the Bible as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit within us!

I would agree with Charles - the Bible is, and should be, our #1 resource. But I also love the "iDisciple" app that Family Christian has - it's a GREAT digital resource with so many wonderful features to it. Check it out!

I have read many books on discipleship (Lost Art of Disicple Making - Eims, Disciples are Made not Born - Henrichsen, Personal Disciplemaking - Adsit, The Great Ommission - Willard, T4T - Smith and Kai, Discipleshift - Putnam, and others) wanting to learn more about how to make disciples. I've listened to talks by Howard Hendricks, Skip Gray, Gene Warr, etc., (discipleshiplibrary.org) and Ray Vander Laan (followtherabbi.com) wanting to learn more from others as they've practiced discipleship. I've been devouring material on discipleship wanting to know more about how discipleship is accomplished. What I have discovered is that there is no better classroom than to actually disciple.

The materials I use: 1) the Navigators’ Lessons of Assurance/Christian Living, a thirteen lesson book that gets the disciple directly connected with the Bible and Jesus, 2) illustrations that demonstrate a point, 3) the Jesus Story Pattern (an easy pattern for learning/telling a testimony), and 4) a study method I have put together called the “6 Cs of Bible Study” which gets a disciple directly connected with Jesus.

Hi -- I'm new to this forum, and thought I'd give some input. Of course the Scriptures are first. Yet early on I was tremendously engaged through a Navigator ministry and their materials (40 years ago). But my paradigm for ministry significantly changed a while ago when I came across The Divine Conspiracy, Renovation of the Heart, et al. writings/papers/ messages by Dallas Willard. It's the paradigm for how to "make disciples", then how to help others cultivate a "with-God" kind of life, and then how to engage in spiritual transformation (of course always with much grace) -- so that one loves God with every dimension of one's being (Mk 12:29-31).

Anyone integrating new insights on spiritual formation with disciple-making?

Phil

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