When going through the books in your disciple making partnership, use the following resources to supplement the curriculum.

BOOK 1

WALK WITH GOD - TRANSFORM

A Word to Your Go-Group

Please note Gary's reference to what is arguably the greatest Spiritual Opportunity we will ever have to ‘experience the presence of God in your life in ways and to a degree that you never had before’.  Proceed with caution, focus, and perseverance – as this training has the very real potential to change your Spiritual Life and Legacy as you learn Walk with Jesus, Reach your World, and Invest in a Few.

This is not another bible study ... It is an invitation to permanently change our Spiritual DNA!

Meeting Format

Disciple Making requires a consistent gathering together – with an intentional, relevant Plan and Goal!

 

As you begin your Disciple Making Training please review these 4 great sources of information that will help you lead the current group, or prepare you to lead your next GO-Group.

  • Watch Gary's Video - 2 keys to being a Successful Leader
  • Please read the short lessons on Group Structure in Workbook 3 - "Invest in a Few" - on pages 92-93 and 183-184.
  • Read & continue to use Leader Notes for Workbook 1 in "Resources for Disciple Makers."  Leader Notes - Book 1
  • Reach out to your Disciple Making Team at any time for assistance of any kind. Email us

Verse Memorization (vii)

Each week, in the material from Craig Etheredge, there is a verse to memorize.  That verse can be found on Day 1 of each week's material and the complete list can be found in the first few pages of each book.

While hiding God's Word in your heart is always a great idea, we feel that memorizing 21 verses in a short time period of a few months can be daunting.  At a minimum, we suggest committing to memory the following 5 verses.  The first 2 verses are over-arching verses about disciple-making.  The remaining 3 verses correspond with each of the 3 books in Craig Etheredge's material.

Overarching Verses:

He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” -Matthew 4:19

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. -1 Corinthians 11:1

Theme Verse for Each Book:

Walk With God:  My sheep listen to my voice, I know them and they follow me…. -John 10:27

Reach Your World:  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. -2 Corinthians 5:18

Invest in a Few:  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. -2 Timothy 2:2

Commitment Form (viii)

Anything worthwhile requires a commitment and the same is true in your Walk with God. 

Please carefully read and seriously consider the commitments being requested of you for your training.

In addition to the 4 requests listed on the forms at the beginning of each book, please add the following 2 items by writing them in on each Commitment Form. 

  • I will memorize the verses listed in the Curriculum Supplement information.

  • I will Disciple others when I complete this Disciple Making training.

Thank you for taking this pivotal step in honoring the Lord’s Greatest Commandments and His Great Commission!

The Path Graphic (5)

Every disciple should be proficient at sharing the gospel.  We feel as if the Three Circles is an excellent tool (although not the only one) that allows us to be clear and succinct as we share the good news.

Like most anything else, the key to learning something is repetition.  Therefore, we have provided some videos for you to watch so you can become effective.

Learn More + Watch Training Videos

Bible Reading Acronym (53)

A disciple of Jesus will cherish his inspired Word, which is a key to hearing God’s will and his voice to us.  Having a method or approach to reading the Bible is useful and helps us gain clear insight in the teachings and commands that the Bible contains.  Below are 4 suggested methods.  The important thing for a disciple is to adopt a method that let’s us hear from our Lord.

  • In Walk with God week 3, a method is suggested for how we might more effectively study God’s word and hear His voice. The author suggests a L.I.S.T.E.N method.

            L – Look at a passage of scripture.  Ask God like Samuel did to “speak, for I am listening to you.”

            I – Identify what stands out in the passage. 

            S – Study God’s truth.  Is there an attitude, a command, a truth, or a sin to avoid?

            T – Think about how this applies to your life.

            E – Engage with God in prayer about what you’ve read.

            N - Make a note in your book or journal, available to review and remind yourself.

 

  •  Another method of approaching scripture to see what God is telling us might be a bit simpler:
    • What does the scripture passage say? Consider the context before and after that passage to avoid mistaking its message. What does the actual text say?
    • What does it mean? Look for the truth or command in the passage.
    • How can I apply this in my life? Prayerfully ask God to help with making this scripture applicable and useful in my daily life.

 

  • The 'Scripture Listening' approach:
    • What happened?
    • What stood out?
    • What is God saying? (a sin to Avoid, Promise, Example, Command, Truth)
    • What will I do now with what God said?

 

  • The S.O.A.P. Method
    • Scripture - Make a daily appointment with God to sit down and read His Word. Meditate and ask Him to reveal His truth to you.
    • Observation - What do you see in the verses that you're reading? Who is the audience? What words or phrases stand out to you?
    • Application - Take it personally. How can you apply what you just read to your own life? What changes do you need to make?
    • Prayer - Pray God's Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time, pray about it.

Praying Acronym (81)

Use the ACTS method for prayer.

Adoration

  • Begin by worshipping God for who He is. Focus on His character and His attributes. (Psalm 96)

Confession

  • Next, confess your sins to God. List everything that comes to mind, and when you've exhausted that, ask God to search your heart and reveal any hidden sin that you've overlooked. (Psalm 139:23-24)

Thanksgiving

  • After you've received forgiveness, it's time to give thanks for the many gifts God has blessed you with. (1 Thess. 5:18)

Supplication

  • This is the time to case your cares on God. Whatever you're worried about, pour out your heart to Him, and ask Him to move in a mighty way. Ask confidently and boldly, but not demanding. God is not a genie in a bottle but rather a loving Father who gives good gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11)

Evaluation

CONGRATUATIONS!!!

You have completed this section of the Disciple Making Training, and are that much closer to becoming an effective 5G contributor to His Movement!  There is nothing quite so fulfilling, deeply satisfying, and joy producing as learning to Love and Live like Jesus, and honoring his Great Commission and His two greatest commandments as we share the Gospel and help make Disciple Makers!

As we work to improve the way we serve Him, it is imperative to get your feedback, ideas, suggestions, criticisms, and compliments on the training.  Please take a couple minutes fill out this quick survey:

EVALUATION SURVEY

 

BOOK 2

REACH YOUR WORLD - EQUIP

Verse Memorization (v)

Each week, in the material from Craig Etheredge, there is a verse to memorize.  That verse can be found on Day 1 of each week's material and the complete list can be found in the first few pages of each book.

While hiding God's Word in your heart is always a great idea, we feel that memorizing 21 verses in a short time period of a few months can be daunting.  At a minimum, we suggest committing to memory the following 5 verses.  The first 2 verses are over-arching verses about disciple-making.  The remaining 3 verses correspond with each of the 3 books in Craig Etheredge's material.

Overarching Verses:

He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” -Matthew 4:19

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. -1 Corinthians 11:1

Theme Verse for Each Book:

Walk With God:  My sheep listen to my voice, I know them and they follow me…. -John 10:27

Reach Your World:  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. -2 Corinthians 5:18

Invest in a Few:  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. -2 Timothy 2:2

Commitment Form (vi)

Anything worthwhile requires a commitment and the same is true in your Walk with God. 

Please carefully read and seriously consider the commitments being requested of you for your training.

In addition to the 4 requests listed on the forms at the beginning of each book, please add the following 2 items by writing them in on each Commitment Form. 

  • I will memorize the verses listed in the Curriculum Supplement information.

  • I will Disciple others when I complete this Disciple Making training.

Thank you for taking this pivotal step in honoring the Lord’s Greatest Commandments and His Great Commission!

Bible Reading Acronym (5)

A disciple of Jesus will cherish his inspired Word, which is a key to hearing God’s will and his voice to us.  Having a method or approach to reading the Bible is useful and helps us gain clear insight in the teachings and commands that the Bible contains.  Below are 4 suggested methods.  The important thing for a disciple is to adopt a method that let’s us hear from our Lord.

  • In Walk with God week 3, a method is suggested for how we might more effectively study God’s word and hear His voice. The author suggests a L.I.S.T.E.N method.

            L – Look at a passage of scripture.  Ask God like Samuel did to “speak, for I am listening to you.”

            I – Identify what stands out in the passage. 

            S – Study God’s truth.  Is there an attitude, a command, a truth, or a sin to avoid?

            T – Think about how this applies to your life.

            E – Engage with God in prayer about what you’ve read.

            N - Make a note in your book or journal, available to review and remind yourself.

 

  •  Another method of approaching scripture to see what God is telling us might be a bit simpler:
    • What does the scripture passage say? Consider the context before and after that passage to avoid mistaking its message. What does the actual text say?
    • What does it mean? Look for the truth or command in the passage.
    • How can I apply this in my life? Prayerfully ask God to help with making this scripture applicable and useful in my daily life.

 

  • The 'Scripture Listening' approach:
    • What happened?
    • What stood out?
    • What is God saying? (a sin to Avoid, Promise, Example, Command, Truth)
    • What will I do now with what God said?

 

  • The S.O.A.P. Method
    • Scripture - Make a daily appointment with God to sit down and read His Word. Meditate and ask Him to reveal His truth to you.
    • Observation - What do you see in the verses that you're reading? Who is the audience? What words or phrases stand out to you?
    • Application - Take it personally. How can you apply what you just read to your own life? What changes do you need to make?
    • Prayer - Pray God's Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time, pray about it.

Praying Acronym (5)

Use the ACTS method for prayer.

Adoration

  • Begin by worshipping God for who He is. Focus on His character and His attributes. (Psalm 96)

Confession

  • Next, confess your sins to God. List everything that comes to mind, and when you've exhausted that, ask God to search your heart and reveal any hidden sin that you've overlooked. (Psalm 139:23-24)

Thanksgiving

  • After you've received forgiveness, it's time to give thanks for the many gifts God has blessed you with. (1 Thess. 5:18)

Supplication

  • This is the time to case your cares on God. Whatever you're worried about, pour out your heart to Him, and ask Him to move in a mighty way. Ask confidently and boldly, but not demanding. God is not a genie in a bottle but rather a loving Father who gives good gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11)

The Path Graphic (106)

Every disciple should be proficient at sharing the gospel.  We feel as if the Three Circles is an excellent tool (although not the only one) that allows us to be clear and succinct as we share the good news.

Like most anything else, the key to learning something is repetition.  Therefore, we have provided some videos for you to watch so you can become effective.

Learn More + Watch Training Videos

Evaluation

CONGRATUATIONS!!!

You have completed this section of the Disciple Making Training, and are that much closer to becoming an effective 5G contributor to His Movement!  There is nothing quite so fulfilling, deeply satisfying, and joy producing as learning to Love and Live like Jesus, and honoring his Great Commission and His two greatest commandments as we share the Gospel and help make Disciple Makers!

As we work to improve the way we serve Him, it is imperative to get your feedback, ideas, suggestions, criticisms, and compliments on the training.  Please take a couple minutes fill out this quick survey:

EVALUATION SURVEY

BOOK 3

INVEST IN A FEW - MULTIPLY

Critical Leader Responsibility

Our role as Disciple Makers is NOT complete until we help our Disciples start their own GO-Groups!

 

This is the KEY requirement for every Disciple Maker.  Without a commitment to this foundational aspect of our role, our training just provides more self-focused, unused spiritual information and some limited fellowship. 

 

This focus to Replicate and Multiply must permeate each step of our training.  Our disciples must understand its imperative importance, and make a similar commitment to train their future disciples to understand its critical role in being able to effectively join the Lord’s Movement and honor His Great Commission!

Verse Memorization (v)

Each week, in the material from Craig Etheredge, there is a verse to memorize.  That verse can be found on Day 1 of each week's material and the complete list can be found in the first few pages of each book.

While hiding God's Word in your heart is always a great idea, we feel that memorizing 21 verses in a short time period of a few months can be daunting.  At a minimum, we suggest committing to memory the following 5 verses.  The first 2 verses are over-arching verses about disciple-making.  The remaining 3 verses correspond with each of the 3 books in Craig Etheredge's material.

Overarching Verses:

He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” -Matthew 4:19

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. -1 Corinthians 11:1

Theme Verse for Each Book:

Walk With God:  My sheep listen to my voice, I know them and they follow me…. -John 10:27

Reach Your World:  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. -2 Corinthians 5:18

Invest in a Few:  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. -2 Timothy 2:2

Commitment Form (vi)

Anything worthwhile requires a commitment and the same is true in your Walk with God. 

Please carefully read and seriously consider the commitments being requested of you for your training.

In addition to the 4 requests listed on the forms at the beginning of each book, please add the following 2 items by writing them in on each Commitment Form. 

  • I will memorize the verses listed in the Curriculum Supplement information.

  • I will Disciple others when I complete this Disciple Making training.

Thank you for taking this pivotal step in honoring the Lord’s Greatest Commandments and His Great Commission!

Bible Reading Acronym (5)

A disciple of Jesus will cherish his inspired Word, which is a key to hearing God’s will and his voice to us.  Having a method or approach to reading the Bible is useful and helps us gain clear insight in the teachings and commands that the Bible contains.  Below are 4 suggested methods.  The important thing for a disciple is to adopt a method that let’s us hear from our Lord.

  • In Walk with God week 3, a method is suggested for how we might more effectively study God’s word and hear His voice. The author suggests a L.I.S.T.E.N method.

            L – Look at a passage of scripture.  Ask God like Samuel did to “speak, for I am listening to you.”

            I – Identify what stands out in the passage. 

            S – Study God’s truth.  Is there an attitude, a command, a truth, or a sin to avoid?

            T – Think about how this applies to your life.

            E – Engage with God in prayer about what you’ve read.

            N - Make a note in your book or journal, available to review and remind yourself.

 

  •  Another method of approaching scripture to see what God is telling us might be a bit simpler:
    • What does the scripture passage say? Consider the context before and after that passage to avoid mistaking its message. What does the actual text say?
    • What does it mean? Look for the truth or command in the passage.
    • How can I apply this in my life? Prayerfully ask God to help with making this scripture applicable and useful in my daily life.

 

  • The 'Scripture Listening' approach:
    • What happened?
    • What stood out?
    • What is God saying? (a sin to Avoid, Promise, Example, Command, Truth)
    • What will I do now with what God said?

 

  • The S.O.A.P. Method
    • Scripture - Make a daily appointment with God to sit down and read His Word. Meditate and ask Him to reveal His truth to you.
    • Observation - What do you see in the verses that you're reading? Who is the audience? What words or phrases stand out to you?
    • Application - Take it personally. How can you apply what you just read to your own life? What changes do you need to make?
    • Prayer - Pray God's Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time, pray about it.

Praying Acronym (5)

Use the ACTS method for prayer.

Adoration

  • Begin by worshipping God for who He is. Focus on His character and His attributes. (Psalm 96)

Confession

  • Next, confess your sins to God. List everything that comes to mind, and when you've exhausted that, ask God to search your heart and reveal any hidden sin that you've overlooked. (Psalm 139:23-24)

Thanksgiving

  • After you've received forgiveness, it's time to give thanks for the many gifts God has blessed you with. (1 Thess. 5:18)

Supplication

  • This is the time to case your cares on God. Whatever you're worried about, pour out your heart to Him, and ask Him to move in a mighty way. Ask confidently and boldly, but not demanding. God is not a genie in a bottle but rather a loving Father who gives good gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11)

Evaluation

CONGRATUATIONS!!!

You have completed this section of the Disciple Making Training, and are that much closer to becoming an effective 5G contributor to His Movement!  There is nothing quite so fulfilling, deeply satisfying, and joy producing as learning to Love and Live like Jesus, and honoring his Great Commission and His two greatest commandments as we share the Gospel and help make Disciple Makers!

As we work to improve the way we serve Him, it is imperative to get your feedback, ideas, suggestions, criticisms, and compliments on the training.  Please take a couple minutes fill out this quick survey:

EVALUATION SURVEY