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August 18 2015 By
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We want to address the commonly held belief that “presenting Biblical knowledge” equates to discipleship, and that the other components are “optional.” If the other components are not given proper importance in the nurturing process, the Christian being mentored will typically have a difficult time…
August 17 2015 By
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In 1 Peter 5:1-3 leaders are told, ... I exhort the elders among you: Shepherd God’s flock among you, ... not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. Not just tell people what to do, but rather, show them…
August 14 2015 By
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The typical newer believer will imitate older believers who they look up to, or with whom they associate. Thus every believer is a role model for other believers, even if they don’t want to be, especially to new believers. A few years ago, I had…
August 13 2015 By
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Let’s discuss the typical modern church congregation and the role of the pastors and teachers. We’ll refer to Ephesians 4:11-16 as our biblical reference. Church leaders typically are perceived to be trained but don't feel they have the necessary time to devote to the all…
August 11 2015 By
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To influence many people simultaneously is generally considered the method of choice. Personal one-on-one discipleship appears to be too time-consuming, energy consuming, and inefficient. The concept we want to demonstrate is that the Biblical method of multiplication is much more productive over the long term.…
August 11 2015 By
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A by-product of the common misconception of how to define Biblical discipleship discussed yesterday, is a tendency to focus special attention on believers who seem to have a “gift” for teaching. Since teaching is a gift of the Spirit*, we must conclude that most believers…
August 10 2015 By
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For the next 10 days we'll provide a list of reasons why we believe Personal Mentoring is needed in addition to the Corporate Discipleship Model practiced in most Western hemisphere Churches. By doing so we are trying to identify areas of spiritual need, in order to…
August 07 2015 By
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There is a perception in the Christian community that discipleship equates to presenting biblical information.  Unfortunately this is a common understanding among most Christians. We believe that the American church has adopted this secular model for what we would call Christian education. For example, a student…
July 23 2015 By
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Discipler Training International is excited to announce that we have completed a two-year long process transitioning all of the Scripture verses in the DTI manual from the NASB version to the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) version. Why did we do this? Most people find…
June 23 2015 By
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If a new believer is not instructed otherwise, he will typically appropriate the values and convictions of the Christians that he associates with during the formative first period of his new spiritual life, just as a child will tend to adopt the values and convictions…
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