Six Basics for Lasting Disciplemaking

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There are six basic principles for raising up generations of Christ followers who will keep going, through all seasons of life. Over the next few months we’ll look at these principles that have set The Navigators apart for decades in their focus on building deeply into the lives of people, equipping them to keep going and growing over the long haul.

These principles are drawn from the ministry of Jesus Himself. Mark, recording the memories of one of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, described Jesus’ selection of His disciples in this way:

And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons (Mark 3:13-15, ESV).

When we view the disciplemaking of Jesus, we can see numerous principles for His disciplemaking. These six elements are essential for raising up and equipping people who will walk with Jesus and be spiritually fruitful for a lifetime:

1) Intentional
2) Relational
3) Biblical
4) Personal
5) Pass-on-able (and therefore simple)
6) Generational

In the weeks ahead, we’ll cover each of these principles, through story and Scripture.

Would you add anything to the list above? Would you take anything away?

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