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Zipline Newsletter - June 2016
By Tom Mouw
Too often we read about disciple-making and talk about disciple-making without following through and engaging in the actual process of disciple-making.
I’d like to offer you a resource in developing the skills of someone in your church through a hands-on apprenticeship.
Beginning in October 2016, I will be leading a couple groups of disciple-making apprentices through a training regimen that will equip them to envision and create access ministries, to identify potential “persons of peace” (Luke 10) through those ministries, and to facilitate Discovery Bible Study with believers and not-yet-believers alike, introducing them to Jesus Christ directly through the pages of Scripture.
The apprentice groups will meet every other week, with morning and evening options to accommodate different schedules. During the group meetings, we will become proficient with the discovery process and engage in reporting prayer. In between meetings, apprentices will practice regular rhythms of spiritual disciplines (prayer & fasting, time in the Word), and invest in outreach through access ministries utilizing betterment strategies, such as adult literacy, job training and life-skill development initiatives.