Chart Below Adapted from Ron Bennett’s excellent book, Intentional Disciplemaking, NavPress, p. 31
|Commitment (to)||To God’s Word – Truth (2 Tim. 3:16)||Christ as leader of life (Matt. 4:19)||Discipling others (Matt. 28:19-20)|
|Competence (in)||Fellowship with God through the Word and prayer & with others in God’s family (1 John 1:1-3);
Shares their personal faith story with others.
|Feed themselves on God’s Word; abiding in Christ (John 8:31-32; Hebrews 5:12);
Shares the gospel with lost people, guiding them to personal faith in Christ (Rom. 1:16).
|Follow up of new believers in Christ (Heb. 5:12);
Use their spiritual gifts effectively (1 Cor. 12:12-13).
|Character (internal – leading to external)||Sensitivity toward sin – an honesty to own up to the realities of falling short of God’s glory and His standards for us (1 John 1:9);
A genuine love for Christ (John 14:21).
|Love for others, others focus; and a servant spirit (John 13:34-35);
Self-control – exercising spiritual and personal disciplines (1 Tim. 4:7-8).
|Self-sacrificing (1 Thess. 2:8-9);
Godliness (1 Tim. 4:12; 6:11).
|Conviction (in)||Identity with Christ; loved, valuable in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17);
Belief in the Authority and reliability of the Word (1 Pete 2:2; Hebrews 4:12)
|Living by faith and the power of His Holy Spirit (Heb. 11:6);
Character of God; confident in His promises (2 Peter 1:3-4).
|Worth of every individual (Rom. 12:3-4);
Value of spiritual generations; spiritual heritage (3 John 4; 2 Tim. 2:2).