Disciple Making

Discipleship (verb): the intentional investment process where life is shared and God is glorified.

  • We are an apostolic movement recognizing that disciples who make disciples and churches that plant churches are of primary importance to the call of New Testament ministry.

DNA Huddles

Being a disciple and making disciples is God’s basic means of transformation.

God is on a mission and He invites us to join Him.  His mission is to redeem, renew and restore all of Creation.  And He does it by the transformative acts of discipleship.  Discipleship is the act of following Jesus – His life, His teaching, His lifestyle – by actively listening to the Holy Spirit and submitting every area of life to the lordship of Jesus.

Being a disciple and making disciples is God’s basic means of transformation.  Individuals are transformed as they follow Jesus.  It is the way Jesus did it; it is the assignment He gave us.

Discipleship is an intentional investment process where life is shared and God is glorified. Folks sitting in pews are rarely becoming like the people we read about in Scripture.  As consumers, many come to a worship service, join a small group or even tithe, but their lives just don't seem to look like Jesus’ life.

Discipleship is the process of moving from unbelief to belief about what is true of Jesus and the Gospel, in absolutely every area of life. —Caesar Kalinowski

We all want to make disciples. Most of us are unsure how to do it.  Dallas Willard said, “Every church needs to be able to answer two questions. One, do we have a plan for making disciples?  Two, does our plan work?”

There are many pathways to disciple followers of Jesus, but we in Liberty Network International have adopted DNA Huddles as a means of making disciples. A DNA Huddle consists of a coach, who has completed at least eight weeks in a huddle themselves, and 3-4 others.  In the Huddle, they journey together experiencing God, learning to submit every area of life to Jesus’ Lordship, learning how to hear and follow the Holy Spirit demonstrating his love.

Discipleship Nurture Accountability (DNA)

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Discipleship

A disciple of Jesus is someone learning to apply the Gospel to absolutely every part of life.  Discipleship is a work of the Spirit as we respond and are filled and led by the Holy Spirit.  Essentially, everything we do together in community is a part of discipleship. However, discipling one another will involve:

  • Reminding one another of our identity in Jesus Christ,
  • Admonishing and teaching one another to obey Jesus’ commands (Matthew 28:18-20), and
  • Training one another to serve in tangible ways.

Nurturing

Care sincerely for one another. This will include:

  • Getting to know one another’s stories, listening closely to each other and to the Holy Spirit so we can carefully and empathetically direct each other to truth;
  • Checking one another’s heart and passions by asking question like: How are you doing? Who are you loving well? Not so well? Where are you living in fear? What can we celebrate with you? What are you struggling through?
  • Praying with and for each other.

Accountability

Holding one another accountable is more than just asking hard questions. It involves:

  • Encouraging each other to live out what we believe through making goals and helping each other fulfill them,
  • Review the past week and how faithful we have been in keeping our word; and
  • Speak the truth in love as we see areas of sin, correcting and rebuking with God’s Word when necessary
  • Asking the two questions:“What is God saying to you this week?” and “What are you going to do about it?”

DNA Huddles utilize The Gospel Primer as a roadmap for personal study and huddle interaction.  The Gospel Primer spends eight weeks concentrating developing "Gospel fluency" by understanding God’s story, how our story becomes part of God’s story, our identity in Christ and practical ways of living on mission

 
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