create a detailed explanation of your personal plan to develop disciples for Jesus Christ within a ministry context.

Disciple-Making Plan Instructions

You will create a detailed explanation of your personal plan to develop disciples for Jesus Christ within a ministry context. To develop your plan, thoroughly cover the 5 P’s of ministry as explained in the course textbooks:

1. Passages—What are the main discipleship passages that guide your ministry? Who are you focusing on? What regions, demographics, groups, ages, etc., are you to aiming to reach and disciple?

2. Principles—What are your core values in ministry? What passages and principles are you basing your plan upon? How do these passages apply? Try to simplify to 3 statements.

3. Philosophy—What are your most important ministry perspectives? What are your definitions for key terms within your ministry? Example terms include:

a. Church,

b. Pastor,

c. Saints,

d. Gospel,

e. Evangelism,

f. Disciple/Discipleship, and

g. Leader/Leadership.

4. Practices—What are the methods by which you will drive the discipleship process? How will you practically implement your plan? What church structure and systems will accomplish your vision? Be sure to cover the following items:

a. Church/organization structure,

b. Small group philosophy (With/Of/Is),

c. Calendar and events,

d. Budget personnel,

e. Curriculum,

f. Slogans, and

g. Communication plans.

5. Proof—What factors will you track to measure the success of your plan? What empirical evidence will you use to show the progress of your plan? How will you use these statistics and measures to further refine your Disciple-Making Plan? Example measures include:

a. Ratios and numbers measuring the health of the disciple, leader, group and church.

b. Other measures of ministry success.

Your plan must be at least 10 pages and must cover all 5 of the sections listed above. You must use at least 1 biblical reference per major section of your plan as well as at least 10 other scholarly sources to support your plan. Note that your plan must include a table of contents and bibliography; these will not contribute to the overall page count. Current Turabian format must be used. It is strongly recommended that you refer to the lecture notes in the course as you develop your Disciple-Making Plan.

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.



PASSAGES: (Great Commission/ Commandment/ New Commandment/ Eph. 4:1-16… )

PRINCIPLES: (What are the core Biblical Principles that guide the vision?)

PHILOSOPHY: (Define your key terms/ definitions that guide your ministry- Philosophy)

  • Church
  • Pastor
  • Saints
  • Gospel
  • Evangelism
  • Disciple/ Discipleship
  • Leader/ Leadership

PRACTICES: (What church mindset and structure/ systems will accomplish the vision- Practice)

  • Prayer Culture (How do you develop a culture of prayer warriors?)
  • Church Structure (What structure will accomplish the vision/ values and views?)
    • Traditional 1,2,3
    • Attractional 1,2,3
    • Hybrid 1,2,3
    • Organic1,2,3
  • Small Group Philosophy (What small group system will accomplish the vision/ values/ views?)
    • With
    • Of
    • Is
  • Church Training Strategy: How will you equip/ train disciples and leaders for the Great Commission.

PROOF: (How will you measure health for the organism? – % /ratio’s/ numbers- Proof)

  • Up/ Know/ Win/ Reach/ Declare
  • In/ Grow/ Grow/ Restore/ Develop
  • Out/ Go/ Send/ Reproduce/ Deploy

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