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Mobile Ed: ED101 Introducing Discipleship (8 hour course - audio)

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Overview

Dr. Greg Ogden examines what it means to be a disciple and how disciple-making can occur in the church context. In three major sections, the course considers the church’s missional mandate and core theological challenges to carrying it out, biblical models of disciple-making as seen in the ministries of Jesus and Paul, and the application of disciple-making models in the context of the local church.

As Dr. Ogden describes, “You will walk away from this course with a way to go about making (and) reproducing disciples in your church. That’s the takeaway.”

This is the audio only version of Mobile Ed: ED101 Introducing Discipleship. To purchase the full course, click here.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • The Purpose and Mission of the Church
  • Using Proximity Searching to Research the Mission of the Church
  • A Summary of “Imagining a New Church”

Unit 1: Discipleship as an Emphasis in the Church

  • Our Historical Moment: The Apostolic and Christendom Paradigms
  • Our Historical Moment: The New Apostolic Paradigm
  • Our Historical Moment: Responding to Marginalization
  • Our Personal Failure: Assessment
  • Our Personal Failure: The Next Generation
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Missional Mandate
  • Using Morphology Searches to Find Greek Constructions
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Gospel That Leads to Non-Discipleship
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Gospel That Leads to Discipleship
  • Definitions of Discipleship

Unit 2: The Missional Mandate

  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Go
  • Analyzing the Biblical Text with the Text Comparison Tool and Visual Filters
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 1)
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 2)
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 3)
  • Searching the Church Fathers for Theological Ideas
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Teaching
  • Using the Sermon Starter Guide to Find Helpful Illustrations

Unit 3: The Biblical Model of Discipleship

  • The Paradigm Shift Question (Part 1)
  • The Paradigm Shift Question (Part 2)
  • Focus on a Few: Internalization
  • Causes of Superficiality: Diverted Leaders
  • Using Root Searching and Greek Lexicons to Study Words Used Once
  • Causes of Superficiality: Diverted Focus, Diverted Call, and Diverted Discipleship
  • Focus on a Few: Multiplication
  • Jesus’ Manner of Making Disciples: Life on Life
  • Searching the Words of Christ for Commands
  • Stages of Discipleship
  • Paul’s Model of Making Disciples
  • Infancy and Childhood in Paul’s Empowerment Model
  • Adolescence in Paul’s Empowerment Model
  • Adulthood in Paul’s Empowerment Model

Unit 4: The Tested Method

  • Eric’s Story
  • The Relational Approach Versus the Programmatic Approach to Discipleship
  • Creating Groups in Faithlife to Share Prayer Requests
  • The Relational Approach Defined
  • The Relational Approach Illustrated
  • The Traditional One-on-One Model of Discipleship
  • The Micro-Group Model of Discipleship
  • Transformational Elements: Intimacy and Transparency
  • Stages of Trust: Affirmation
  • Stages of Trust: Walking Together during Difficult Times
  • Stages of Trust: Being Reflective Listeners and Confession
  • Transformational Elements: Truth in Community
  • Sharing Reading Plans and Community Notes with Faithlife Groups
  • Transformational Elements: Life-Change Accountability

Unit 5: Criteria for a Good Curriculum

  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Transferable
  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Progression
  • Discipleship Essentials: Growing Up in Christ
  • Using Notes to Do Inductive Bible Study
  • Discipleship Essentials: The Message of Christ
  • Discipleship Essentials: Becoming Like Christ
  • Discipleship Essentials: Serving Christ
  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Final Considerations

Unit 6: Practical Steps in Implementing a Discipleship Strategy

  • The Role of the Leader: Steps 1–4 in the Disciple-Making Process
  • The Role of the Leader: Steps 5–10 in the Disciple-Making Process
  • The First Few Meetings
  • Growing a Disciple-Making Network
  • Summary of Critical Implementation Points
  • Leaving a Legacy

Unit 7: Supplementary Sessions

  • Definitions: Mentor, Discipler, Sponsor, and Performance Coach
  • Definitions: Spiritual Friend and Spiritual Director
  • A Predictable Pattern for Transformation

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Greg Ogden

Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) lives out his passion of speaking, teaching, and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church after spending twenty-four years in pastoral ministry. Most recently Greg served as executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship.

Greg is the author of several books such as Unfinished Business, Discipleship Essentials, Transforming Discipleship, Leadership Essentials (with coauthor Daniel Meyer), and The Essential Commandment. He is a partner in the Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI), which trains, coaches, and inspires pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciplemaking networks, both nationally and internationally. Greg and his wife, Lily, have been married more than forty-five years and have one adult daughter and two grandchildren.

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