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

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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.”

Be prepared to serve through Discipleship & Spiritual Formation. Earn a Mobile Ed Certificate of Completion when you invest in your education. Learn more about the Discipleship and Spiritual Formation Certificate Programs.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Define the church’s mission and explain how the church has approached the task of accomplishing that mission during various eras of church history
  • Discuss the theological challenges of accomplishing the mission of the church
  • Describe the models of discipleship evident in the lives of Jesus and Paul
  • Explain how these models can be applied in the context of the local church

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

Product Details

  • Title: ED101 Introducing Discipleship
  • Instructor: Greg Ogden
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 8

About Greg Ogden

Dr. Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker, and discipleship teacher. He served as the academic director of the doctor of ministry program and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. For 23 years, he served as a pastor with the Presbyterian Church (USA). During that time he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people. He is the author of the popular Essentials Series, including Discipleship Essentials, Leadership Essentials (with Dan Meyer) and The Essential Commandment, as well as Unfinished Business, and Transforming Discipleship.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.