By October 1, 2008, I intend to receive approval of the project by Fuller Theological Seminary and populate the Website with project resources. I will then begin building the “bottom up” online community by networking with colleagues. By December 1, 2007, I intend to have fully explained the project and gained the sponsorship of the Cabinet and the Office of Congregational Development.[1]

            In 2008 I intend to present the project seminars as often as possible, as widely as possible, and for free whenever possible. As the year progresses, I will encourage discussion and trials, support users through the Internet and create an online learning community. Throughout the year, I intend to continue to add material to the Website, including audio recordings of presentations. I intend to increase the value of the material by creatively responding to the concerns and suggestions of the Cabinet, the Office of Congregational Development and other denominational leaders as feedback becomes available.

            While keeping the focus on local church disciple-making, I will begin to gather interested seminar participants together twice a year in district fellowships for continued support and training. I will continue to assist districts in developing district and/or cluster equipping tracks to increase disciple-making within a district faith community.





[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through CreateSpace.com.

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

[1]For chasm theory insights on partners and allies, see Wiefels, Chasm Companion, 136-162.

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