What, in your opinion, should a mature Christian know? (Information & Skills)

HOMEWORK Discussion Questions:

2.33 What, in your opinion, should a mature Christian know?                     (Information)

            What, in your opinion, should a mature Christian be able to do?     (Skills)

Does a consensus form out of the discussion at your table?

2.34 If Christianity were like Boy Scouting, what should be the merit badges Christians could learn and earn? List them, and then rank them in order of perceived difficulty.

2.35 What percentage of your church attenders have . . .

            – habits of daily prayer – how many hours per week?

            – habits of daily scripture reading – how many chapters per week?

            – habits of daily Christian service – how many hours per week?

            – habits of daily evangelism – how many hours per week?

            – habits of nurturing young Christians – how many hours per week?

2.36 What percentage of your church attenders in your estimation would be able to . . .

            – pray out loud with ease?

            – share the meaning of a Bible passage with confidence?

– name their spiritual gift and how they are using it for the Lord?

            – name those to whom they are reaching out to find faith?

            – name those whom they are nurturing to grow in the faith?

            – name disciples their disciples have made?

2.37 How unusual do these concepts seem to you? To your church’s normal practice and culture?

2.38 How many hours of equipping does your church offer for adults each week? How many hours of equipping does your pastor do each week? Is this sufficient to build a thriving church? What part of this activity focuses on making disciples and making disciple makers?

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[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.

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