Confronting an uncomfortable reality:

E. If we implemented the Great Commission properly, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, we would see the results evident in the book of Acts. We would make multiple generations of disciples. What have we left out of our understanding of the Great Commission that prevents disciple making?

F. Confronting an uncomfortable reality:[1]

            MC:                                                                 MD:

            MCC:                                                              MDD:

[1]Instructions to complete Paragraph F are found at the end of this section.

Instructions for Paragraph F: MC and MCC are abbreviations for “My Children” and “My Children’s Children.” Write the names of your children and grandchildren there. Next to MD and MDD, write the names of persons who would correspond to “My Disciples” and “My Disciple’s Disciples.” Who can you name? Why or why not?





[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 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

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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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