Step 8. Choose someone with whom you would be willing to be spiritual partners in a JUMP group.

Step 8. Choose someone with whom you would be willing to be spiritual partners in a JUMP group. It is pointless to populate your list with people you would not willingly eat with, have in your home or participate with in a weekly JUMP group.

Step 9. When they are interested in being a partner in a JUMP group, then be their partner. The Great Commission calls us not only to make disciples but to teach them toward spiritual maturity. This cannot be delegated; if they become disciples, they are your responsibility.





[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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