E. Steps In Using the Prayer Tool:
Step 4. Choose one person to pray for daily for one year (Month By Month Option). The purpose of your prayer is that they would encounter Jesus Christ, find forgiveness and become followers of Jesus Christ. (You are praying that they become a disciple of Jesus Christ, not that they would join or support your institutional church.)
Step 5. Choose someone whom you will see weekly to ask how they are. Choose someone with whom you have a kinship and common interests. (If you do not see them weekly they are probably not in your personal network. You will have little influence in their lives.)
Step 6. Choose someone you would be willing to invite monthly to something, spending time together and building a relationship. What events (other than worship) inside the church would make a good choice to deepen a relationship? What events could your church begin to offer? What events outside the church would make a good choice to deepen a relationship?
 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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