Make a list of goals based on what the church is doing now


2.01 BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Read Chapter Two: Discipleship Systems for  more on discipleship systems, the history of the world’s largest church and its principles for disciple making.[1]

2.02 JOURNAL: Record your reflections and document your answers to the Questions for a Better Understanding found on page 139 with regard to the information on Priority #1.

2.03 CURRENT GOALS: If your church has no written goals, generate a list of goals based on what the church is doing now – on its current practice and habits. (If there are no written goals, then the goal is to perpetuate what is happening routinely.)





[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.

[1]David O. Kueker, “Chapter Two: Discipleship Systems,” Resources.html (accessed May 15, 2007).

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