E. As new disciples mature, they will intentionally obey the commands of Jesus. This includes the command to love neighbors, make their own disciples and raise them to maturity. This obedience cannot be delegated from individuals to an institution, professional clergy or gifted laity. The true end result of the Great Commission is not a disciple but a disciple maker. The cycle repeats generation after generation (2 Timothy 2:2).
1.1 JOURNAL: Record your reflections and document your answers to the Questions for a Better Understanding found on page 139 with regard to this module.
 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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