In this study we outlined a plan to raise up and equip leaders using a five-stage disciple-making maturity guide. It is our belief that every disciple of Christ is a potential leader because every Christ-follower is expected to grow into the full measure of a man that is defined using Christ as the model (Ephesians 4:13). I’ve included the graphic we will use going forward to help guide our efforts (this graphic is originally from Discipleshift, we made a few minor tweaks).
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My hope is that the thought of this process functioning in the body gets you excited. Will you consider what you need to do to grow? If you are new to Christ and know your greatest need is to understand the Bible, will you contact leadership so that they can direct you to a one-on-one discipling relationship? If you are not already involved in a small group, would you contact leadership so that they can help you find a group in which you can grow? Imagine a church where everyone is involved, functioning according to God's purpose and design.