Christian Discipleship Course Description
By the end of the course the student should be able to:
(i) Give a definition of “discipleship”, and explain its meaning in Greek and Hebrew, list the personal and spiritual characteristics of the disciple, explain the difference between the born again believer and the disciple, and show the relationship between them using the example and strategy of Jesus and the apostles, and evaluate his/her own discipleship and that of his/her church,
(ii) Identify the personal and spiritual characteristics of a disciple-maker, and explain the expression “discipleship is a lifestyle”,
(iii) State the importance and the necessity of discipleship in the ministry of the church in fulfilling the Great Commission, explain the difference between multiplication and addition, list reasons why Christians do not like to be involved in this ministry, and discuss the role of the church and the family, and the relation between them, in discipleship,
(iv) Explain the three stages of discipleship (follow up, discipleship, the ability to disciple others), the role of each stage and its goals, and explain why the great commission involves more than just evangelism,
(v) Identify difficulties faced by the discipleship ministry, and know how to analyze and describe them, identify their causes, determine to what extent they are found in his/her church today, and how to deal with them.
(vi) Practically use skills of disciple-making, follow up, and evangelism in conjunction with the book “Abundant Life”, student book, and tutor book.