HOW TO DISCIPLE WITH JOURNEY
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2. Look in Journey
Next, look at the Table of Contents page to see the subjects we will study. Then look at the last few pages of Journey, at the Steps of Discipleship and the Destinations of our Journey. Seeing these characteristics come true in our lives is the purpose for Journey.
Journey gets its best results by meeting one on one. Men meet with men. Women with women. And the church leadership decides who meets with whom. Close family members and best friends should only meet together with their Pastor’s approval.
Meet together at least once every week and if there are times you can’t, schedule “catch-up” meetings. If you meet every day, study the lessons in Journey only every 2 or 3 days for the teaching to be absorbed more; use the other days to learn from the Daily in the Word assignments (discussed in Lesson 2.) Never have long periods of time where you don’t meet together. Many use the internet or telephone to stay connected when they have to be apart.
It’s very important to keep your conversations confidential unless something is life threatening or very serious. It’s also important that the disciple only work on the lessons with their Discipler and not in advance.
The disciple can read the Bible verses that will be studied in advance but should not write answers in the blanks ahead of a meeting. Disciplers should not add their own materials or topics. If you’re a disciple, ask questions at any time.
The Discipler may need to prepare an answer for your question or tell you that the answer is coming in a future lesson. Journey is designed for you to grow in God’s Word together.
4. Lesson One
Understand that Lesson One is designed to lead people to Christ or to teach a disciple a complete study on Salvation. You can begin Journey with a believer or non-believer.
5. A Typical Discipleship Meeting
When meeting together, first take time to talk to each other. There are times you will not even open the lessons but always encourage one another with the Word of God. Then you normally exchange your Daily in the Word and other assignments to see how each of you is doing (you’ll see these assignments in each lesson.) The Discipler reviews and signs that they were completed.
Then the Discipler prays before starting the lesson. Review what you have learned before starting new subjects. The Discipler reads any introductions and summaries and the disciple reads the Bible verses. Sometimes the Discipler will read verses they want to emphasize. The Discipler reads the comments and gives the answers for the blanks and the disciple writes the answers in their lesson.
The Discipler prepares for the lesson by knowing the context of the Bible verses and the meaning of key words in the verses you will study. You will see an “icon” on the left side of many pages. This indicates that there are some additional thoughts we want the Discipler to know about in that section.
You can find the information on the web site. There are guiding instructions built into the lessons. As you come to them, just follow the instructions. Start at the beginning and do not skip any section, page, or assignment.
At the end of each section, do what’s asked in the Reflect and Transfer. The Reflect and Transfer is designed to review and internalize the important teachings. Answer each question. Do all the assignments and activities assigned at the end of each lesson.
The Discipler reviews what you have learned when it is time to end. Then schedule your next meeting and record your meeting in your records (see your church leaders for their record keeping method.) Close the meeting with prayer. If you need more training, visit the web site; new items are added regularly.
Congratulations again and may God multiply disciple makers through you.
John and Cathy Honeycutt