The purpose of this exercise is to see that discipleship is much more than merely communicating knowledge.
Begin by allowing participants to read through 2 Timothy 3.10-11, including the surrounding verses--preferably in more than one translation. Then take each of the eight elements that Paul mentioned one by one. Write "Teaching" in a box on the left and invite comments on what that means. Then write "Conduct" or "Way of Life" in another box and ask the same question. Then ask why both are important, and what happens when one is eliminated.
Draw a long line toward the upper right-hand side of the page and label it "Aim in Life" or "Purpose," asking again what this means.
Draw a cloud at the end of the line and label it "Faith." While this word depicts our basic trust it God, it also expresses our belief that "God can do it" when it comes to accomplishing His mission.
Above the line, draw a box with the word "Patience" with arrows going in both directions. This reminds us that not everything happens immediately, and we must wait on God's timing.
On the line, draw a heart with the word "Love" to remind us of the sacrificial nature of disciple-making (this word is agape).
Below the line, draw another box with the word "Endurance." Invite discussion on what this means. Then ask how to reconcile endurance with patience, as they could seem to be contradictory terms.
Finally, draw a lightning bolt across the line and write "Persecutions and Sufferings" to demonstrate that, even though our deepest hardships, other disciples see how God's strength and resolve works in us.
Complete this exercise by getting participants into pairs and let them share the one element with which they need the most help.
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Alphabetical Listing of Training Elements
Acts 2 Study
Allen, Roland - Strategic Points
Allen, Roland - Substance of Paul’s Preaching
Allen, Roland - The Teaching
Are We Disciples of Jesus Christ
Balance in the Five-Fold Ministry
Banyan Trees and Banana Trees
Breaking the Rules
Church Identity Triangle
Coleman, Robert - The Master's Plan
Creation to Christ Story
Creative Problem Solving
Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee
Disciple-Making and Raising Children
Discovery Bible Study (DBS) - AIM for Believers
Discovery Bible Study (DBS) - AIM for Unbelievers
Ee-Taow, Part 1
Ee-Taow, Part 2
Eims, Leroy - Biblical Examples
Eims, Leroy - Early Church
Eims, Leroy - Two Examples
Forces of Light and Darkness
Four Kinds of Disciples
Four Stages / Four Fields
Generational Growth Mapping
Gospel Encounters Record
Gospel on the Hand
Great Commission Partnership
Hope in a Broken World
Ibraham, Ishtak - Reaching Muslim People
Inward & Outward Focus
Know - Be - Do
Lessons from the Thessalonians
Lockridge, SM - My King
McGavran, Donald - Pattern of the Great Century
McGavran, Donald - People Movements
New Life in Christ
Parable of the Cornfield
Patterson, George - Spontaneous Multiplication
Paul's Development Through 5 Levels of Leadership
Paul's Discipleship Model
Paul's Three Journeys
People in the Harvest (Four Soils)
People Map (oikos or network)
Person of Peace
Problem Solving Exercise
Quotes & Verses Posters
Richardson, Don - Concept Fulfillment
Richardson, Don - Finding the Eye Opener
Schindler's List—'I Could Have Done More'
Schwartz, Glenn - Dependency
Sending Narratives Study
Simson, Wolfgang - Fathering
Simson, Wolfgang - Fivefold Ministry
Simson, Wolfgang - House Churches
Small Group Sizes
Smith, Steve - The T4T Story
Stott, John - The Bible in World Evangelization
Testimony (Personal Story)
The Bold Parts
The Complete Package for Church Planting Movements
The Five-Fold Ministry in the Four Stages
The Four Fields and the Great Commission
The Great Commission of Abraham
The Great Story
The Left Side of the Graph
The Lorax—'Plant the Seed'
The Modeling Sequence in Luke
The Peter Pathway
The Romans Road
The Traffic Light
The Word on the Street
Three Great Commands and AIM Pattern
THUMB - Religious Groups
Training Faithful Trainers (TFT)
Triangle and Square
Witness Model Zone
Witnessing to Catholics
Your New Journey
David served the purposes of God in his own generation, and then he died... - Acts 13.36