Had an opportunity this week to spend some time with a new resource from Verge Network. Disciple Making: No Plan B is an 8 session study designed to be used by a missional community. A challenging study, it provides just the right combination of push and pull to move groups out of comfort zones and into life-altering engagement.
I love this line from the included leader’s guide:
“This study guide is a tool to help you and your community live on mission in your city or neighborhood.”
I would call Disciple Making a DVD-enhanced study. Each session features a short 10 to 15 minute clip from a session at a 2012 Verge Network conference. The speakers are well known inside the missional movement and include Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton, Neil Cole, Jeff Vanderstelt, Mike Breen and Kevin Peck.
The member book sets a course for a fairly engaging experience. A varied experience, each session includes a number of elements. Short readings to establish an idea and provoke dialogue, thoroughly biblical with extensive scripture, and very practical with its urge to apply the learnings…there is plenty here to fully engage participants.
A very good leader’s guide is included in the member book, making it possible for members to rotate the facilitator role.
If you’re looking for a study that will help group members take steps in discipleship, Disciple Making has a lot going for it. Far beyond learning about discipleship, this is a study designed to compel movement. I like where Disciple Making goes and I think you will too.