Evangelism And Discipleship Paper On Discipleship
Who is George Hunter III? I asked myself when reading our textbook. At first, I wondered if he was a bowling enthusiast because of his ten pins model of discipleship. I wondered if he had just rolled a strike when the Holy Spirit struck him with the idea of a ten pin model for discipleship. As my insatiable curiosity got the best of me, I decided to do some research on Mr. George Hunter III.
Now, I see why John Aukerman referred to him in his textbook on discipleship. Mr. Hunter is an expert on discipleship and noted for training church leaders in the ministry of evangelism. Now, he has my attention! Bowling enthusiast or not, Mr. Hunter has definitely rolled a strike with his ten pins model for discipleship which under the direction of the Holy Spirit I will put to use.
Pin one is “Recognition of the fact that the seeker matters to God (in this stage they may experiment with prayer)”. I like that. There is no better way to start out than with prayer. Jesus Christ came to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10 KJV) and you better believe that when someone is seeking Him, He readily makes Himself available to them. God is in the people business and saving souls is His mission passed on to every believer. He has empowered His disciples with the Holy Spirit to go unto the uttermost part of the world proclaiming His Gospel message to all.
Pin two is “New relationship with God”. 2Co 5:17 (KJV) “Therefore if any man be in…