The Discipleshhip Model And The Ministry Model

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My main goal is to shape young people into disciples filled with Bible knowledge and to help send them out in the world to witness to the unsaved. I plan to do this by combining the discipleship model and the ministry model talked about by Richard R. Dunn in his book, “Reaching A Generation For Christ”. He states that the philosophy of the discipleship model as, “The discipleship model trains students to be God’s people in an ungodly world, equipped with Bible study and prayer skills developed in a caring atmosphere with a view to reproducing their Christian lives in other” (175). This philosophy would be fulfilled by small groups or “trainings” held on a weekly basis. I would like to keep a very close, relational youth group. It would probably …show more content…
And a leader their own age helps them have someone they can really relate to and that can help them in their walk with God as well without feeling the pressure of beings too young. The in depth studies will help each and every student to understand what their mission is and how to rely on God to spread his message to the world. The philosophy of the ministry model is, “The ministry model develops student ministry skills and a context in which to use those skills through carefully planned exposure to human and spiritual needs outside the cultural context of church, enhanced through meeting similar needs in the community surrounding the church and supported by accountability groups within the youth group” (180). I would help my youth group live out this philosophy by providing many missions opportunities to my students and helping them get out into the …show more content…
These mentors can lead, as Dunn calls them, “accountability groups” which can be groups where students seek help when they are drifting away from God. Or even just struggling with something a trusted adult may be able to help with. It can be good to have the students meet with these mentors in a one-on-one setting prior to leaving for trips. They can discuss any fears, concerns or excitements they may have about the trip with their mentor which they may not be comfortable talking about in a large group. These groups can help us reach the goal of having a relational ministry that will keep the young people in

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