Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

50 Lessons in Discipleship (11-15)

discipleshipIn this series, I will be sharing 50 lessons in discipleship and mentoring. These are lessons that I have learned through life, sometimes through my mentors others times through my mentoring. I pass them on in hopes that they may be a blessing to you and others. I will share five at a time, because I think each statement will be richer as they are reflected upon. Thirty-nine of the Psalms contain the word Selah to break up the Psalm. Selah is the Hebrew way of saying “stop and listen” or “think about it.” So after each of the five discipleship lessons I will put Selah. Please feel free to share lessons you have learned in discipleship or your thoughts on lessons that I’ve learned. These lessons are not in any particular order.

LESSONS IN DISCIPLESHIP

11. When we disciple others, we should call out what the Holy Spirit is putting in

12. When working with people it is important to focus on where God is bringing them, not simply where they have been

13. Contextualization is important in the are of mentoring, discipleship should look different today than it did 30 years ago

14. All work and no play lends itself to sterile relationships, working and playing together adds depth to the mentoring relationship

15. It is wise to learn from both ancient and contemporary disciples of Jesus

Selah


2 Responses to 50 Lessons in Discipleship (11-15)

  1. 11. When we disciple others, we should call out what the Holy Spirit is putting in

    I love how you worded this observation. “Call out what the Holy Spirit is putting in” is not just a mentoring technique but a gift which comes through faithfulness to the Holy Spirit. It is such a joy when the Holy Spirit allows you to discern what He is up to in a person’s life.

    14. All work and no play lends itself to sterile relationships, working and playing together adds depth to the mentoring relationship

    I am not intentional about this in discipleship relationships as much as I should. Thanks for such a rich list of observations that are both encouraging and challenging.

  2. jrwoodward says:

    Paul,

    You have picked up on some vital elements through astute observation, because discipleship is not technique oriented, it is Spirit oriented, and the Spirit is like the wind. He blows this way and that, and often leads in paradoxical fashion. I’m glad that God is able to use this series to enrich your path. Thanks for such rich comments. Peace.

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