Okay, we have talked about the first model of being a great disciple group leader—being a model for your class or group of what the Christian life looks like (”I Do, You Watch”).
That means you do everything.
You are submitted to the lordship of Christ, you do your daily quiet times, you teach, you pray for them, you memorize the verse, and you take records.
All the while, they watch and observe.
The challenge here as I have explained to you before, is that you cannot stay here.
If you get stuck in the teaching style where you do everything and the kids just sit and listen—you have a problem.
What usually happens in this situation is that a lot of children in your group will completely check out.
Your ability as a teacher changes drastically when you engage your group in the learning.
That means assigning them responsibilities that give them ownership.
This is the “I Do, You Help” stage of discipleship.
So, if you haven’t given them a spiritual gift test yet, now is a good time to do so to see what their gifts are.
Then, you can make a conscious effort to involve them in your group.
Robby Gallaty shares, “The goal of every D-Group is for the mentee, the one being discipled, to become a mentor; to multiply—make other disciples. In essence, the D-Group is designed for the player to become a coach.”
So, here are your next steps to becoming a life-changing teacher (“You Do, I Help”):
I hope by now you are getting the jest of where I am taking you.
Some people really struggle with allowing children to serve or teach in their classes.
But one of my greatest joys in ministry has been releasing children in their gifts and seeing them thrive.
It has become fun for me to see what their gifts are and then engage them in service according to their abilities.
They amaze me every time!
 Robby Gallaty. Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2013), 13.