Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that discipleship is not educational but relational. The role of the Disciple Group Leader is to prepare the mentee to become a mentor and a disciple-maker. Timothy had a godly mother and grandmother, but he needed Paul to help him develop his gifts for ministry in the church.
We believe that discipleship is not about just sitting and listening while someone teaches and ministers to you. Discipleship moves those being discipled to become disciple-makers themselves. “The goal of every Disciple 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.” —Robby Gallaty
This is the essence of L.I.T. resources—to make disciples. Dr. Clint May defines discipleship in his article, "Defining Discipleship."
The discipline of quiet time, or daily fellowship with God was impressed in my heart. I was encouraged to memorize scriptures that I can recite to this day. One of my favorites is Psalm 119:11—“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” The scriptures and truths I learned in L.I.T. have stuck with me and have been an anchor throughout my life.
L.I.T. Disciple Group resources (D-Group) reinforce what children are learning at home during their daily quiet times. D-Group also guides teachers to become disciplers/mentors. Click here to see samples.
The D-Group materials give leaders tools and steps to develop and equip children to use their spiritual gifts in their small groups and move children and preteens to lead their groups within the first nine weeks.
Hear testimonies from leaders who have implemented this model in their churches.
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