“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus’s strategy of transforming the world has not changed in over two thousand years. The only way Christ has chosen to bring his gospel to the entire world is through discipleship. In the gospels Jesus models a lifestyle of disciple-making based on life-on-life relationships that go through a three phase process: Learning, Following, & Reproducing.
Sadly, more often than not “Reproducing” is the forgotten phase in the discipleship process. As incredible as it might be for disciples of Jesus to learn and then to follow Christ; if we don’t pass along what has been invested in us, the cycle is broken.
Dallas Theological Seminary is committed to strategically raising up the next generation of reproducing disciple-makers. In this effort, we partner with veteran disciple makers who can invest in students who have themselves devoted their lives to the Great Commission. Students are partnered with one of our Disciplers for a two semester experience where you will meet one-on-one throughout the year. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, these meetings can be face to face or can be by video conference. If you are outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area, these meetings will be by video conference with an option to meet face to face in Dallas sometime during the school year.
IMPORTANT: This is a commitment of around 2-2.5 hours a week (at least 60 minutes for preparation and 60-90 minutes for discussion).
Our trained Disciplers use one of two discipleship curriculums (see below) which can easily be used by the student to disciple others. Both of these curriculums are currently being used in churches around the United States and have been translated into many languages.
Through a creative mix of case studies and scriptural illustrations, The Four Priorities workbook presents an easy-to-understand model for balancing the four priorities of Christ, self, relationships, and the world. Confronting life’s challenges with tough grace, this biblically based lifestyle helps Christians of all ages to mature in their faith and live a life of significance and influence for Christ.