Disciples Making Disciples
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus directed His disciples to, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” The One More program was developed by Howard Dayton as a simple and informal method to do just that, make disciples who make disciples.
Based on Jesus’ own model for teaching and equipping His disciples to make disciples, the One More program teaches and equips us to lead others into greater obedience to Jesus in every area of their lives, including their finances. Each book is selected for a specific purpose and ordered intentionally to bring faithful Believers to maturity so they can bear fruit for the Kingdom. At the conclusion of the study, every participant then goes out to lead a study of their own, just as Jesus instructed in Matthew 28:19.
How it works
One More is a 12–18-month study of Christ-centered resources to help each of us grow in our Financial Discipleship Journey. Each group of 1-3 participants is led by an experienced Leader and determines the location, day, time, duration, and frequency of their meetings. Homework includes reading assignments, completing study guide questions, and sharing insights so everyone learns from one another.
The primary purpose of the group is not to successfully read through each resource, check the box, and move on, but to have an open and receptive heart, to learn from one another and the Holy Spirit what it means to become a Financial Disciple of Christ.
At the conclusion of the study series, each group member then leads a new group of 1-3 participants through the same series of resources, leading to the fulfillment of Jesus’ disciples-making-disciples model.
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by Andrew Murray
The series begins with Andrew Murray’s Humility, helping us learn that Jesus came to rescue us from ourselves, that we need Jesus, and our role is to help other people see that we need Jesus and to point them to Jesus. Humility = 100% of Jesus and 0% of us in everything we do. Humility is a 100% moment by moment dependence on Jesus. The goal of a faithful walk with Jesus is to empty ourselves of us so that His Spirit can truly fill us.
by Jerry Bridges
Then, through Trusting God, Jerry Bridges helps us realize that everything that happens (good or bad) is from God and is for His glory and our good. Even when life seems out of control and we don’t see what God is doing, He is faithfully and mercifully fulfilling His promise to care for and protect us. We learn to recognize that God is sovereign, good, and able, and, through this realization, we learn to trust Him completely, even when life hurts.
by Peter J. Briscoe
Next in the progression, Peter Briscoe’s Financial Discipleship: Investing in Eternity invites us to join Jesus in the exciting journey of Financial Discipleship. A disciple is a person who has an ongoing, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and who gladly shares what he or she has learned with others. Financial Discipleship is so important because what we do with our money reflects our heart’s priorities. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.” (Matthew 6:21) A financial disciple has a clear vision; to see every follower of Christ in every nation faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives, both personally and in their work, family, and community. He or she desires to know Christ more intimately, to be free to serve Him, and to help fund the work of the Church.
Master Plan of Evangelism
by Robert Coleman
Finally, Robert Coleman’s Master Plan of Evangelism helps us learn about Jesus’ plan for saving the world, a plan built on His followers making disciples who make disciples over multiple generations. Coleman helps us see how Jesus did it so we can follow His lead, how He selected others to train, imparted His knowledge onto them, demonstrated His way of accomplishing the Father’s tasks, delegated His work to others, supervised their progress, and produced leaders.
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