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This process begins with immediately guiding new converts to evangelize their own friends and family. This approach is most easily practiced in a small group setting. In such a setting, the entire group can remain on the same passage or topic until everyone in the group has proven faithful in incorporating specific applications into their own lives and faithful in passing on to others the insights they are gleaning. This keeps every disciple constantly involved in either evangelizing the lost or helping to disciple fellow believers or both.
Every disciple must also be equipped to be spiritually self-feeding in at least four aspects: Scripture (being able to interpret and apply it), prayer (in speaking to the Lord, hearing from His heart and mind, and ministering to others, both believers and unbelievers), Body life (understanding the “one another” passages and how we build one another up and work together), and persecution and suffering (understanding how God works to perfect our character, prove our faith, equip us for ministry, and provide a testimony for him through persecution and suffering). These are some of the primary ways God grows us. If a believer understands these basics along with the other patterns we teach, they can initiate an entire movement of new churches.
As believers increase in their competence in these areas it is important to help them understand the phases of the training cycle so they know when and how to transition from modeling, to assisting, to watching, to leaving as they initiate work with new believers or new churches. They also need to grow in their ability to “see where the church isn’t.” This is where they can begin to understand how to cross cultures and other boundaries in order to “make disciples of all nations (peoples)”.
It is important to model biblical approaches in ministry as well as to teach them. For example, people need to understand how to look for and identify a person of peace as they enter new areas. There are practical implications to this such as it being more effective to group unbelievers and win them rather than win individual converts and then group them. Another example is that we should first see if we can assist a new convert or seeker to establish a new church from among their own network of relationships rather than automatically adding them to an existing church. When basic elements such as these are combined, God frequently moves in remarkable ways and the resulting disciples and churches seem to be especially resistant to false teaching or fruitlessness. Also, there is a supernatural impetus to take the gospel where it has not gone and therefore unengaged people groups around the new churches quickly gain access to the gospel.