Raising L.E.A.D.E.R.S. from Dr. H. E. Cardin
Fulfilling the Great Commission by Making Disciples
(Matt. 28:19) [2T2242K]
A closer look at the above table will give insight to the following questions.
Are we going to have service after service with no end or purpose?
Why do I have to do it all? Why is it, when we have fun things, the house is full, but with serious things, it empties?
Why do people visit, but not stay? Why do my people complain about being fed (or not being fed)?
Growth comes from two things:
1) Qualified Leadership
Vilfredo Pareto was a brilliant Italian mathematician, sociologist and economist of the last century. He came up with what has come to be known as the 80/20 rule. Simply stated it says that “80 percent of the result will come from 20 percent of the events”. In church 80 percent of the work gets done by 20 percent of the people; 80 percent of a company’s sales come from 20 percent of its products; 80 percent of the outcome of a football game will be the result of 20 percent of the time spent on the field.
We need to spend 80% of our time with the 20% that’s doing 80%.
L.E.A.D.E.R.S. (Internet Supplement)
Here is where we develop our “Story.” We use our “Memory” and we are “Meditating” as we “Reflect on Our Activity.” We remember our “Spiritual Health and Feeding.” (Could you be starving yourself to death?) We reflect on “Our Spiritual Growth” (Babe?). We consider just how we are “Being Spirit-led” (Colossians 2:6). Here’s where you remember who was there for you? We remember “Others Who Encouraged Us.” We develop “Our Mission Statement.”
Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue…
Developing your Mission Statement
What is your main focus? What is your vision? What’s important to you? What are the needs around you?
Developing your testimony. No one can dispute your testimony. Sharing Your Story – Developing A Personal Testimony
Your Testimony: How To Prepare and Tell Your Story
How to Prepare Your Personal Testimony
How to Prepare and Communicate Your Personal Testimony – PDF
How to Write Your Personal Testimony
Preparing Your Personal Testimony
How to Write Your Christian Testimony – 6 Easy Steps for Putting Together Your Christian Testimony
How To Prepare And Share Your Personal Testimony
How to Prepare Your Personal Testimony
How to Prepare Your Personal Testimony
How to Prepare and Present Your Christian Testimony
How to Write Your Christian Testimony
Writing Your Testimony – EffectiveEvangelism.com (Ray Comfort)
Preparing Your Two-Three-Minute Testimony
Generous Giving – Preparing Your Personal Testimony
Being a better friend, human to human issues for the purpose of taking them to the next level. (Friendship evangelism, becoming a friend before evangelism.)
The Relationship is where we are meeting people. We are salt (Matthew 5:13) and light (Matthew 5:14) to the world. Jesus established the church for the purpose of relationship, preaching and power.
Mark 3:13 (KJV) And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. 14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
These make up our area of focus and ministry. God said we would pastor or shepherd the following:
Ezekiel 34:4 (KJV) The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
- They would be “Diseased.”
These are people with chronic problems. They can be cured.
- They would be “Sick.”
These are people with problems that can be easily corrected. They can be healed.
- They would be “Broken.”
God can put them back together, if He’s given all of the pieces.
- They would be “Driven
Away.” These are people burned with religion.
- They are called, the Lost.These may be the only ones mentioned.
- They would be “Diseased.”
Here, you are doing Ministry. When you wonder, “Do I have to do it all?” You must start. This is the start. For some people, they require more than the “hearing of the Gospel.” For some, to receive the Gospel, they must “see it.” Others, must be touched by it. Consider Thomas. After the disciples told him of the resurrection of Jesus.
We are instructed to study our wives, our families, people in general.
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge…
We can study people by learning their personality temperaments. Consider Keirsey, also called Myers Briggs.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology
Other Items to Consider
The Fundamentals of Friendship. Proverbs 18:24
What is true friendship according to the Bible?
Also, consider using the The Evangelistic Prospect Flow Chart
11 Ways a Christian Teen Can Be a Good Friend
Eight Ways to Be a Better Friend
How You Can Be a Better Friend
We are to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5).
At the Evangelism level, you are ministering to people. They are repenting “Metanoia” changing their minds, changing their ways. You are giving them the gospel. These will search more on the inside of the church, getting involved in “fun” things like games, camp outs, and concerts. Their focus is still on the “Milk” of the Word. According to the stages of spiritual growth in 1 John 2:12-14, they become little “Children.” Their “Sins are forgiven” (Acts 3:19). They have “Known the Father” (John 14:6). They are aware of their need for salvation (conviction) and they become saved (2 Peter 3:9) sanctified (1 Thessalonians 4:3), filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38-39).
You are still doing ministry. You are Modeling before them. You are doing ministry while they watch. They are to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV). You are a “gazingstock” before them (Hebrews 10:33).
Resources to Consider
Coleman, Robert E. The Great Commission Lifestyle (Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revel, 1992). This book deals with the Great Commission. The exegesis is studious complete with helpful footnotes. It would be good to have and use this book to address a “harvest” lifestyle. (Coleman has many other books that deal with evangelism.)
This is a “Great Site!” Robert E. Coleman is widely known for his ministry as a disciple-maker and evangelist, and for many years has given leadership to the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College, along with the International Schools of Evangelism. Here are messages in different formats (wmv, pdf, mp3, wma, etc.)
The Coming Harvest, Master Plan of Evangelism, Great Commission Lifestyle, Great Commission, Spiritual Multiplication and more.
Coleman, Robert, E. The Master Plan of Evangelism (Revell). Available through White Wing. This is an excellent book highlighting the mentoring process and the style Jesus used to evangelize.
Evangelizing Today’s Child
Radio Bible Class (Booklets)
How Can I Share My Faith Without an Argument?
How Can I Break the Silence?
For these and more, go to:
Zimmermann, Max E., Soul Winner’s Guide (Apple Valley, CA: Immanuel Mission, 1980). This is a great that addresses 41 arguments or points of interest in evangelism. It is very inexpensive but great content. (Incase the website doesn’t work, here it is in a Word Document.)
Luke 14:15-35 The Commitment of the Disciple – Bible Study Questions http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/References/NT/Gospels/Luke/Luke14/Luke14_15-35_Commitment.html
Free Evangelism Resources
Effective Evangelism Resources
The Evangelism Toolbox by Phil Johnson
Take the FREE college course on Evangelism offered by Dallas Theological Seminary via iTunes U – https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/evangelism/id592129646 This class offers 57 free sessions in a real class setting. Sessions 32-37 discuss using your witness/testimony in evangelism.
Take the FREE college course on Personal Evangelism by Liberty University (EVAN565) Online
The Guy on George Street – Witnessing (8:49, great story)
Penn Jillette (of “The Penn & Teller” magician/comedy team) talks about witnessing (proselytizing). This REALLY will be worth five minutes of your time. Penn is an atheist and his perspective of a Christian witnessing to him is REALLY amazing! (Watch for his important comment, “How bad do you have to hate someone NOT to tell…”)
The Discipleship stage is where we are monitoring for growth. We are mentoring them and as instructed, “matheteuo” Making them a Disciple. They are Learning the Basics of Salvation. They are Participating in things of the church (youth/Skits, mime, Fun, Drama, Clowning). Their spiritual diet has changed from “milk” to “”Meat” (again, Hebrews 5:12-14). They want “doctrine” and want correction and instruction (2 Timothy 3:16). They want to be complete (2 Timothy 3:17). Their diet has changed from a “Survival” mentality to a “Sustaining” menu.
As far as spiritual growth, they have grown from a child to a young person, a “Youth” (1 John 2:13&14). It’s because the The Word of God makes you, “Strong” to “Overcome” (John 16:33; 1 John 4:4). They are still very aware as they learn, study, engraft the Word.
They are discovering their Spiritual Gifts. You are still doing, working, but they are helping you. You are “labourers together with God” (1 Corinthians 3:9). You are “mentoring” them as they “Mature.”
They are “Growing” spiritually.
How Do I Live the Christian Life? Booklet
For more on the Christian Life look over all their booklets
Elementary Teaching #1 – Evidences that a person is truly a Christian
Elementary Teaching #2 – How can a Christian live victoriously over sin?
Elementary Teaching #3 – Four kinds of people
Elementary Teaching #4 – Threefold advice concerning evil
Elementary Teaching #5 – Four things believers do
Elementary Teaching #6 – Things which God hates
Elementary Teaching #7 – Two great rules for worship
(link dead, but great thoughts)
The Spiritual Disciplines and Practices Importance of the Spiritual Disciplines # 1
Spiritual Disciplines # 2 – Study
Spiritual Disciplines # 3 – Meditation and Solitude
Spiritual Disciplines # 4 – PRAYERS
Spiritual Disciplines # 5 – Fasting
Spiritual Disciplines # 6 – Service
Spiritual Disciplines # 7 – SIMPLICITY
Spiritual Disciplines # 8 – Stewardship, Part I Time
Spiritual Disciplines # 9 – Stewardship, Part II – Money
Spiritual Disciplines # 10 – CONFESSION!
Spiritual Disciplines # 11 – CELEBRATION
See – Comparison of Spiritual Disciplines
There are 4,531 sermons/lessons on discipleship
Here are a few titles:
- The Cost Of Following Jesus by Phil Morgan – Luke 9:57-9:62
- Defining Discipleship by Larry Sarver – Luke 14:25-14:35
- Discipleship: Taking Up A Cross And A Shovel by Phil Morgan – Luke 6:46-6:49
- The Real Deal by J Jeffrey Smead – Matthew 5:13-5:20
- When Bad News Arrives by Craig Cramblet
The “Christian Disciplines” Series
1 A ‘Fast’ Focus! – Isa. 58:1-14; Matt. 6:16-18; Lk. 18:10-14; Jon. 3:5-10; Es. 4:16
2 The Long Haul! – I Tim. 4:1-16; Heb. 10:35-39
3 Powerful Proclamation! – Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Lk. 9:1-6
4 Who You Looking At? – Titus 2:11-3:11
How Do You Live The Christian Life?
Seven steps from 2 Peter 1 Q0702
“Disappointments New Christians Face”
Equipping The Saints For Ministry (14)
The Significance Of Being A Christian (7)
More Resources to Consider:
Clinton and Stanley, Connecting. One of the best books on the subject of mentoring.
It was formerly called The Mentor’s Handbook.
Mentoring—An Informal Training Model
Discipleship Journal http://www.navpress.com/dj/
Foster, Richard J., Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (revised edition, San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988).
What Does It Take To Follow Christ?
Great Audio Sermons on Discipleship from Sermon Audio.
Take the FREE college course from Liberty University via iTunesU – Discipleship Ministries (DSMN500 Online)
Session seven deals with teaching about your testimony.
Use the Ten Questions to Diagnose your Spiritual Health
The Five Defining Disciplines of Growing Men
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1. Consistent Quiet Time (Mat 14:23; Jos 1:8)
2. Organized Bible Study (Prov. 4:23, 2 Tim. 2:15-17)
3. Accountability Group (Gal 6:1-2, Jam 5:16)
4. Active Church Involvement (Hebrews 10:24-25)
5. Personal Ministry (1 Pet 4:10-11, 2 Tim 2:2)
The Assimilation stage is where they are being “Added” to the Church (Acts 2:47). They are being “Melted together” or “Meshing together.” They are being “Mended” to the Body.
Ephesians 4:12 (KJV) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Here, perfect is from a word (G2677 katartismos, kat-ar-tis-mos) that is used as “mend” in other places. When James and John were “mending” their nets (Matthew 4:21), this word was used. It’s a medical word that means setting a broken bone. They are being “set” into the Body as it pleases God (1 Corinthians 12:18). God supplies to the Body all it needs through spiritually gifted members.
Ephesians 4:16 (NIV) From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
At this level, they will “join” and become a “member.” They will become involved in things like tract distribution, fund raising, Sidewalk SS, usher and alike.
Their focus is on their involvement into ministry rather than just receiving ministry. It’s “out flow” versus “in flow.” They desire to communicate the Gospel. They are being fed by the Father.
When Jesus was asked if He wanted to eat (John 4:31), He said, “I have meat to eat that ye know not of” (John 4:32). He explained:
John 4:34 (KJV) Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
They no longer have a “survival” mentality, but a “surrendered” mentality. They are watching and working with the Father (John 5:17-19). These would get involved in things like Church Planting.
They are identifying their Spiritual Gifts and using them in Christian service. As far as working, they are now doing it and you are helping them. You are “Monitoring” their growth as they are still “Maturing.”
They are “Bearing One another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2 & 5).
Other Items Our Churches
What Kind Of Worship Is God Looking For?
What Does The Bible Say About Women In Ministry?
Who Qualifies To Be A Church Leader?
How To Recognize A Good Church
Resources to Consider:
Fowler, Harry, Breaking Barriers of New Church Growth (Rocky Mount, NC, Creative Growth Dynamics, 1988. This is an excellent book that addresses breaking the 35, 75, and 125 barrier, and is filled with many practical ideas. On page 82, he demonstrates the sobering fact of identifying a growing church by using a ratio of time spent in the church versus time spent out: 4:1 to 7:2 – a growing; 8:1 to 12:1 – a plateau church; 13:1 to 19:1 a declining church; 20:1 and up a dying church.
Books to read by Elmer Towns – ElmerTowns.com/
What Does a Healthy Church Look Like?
How To Find A Good Church
Why Christians Should Attend Church
(Empowering, Enabling, Experiencing, etc.) This stage is the Equipping Stage. They are “Experiencing Ministry” for themselves. As we are still “Motivating” and “Modeling” before them, they might in some ways “Mimic” or “Experimenting” even “Emulate” others who are in ministry. Here is where we give them “Encouragement.” At this level, they will have “Ownership” or even “Sponsor” ministry. They will underwrite or give for ministries. They will become the teachers and leaders of the church.
1 Peter 5:4 (KJV) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
They realize that their reward will come from the Lord. They are more interested in giving ministry than receiving ministry.
According to 1 John 2:13 & 14, these are the “Fathers.” A father is some who produces children. These are the ones now “doing” ministry and you are “watching” them. You “Encourage” them (Hebrew 10:25). You “Motivate” them. They are involved in “Ministery” by “Going” rather than waiting for people to come (Mark 16:15).
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Team Ministry/Church Growth Institute Spiritual Gifts Inventory
This is from Elmer Towns people, I like it also. It has 108 questions.
Gifted2Serve inventory! It’s on online version. (Answer 125 questions.)
The Online – SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY – Gives you only one answer
Online Spiritual Gift Inventory Inventory. Analysis Chart. Analyzing The Data. Spiritual Gifts Evaluation Sheet. A Declaration And A Pledge!
Online version of a Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool
Here, you can discover what are your gifts? What are the gifts of your leadership?http://rockhay.tripod.com/manygifts/
A Printed Version – PDF
What do these gifts mean? See the Spiritual Gifts Profile Sheet. This will give you a short explanation of each gift with supporting scriptures. It may work for an outline in a lesson or message. (Original Source, Unknown)
At this level, you are helping them try different ministries.
(Leaders leading leaders.)
The “Leadership” level is where they have been “Multiplied” to the church, not just added. They “Mentoring” continues. They become the Discipler, Pastor, Evangelist, Minister. Many times, they will go on to New Ministries. They win people that win people that win people that win people.
2 Timothy 2:2 (KJV) And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Notice the four generations listed here. These have “Ministry to Ministers.” They are more interested in ministry given rather than ministry received. These “Fathers” are “Surrendering” themselves and being guided by the Holy Spirit. They are “unaware” they are being led of the Spirit, “Walking in the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). Now they are doing the work and you go on to others (again, 2 Timothy 2:2). This is the multiplication level.
The focus here is on Leadership Development.
Ten Marks of Effective Leaders http://www.ministryhealth.net/mh_articles/032_ten_marks_of_effective_ministers.html
Why People Do Not Volunteer
See Leadership questions from Douglas MacArthur
From – http://www.leadershipnow.com/macarthurprinciples.html
455 Leadership Quotes by
Brian Dodd John Maxwell’s Leadership Now.
What is your Leadership Style? Take the Leadership Style Test by answering these 56 questions, (about 15 mins) from psychologytoday.tests
Raising L.E.A.D.E.R.S. from Dr. H. E. Cardin Fulfilling the Great Commission by Making Disciples (Matt. 28:19) [2T2242K] Viewing Their Role, His Role (The Spirit ), and Our Role [Raising up LEADERS]
|Level||Mental Picture||Their Activity||Their Journey||Their Food/Focus||Their Growth (1 John 2:12-14)||The Spirit’s Relationship||Our Action; Responsibility of Activity?||Our Focus|
|Leader||Multiplying; Mentoring cont.||Discipler, Pastor, Evangelist, Minister||New Ministries,
2 Tim. 2:2, Ministry to Ministers
|Ministry(Out flow), Communicating the
Gospel;” My meat is to do the will of the Father.” John 4:34. Surrender John 5:17-19 Church Planting
|Fathers1 John 2:13 & 14 Producing Children 1 Cor 4:15 (10,000 teachers few fathers)||Unconscious Competence – Walking in the Spirit. (Typing)||They are doing it (You go to others)
2 Tim. 2:2
Empowering, Experiencing Ministry (Trying ministry for themselves)
|Experimenting; Emulating other ministries; Encouragement; Teach & Train||Ownership/ Sponsor; they underwrite, they give. Teacher, leader, worship,1 Peter 5:4 Chief||Conscious Competence, Learning, studying,
engrafting the Word. Discovering Gifts. Learning to drive
|They do it and I watch them-Encourage one
another (Hebrew 10:25)
|Addition||Melting together; Meshing together; Mending (Eph 4:12)||Assimilation||Joining, membership.
Convicted/ heart. Tracts Fund raiser, Sidewalk SS, usher
|Youth – 1 John 2:13&14 The Word of God makes you…Strong – Overcome John 16:33, 1 John 4:4||They do it and I help them-Bear One another’s
burden (Gal 6:2&5) Monitor
Eph 4:13 grow up
1 Peter 2:2 desire milk to grow
2 Peter 3:18 Grow in Grace
|Discipleship||Monitoring for growth; Mentoring here up. “matheteuo”
|Knowing the Basics of Salvation (Heb 6:9 things that accompany salvation)||Participating Convinced/ Mind. Skits, mime, Fun, Drama, Clown.||Meat (In take) Heb 5:12-14;2 Tim 3:16-17 Sustain||I do it and they help [-Laborers together with God. (1 Cor. 3:9) Mentor|
|Evangelism||Ministry people” Metanoia” –
Repentance Luke 10: 9Give the Gospel
|Responsive to the Gospel||Searching in (Fun) Games, camp outs, concerts||Milk (In take) Heb 5:12-14;1 Cor 3:1-3 Survival||Children Sins forgive -Acts 3:19;
Known the Father – John 14:6
Conviction. Can’t driveSal/San/HG
|I do it and they watch-1 Cor.
11:1(Heb 10:33 – Gazingstock) Model
|Meeting (Come) “Come See
vs. Go Ye”
|Relationship||Meeting people (Mark 3:13-14) “Episkiazo”
[Pig Pen] Luke 10: 5-Bless,7- eat/ fellowship,9-meet needs/heal (Jesus’ odd ministry)
|Looking for life. Hunger – Mat 5:6||Searching out (New Age, Psychic)||Pre-Christian,
4. Driven Away;
|Unconscious Incompetence –
Innocence; Pre-Christian Driving car
|I do it (John 20:25 Thomas: Hear; See; Touch)
|Story||Memory, Meditating||Our Reflection of Our Activity||Our Reflection||Our Spiritual Health & Feeding||Our Spiritual Growth (Babe?)||Our Being Spirit-led (Col 2:6)||Others Who Encouraged Us||Our Mission Statement|