Disciplemakers' Handbook: Helping People Grow in Christ, Edited by Alice Fryling

Disciplemakers' Handbook

Helping People Grow in Christ

Edited by Alice Fryling

Disciplemakers' Handbook
  • Length: 211 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: November 22, 1989
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1266
  • ISBN: 9780830812660

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How can you help others grow in their faith?

What does a healthy discipling relationship look like? What do you do together? In order to answer these and other questions, Alice Fryling gathered a team of experienced disciplemakers. Together they give us practical help in such areas as overcoming our fears about discipling others, beginning a discipling relationship, how to be a friend, learning how people change, modeling the Christian life, using Scripture in disciplemaking, how to help a friend who hurts, and helping others share their faith.

Many chapters include time-tested resources you can use in discipling relationships. A handbook for those who need help and encouragement in reaching out to others.



Section 1: Understanding Disciplemaking
1. What Is Disciplemaking?
2. Disciplemaking Is Intentional
3. Disciplemaking Is Individualized
4. Disciplemaking Is Inspired
5. Authority and Truth: Beyond Cultural Barriers
6. Fear: Beyond Personal Obstacles

Section 2: Practicing Disciplemaking
7. How to be a Friend
Resource: How Can I Ask Good Questions?
8. How to Establish a Discipling Relationship
Resource: Checklist for Finding a Friend to Disciple
Sample Plans: A. Christian Growth; B. Christian Growth for Professionals; C. Discipleship Plan Worksheet
9. How to Model the Christian Life
Resource: Am I Ready to Be a Disciplemaker?
Sample Book Study: The Fight by John White
10. How to Help People Who Hurt
Resource: When and How to Get Professional Counseling Help
11. How People Change
Resource 1: Ways of Learning
Checklist for Discovering Learning Channels
Resource 2: Discipling Activities for Various Learning Styles
12. How to Use Scripture in Disciplemaking
Resource 1: The A-B-C Plan of Bible Study
Resource 2: One-on-One Bible Studies
Resource 3: How to Help Your Friend Have a Quiet Time
Resource 4: Topcial Passages for Bible Study
13. How to Help Your Friend Share the Faith
Resource 1: Getting Started
Sample Plan C: Learning to Share the Faith
Sample Book Study Schedule
Resource 2: A Four-Week Plan for Developing Evangelism Skills
Sample Four-Week Evangelism Plam
Resource 3: Films and Media in Evangelism
Resource 4: First Steps to God: An Evangelistic Tool

Appendix 1: Lisa and Lindsay: An Interview
Appendix 2: Sample Book Study Schedule
Appendix 3: What If I Run Into Trouble
Appendix 4: InterVarsity's Seven Ministry Values


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Alice Fryling

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.