Like a target, goals give any endeavor direction and meaning. So what kind of goals should a disciple-maker have? While this isn’t an exhaustive list, its a great starting point.
Goal 1) For my disciple to become Christ-like. To be Christ-like, a disciple must obey Christ’s teaching as summed up in the Great Commandment and Great Commission. That’s what the disciples will study and practice.
Goal 2) For my disciple to become a Spirit-led self feeder. We want disciples who have learned to depend upon the Holy Spirit to learn from God’s Word. In order to see this goal accomplished, we will train disciples to use a simple Bible study and prayer method as we study passages of scripture together.
Goal 3) For my disciple to become a fruitful multiplier. We must bear fruit and multiply through discipleship to fill the earth with worshipers. Disciples must understand both the content of the Great Commission, but also the strategy: Make disciples of all nations who love God, love others and make disciples of all nations who love God, love others and make disciples of all nations who love God, love others….