Discipleship / Mentoring Resources
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We use a four-level approach to classify discipleship resources. They are intended to give a general idea of the difficulty or complexity level of the resource. They are fairly subjective and overlap a great deal. However, it gives a person a place to start when selecting resources for use in mentoring or discipleship.
Level 1: No Faith (Pre-Christian)
This is primarily evangelistic material. It will focus on just the basics of the gospel, intended to open the eyes of an unbeliever to the essential truths of Jesus Christ. It will be most fruitful with someone who is genuinely open and seeking. A good example is Pursuing God by Jim Elliff.
Level 2: First Faith (New Christian)
"Christianity 101". This curriculum tier should give the basics of the Christian faith to establish new believers as they start their walk with Christ. It should help establish the foundation of biblical truth that every Christian needs to grow in Christ. Examples would be the Foundations class from Navigators or reading Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem together.
Level 3: Firm Faith (Growing Christian)
This curriculum tier should help drive the roots of a person's Christian faith even deeper. It should include some deeper/more complicated doctrinal instruction as well as some teaching in practical tools for Christian living. Examples could include studying the book of Romans together or reading Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith by Wayne Grudem. It would also be good to look at some Christian biographies and Church history. In the mentoring context it would also be fruitful to engage in evangelism or service at some point for the teaching that provides.
Level 4: Continuing On in the Faith:
This curriculum tier is intended to prepare someone for teaching and positional leadership in the church. It should dive into difficult doctrinal issues and carry an expectation that the mentee will begin to put into practice some of the principles being discussed.