Christians are God’s adopted kids. And God’s adopted kids are to be about their Father’s business: glorifying God by being transformed by the gospel and making disciples who make disciples.
For many of us, if we have any church background at all, we were trained to come to activities, not equipped with the Word to apply the gospel to the heart in biblical community in order to build reproducible disciples. As a result, we struggle to read our own hearts, let alone the secular culture around us. It does not have to be this way. God’s Word can go forth from us with God’s power. In fact, it must!
You are already a disciple of someone or something and you are already making disciples of someone or something. Register at www.churchonmill.org/dm to learn how to be an effective disciple of Jesus who invites people into the incomparable joy of following Jesus.
Join us for Launch Night on Wednesday, August 26. Class begins officially the following Wednesday, September 2.
Disciple-Makers 1 & 2
The introductory year of Disciple-Makers explores the bedrock of the Christian life. Participants should expect to spend roughly 2 hours per week in preparation for group discussions. The cost for Disciple-Makers 1 is $40 and the cost for Disciple-Makers 2 is $40.
Disciple-Makers 1 (Fall 2015)
Major questions to be addressed: What is the gospel? What are the core beliefs Christians build life around? How is what we know to affect how we live?
|What is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert||Gospel|
|Centrality of the Gospel, Tim Keller||Gospel|
|Gospel-Centered Church, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis||Church|
|Christian Beliefs, Wayne Grudem||Systematic|
|What We Believe, Church on Mill Leadership’s Statement of Faith||Systematic|
|One to One Bible Reading, David Helm||Discipling|
Disciple-Makers 2 (Spring 2016)
Major questions to be addressed: What is our identity as saved people? How do we experience real change? What does Jesus ask of us? Me, a disciple-maker?! If you did not pay for the spring semester last fall you will need to contribute $35 for this semester.
|Who Am I?, Jerry Bridges||Identity|
|You Can Change, Tim Chester||Sanctification|
|Follow Me, David Platt||Discipling|
|Means of Grace: Bible, Prayer, Community, Porterbrook||Sanctification|
Disciple-Makers 3 & 4
The advanced year of Disciple-Makers provides additional equipping in evangelism and discipleship. Building on knowledge from DM1 and DM2, participants should expect to spend roughly 3-5 hours per week in preparation for group discussions and activities. Substantial theological reading combined with writing and application exercises serve as tools to increase love for God and love for people. The cost for Disciple-Makers 3 is $40 and the cost for Disciple-Makers 4 is $40.
Disciple-Makers 3 (Fall 2015)
Major questions to be addressed: What is true joy and how do we pursue it? Are God’s commands and our happiness at odds? What are the major cultural objections against Christianity and how do we lovingly address them?
|Desiring God: 25th Anniversary Reference Edition, John Piper||Sanctification|
|The Reason for God, Tim Keller||Apologetics|
|1 – 2 Peter||Bible|
Disciple-Makers 4 (Spring 2016)
Major questions to be addressed: Precisely how should we treat the Bible and how in the world do we talk to people about it that don’t believe it? How do we best help people?
|Taking God at His Word, Kevin DeYoung||Theology|
|Instruments in Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp||Discipling|
|Follow Me, David Platt||Discipling|
Read 1 short book* from the list each semester & write a 500-word reflection paper:
Sexual Detox, Tim Challies
Smooth Stones, Joe Coffey
Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever
Humility, CJ Mahaney
Church Membership, Jonathan Leeman
Crazy Busy, Kevin DeYoung
Resolving Everyday Conflict, Ken Sande
Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart, JD Greear
True Beauty, Mahaney and Whitacre
What’s the Difference, John Piper
The Dangerous Duty of Delight, John Piper
Christ in the Chaos, Kimm Crandall
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, JI Packer
Is God Anti-Gay?, Sam Allberry
What is a Healthy Church?, Mark Dever