People development and personal transformation is best done through disciple making processes. HCF promotes integral disciple making: intentionally multiplying maturing disciple makers who are committed to comprehensively live out the beliefs of Jesus Christ, simply because they love Him.
Personal and Group Study Materials
Serving God in the Health Field” is a series of studies for individuals and groups. The ideal way to use this material is for the personal studies to be done ahead of time and for the group members then to share with one another what they have learnt and how they are implementing what they have learnt. The group meetings can be held (online) once every one or two weeks.
Your local congregation and disciple making
From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church by Dr Harry Reed. The intentional multiplication of maturing disciple makers is one of the core activities of a healthy local congregation. We have adapted a summary of his book for use in HCFI circles.
Spent Matches: Igniting the Signal Flame for the Spiritually Dissatisfied by Rev Roy Moran. He shares his personal journey from a traditional non-multiplying local congregation model towards one where multiplication of disciple makers is the norm. You can watch a 64 minute video of his journey here. A summary of his book can be found here.
Coram Deo Worldview Courses by the Disciple Nations Alliance: Poverty is not about people who do not have stuff. And working with the poor is not about giving stuff to those who do not have stuff. Poverty is a comprehensive problem with underlying worldview issues that need to be addressed. All disciples of Jesus Christ need to have their worldview challenged and shaped by Biblical Christian thinking. This online training is highly recommended.
“Discovery Groups” are all about discovering together what the Word of God has to say about Him and His kingdom. Discovery Groups need to meet every one or two weeks for the best results.
The main purpose of the meetings is to get to know God, to hear what He says and to decide how we will obey Him. That means that we learn to love God and our neighbor practically. Our neighbor is found mainly in our four social circles (relationship networks): family, faith community, work community and residential community. Our neighbor needs to experience the love of God just as much as we do.
Each Discovery Group meeting is divided into three parts of about thirty minutes each: Look Back, Look Up and Look Forward. Below you will find a Discovery Group Outline which explains in more detail what happens in each of the three parts.
Discipleship of the mind
Shaping a Christian Worldview: The Foundations of Christian Higher Education edited by David Dockery gives an excellent overview of how a Christian Worldview can be applied into various areas of society, such as literature, natural science, social sciences, and healthcare.