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.
The main tool we use in our integral disciple making ministry is Discovery Groups. Below you will find materials in various languages that you can download and use. Feel free to contact discovery @ hcfglobal.org if you want to receive some coaching in the use of the materials.
DISCOVERY GROUP MATERIALS
Questions / Lists
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.
Following Jesus in this way requires a deepening life of prayer, and throughout history Christians have learned to pray from the Psalms. Peterson finds encouragement for today’s pilgrims in the Songs of Ascents (Psalms 120-134), sung by travelers on their way to worship in Jerusalem. With his prophetic and pastoral wisdom, Peterson shows how the psalms teach us to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community, and blessing.
“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 five social circles (relationship networks): family, friends, faith community, workplace and neighborhood.
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
Contagious Disciple Making, by David Watson
The vast majority of western Christians are church-members, pew-filler, hymn-singers, sermon-tasters, Bible-readers, even born-again believers or Spirit-filled charismatics, but not true disciples of Jesus.’
‘The call to discipleship is a call to God’s promised glory. This is not a day in which to play religious games. Time is running out fast.
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.
What am I committing to when I say I want to follow Jesus? Discipleship Essentials a core truth a Bible study a reading life application.