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 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.’
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.
Multiplication by Roberto Bottrel
This is the great challenge facing every Christian, every leader of a small group, and every Church! In this book, you will find a solid biblical base, coupled with proven practice, with real cases and valuable hints that will help you to “multiply yourself” and to fulfil the Great Commission. MAKE DISCIPLES! MULTIPLY YOURSELF!
For more than forty years this classic study has challenged and instructed more than 1.5 million readers in reaching the world for Christ. With a foreword by Billy Graham and now repackaged for a new generation of readers, The Master Plan of Evangelism will show every Christian how to minister to the people God brings into their lives.
The Forgotten Ways proposes the concept of Apostolic Genius as a way to understand what caused the church to experience exponential growth and impact at various times in history, interpreting it for use in our own time and place. From the theological underpinnings to the practical application, Hirsch takes the reader through this dynamic mixture of passion, prayer, and incarnational practice to rediscover the dormant potential of the modern church in the West.
Many church leaders, yearning for church growth, look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seeker-targeted worship services. But lack of growth might not be due to lack of concern for new people it may be because we are not effectively discipling the people we already have. Greg Ogden address the need for discipleship in the local church and recovers Jesus’ method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time.
The remarkable inside story of the global Training for Trainers (T4T) movement that produced 150,000 new church starts and saw 2 million baptisms in a decade before going on to catalyze movements to Christ around the world. Told by the pioneers of the movement, Ying and Grace Kai, with spiritual insights and practical lessons that you can apply to your own life and ministry!
How do the people most resistant to the transformative power of the gospel come to be its most devoted followers?Miraculous Movement recounts an amazing change taking place within Muslim communities where the truth of Jesus Christ is turning around the lives of many thousands of Muslims from more than twenty people groups. Discover through the sometimes humorous, often sobering, but always enlightening and encouraging true stories how imams, sheikhs, and entire mosques are forsaking Islam and embracing Christ.
A Discipleship Re-Revolution features the accumulated wisdom of nearly two decades of CPM best practices from around the world. The T4T, or Training for Trainers, movement is the most explosive and fruitful Church Planting Movement that we have ever seen. Since its inception in 2001, the T4T movement has seen more than 1.7 million baptisms and more than 150,000 new church starts. Truly we have never seen anything quite like this movement that is now impacting other mission efforts throughout the world.
Church Planting Movement is Dr. David Garrison’s classic study of more than two dozen church-planting movements on five continents. This 360-page book examines the phenomenon of first-century movements that are occurring today among Muslims, Hindus, Animists, and post-Christian Secularists. Gain invaluable insights into how these movements are happening and how they can take place in your own community.