Discipleship | The Austin Stone Summer Conference

June 13, 2009 — 1 Comment

I’m on a panel called “Making Disciples in the Church” for The Austin Stone’s Summer Conference.

Below are the questions I’m being asked (phrased from the point of a facilitator).

Section 1

  • How did you start making disciples?
  • How did you find the person you are discipling?
  • What prompted you to be intentional with that person?
  • How did you do it?
  • What did you say?
  • What were the requirements on that person? Expectations?
  • How did you ‘disciple’ them?
  • What did the actual day in and day out with that person look like? How long?
  • What was the result?
  • How do you judge the success of that?

Section 2

  • How do you identify people to be intentional with?
  • Where should I look to find these people?
  • Do I need to be in a discipleship relationship myself?
  • What’s the balance between building relationship and speaking truth?
  • What if it doesn’t seem to be working out?
  • What if they are totally different from me?
  • Where’s the line between grace and discipline?
  • What do you actually ‘do’ with them?
  • How intentional do I have to be?
  • How do you make a disciple if someone doesn’t want to be a disciple?
  • When and how do I utilize off-ramps?

What would your responses be? I’ll post mine soon…

Todd Engstrom

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Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth. God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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