College of Arts and Sciences; School of Divinity
Global Studies; Religion: Biblical Studies
Discipleship, Contextualization, Contextualizing the Gospel, Culture, Missions, Missionary Training, Biblical command to disciple, becoming principle, incarnational principle, youth culture, great commission, contextualizing discipleship, New Tribes Mission, Church planting
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Missions and World Christianity
Tripp, Tanner N., "Contextualizing New Tribes Mission's Method of Biblical Discipleship to a North American Context" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 651.
One of the foremost commands of the Bible is to go out and make disciples of all nations, following the example set by Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, many Western Christians and churches either neglect this command or go about it in an unbiblical way. This thesis studies the discipleship methods of one particular mission organization, New Tribes Mission, and then contextualizes those methods to fit the contemporary North American culture. Specifically, it looks at ideas such as the becoming principle of discipleship as it pertains to pre-evangelism discipleship. Not only does this thesis study the disciple making methods of New Tribes Mission, but it also researches the biblical background and mandate for discipleship and the importance of making disciples in developing a mature church.