Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-10-2017

School

College of Arts and Sciences; School of Divinity

Major

Global Studies; Religion: Biblical Studies

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Missions and World Christianity

Abstract

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.

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