School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Discipleship in Acts, Faith Hope Love, Patterns of Discipleship
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Chai, Yan, "Spirit-empowered Discipleship in Acts" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1239.
Discipleship study had unavoidably been focused on the Gospels, and rightfully so. Whereas missions and church planting tended to occupy centre stage in the study of the book of Acts, and discipleship was often overshadowed. Nevertheless, Spirit-empowered discipleship, undoubtedly, had played a crucial role in the explosive growth of the early church. The purpose of this project is to utilize the four “E” principles of discipleship implicit in Acts: empowerment, exhortation, encouragement and exaltation to galvanize growth in Faith Hope Love Chinese church. It shall investigate the discipleship pattern that existed, apply the underlying principles given, and subsequently, analyze the lives through surveyed responses from church members, and conclude with a model for disciple multiplication. The project seeks to show that by applying these principles, new believers of Faith Hope Love can become powerful change agents for God’s Kingdom.