Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Discipleship, Men, Training, Biblical
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Brown, Gregory Douglas, "A Biblical Understanding of Making Disciples" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3035.
One of the many functions of the local church is to make disciples. Unfortunately, thoughtful and consistent efforts have not always proven to yield the results that accompany transformational living. This thesis project seeks to address and remove some of the barriers around discipleship and disciple-making in the local setting. This study provided a discipleship training course targeted toward spiritually mature male leaders. Individuals were invited to attend a six-session training course where they were equipped with a biblical understanding of discipleship, and training in spiritual disciplines, to aid in their personal growth and ability to teach others. Data was collected prior to the intervention through surveys, during the intervention from discussion questions and feedback, and after the intervention via a debrief survey and follow-up conversations. The resulting implications of this project proved the necessity of having a proper biblical understanding to aid in one’s lifelong allegiance to Christ.