Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Religion, Clergy
Coaching, Discipleship, Making Disciples, Mentoring, Multiplication, Small Groups
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Practical Theology | Religion
Yates, Timothy, "Five Principles to Make and Multiply Disciples through the Small Group Ministry" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 633.
The unchanging command of the Great Commission is to "make disciples" of all ethnic groups of the world. Unfortunately the church has struggled with her primary mission and has been grossly negligent in equipping church members to become Great Commission leaders. Therefore, this author will develop a small group training manual consisting of five principles to make and multiply disciples through the small group ministry. This manual will provide a laser focus on how to intentionally develop and deploy the common layman within the local church in order to reproduce disciples who reproduce disciples. As a small group pastor, this author will test and verify the five principles in the laboratory of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Barboursville, West Virginia.