Suggestions and Instructions for Toolbox
This tool box of materials is intended to go along with Jesus’s words in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This toolkit is split into four sections: 1. Reach out, 2. Disciple Believers, 3. Train Leaders, 4. Multiply Groups. You may find material in one section that may help in another section as well. Before someone can become a leader, they must first be discipled and learn the basics of what it is to be Christian. A disciple of Christ should first know how to have a prayer life, a devotional life and how to be a spiritual leader in their home and community. Some of these materials are found in Section 3: Disciple Believers.
This toolkit is meant to assist in mentoring and training. While some of this material could be done as self-study, it is best if a current leader can walk a new Christian or developing leader through the material. This will increase your relationship and help build confidence in the new Christian or leader. The encouragement is to not just give this tool box to someone and let them figure it all out by themselves without any guidance or help. We encourage you to work together train believers using this toolbox. Let this toolbox be a way for you to mentor others and strengthen relationships of discipling.
The goal is to connect people to Jesus, the Gospel, and the truth found in Scripture to build each person up in their faith. Jesus gave us the church and a family of believers to make this journey together. May this material bless you as you grow as a Christian family, the body of believers, with many parts and functions and Christ as the head.