To become mature, disciples need a clear and simple path.
That’s the idea behind the Disciples Path, a six-part study from Lifeway designed to help Christians move from new believers to disciple-makers.
The series, designed with the help of more than a dozen veteran disciple-makers, helps new disciples understand the Bible better, learn core doctrines, and practice spiritual habits that can lead to transformation and maturity.
“This resource was created by disciple-makers, for disciple-making,” says Brian Daniel, manager of short-term disciple resources for Lifeway.
Disciples Path is intended for new believers, or what Daniel calls “new disciples,” as well as those Christians whose spiritual growth may have stalled.
Most Bible study curriculum is built around four core principles: knowledge, community, practice, and modeling. Disciples Path group studies emphasize modeling and practice without diminishing in importance knowledge and community.
“New disciples need someone to model the faith,” he says. “And they need practice.”
Among those practices are prayer, Bible study, devotion, worship, service to others, and sharing the gospel. Each lesson includes a seven-day Bible reading plan, along with suggested activities for time between small group meetings.
The disciple-makers behind the Disciples Path were concerned that practical application of the lesson sometimes is neglected.
“Disciples Path elevates modeling and practice,” he says. “That’s what makes the Disciples Path approach uniquely disciple-making.”
Like all Lifeway resources, the Disciples Path is rooted in Scripture. That’s the foundation for disciple-making, says Daniel.
“People who go through Disciples Path will be in the Bible every day,” he says. “We are trying to help them establish disciplines and practices for a lifetime.”
To help disciple-makers, Lifeway has created a set of training videos for new leaders using the series, along with a downloadable training guide.
For more information, visit Lifeway.com/DisciplesPath.