Discipleship is an important component of correctional ministry. Listed below are resources that encourage spiritual formation, discipleship, growing in Christ.
What is Discipleship and How Does it Happen?
This article by Cru examines the Great Commission of Matthew 28: He said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19–20, New International Version). But what exactly is Jesus asking His followers to do? What does it mean to make disciples? What does discipleship look like?
What Non-Christians Want from Faith Conversations
This research sample from the Barna Group takes a look at the faith-sharing experiences and expectations of Christians and non-Christians alike.
Spiritual Friendship: A Navigator Disciplemaking Tool
This tool describes the 5 elements of spiritual friendship which differ from mentoring as there is no “expert”. Spiritual friendship is learning to see the worth God has placed in each person and appreciating the gifts individuals have to offer.
99 Wondering Questions That Could Work for You
This article written by Doug Pollock of CRU provides a series of questions designed to spark an in-depth spiritual conversation.
These series of articles, by Ed Stetzer, describe the importance of maturity as a key element in discipleship. There are many things that go into a successful discipleship ministry, but one key is that spiritual maturity must be a goal. And if we don’t teach the goal and preach the goal, we won’t reach the goal.