The Natural Discipleship Process.
At the core of most successful businesses and ministries lies a transferable core process.
This process should be simple, easy to understand and share with others.
Success comes when the right people utilize the right process to produce the right product.
The core process for PowerPoint Ministries is called NATURAL DISCIPLESHIP.
The product we are called to produce, in The Great Commandment (Matthew 22: 37,38) and The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19,20), is a multiplying disciple maker.
Let me introduce you to our ten step process, one step at a time. This process is producing fifth and sixth generation disciples. And probably more. I've lost count.
All you have to do... to begin changing your world for good, one person at a time, is take these steps with me.
So, let's get started...
Let me begin by telling you my story.
After seventeen years of struggle in my Christian walk I discovered the secret of being prepared to share my faith with others and the first step of NATURAL DISCIPLESHIP -
I can describe the secret in two words...
EXHALING the impure and ...INHALING the pure.
My struggle centered around repeated attempts to be, in my own strength, what only God could make me, in his strength.
Wanting to be in control of my own finite life plan and not having faith in His infinite plan, for me, was my downfall.
I discovered that going my own way and not his way was the problem.
My arrogant controlling and selfish attitude was sabotaging my ability to allow the God of the Universe to direct and empower my life.
This discovery brought me to the need to EXHALE, spiritually.
...confess my sin.
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:8-9 NIV
This was the first step toward the spiritual preparation I needed to take, to begin a significant life of helping others.
And a wise friend told me,
" Fess'um as you does'um don't bunch'um ."
I needed to be free from my own unrighteousness. I needed to be walkin' what I was talkin'.
The next step...
INHALING by asking the living God to fill me with His Spirit by faith...
The filling of the Spirit...
"Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lordʼs will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,”
Ephesians 5:17-18 NIV
I had to INHALE by faith.
Faith in what?
The integrity of God and His word.
"Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
1 John 5:12, 14-15 NIV
What I was missing was the PowerPoint of life, the filling of God's Spirit, spiritual power...God's power.
I wanted to help others but was incapable because of operating in my own power.
"Living beside Hoover Dam and lighting my house with a candle." (John Andersen)
To prepare yourself for life changing ministry with others you must be filled (controlled and empowered) with God's power, moment by moment
Operating in your power will conjure up the results you can produce. Operating in God's' power will conjure up the result's He can produce.
The first step in the process of Natural Discipleship is...
Just walk in the Spirit...Breath Spiritually...as a way of life.
This experience led me to a second critical part of my preparation...COMPASSION.
"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.””
Matthew 9:36-38 NIV
I realized God had compassion for me, during my years of struggle, and His love and forgiveness was preparing me to have compassion for others.
Now, by God's grace and power, I am witnessing thousands of lives being transformed through PowerPoint Ministries' training in NATURAL DISCIPLESHIP, around the world.
Investing in relationships
Watch for more life transforming stories and my next blog, step two in NATURAL DISCIPLESHIP:
When you're gOOd at relationships - you're gOOd at life.
I'm passionate about helping disciples of Jesus make disciples of Jesus to the fourth generation and beyond..