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Train Men to Reproduce

The important concepts in this model are strategic to the church in reproducing disciples. Why is this important? Cults add to their numbers by recruiting. They do not and cannot reproduce. Conversely, a child of God must be born again and after doing so, he enters into the family of God. Our responsibility is to adequately prepare God’s people to grow in the true knowledge of Christ, so they can make a difference in the world. One very significant way we can do this is by providing proper training on spiritual reproduction. Below is a graph of the reproduction training process.









Adapted from The Lost Art of Disciple Making3

The Kingdom Warrior Curriculum
Making disciples incorporates visioning, harvesting, and building in men after conversion. This is not an easy task. Fortunately, Christ provided an example for the church by training His men. At the end of His earthly ministry, He commanded them to go make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). The need was great then; the need is great today.
The following training materials are designed to help provide instruction for men that are new to the Christian faith or lack disciple making skills. There are three sections: The Warrior’s Way, The Warrior’s Character, and The Warrior’s Mission. Properly taught they develop spiritual growth, godly character, and ministry skills.
The Warrior’s Way provides an overview of the basics in the Christian life. It is designed for men to learn how to live as true believers. Each module contains a set of questions to facilitate examination of a Scripture text surrounding a biblical theme. Participants are provided with an NIV Scripture memory card based on the module topic and encouraged to memorize the verse. At the end of each printed study is a focused section to help them create an application to put the study into everyday practice. Training men to go through the process of memorizing, meditating, studying, and applying God’s Word, provides them a pattern for a life time of spiritual growth.


The Warrior’s Character focuses on the qualities of a man’s walk with God. As men grow in the true knowledge of Christ, weaknesses in character begin to surface. This section provides an examination of character issues like bearing spiritual fruit, pursuing holiness, and practicing godliness. Participants learn what God’s standards are for a godly man’s character and how to make application to their personal lives.
The Warrior’s Mission gives an overview of how the early church grew through evangelism and witnessing as well as helping men find their ministry calling. . It contains knowledge and skills to train men in effectively sharing the gospel of Christ with those who are within their sphere of influence. Men who follow Christ are to free people who are held captive by the world, the flesh, and the devil. Through evangelism and witnessing men, women, and children are set free from the power of darkness (Isaiah 41:6-7). God places men where He needs them. His men need to live for Him where they work, where they live, and where they play.
Developing depth in spiritual growth, godly character, and evangelism are the foundation issues of discipleship. Mature disciples work the ministry to fulfill the Great Commission: “To make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). This series is designed to equip men with the know-how required to obey Christ’s command given to all disciples.

The Warrior’s Way

This study provides an overview of the basics in the Christian life. It consists of twelve modules. Each module contains a set of questions to facilitate examination of a Scripture text surrounding a biblical theme. Participants are provided with a Scripture memory card based on the module topic and encouraged to memorize the verse word perfect. At the end of each printed study is a focused section to help them create an application to put the study into everyday practice. Scripture texts are based on commands given by God to His people. The goal is for each man to complete his study as outlined in the materials and learn to live a Christ-centered life. The Warrior’s Way covers twelve essential areas to become a growing disciple:


1. Enlist Your Service – 1 John 5:1-13

2. Pray to the Commander in Chief – Matthew 6:5-15

3. Ask for Forgiveness – 1 John 1:1-10

4. Achieve Spiritual Victory – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

5. Abide in Christ – John 15:1-17

6. Obey God’s Marching Orders – Psalm 19:1-14

7. Fellowship with the King’s Men – Acts 2:42-47

8. Seek God’s Kingdom – Matthew 6:19-34

9. Contribute to the Spoils of War - 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

10. Share Your War Story – Acts 26:1-29

11. Count the Cost – Luke 9:23-27, 57-62; 14:25-35

12. Worship the King – Matthew 18:1-20; Acts 1:6-8


Each training module contains four sections: objectives, education, mentoring, and evaluation. Objectives provide direction. Education lists the corresponding Bible study required for completion. Mentoring aids the disciple maker by listing activities required by both mentor and mentoree. Evaluation provides a way to assess if the objectives have been achieved. Below is a sample template. Each topic contains a separate training module.





Objectives





Education





Mentoring


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Evaluation



    1. Enlist Your Service - 1 John 5:1-13


God wants every one of His men to know He loves them. He demonstrated ultimate love by sending and sacrificing His own Son for their sins. Sadly enough, most men suffer from a lack of intimacy with God. New Christians are especially prone to question their faith and this basic Bible truth. The purpose of this topic is to show men who will spend eternity in the presence of God and the magnitude of His love for them. Eternal life is available only through Jesus Christ because it is only God’s to give. If a man does not know Jesus, he has no hope for eternal life. Salvation is the beginning of an eternal love relationship with God.






Objectives


  • Express to another person his assurance of salvation

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize 1 John 5:11-12





Education








Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share other Scriptures on assurance of salvation John 5:24; 10:28



Evaluation


  • Shares with other people the basis for his salvation

  • Completes his assigned Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes 1 John 5:11-12 by memory





    1. Pray to the Commander in Chief - Matthew 6:5-15


The discipline of prayer is the foundation of all spiritual disciplines. It is the central component in worship, Bible study, and witnessing. It is a form of personal devotion and the vehicle for communicating to God. Learning how to pray is critical to proper growth in discipleship. All godly men strive to make their prayer life better. Starting men out right is important to their longevity and impacts the type of intimacy they experience with God.






Objectives


  • Present himself to God for prayer five out of seven days

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Use the Scriptures to pray back to God

  • Memorize John 16:24





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Pray to the Commander in Chief Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal prayer experience

  • Share personal prayer requests

  • Meet together for prayer

  • Share other verses on Prayer Matthew 7:7; Philippians 4:6-7; John 15:7







Evaluation


  • Shares prayer requests

  • Offers to take requests and pray for others

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application using appendix A from the The Warrior’s Way Bible study

  • Quotes John 16:24 by memory



    1. Ask For Forgiveness - 1 John 1:1-10


Sin is anything that violates the law of God. Every man commits sin. Sin is an unfortunate part of our human nature that all mankind inherited from Adam and Eve after they disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. Fortunately, when men are faithful to confess to their sins, God is faithful to forgive them. God promises to forgive His peoples sin when they repent and confess their violations of His Word. Confession of sin is essential to living a Christian life.





Objectives


  • Share with another person principles for confessing sin

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize 1 John 1:9





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Ask for Forgiveness Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss his Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal story or illustration from your own life

  • Discuss the difference between conviction and worldly sorrow

  • Share other Scriptures on forgiveness Psalm 32:5; 103:2-5, 8-18







Evaluation


  • Shares principles of God’s forgiveness

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes 1 John 1:9 by memory






    1. Achieve Spiritual Victory - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13


The world offers many temptations for the Christian. Giving in to temptation is sin. Saying no to temptation is victory. The apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians provides several warnings from Israel’s history to help Christians gain victory when facing temptations. No matter kind of temptations a man faces, God is faithful. It is important to the spiritual life of men to look at helpful sources when facing temptations. The enemy seeks to destroy security and mislead men. God is there to help men through their temptation and lead them to victory.







Objectives


  • Experience spiritual victory over sin

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:13





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Achieve Spiritual Victory Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal spiritual victory over sin

  • Share personal prayer requests for areas you still struggle with

  • Share other Scriptures on victory Isaiah 41:13; Hebrews 2:18







Evaluation


  • Shares victory over a temptation to sin

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Shares with others the principles of spiritual victory

  • Quotes 1 Corinthians 10:13 by memory





    1. Abide in the King’s Presence - John 15:1-17


Maintaining a relationship with Christ is essential to knowing God. Without Him as Lord, men live like dry and withered branches. With Him Christian men grow and produce spiritual fruit. It is important to abide in Christ and obey His Word. The more men learn to submit to Him, the greater they will experience His presence. The more they experience His presence, the greater they will understand their purpose in life.





Objectives






Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Abide In the King’s Presence Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal illustration on how you abide in Christ

  • Share other Scriptures on the Lordship of Christ John 1:1,14; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 17:14







Evaluation


  • Shares the importance of having Christ as Lord and not just Savior

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes John 15:7-8 by memory





    1. Fellowship with the King’s Men - Luke 22:7-30; Acts 2:42-46; 4:32-37


When Christ set the example of breaking bread with His disciples He set in motion a practice that is designed to worship and build relationships. From this we find depth of camaraderie among the first Christians strong and growing in the early chapters of Acts. The believers met together in homes for teaching, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper, and prayer. So profound was their sense of brotherhood that men and women pooled their possessions and distributed them to those brothers and sisters in need. The dominant characteristic of this early Christian fellowship was the willingness to care for one another.





Objectives


  • Share with another person the biblical importance of fellowship

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize Acts 2:42





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Fellowship with Kings Men Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal illustration on how you connect with other men

  • Share other Scriptures on the Fellowship with other men







Evaluation


  • Shares the importance of routinely connecting with me

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Acts 2:42 by memory





    1. Seek God’s Kingdom - Matthew 6:19-34


God cares for men as a father cares for his children. He provides for their needs so they can serve Him without anxiety. The world’s influence seeks to mold men into a false sense of security through the lure of materialism. Seeking security in possessions naturally leads to increased worry and fear. The greater the potential loss, the more men tend to worry. It is important to seek God’s perspective on life and gain His peace of mind. Anxiety over life is a continual problem for many men. Jesus prescribes a remedy for worry by making the Kingdom of God and His righteousness the central focus of life. The more men learn to seek His Kingdom, the more they will sense God’s care and concern. Only God provides true security.






Objectives


  • Share with another person how God cares for His children

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize Matthew 6:33





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Seek God’s Kingdom Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal experience in dealing with anxiety in a biblical way

  • Share other Scriptures on worry, stress and God’s desire to bear our burdens Matthew 6:25-34; 1 Peter 5:7







Evaluation


  • Shares principles on God caring for His children

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Matthew 6:33 by memory





    1. Support the War - 2 Corinthians 9:6-15


One of the best ways men can glorify God is to give their time, talents, and treasures. Being generous in the Christian life blesses others with the possessions and talents God provides to his men. Giving brings special rewards from God in ways men do not expect. Financial support to ministry needs in the body enable ministries to operate and churches to function. When men give their time, talents, and treasure, they share in building God’s kingdom.





Objectives


  • Share with another person the importance of giving to God

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize 2 Corinthians 9:7

  • Create a giving plan to support the needs of a ministry





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Support the War Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application on giving

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal example on blessings received through sharing in God’s work through financial giving

  • Share other Scriptures on being charitable Leviticus 27:30-33; Malachi 3:6-10; Luke 6:38







Evaluation


  • Verbally shares principles on giving to the church

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes 2 Corinthians 9:7 by memory




9. Share Your War Story - Acts 26:1-29; 1 Peter 3:15


One of the most exciting things a Christian man can do is give his personal testimony. In Acts 26, Paul provides an excellent model that can be adapted to Christian men world wide. His testimony consists of three distinct parts: before knowing Christ, how he came to know Christ, and his life after receiving Christ. Every conversion is a testimony of God’s love and should be shared with anyone God puts in a person’s sphere of influence. Anytime men share what Jesus means to them, it is a testimony of God’s love and grace.







Objectives


  • Share with another person his personal testimony

  • Develop a three step story of his personal testimony: before, how, and after meeting Christ

  • Memorize 1 Peter 3:15





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Share Your War Story Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application on developing a personal Testimony

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal story from your experience in presenting a personal testimony

  • Share Scriptures where men give their personal testimony Acts 22:1-11; John 9:25







Evaluation


  • Shares his personal testimony with others

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application by writing out a three step personal testimony

  • Quotes 1 Peter 3:15 by memory



    1. Count the Cost - Luke 9:23-27, 57-62; 14:25-35


All men who claim Christ as their Lord need to evaluate the cost involved in following Him. Christ paid the ultimate price for salvation. Obedience to Him pales in comparison to His obedience to the Father. Learning to be obedient and putting Christ first is not an option. Disciples learn by living and working with their teacher. Men grow in their experience of God by spending time with Him on a daily basis and obeying what He says in his Word. One of the best ways to communicate with Him is to have a daily quiet time followed by period of personal prayer.






Objectives


  • Share with another person the importance of discipleship and maintaining consistent time in God’s Word

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize Luke 9:23-24





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Count the Cost Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application on having a quiet time

  • Meet together for quiet time and prayer

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal illustration on living as a Christian disciple

  • Shares subject with other men






Evaluation


  • Shares importance of consistent quiet times

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Shares with others the principles of discipleship and growth through daily quiet time and prayer





    1. Obey God’s Marching Orders - Psalm 19:1-14


The Word of God is one of the most significant gifts the Lord has given to men. King David knew the value of God’s Word. In Psalm 19, he describes the glory of God, the Law of God, and the grace of God. There is great value in God’s Word. It is essential to living the Christian life. When men read and apply God's Word, they are transformed more into the image of Christ.

The Word of God contains the mind of God; the state of man; the way of salvation. Its doctrines are holy; its precepts are binding; its records are true. Read it to be wise; believe it to be safe; and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the travelers' map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, the Christian’s character. Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the redemption of man its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet” Author unknown.









Objectives


  • Share with another person the importance of God’s Word

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize Psalm 19:11





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Apply God’s Word Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Discuss Bible study application

  • Share examples on how God’s Word has impacted your life

  • Share other Scriptures on Bible study and renewing your mind Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10; Hebrews 4:12-13; Psalm 119:9-11







Evaluation


  • Shares importance of God’s Word for the Christian life

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Quotes Psalm 19:11 by memory



    1. Worship the Victorious King – Matthew 28:1-20; 24:14; Acts 1:6-8


At the time of the crucifixion the disciples were scattered and stunned. Like so many men they were slow to understand what it meant for Him to be King that dies on a cross. After His resurrection the men meet on a mountain where they worship. There on the mountain Christ gives them his final set of marching orders. In worship they listen and for their rest of their lives they live in service to the victorious King.






Objectives


  • Share with another person the importance of worshipping Christ personally, privately, and corporately

  • Create an application from the Bible study

  • Memorize Matthew 28:17





Education


  • Assign The Warrior’s Way Worship the Victorious King Bible study, or work through the study together







Mentoring


  • Discuss Bible study application on having a quiet time

  • Review Scripture memory verse

  • Share personal illustration that promotes personal and corporate worship

  • Share other Scriptures on the subject







Evaluation


  • Shares importance of consistent quiet times

  • Completes his Bible study

  • Fulfills his Bible study application

  • Shares with others the principles





Congratulations on completing The Warrior’s Way

In completing this workbook, you acquired a foundation knowledge and experience of the basics for living the Christian warrior’s life. You should be able to:




  • Enlist your service into the kingdom

  • Pray to God on a regular basis using a biblical pattern

  • Ask God’s forgiveness for your sins

  • Achieve spiritual victory in your daily life

  • Abide with Christ through experiencing His presence

  • Seek God’s kingdom and put Him first

  • Apply God’s Word as He speaks to you

  • Fellowship as part of a band-of-brothers

  • Share in God’s work by cheerfully giving to kingdom ministries

  • Express your faith in Christ by sharing a personal testimony

  • Live as a Disciple of Christ through routine time in God’s Word and prayer

  • Worship the King and live out a life time of service

Growing in the true knowledge of Jesus will help you develop as a disciple of Christ. As a committed disciple you will learn to model life as a godly man. A godly man is disciplined in the basics of the Christian life. The more you learn and apply, the more your life will reflect a Christ-like character. Living as a warrior for Christ is the ultimate expression of a committed disciple.
God bless you as you march through life.

Going Forward

On the next page is a tool to help assess how well men are doing in six areas of living the Christian life. Make a copy. Set a time to meet with your men and have them honestly evaluate themselves by completing the form. Make arrangements to meet with them to discuss their scores. Review the scores together and solicit a commitment to work through the next section The Warrior’s Character.



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