Implementing A Discipleship Mentoring Program at Calvary Baptist Church, Boise, Idaho
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Abstract Chapter one describes the purpose, goals, and context of the project. Further, the basis for the projected is discussed, along with the project's definitions, limitations, and delimitations. Last, the research methodology for the Discipleship Mentoring Project is outlined. "Biblical and Theological Support for Discipling One Another" is the title of chapter two. The chapter includes a discussion of modern obstacles to disciplemaking, key New Testament words that define discipleship mentoring, a study of the transformational training of the disciples, key concepts for disciplemaking, and the rationale for discipleship and biblical counseling. Chapter three reviewed "Mentoring in the Twenty-first Century". Secular models from three different industries were reviewed; a number of Evangelical models of discipleship training were also examined. Practices from secular and Evangelical models were then compared to a biblical model of disciplemaking. The chapter concludes with a recap of useful ideas for a discipleship mentoring program. The Discipleship Mentoring project, as implemented from week one through fifteen, is the subject of chapter four. It includes an overview of the process, project description, schedule of study topics, and a description of the program participants. Also included is a description of the homework used, changes made to the original plan, the experience of mentoring others, and the process for evaluation. Results of the project are interpreted and discussed in chapter five. Sections include an analysis of an eighty-two statement pre-survey and post-survey, and an evaluation of project goals and methods, as well as theological and personal reflections, and insights gained. Eight appendices are also included. The first is a comparison of the pre-project and post-project surveys, the second appendix includes the participants closing comments about the project, and the third shows the Scripture memory verses used in the project and what week they were assigned. The fourth appendix consists of the complete outline of the Bible studies used in the project. The fifth appendix contains the suggested reading list for the project participants. Appendices six and seven contain examples of weekly handouts and weekly homework, respectively. Appendix eight includes an example of the commitment card participants signed at the beginning of the project.