Developing Disciple-Makers at Christ Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, Texas
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Chapter 1 provides an introduction for the project and outlines its goals. This chapter gives the rationale for the project and considers essential background information to understand the unique context of Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC). Chapter 1 communicates that the purpose of this project is to implement a model for cooperative disciple-making at CPC, specifically for those who are wandering, who are on a pilgrimage, and those who have been wounded in the progression of either venture. Chapter 2 offers biblical and theological support for cooperative disciple making. In this chapter we look into Jesus’s life pattern for cooperative disciple-making and show how his behavior evidences a discernable simple model for the believer to imitate, which must remain as an essential strategy for the modern believer as a member of the organic local church. Chapter 3 shows how both the individual believer and organic local church are integral for cooperative disciple-making. In addition, this chapter explores the unique challenges and opportunities for cooperative disciple-making at CPC. Chapter 4 reviews the results of the project, specifically by evaluating findings from the Ruling Elder Interpersonal Interview. The purpose of interviewing the Ruling Elders was to discern personal disciple-making practices within CPC’s Session to assess how CPC leaders understand, communicate, and prioritize disciple-making as a value within the church to be modeled by members. Chapter 5 synthesizes the considerations and results of the previous chapters and offers formal proposals to CPC’s Session to bolster and enhance CPC’s model for cooperative disciple-making, as well as offering an evaluation of the project.