ELD2200EN - Disciplemaking Essentials

Course description

The purpose of this course is to lay the groundwork for an effective disciplemaking strategy. Students explore a variety of existing methods and approaches to making disciples. Each student is expected to design a customized strategy of disciplemaking, one that may be effectively utilized personally.

How this course benefits students

Emerging missional leaders within the framework of evengelical Christianity must have a spiritual foundation that emerges from not only a personal theology, but from Christ's commission to make disciples. Disciplemaking should be the base from which missional output springs. This course provides for students the essential elements needed to develop their personal approach to making disciples.

Why this course is important

The course offers insight to the missional disciplemaking process. This process is foundational for spiritual development of any sort. This course offers students ways to practice disciplemaking naturally and offer Kingdom impact as they follow Christ.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Emerging Leadership
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Tony Foster, Professor of Missional Disciplemaking

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Christ-followers who desire personal spiritual development and are called to make disciples of others must follow biblical Great Commission directives. This course examines those directives in detail.

Missionally driven

Living life on mission requires first "being" a disciple, then natural and progressive effort toward "making" disciples of others. This course presents both of these states in the life of the missional Christ-follower.

Contextually informed

While this course is not designed to accomplish the spiritual formation of the individual student, the context is more internal than external. This course allows students to investigate various disciplemaking strategies and build one of their own that is natural for them to use.

Interculturally focused

The essentials of disciplemaking are biblically-based standards that may be utilized toward spiritual growth in any setting. This course presents these standards in such a way that the practice of missional disciplemaking may be carried out in both one's own culture and interculturally.

Practically minded

Missional Christ-followers are called to make disciples. This course offers the foundation to naturally and effectively accomplish that calling.

Experientially transformed

Personal spiritual development is at the core of disciplemaking. This course gives students the tools to both grow spiritually and assist others to do the same.