Accountability

21 Questions: John Wesley's Holy Club

These questions were used by John Wesley and early church leaders as a tool to confess sins to one another.  Brings our sins into the light to be healed with grace and love, not judgment.

Accountability Lesson

Explains the gifts and provisions of loving accountability, includes sample questions.

Iron Sharpening Encounter

This document includes Scriptures and questions to ask prayer partner to hold them accountable in their Christian walk.

Iron Sharpening Iron Biblical Reference

A biblical look at accountability and how we use it in many aspects of our lives

Daily Accountability Log

Form to be used in developing a daily habit of personal worship which includes Scripture memorization, space for journal entries, and personal application. This is an effective tool for group leaders to use to hold their members accountable for personal worship.

Looking for God Accountability Sheet

This group time structure accountability sheet is based on the "Looking for God" class structure and holds members accountable to the disciple making elements and time management

 

assessment

 

30 Characteristics of a Mature Christian

Two-page document with thought-provoking statements that help describe a mature Christian and an understanding of God’s work in us.

Four Calls Scripture Worksheet

Chart with Scriptures for each of the 4 calls of Christ (Salvation, Lordship, Discipleship, and Purpose. There is space to list the Scripture and application.

Spiritual Gifts Application

An 8-page chart which lists spiritual gifts with a Scripture reference, description, traits, cautions, and application. This is a very helpful tool in guiding disciples toward service opportunities using their specific spiritual gifts.

Love One Another

A brief introduction to main components of The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, includes access to the online assessment and questions to help one consider why it is important to understand and utilize love languages when discipling others.

The Four Calls of Christ

This nicely formatted card summarizes the four calls of Christ.

Evangelism Preference Self-Assessment

Three and ½ pages of charts with questions to answer by scoring from 0 to 3 point. Then, by totaling the score, you can determine your evangelistic style, such as a testimonial, intellectual, etc. Included is a page of faith sharing ideas.

P.L.A.C.E.

P.L.A.C.E. is an intentional process to connect church members into purpose-driven ministry including self-discovery, individualized ministry coaching and tracking from workshop training to ministry placement.

Spiritual Progress Self-Assessment Survey

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Sacred Pathways Self-Assessment

Instructions for taking the Sacred Pathways Self- Assessment online.

Four Calls of Christ

These 4 pages give a detailed explanation, with Scriptures, to explain the 4 calls of Christ: Salvation, Lordship, Discipleship, and Purpose/Disciple Maker.

Self Discovery Notes

This takes the user through a deep assessment of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and spirituality. By going through this study with the detailed questions, people will better understand their personalities in order to grow spiritually.

5 Key Behaviors of a Disciple

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Sacred Pathways Lesson

Chart offering a thorough explanation of the nine Sacred Pathways people use to relate to God, as identified by Gary Thomas. Best used after taking the Sacred Pathways Self- Assessment.

CURRICULUM & TEACHINGS

Steps to Stewardship: Lesson 1

"Owner Versus Steward"

God owns it all but we don’t often see that.  Lesson 1 in the 4 part teaching on stewardship helps us understand.

Steps to Stewardship: Lesson 4

"Steward of Resources"

Should we steward our resources? Lesson 4 in the 4 part teaching on stewardship helps us understand.

8 Principles of Life on Life Leadership

This resource manual for discipling leaders uses 8 principles that have proven effective for life on life discipleship. It is a reference book as well as a workbook.

Knowing God; Knowing Self

This teaching, compiled by Judy Streeter, develops the link between knowing God and knowing ones' self, and how the two are inseparable.

Master Plan of Evangelism Study Guide

This study is based on Robert Coleman’s book The Master Plan of Evangelism.  It takes disciple leaders through 8 principles that Jesus used with His disciples.

Romans 12: Week 2

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for participants based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 4

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 5

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 7

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 8

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Why Study Theology

This 2-page document is taken from C. S. Lewis' book Mere Christianity. He explains the practicality of studying theology (helping us understand God as He is revealed in the Holy Bible.

Curriculum Possibilities

List of 20 resources and supplemental reading choices commonly used in disciple making

Identity in Christ

- Handout A

List of words with scripture references that describe how God views us. See Leader Guide for instructions

Identity in Christ

- Handout C

List of words with scripture references that describe how God views us. See Leader Guide for instructions

My Heart; Christ's Home

Robert Munger's story of how Jesus comes into our heart is like inviting him into our house and He makes it His home. The visual of surrendering ourselves to Christ is a reminder of our part in and Jesus' part in the transformation.  

The 4 Steps of Learning

Visual aid adopted from Maslow's four stages of learning, depicting each stage as a step.

The Heart of the Gospel and Four Laws

A 6-page document highlighting key points for each chapter of Robert Coleman's The Heart of the Gospel: The Theology behind the Master Plan of Evangelism. Includes an indicator to note if one of the 4 Spiritual Laws is applicable.  

Moving from Disciple to Disciple Maker

This reflection and lesson can help us discern how to move from being a disciple of Jesus Christ to being a Kingdom building disciple maker.

Understanding Covenant Leader Versions

Leader version - Why do we call our groups covenant groups?  What does it mean?  This document walks us through the Scriptures that apply God's covenant to us then and now.

Steps to Stewardship: Lesson 2

"Steward of Time"

Can we steward our time? Lesson 2 in the 4 part teaching on stewardship helps us understand.

Attributes of God

Judy Streeter lists attributes of God, some of which can be passed on to mankind (communicable) and some of which cannot  (incommunicable).

Genesis 1 & 2 Leader

Leader's Guide includes answers for the fill-in-the-blanks.  (See "Participant" document for description.) 

Made in the Image of God

Judy Streeter explains the important concept that men and women were created in God's image, based on Genesis 1:26-27.

Romans 12: Week 1

Leader & Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 3

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 4

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 6

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 7

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

7 Cardinal Doctrines of Christianity

Judy Streeter compiled this list of 7 primary doctrines of Christianity, such as The Existence of God and The Deity of Christ.

Christianismoa Fondo Borrador (Spanish Christian to the Core)

Spanish Version of Christian to the Core.  This is a 12-session journey to becoming a deeper disciple by increasing your intimacy with God, increasing your love for people, and discovering God's greater purposes for your life by exploring 8 Core Values.

Grace and Truth

Randy Alcorn teaching that shows the paradox and balance we need to have grace and truth in a world of apathy and deception.  

Identity in Christ

- Handout A - Extended

List of words with scripture references that describe how God views us. See Leader Guide for instructions

Identity in Christ

- Handout D

Gift tag from God to be glued to the back of the completed craft activity. See Leader Guide for instructions

P.L.A.C.E. Participant Guide

An in-depth explanation of using P.L.A.C.E. in the covenant group. Provides the importance of understanding and employing our gifts and talents to serve and disciple.

The Great Ommission Study Questions

Study questions based on the book The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship by Dallas Willard.

Works of Piety

This lesson explaining the 6 works of piety all Methodist Christians are expected to apply to daily life.

How Does Jesus Define a Disciple?

The Scriptures show us what a disciple does and does not do so we have a model to do the same.

Core Competencies and Keys to Multiplying

Craig Etheredge from disciplesFIRST lays out the basics to cover in your covenant group as well as the steps that lead to multiplication.

Steps to Stewardship: Lesson 3

"Steward of Talents"

How do we steward our talents? Lesson 3 in the 4 part teaching on stewardship helps us understand.

Christian to the Core

This is a 12-session journey to becoming a deeper disciple by increasing your intimacy with God, increasing your love for people, and discovering God's greater purposes for your life by exploring 8 Core Values.

Genesis 1 & 2 Participant

This study, in fill-in-the-blank format, takes disciples through God's creative process in making man in His image. This includes attributes imparted to mankind as well as commands. 

Master Plan of Evangelism Covenant Relationship

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Romans 12: Week 2

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 3

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for participants based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 5

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 6

Participant

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

Romans 12: Week 8

Leader

These lessons are a compilation for leaders based upon r12 True Spirituality: a Romans 12 guide to living as an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ by Senior Pastor Chip Ingram of Venture Christian Church.  

10 Values of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount

List of 10 values (such as character, service) plus the Scriptures for this sermon.

Compound Growth of Kingdom Building in Disciple Making

Illustrates the of the power of making  disciples verses converts over time. 

Identity in Christ Lesson

- Leader Guide

Leader guide for Identity in Christ craft activity includes supply list and instructions.

Identity in Christ

- Handout B

List of words with scripture references that describe how God views us. See Leader Guide for instructions

Invested Life Study Questions

The Invested Life is a great discipleship summer reading. These study questions match the ones in the book but are easier to write on and keep the book available to share.  

Why Spend Time with God Daily?

This lesson explains the importance of spending time with our Heavenly Father each new day.  

The Heart is the Target

Lesson adapted from Instruments in the Redeemer's Hand by Paul David Tripp, focusing on how the treasures of our heart influence our behavior.   

Why Memorize Scripture?

Lesson adapted from John Piper's article "Why Memorize Scripture? Desiring God, explains the importance of memorizing scripture, includes tips to help get started. 

Understanding Covenant Participants Version

Why do we call our groups covenant groups?  What does it mean?  This document walks us through the Scriptures that apply God's covenant to us then and now.

 
 

Group Formation

Covenant Group: T.E.A.M.S. Approach

This approach can be used with any study or curriculum. It focuses on and explains the concepts of truth, equipping, accountability, mission, and supplication.

Prayer Requests (Form)

Explains the gifts and provisions of loving accountability, includes sample questions.

Covenant Group 3 Year Planning

A biblical look at accountability and how we use it in many aspects of our lives

Group Member Covenant

Member Covenant listing responsibilities of covenant group members.

F.A.I.T.H. Selection Leader

Explanation of FAITH acronym leader can reflect upon when discerning who might be ready to lead a discipling group.

Covenant Group Structure - Looking for God

This approach can be used to plan your group time.  It is another option besides T.E.A.M.S..  In this model you look for good in the past, present and future.

Discipleship Meeting Planner

Map to plan the teaching for your covenant group.  It list recommended T (Truth) and E (Equipping) topics of T.E.A.M.S. that leader should cover in the 3-year span.  Planning with "the end" in mind.  

Targeted Prayer Sheet

A biblical look at accountability and how we use it in many aspects of our lives

New Covenant Group Form

A biblical look at accountability and how we use it in many aspects of our lives

Creating a Life Giving Atmosphere for Disciple Making

Scripture references and questions for leaders to ask themselves as they cultivate a loving atmosphere when establishing their groups.

Group Dynamics

Explanation of OCEAN. acronym discussing the Big 5 personality model. This guide explains how different personalities react in different groups.

My Covenant Group Plan

This form ask the questions you should prayerfully answer as you start your first covenant group.

Leading and Use of Co-Leaders

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Character vs. Competency

A biblical look at accountability and how we use it in many aspects of our lives