There are two times a week that fill up my spiritual bucket — fulfilling my life purpose of making disciples of Jesus:
- Discipling my Son — I'm walking my 8th grader through the Design for Discipleship books put out by The Navigators. We do this weekly in the evening. There are all types of questions that come up when we're hanging out together — life u
- Discipling my Young Men's Group — I'm spending the school year with a group of young men (mostly seniors and college students) through what it means to be a man of God. We do this weekly at a very early time in the morning.
With my young men's group, I've had a general plan in my head with what I've thought we need to cover, but we have covered a wide variety of issues. Here are just some of the issues that I remember off the top of my head (in the approximate order we covered them):
- How to pray
- How to read the Bible
- How to lead
- What it means to be a man
- Heaven & Hell
- How to do a word study
- How God says "The 2nd is better"
- How to find God's will for your life
- How to see God do miracles in your life
- How to manage
- How to make big decisions
- How to handle criticism
- How to share news to the right groups in order
- How do we select what I teach
- How to follow
- What God judges leaders & followers on
- How to prepare a message
It's quite organic. It's not as neat and clean and ordered as the list above would indicate. A lot of times our topics come from (1) what's happening in their lives, (b) what's happening in my life, or (c) what I believe they need to hear.
I wouldn't trade those two times with my son & young men's group for the world.
We have been called to make disciples for Jesus.
This is how I'm trying to do so.