Time to Think and Reflect

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(Phil. 4:8)


Where I Am

The main reason for small groups is to make more and better disciples. There are 4 stages of discipleship, some of the main characteristics of which are listed below.

Read through the description of each phase of discipleship and choose the word that best describes you: definitely, yes, no, definitely not. These are the words that best describe you at the present time. The results will be anonymous-- no one but you will see them.

   
Tourist: COME AND FOLLOW ME

1. I have received Christ as my personal Saviour

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

2. I have assurance of Salvation

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

3. I understand God's will for me to grow spiritually

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

4. I have publicly identified with Christ through baptism

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

5. I understand the need for Bible study, prayer, and attending church as part of the growth process

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

6. I trust the Bible as God's Word

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

7. I can share the gospel with others

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

8. I regularly attend worship services and observe communion

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

9. I belong to a small group

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

10. I have been involved in ministry with a disciple maker

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

11. I am experiencing the joy of salvation

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

   
Traveller: COME AND FOLLOW ME

12. I accept Christ as the model for my life.

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

13. I am discovering that the most important investments I can make are spiritual and these investments are becoming, more and more, the passion of my life.

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

14. I recognize God at work in my personal life and in the world

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

15. I am learning the importance of developing godly inner character over the mere external observances of God's commands

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

16. I routinely am involved in the spiritual fundamentals of many of these:
worship, Bible study, scripture memory, prayer, fellowship, evangelism, Stewardship of time, talents, and money.

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

17. I have learned the importance of submission to God and I desire to submit to Him

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

18. I am committed to love and honour Christ at home, in my work, with my possessions, and in all my relationships

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

19. When encountering hardships and criticism, I am aware of the working of the Holy Spirit in my life

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

20. I am learning from my difficulties and finding rest in God's sovereignity

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

21. I definitely feel my faith is growing, but can be shaken when tested

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

22. I am growing in using the Bible in my dealings with ethical problems and I seek to apply the Word of God more personally in my life

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

23. I understand that the purpose of the church is to accomplish the Great Commission (Mat. 28:18-20; Eph. 3:10)

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

24. I am beginning to sense the leading of the Holy Spirit and am gaining some ministry experience

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

25. I have a fair idea of my spiritual gifts and am employing them in ministry

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

26. I spend social time with unbelievers

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

27. I have been involved with a small accountability group for at least 9-12 months.

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

28. I pray regularly for my unsaved relatives and friends

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

29. I share with them my experiences with God

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

   
Trekker: COME AND BE WITH ME

30. I have completed about 2 years of relevant ministry

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

31. I am modeling Jesus' ministry

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

32. I am boldly proclaiming God's truth to a lost world

Definitely Yes
Yes
No

33. I handle rejection maturely

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

34. I have a love/compassion for saved and unsaved, compelling me to meet their needs

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

35. I am willing to suffer, to lose all, or even to die for Christ

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

36. I continue to practice basic Christian habits while adding new ones

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

37. I am able to discern between man's version of God's teaching and God's intention behind His Word

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

38. I am willing to lovingly confront sin in the life of another believer

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

39. I model servant leadership/followership according to my giftedness

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

40. I depend upon God to meet my needs

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No

41. I am making disciples who themselves make disciples

Definitely Yes
Yes
No
Definitely No