Today in the 31-Day Challenge we read…

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” – 2 Tim. 2:2

What exactly does the discipleship process look like? It resembles teaching someone a skill, and can be remembered using the acronym M.A.W.L. (Model, Assist, Watch, Launch). First there’s a demonstration (Model). Next, there is a practice on the part of the student, in which the trainer helps the learner┬ádo the activity correctly (Assist). Then, the disciple watches while the learner puts the skill into practice (Watch). Finally, the discipler sets the learner free to implement the new activity (Launch).

This might seem like plain common sense. But unfortunately, all too many Christians are still focused on absorbing new content, yet never putting anything into practice.

Today’s Challenge is to watch the video below, then go find at least one friend to which you can explain this process. In our steps of obedience, we will often find the true absorption of the content. Don’t forget to imagine the process in your own life. Envision yourself putting this skill into motion to spread God’s Kingdom. Now… let’s go out and DO it.

Follow Through

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