The name (J to the third power) is drawn from the ‘I am’ statement made by Jesus in the Gospel of John, chapter fourteen, verse six: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Embedded in this statement, we find the essential teachings of Jesus as the Christ, the Holy One of God, the Gospel of salvation unto eternal life (Mk. 1:24; Acts 4:12).
This means that Jesus is the only way to the Father, thus, the only way of forgiveness of sin and salvation leading to the gift of eternal life.
What is our definition of Discipleship?
At the risk of sounding a bit flippant, we will define discipleship the way Jesus did. From the four ‘Gospels’, we will find three vital attributes that describe a disciple of Christ pointing to five elements consistent with the one who would come after Christ as His disciple:
“Follow Me” Mark 1:17 – Jesus handpicked His disciples and called them to drop what they were doing and follow Him and He would make them “fishers of men.”
“I will make you” – Jesus is not only the ‘caller’ He is also the one that will provide the model to live by as a disciple. He gives life to the dead and He makes us (prepares) the way for us to do the same through Him. “Fishers of men” – Our discipleship with Jesus empowers us to call men to Christ for their salvation and eternal life in Him. “Love one-another” John 13:34-35 – In Christ, a disciple receives the very love of Christ into his soul forever. We are to prove our discipleship by loving others, particularly, others disciples.“Abide in Me” John 15:4-5 – Jesus call of discipleship is highly relational. He calls us to receive Him personally and redemptively. To the Discipleship Coach:
Jesus is the Way, Jesus is the Truth, Jesus is the life
Remember, one of the key ingredients of disciple-making is a shared–life relationship whereby authentic fellowship is experienced. This will look like a willingness by the one providing the discipleship to invest relationally with the person being discipled. This type of relationship should be maintained with an agreed covenant of mutual accountability within the context of the truth of God’s Word.
Disciple-making is as much a matter of modeling as it is coaching (teaching). Since the disciple maker’s life is the content of the curriculum, one of the most important characteristics of a disciple maker is transparency. Your talk must match your walk and it looks like ‘plain speaking’ coupled with ‘plain living’. One’s coaching is very important part of discipleship ministry, but your example of how you live is equally important.
The vision of the Discipleship Training Model is threefold:
To provide an assessable discipleship tool that will assist believers in becoming more Christ-like as a devoted follower of Christ.
To provide a model that empowers a transformative environment whereby a transparent relationship is developed and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit is embraced.
To provide a reproducible process that will encourage multiplication for the ministry of discipleship and evangelism.
The Primer is an introduction to J³ Discipleship. It is a foundational program designed to provide everyone with the spiritual foundation they need to be the men and women God designed us to be. It helps them to be more Christ-like in their daily living.
The Primer addresses twelve fundamental questions:
Question One – Is there one true God?
Question Two – Can the Bible be trusted as the Word of God?
Question Three – What are Christians to believe about the Trinity?
Question Four – What is the relationship between the first man Adam and all the people who have followed?
Question Five – How did Satan become Satan?
Question Six – What must we know about Jesus Christ?
Question Seven – Is Jesus the Only Way of Salvation?
Question Eight – Is there any proof for the Resurrection of Jesus?
Question Nine – What is Christian Conversion/Justification?
Question Ten – What is Sanctification?
Question Eleven – What is the Grace of God?
Question Twelve – What is Faith to a Christian?
The Workbook is designed for the graduates of the Primer who want a deeper dive into the foundation of our Christian Faith. It is designed for interaction and Spiritual Growth beyond the foundation of the Primer. Each Session contains two to five Readings:
Session One – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD WHO IS – KNOWABLE
Session Two – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD WHO – SPEAKS
Session Three – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD WHO IS – TRIUNE
Session Four – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD – IN MAN
Session Five – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD vs OUR ADVERSARY
Session Six – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD IN JESUS – THE GOD-MAN
Session Seven – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD IN JESUS – OUR SAVIOR
Session Eight – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD IN JESUS – OUR RESURRECTION
Session Nine – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD IN JESUS – OUR JUSTIFICATION
Session Ten – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR SANCTIFICATION
Session Eleven – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD – BY GRACE
Session Twelve – KNOWING THE WAY OF GOD – THROUGH FAITH
Get a free PDF download and the online version of the J³ Primer
Silver Circle Fellowship
We have added a silver circle to our logo in celebration of our silver anniversary. You can join the Silver Circle Fellowship with a special gift during our silver jubilee! Our 25th anniversary also marks a breakout year as MCM moves beyond the Valley of the Sun; our reach will extend across the country. We will have chat groups to bring the message of Jesus into men’s groups across the country, like the fellowships meeting across the valley today.