Paul-Timothy Bible insert “cheat sheet”
Luke 24.44-49; Acts 2.22-40; 3.13-26; 5.29-32; 10.34-48; 13.23-41; Acts 17:1-4; 17.22-31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.
Pray (using Jesus’ name,
privately and as family devotions, do intercession and spiritual
Make disciples (witness for
Christ, shepherd his flock, apply the Word, train leaders, send
Ministries that shepherd congregations
· Counsel people with personal or family problems (Example: Philemon).
· Watch over the flock’s spiritual life; correct the unruly; restore straying lambs (Acts 20:28-31).
· Organize and lead to help all believers to use their spiritual gifts in ministry (1 Corinthians 12).
· Strengthen marriage and family life (Ephesians 5:21–6:4).
· Evaluate regularly and keep improving all ministries (Titus 1:5).
… that instruct believers
· Learn, teach and obey God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
· Disciple children, converts and adults to equip them all for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).
· Train pastors, evangelists, church planters and missionaries (2 Timothy 2:2).
… that build the Body and cultivate character
· Cultivate loving fellowship among brothers in Christ and among churches (1 Corinthians 13).
· Worship in spirit and in truth, as a family and as a church body (John 4:24).
· Develop prayer, devotional life (daily family devotions, spiritual warfare) (Ephesians 6:10-18).
· Give to church and mission work; be wise stewards of with that God has given us (Luke 6:38).
…that serve communities and extend God’s Kingdom
· Witness for Christ to those who do not know Him (Acts 1:8).
· Care for the sick, needy and mistreated (Luke 10:25-37).
· Reproduce new churches or cells locally (Acts chapters 10, 13-14).
· Send missionaries to neglected people groups in foreign fields (Matthew 28:18-20).
1) Pray to begin
· Participants normally pray to start and end the session, and whenever a problem arises.
· Stop for a moment and pray with the elder, asking the Lord to use this demonstration to help him and the entire group to learn how to mentor.
2) Listen to reports
· Mentors listen to each trainee’s report on what his church is doing or lacking.
· Have the elder tell what his work group is planning, and any problems they have, or questions. If he cannot think of something in the moment, ask anyone to suggest something.
3) Plan ministry
· They plan together what trainees will do with their congregations during the next week or two. They may practice together a ministry skill, to prepare the student.
· Plan with The elder what he will help his work group to do. You might ask if his church needs help to develop any of the ministries that he has learned about.
· IMPORTANT: Make sure that plans include specific tasks, names of trainees and places.
4) Assign reading
· The instructor assigns Bible reading and other studies that correspond to each trainee’s plans.
· Show the trainees the studies that you have prepared. If anyone has mentioned a need that corresponds to one of the studies, say so and pretend to sell the study to the elder for a small price. If the studies do not apply to the needs mentioned, simply pretend that one does.
5) Review studies already done
· The mentor listens to each apprentice leader tell what they learned from previously assigned studies. If an apprentice has not studied something well, the mentor asks him to study it again.
· Ask the elder what has been the most helpful thing that he has learned so far in the workshop.
6) Pray for each other
· Also pray for each other’s plans and for your flocks.
· Pray for the elder’s plans, and that he will serve his work group well.