Finding the Way … Living the Life: An Introduction to Discipleship, Course 2

Jeremy White is the program director of Narrow Gate Exchange (NGE), a ministry that exists to glorify God by equipping His disciples to build sustainable kingdom businesses that strengthen and transform their communities. Jeremy’s primary role is to organize, structure, and facilitate the vision and curriculum of NGE and to create partnerships with local churches. He is also a noted Bible teacher and scholar who holds a Masters of Divinity from Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies & Leadership from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. 

With nearly eight hours of video training and 25 lessons divided over two courses, each coupled with extensive charts, images, notes, and other resources, Finding the Way … Living the Life: An Introduction to Discipleship is a comprehensive study of what it means to follow, become like, and daily serve Jesus Christ.

Course 2

Lesson 14: Counting the Cost of Discipleship: Setting the Stage
Part One of a five-part lesson discusses the costs that discipleship will have for the believer.

Lesson 15: Counting the Cost of Discipleship: Being in the World
Part Two of a five-part lesson discusses the sin of the world that the believer will deal with.

Lesson 16: Counting the Cost of Discipleship: Living in the Shfela
Part Three of a five-part lesson discusses the battleground that believers live on and how we can overcome it.

Lesson 17: Counting the Cost of Discipleship: The Tools We Get
Part Four of a five-part lesson explains the tools that God gives us in order to be successful in discipleship.

Lesson 18: Counting the Cost of Discipleship: Our Prayer
Part Five of a five-part lesson discusses the prayer we need to have to succeed as disciples.

Lesson 19: Your Spiritual Gifts
Discusses the spiritual gifts that God grants, what your spiritual gifts are, and how you can use them in your calling.

Lesson 20: Unpacking Your Life, Breaking Down Walls
Discusses why it’s vitally important to involve God in every aspect of our lives.

Lesson 21: Developing Your Testimony: Telling Your Story
Walks through the process of creating and sharing your testimony with others.

Lesson 22: Seeing Your Vision: Finding Your Purpose
Shares a vision and purpose exercise.

Lesson 23: Linking Vision with Discipleship
Builds on the previous lesson and helps you link your vision and purpose to the next step in your discipleship journey.

Lesson 24: The Condition of Your Heart
Reminds us why discipleship is imperative and helps us check our hearts and our motives.

Lesson 25: The Great Commandments: Love God, Love Others & Go
A commissioning lesson that reminds us of Jesus’ three great commandments.

Finding the Way … Living the Life: An Introduction to Discipleship, Course 1

Jeremy White is the program director of Narrow Gate Exchange (NGE), a ministry that exists to glorify God by equipping His disciples to build sustainable kingdom businesses that strengthen and transform their communities. Jeremy’s primary role is to organize, structure, and facilitate the vision and curriculum of NGE and to create partnerships with local churches. He is also a noted Bible teacher and scholar who holds a Masters of Divinity from Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies & Leadership from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. 

With nearly eight hours of video training and 25 lessons divided over two courses, each coupled with extensive charts, images, notes, and other resources, Finding the Way … Living the Life: An Introduction to Discipleship is a comprehensive study of what it means to follow, become like, and daily serve Jesus Christ.

Course 1

Introduction
Gives an overview and process of the course.

Lesson 1: Identity & Purpose in Discipleship
Looks at the purpose of discipleship and how everything connects to what you believe to be true about yourself.

Lesson 2: The Bible in Pictures: How to Read the Bible
Discusses how the Bible is written in Eastern eyes and how a Westerner needs to see and read the Bible.

Lesson 3: The Reason for Discipleship
Explains how discipleship’s purpose is to die to self and make an all-in commitment.

Lesson 4: The Bible in Context
Shows how the context of the Bible is integral to true discipleship and disciple-making.

Lesson 5: Faith in Discipleship: The Need for Chutzpah
Discusses how faith plays into discipleship and what true faith looks like in the Bible.

Lesson 6: Finding the Sweetness of God
Discusses the biblical picture of honey and how it is found in the rocks of life. Explains that hard times are a training ground and where we truly find God.

Lesson 7: The Path of the Disciple
Shows how 1st Century Jews went to school and became disciples. Gives the background and model for us as disciples.

Lesson 8: Being a Disciple of Jesus
Explains how Jesus chose his disciples and how his methods are a model for us today.

Lesson 9: Being a Modern Day Disciple
Provides a three-legged platform of how discipleship works today: Being Authentic, Being Set Apart, and Being Missional.

Lesson 10: Being Authentic in the World
Discusses the first leg of modern discipleship and how authenticity is needed and valued in today’s world.

Lesson 11: Being Set Apart: To Invite Relationship
Discusses the second leg of modern discipleship and the importance of being set apart.

Lesson 12: Being Missional: Reaching into Community
Discusses the third leg of modern discipleship and explains what being missional truly means.

Lesson 13: The Theology of Work: Business as Mission
Shows how God’s plan for us as disciples is to share Christ in the workplace.

Insights on How Jesus Shared the Good News (Course 2)

Course Summary

This is the second of three courses that can be taken as part of our ShareWord Global Evangelism Certificate. The courses can be taken in any order, though we recommend the order they are presented in.

This Certificate is designed to prepare you share your faith boldly, without fear, in any situation, publicly and privately. Being intentional and relational in reaching the lost is the focal point. Moving from theory to practical engagement is key to sharing your faith. It is about making evangelism part of your DNA and part of your everyday routine.

This course will identify how Jesus shared the good news, how He related to different people, the claims He made, the miracles He performed, and what you can learn about His character. Knowing how Christ interacted gives you the clues and foundation to approach your relationships when sharing the good news. The goal of the course is to encourage you to engage with those God puts in your path.

About ShareWord Global

At ShareWord Global, we ignite and fuel a passion in people’s hearts to share the Gospel — training and equipping them, as a community of believers, to effectively introduce people to Jesus through God’s Word.

We’ve been in ministry since since 1911, starting in Canada and spreading out across the globe. The Scriptures we offer are designed to engage the reader in a way that resonates with them in their world and in their heart language. Whether it’s a Gospel of John, Scripture magazine, New Testament, full Bible, audio Bible or digital Bible, every copy points people to Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation.

 

Dr. Derrick Mueller is a seasoned teacher, leader, and author of several books. He has over 30 years of ministry experience, with over 20 in senior leadership. Derrick holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and Youth and Family studies, a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Religious Studies in communication and counseling.

 

Practical Tools for Sharing Your Faith (Course 3)

Course 3 Introduction 

Welcome to the ShareWord Global Evangelism Certificate courses, “Everyday Evangelism That’s Intentional and Relational.” This material seeks to encourage you to make outreach and evangelism part of your daily routine. This course is offered to you as a personal opportunity to grow. The lessons can be used as personal study, devotionals, or for small groups.

This overview course complements our ShareWord Global Evangelism Certificate workshops. We know it can be easy to leave a workshop or training with a lot of good ideas, but ongoing training leads us to take action in our personal life.

Think of these studies as an adventure. May it change your thinking and daily actions in such a way that you not only become aware of people who are in need of a relationship with Christ, but you engage with people in a deliberate and active way. In essence, evangelism is the process of loving one another because Christ first loved us.

About ShareWord Global

At ShareWord Global, we ignite and fuel a passion in people’s hearts to share the Gospel — training and equipping them, as a community of believers, to effectively introduce people to Jesus through God’s Word.

We’ve been in ministry since 1911, starting in Canada and spreading out across the globe. The Scriptures we offer are designed to engage the reader in a way that resonates with them in their world and in their heart language. Whether it’s a Gospel of John, Scripture magazine, New Testament, full Bible, audio Bible or digital Bible, every copy points people to Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation.

Course Summary

This is the third and final course of three courses that can be taken as part of our ShareWord Global Evangelism Certificate. The courses can be taken in any order, though we recommend the order they are presented in.

This Certificate is designed to prepare you to share your faith boldly, without fear, in any situation, publicly and privately. Being intentional and relational in reaching the lost is the focal point. Moving from theory to practical engagement is key to sharing your faith. It is about making evangelism part of your DNA and part of your everyday routine.

This course builds on the foundation of the first two courses with the understanding of evangelism and how Christ interacted with people. This final piece of the certificate equips you with practical tools, insights, and approaches to actually sharing the good news in your daily routines. The goal of this course is to make evangelism practical and encourage you to intentionally engage with those God puts in your path.

Certificate Objectives

  1. Cognitive (Thinking) – What you should know and understand
    1. Know the Scriptural basis for why we share the Gospel
    2. Know how Scripture defines discipleship, evangelism, and outreach
    3. Know the elements needed in introducing Christ to others
    4. Know where to go to help others answer the big faith questions
  2. Conative (Doing) – What you should do with what you learn
    1. Be able to identify people in our daily routine to share Christ with.
    2. List 5-10 people to connect with
    3. Be able to share one’s faith story with another person
    4. Be able to introduce Christ to others
    5. Be able to use the NewLife app for sharing the Gospel
  3. Affective (Feeling) – What you should feel and appreciate
    1. Feel a sense of urgency to reach the lost and reach out to those who are in need of Christ
    2. Desire to grow spiritually and in our personal relationship with Christ
    3. Feel comfortable sharing our faith to others
    4. Feel confident in engaging in a spiritual conversation without fear

Certificate Course Lessons Summarized

Course 1 Everyday Evangelism That’s Intentional and Relational
Introduction
Lesson 1 Why Share the Gospel?
Lesson 2 Authentic Evangelism
Lesson 3 Being Intentional & Relational
Lesson 4 Overcoming Fear – Breaking the Barriers
Course 2 Insights on How Jesus Shared the Good News
Lesson 5 Jesus on the Grid
Lesson 6 Jesus and His Claims – A Glimpse of God’s Character
Lesson 7 Jesus Encounters the Unlikely
Lesson 8 Jesus and His Relationships
Lesson 9 Miracles on the Grid
Course 3 Practical Tools for Sharing Your Faith
Lesson 10 How to Share the Gospel
Lesson 11 Telling the Good News
Lesson 12 Introducing Jesus to Others
Lesson 13 Sharing Your Faith Story
Lesson 14 Engaging in Spiritual Conversations
Lesson 15 Conclusion – Putting It All Together

 

Play by Ear Part 2

Play chord progressions with growing coordination and freedom. Dave Yauck teaches in Part 2.

Play by Ear Part 1

Build simple chord progressions from scales in an easy and beautiful way. Dave Yauck teaches in Part 1.

Community: How God Relates

The letters of The New Testament are less about forming individual “quiet times” and more about forming family-shaped communities. Dave  Yauck discusses further in the course, “Community: How God Relates”.

The Armor of God

In Ephesians 6 we find an amazing section of scripture where Paul explains each item of the armor of God.  Each item has been meticulously crafted to help God’s people as they learn to stand in a world full of evil.  Each item also works together with the whole outfit in order to bring victory against the enemies of the church and the family.   This course is taught by Pastor Alan Clark from Gateway Community Church in Franklin Tennessee.  You will learn context and cultural insights that bring the armor of God to life.  You will also gain a valuable tool that makes our prayers more effective as we learn how to stand with the armor of God in place.

Alan Clark is the Lead Pastor at Gateway Community Church in Franklin Tennessee. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in music and went on to receive the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas.  He is an avid reader and Bible student who loves learning, teaching, and discovering deeper truths about the love of God.  In his free time Alan loves cycling in the hills of Tennessee, but his favorite time of the day is heading home to his wife, Kim, and his amazing daughters.

Everyday Evangelism That’s Intentional and Relational (Course 1)

ShareWord Global Evangelism Certificate Course 1

What holds you back from talking about your faith? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably fear. This three-part certificate course was designed with that in mind. Through the journey of this certificate, it is our hope that you will see that you can have a powerful witness for Christ, and that it’s easier than you might think.

Following the model of relational evangelism, we will take examples from Jesus’ life and learn how to apply it to our own relationships and routines. The call is for every believer to introduce people to Jesus; there is an urgency to the Great Commission. Be encouraged by the simplicity of sharing the gospel, emboldened to move past fear, and equipped with practical tools for initiating faith conversations.

 

Dr. Derrick Mueller is a seasoned teacher, leader, and author of several books. He has over 30 years of ministry experience, with over 20 in senior leadership. Derrick holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and Youth and Family studies, a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Religious Studies in communication and counseling.

 

3 Ways to Improve Flow in Worship Sets

Grammy and Dove Award-nominated Christian artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader Rob Frazier presents three elements he has discovered that effectively create “flow” in a worship set.  The primarily focus is upon proper song selection,  presentation and meaningful  transitions essential to creating a musical service of worship.  The three elements are:

  1. Theme
  2. Mood (or atmosphere)
  3. Choosing sympathetic keys

Journey with him as he uses contemporary songs and hymns to demonstrate each of these three elements in a brief and concise video course with study guides for each video.  There are also three short quizzes interspersed throughout the course in order to assess understanding and earn a certificate of completion.