A Discipled Student Profile
God wants us to grow and develop more and more to be people who reflect Him. As we meet with Him and study His Word, pray, fellowship with other Christians, and rely on His power through the Holy Spirit, we will see change in our lives.
God has also called us to be part of the lives of others by discipling them. We are to help them to be more in love with Him and to grow in characteristics that radiate Him to others. That can feel like an overwhelming task at times. When our friends first accept Christ, their backgrounds and habits can be so far from the godly lives God has for His children. You wonder, "How can I help them grow?" You need a plan.
When you think about teenagers who follow the Lord, what do you dream about them becoming? What would their character look like? How would they spend their time each day? Who would they hang out with? How would they relate to non-Christians?
Make a List for a Growing Christian
Begin creating your plan by writing down characteristics and habits that you think a Christian teen should possess. Ask the Lord to show you in His Word what a growing Christian looks like and how to help them take steps to grow. Write verses next to your ideas to remind you that this is Gods plan.
List Qualities in Categories
You may want to list the characteristics and habits in categories: spiritual, social, mental, and ministry.
1. Spiritual Area
2. Social Area
3. Mental Area
4. Ministry Area
Select the Top Ones to Develop in Your Students
Now, no one is superhuman. It takes time to grow to be more like the Lord. So, pick just three to five of the top characteristics and/or habits youd like to see in your disciples. Write them down, and begin to pray that God would show you how to teach them so they grow in these areas.
Help Your Students Grow in These Areas
The main idea is to help young disciples grow with thought-out goals and direction, taking them from where they are to the next level. This is a lifetime process, and you can be the one to get them started.
Plan or use events, Bible studies, discussions, and outreaches as resources for growth in your disciples.
Remember to pray. God is the one who sanctifies. We are just tools He works through. Watch the Lord take your faith and grow your disciples into people of character!
Apart from your own growth in the Lord, helping someone else grow in Christ can be one of the most satisfying aspects of your life.
Discipled Student Profile
(Complete this for each student disciple. Feel free to do this as an interview with each one.)
Name: ________________________________________ Phone: _________________________
5. What are the three characteristics or habits you hope the Lord will build in this disciple?
6. Write down some events, activities, people, Scripture, and questions you could use as resources to begin to help mold this person in the three areas listed above.