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The Essential Elements of a Discipleship Meeting — Gary Delashmutt, Dwell Community Church

Listen as Gary talks about the essential elements of a discipleship meeting.


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Featured Resource: Personal Check-In

Pinnacle Forum developed a simple tool for small groups to do personal check-ins with each other. I have personally used this tool in a discipleship context and found it to be effective in life-on-life relationships.


​The purpose of the check-in is to take time with your disciple(s) to fill out and assess how they’re doing on a 1-10 scale with their marriage and family, work, spiritual life, and personally. This allows you to take the pulse of how your disciple(s) are genuinely doing. You’re seeking to understand them through actively listening to them.


Also, it provides a confidential space for disciples to share one thing they’re struggling with that day and some of the challenges they want to talk about.


When used in a discipleship group, each person in the group has to use their best active listening, while the other person is sharing without interrupting. (Listen to last month’s CDN’s speak on Listening in Discipleship for more on this crucial skill!)


I have found that this resource helps take discipleship relationships to a much deeper level and gives you things to specifically to discuss and pray for one another. Ultimately, the goal is that we would grow in Christ and each other and be transformed through the discipling relationship.


Why we should be in Discipleship community like this:

  • “That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love…” Colossians 2:2

  • “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together…” Hebrews 10:24-25

  • “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion…” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

  • “As Iron sharpens Iron, so one person sharpens another…” Proverbs 27:17

- Doug Franck



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