Phase Four

ENDURE:  “Remain in Me…”

Luke 6:40, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.”

Major Intent:

To sustain a lifestyle of intentional Christ-like living and spiritual reproduction.

General Description:

The disciple, continuing to deepen in faith, obedience, character, accountability, and fruitfulness, presses on to remain faithful to the call to disciple and to being an integral part of the body of Christ for their lifetime.

The Goal:

To walk closely with Christ as “friend” (John 15:14-15) while drawing and leading others to do the same.

Duration:  The duration of life.

The Phase 4 Disciple-Maker:

  • does not forsake Christ or His cause no matter the hopelessness of the situation (Rom. 8:31-39).
  • seeks to make disciples of the entire world (Lk. 24:47).
  • uses his/her Christian liberty in ways that keep others from stumbling, using gentleness rather than authority to minister to others (1 Thess. 2:6-7).
  • glorifies God by completing the work that God has given them (Jn. 17:4; 2 Tim. 4:7-8).
  • endures when persecuted, blessing those who revile them, and forgives no matter what (Lk. 23:34; 1 Cor. 4:12).
  • renounces evil, ministers holiness with a clear conscience, living a transparent life, and persevering in faith until death (2 Cor. 1:12, 4:2; Heb. 3:6, 12, & 14; 6:11).
  • builds his/her ministry exclusively on the foundation of Christ, teaching his/her disciples on their appropriate maturity level (1 Cor. 3:1-3, 11-14).