Phase Two

ESTABLISH: “Follow me…”

John 12:26, “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me, and where I am there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”

Major Intent:

To intentionally develop the young Christian into a reproducing disciple as they grow in relationship to Christ and His Word.  Character of the Christian walk is developed through time and with accountability to a disciple-maker and the church family.

General Description:

The disciple is grounded and established in the doctrines of the faith and is challenged to the practice of spiritual disciplines, the awareness and use of spiritual gifts in ministry, and the living out and sharing of the Gospel.

The Goal:

The growing believer is committed to the understanding and application of deeper truth of Scripture.  Accountability, spirituality, and preparation for ministry are evidence of readiness to move to the next phase.

Duration: 12 – 18 months

The Phase 2 Disciple:

  • understands that at salvation, he/she died with Christ, is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and by faith, Christ lives His life through him/her for the purpose of bringing glory to God (Gal. 2:20; Eph. 1:3-14; 2:22).
  • acknowledges that Christ, as the Head of the church, has given spiritual gifts to each believer for the building up of th elocal church as an interactive body moving toward spiritual maturity and Christ-likeness (Rom. 12:1-8; Eph. 1:22; 4:11-16).
  • cooperates with God to grow spiritually by developing an excellent knowledge of Scripture, walking in the Truth, bearing fruit, loving others, and experiencing joy (John 15:1-8; Rom. 7:4; 2 Cor. 4:13-16; 13:11; Col. 1:11).
  • desires to bear fruit by sharing the Gospel starting where he/she is and expands that witness to the entire world (Acts 1:8).
  • desires to please and serve the Lord, has the assurance of salvation, regularly attends public worship, sees life from God’s perspective, and is alert and sober regarding Christ’s return (2 Cor. 5:9; Gal. 1:10; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 Thes. 5:6-11; Heb. 10:19-25).
  • acknowledges that the purpose of the church is to display God’s glory as he/she conducts him/herself in a manner worthy of Christ and is of the same mind and spirit with fellow believers (Eph. 3:10; Phil. 1:27).
  • participates in ministry with the disciple-maker using his/her spiritual gifts with the authority and power of God to serve and minister to others as he/she testifies to the Truth (1 Pet. 4:10-11; 1 Jn. 1:1-3; 4:14).
  • meets regularly with other Christians for mutual encouragement in spiritual growth, practices patience and love toward others, and responds to the Truth as presented by his/her leaders (Eph. 4:2; Heb. 10:25; James 2:8; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 Jn. 4:6).