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Jesus had a plan to make disciples. We must follow His plan to help people come to know Him,

grow in their relationship with Him and ultimately follow Him into His mission. This plan is a

culmination of your work so far and follow 5 P’s… Passages/ Principles/ Philosophy/ Practices

and Proof.


You will create a 10 page minimum, detailed explanation of your personal plan to develop

disciples for Jesus Christ within a ministry context. To develop your plan, thoroughly cover the 5

P’s of ministry:

1. Passages—What are the main discipleship passages that guide your ministry? Who are

you focusing on? What regions, demographics, groups, ages, etc., are you to aiming to

reach and disciple?

2. Principles—What are your core values in ministry? What passages and principles are

you basing your plan upon? How do these passages apply? Try to simplify to 3


3. Philosophy—What are your most important ministry perspectives? What are your

definitions for key terms within your ministry? Example terms include:

a. Church,

b. Pastor,

c. Saints,

d. Gospel,

e. Evangelism,

f. Disciple/Discipleship, and

g. Leader/Leadership.

4. Practices—What are the methods by which you will drive the discipleship process? How

will you practically implement your plan? What church structure and systems will

accomplish your vision? Be sure to cover the following items:

a. Church/organization structure,

b. Small group philosophy (With/Of/Is),

c. Calendar and events,

d. Budget personnel,

e. Curriculum,

f. Slogans, and

g. Communication plans.

5. Proof—What factors will you track to measure the success of your plan? What empirical

evidence will you use to show the progress of your plan? How will you use these

statistics and measures to further refine your Disciple-Making Plan? Example measures


a. Ratios and numbers measuring the health of the disciple, leader, group and


b. Other measures of ministry success.

DSMN 500

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Your plan must cover all 5 of the sections listed above. You must use at least 1 biblical reference

per major section of your plan as well as at least 10 other scholarly sources to support your plan.

Note that your plan must include a table of contents and bibliography; these will not contribute to

the overall page count. Current Turabian format must be used. It is strongly recommended that

you refer to the lecture notes in the course as you develop your Disciple-Making Plan.