DISCIPLE MAKING PLAN ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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
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:
f. Disciple/Discipleship, and
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,
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.
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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.