Making Life Disciples at Destiny Church
Outline of the Course – from Amy:
Schedule for Making Life Disciples
Destiny House of Refuge
We will be doing four weekly in-person 1 ½ hour meetings and you will have some sessions to work through on your own.
Making Life Disciples is a 12-session curriculum recommended by House of Refuge to equip a group of first responders in a church to offer compassion, hope, help, and discipleship to women and men facing pregnancy decisions.
Session 1 – on your own
Welcome: Starting with the Gospel (Complete before May 31 meeting)
Once you’ve completed the first session, please fill out this survey:
Session 2 May 31
Context: How did we Get Here
Session 3 On your own
Qualifications: You can Serve with Compassion
Sessions 4 & 5 – June 14
Road Map: Understanding this Mission Field
Digging deeper: The People in this Mission Field
Sessions 6 & 7 – on your own
Connections: Building Relationship Skills
Compassion: “Care-frontation” and Fatigue
Sessions 8 & 9 – June 21
Discuss sessions 6 & 7
Abortion: Knowing the Procedures
Abortion: Coming to Grips with the Hard Realities
(Do not watch alone)
Sessions 10, 11 & 12 – June 28
Tools: Equipping You as a First Responder
Realistic Alternatives: Parenting and Marriage
Realistic Alternatives: Adoption, Restoration, and Ongoing Support
Start this week’s lesson with a time of prayer then read Session One “Gear Up” section in the course guide. Thank you for joining us, friend! You’re embarking on a twelve-week journey to become a special kind of first responder in your church and community. Women and men are facing pregnancy decisions all around us, and while there are many ways to engage with the issue of abortion, God has given us the solution: discipleship. Please fill out the survey “Completed Lesson One” to let us know how this first session impacted you.
Start this week’s lesson with a time of prayer then read Session Two “Gear Up” section in the course guide. In this session, you’ll gain some vital background information on the history of legalized abortion in America. You’ll also learn about the spiritual consequences of abortion and why the church must see abortion not only as a cultural issue, but ultimately as a heart issue.
Start this week’s lesson with a time of prayer then read Session Three “Gear Up” section in the course guide. The fact that you’re on this twelve-week journey with us shows you understand that the topic of abortion calls for special training. However, as we cover important topics like permission-based care, we also want to help you overcome any paralyzing concerns about your qualifications. Compassion and dedication will be most important, and if you ever feel overwhelmed, remember that if God has called you to this ministry, He will equip you!
Start this week’s lesson with a time of prayer then read Session Four “Gear Up” section in the course guide. Abortion intervention ministry is Gospel ministry. The Good News of Jesus Christ has the power to transform lives and choices, including pregnancy decisions. Even when serving those within your own church, your commitment to share the Gospel will ensure that you are as effective as possible when ministering to people in need.