Multiplying a Movement
DOING THEOLOGY IN COMMUNITY
After reading the chapter, respond to the follow discussion questions with your small group, house church, or leadership team.
- Looking at 2 Timothy 2:2 as a model, who is your “Paul” (G1) that you are a “Timothy” (G2) of? Who is your G3? Your G4? Why do you think your spiritual multiplication has stopped?
- The book lists eight reasons that the gospel isn’t going forth to produce more faithful disciples. Which two on this list are obstacles that you experience within your life/ministry/church? Why are they still there today?
- What prevents you from believing that the entire world could be reached for Christ by the end of this year?
- How has the Gospel grown in your area to impact the socioeconomic way of life? If not, why not?
- “A leader who is taking time to equip his disciples to lead a movement is a leader committed to the long-term maturation of those he disciples and to the development of more leaders.” What needs to change in your mind/heart/ministry to make this true?
- If Paul taught through example that we must 1) empower movement leaders to use their gifts; 2) inspire movement leaders to join in suffering; 3) entrust movement leaders to teach others; and 4) remind movement leaders to preach the Word, what number are you on with your G2 disciples? Where do you get stuck and why?
- Who are five other leaders that you are pouring into for the sake of the Gospel’s proclamation? Take a moment to encourage them via prayer and text/email/letter!
Spend a moment before moving on and pray that the Holy Spirit speaks clearly to you/you all as you reengage with Ephesiology.
Gregory the Theologian said in effect that theology should be conducted between people who are serious and it should be characterized by pure and peaceful collaboration. We invite you into this collaboration as you reflect on the following questions. Join the discussion by posting comments below. As fellow learners, please be respectful and gracious in your interactions with others.