Discipleship at F.A.R.M. is based on the F.A.R.M. Purpose for Being
First Assembly Roxas Missions, Inc. exists to make disciples of all people by causing them to seek Christ, know Christ, grow in Christ, serve Christ and share Christ to the community and the world.
`Making disciples’ is a process. It takes a process to turn people `of the world’ into `obedient people of God’. A process involves well defined steps, has a definite beginning and ending. Specific developments occur as it progresses. To journey through a process would also mean commitments. A process is not just programs , not just activities, not just teaching lessons; but will include all of these. It requires a lot of deliberate effort. And great commission states where the process starts with: in people who are not yet `in the church’ – `all people’.
Colossians 1:28-29 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. 29To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.
Discipleship at F.A.R.M. is a Moving Experience
A journey towards increasing levels of commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and His church.
Discipleship at FARM is an assimilation Process
`Moving Experience’ as a discipleship process describes the assimilation of a non-committed person from the community into a committed disciple who goes back to the community to bring in another into the discipleship cycle.
MOVING EXPERIENCE Life Cycle
SHARING CHRIST TO THE COMMUNITY, Maximum of two months in each target area or person
All possible means to get contacts
Motivating People for Bible Study
Bible Studies: Lessons for Conversion
Final Action: Invitation to church-based Life Seminar
ASSIMILATION, 2 weekends in a row
1. LIFE SEMINAR, 2 Hour Program, Church Based
a. Target audience: all contacts in all evangelistic efforts
b. Uses a teaching process that is persuasive but not offensive, using lessons to:
• Challenge the faith of people to be based in God’s Word.
• Challenge people to put their faith in Jesus as Savior & Lord (publicly)
c. Q&A time to overcome resistance
d. Models of changed lives. – brief, meaningful salvation testimonies
e. Charismatic in style – gives room for spontaneous flow of the Holy Spirit.
f. Need-meeting – prayer for needs and the sick softens people’s hearts
g. Final action: Enrollment in New Believers’ Class
2. NEW BELIEVERS CLASS, 2-Hour Program, Church Based
a. Welcome & Introductions
b. Songs (2 testimony songs on salvation)
c. Focus of lessons to teach: (1) Assurance of Salvation (2) Need to Grow
d. Testimony of Salvation ( of a disciple)
e. Snacks & Fellowship
f. Final Action: Enrollment in Discipleship 101
BASIC TRACK, 6 Weekends in a row or a whole Day Discipleship Express
Class 101 – Moving Towards membership (Signing of Covenant Membership)
Class 201- Moving Towards Maturity (Assignment to Accountability/Growth Group)
Class 301 – Moving Towards Ministry (SHAPE Inventory & Ministry Placement Process started)
Class 401 – Moving Towards Missions
Overflow – Baptism in Holy Spirit and Water Baptism Ceremony
AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRACK, as scheduled
Assignment to Accountability/Growth Group
Ministry placement and Pre-service training, as scheduled by OIC (Use customized training)
Introduction to Church on Sunday
Introduction to Band of Disciples & Leaders During Development Class
DEVELOPMENT TRACK, Modular Classes and Seminar Type Sessions
Life Development Classes
Ministry Development Classes
Small Groups General Assembly
All Leaders Assembly With Senior Pastors
CHURCH-WIDE CAMPAIGNS, defined either as for evangelism or nurture
Sunday Celebration – Pulpit Teaching Ministry
Church Promotional Activities
All Church Mobilization Programs
Auxiliary Groups Events
LIFE AND MINISTRY CHRISTIAN RESOURCE CENTER, open for all disciples during office hours
ENROLLMENT IN SELECTED COURSES IN BEREAN SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
ONLINE STUDY, according to disciple’s time frame