The Why

THE WHY OF COACH THE BIBLE.COM

When Jesus gave us the great commission of his coming to earth. He had told them:” THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.” Jesus was bringing the fulfilled promises that God had made to Abraham, David and now Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise.  To carry on the mission he told his disciples in Matthew 28:18-20 to make disciples of all the nations, teaching them to obey all that he had commanded. The mission was clear! MAKE DISCIPLES. Over the last 2000 years, the church has been engaged in this mission in some awesome displays of God’s glory and power and in sometimes discouraging results. However, the mission is still the same until Matthew 24:14 which says: When the gospel of the Kingdom is proclaimed throughout the whole world the end will come.

SO WE HAVE A MISSION TO ACCOMPLISH

Then how will this happen with the present church community around the world? In some places, the believers in local churches are all taking responsibility to complete that mission. In other places, believers have come to depend on the professional pastor and their staff to work on the mission. According to discipleship.org, Less than 5% of churches are disciple-making churches (defined as those who make disciples effectively using Jesus’ methods). Unless every believer matures in their walk with God (Colossians 1:28-29) and takes responsibility for this mission, it does not seem that this mission will be completed.

Fulfilling the Great Commission, MAKING DISCIPLES is the “WHY” behind Coach the Bible. Recently in the Navigators Church Ministry and many other ministries across the US and around the world, there is a growing movement to mobilize each believer in the local church to grow up and become disciple-makers.

The obstacle is that the step to accomplish that is often too big of a jump. To assist church leaders in this goal the Navigators Church Ministries have produced resources of disciple-making such as the Growing and Intentional Disciple Making (GiDC) process.

ARE YOU A COACH, MENTOR OR DISCIPLE MAKER?

When a person wants to come alongside yet lacks the specific scripture to share, they may not feel confident in the next step. The reason for Coach the Bible is to meet that need.  This website will help each person know from the Assessment tool to know what stage of spiritual growth the person is in. This is described as an Infant, Child, Young Adult, and Parent. When a person discerns where they are in their journey, then Coach the Bible provides recommended scriptures and meditation worksheets to help them take the next step to make this Scripture a way of life and then to be able to pass it on to the next person. The Coach the Bible training will help you to COACH THE BIBLE and see it become a part of a person’s life.

We are delighted that you are checking us out. If this is what you want and you would like more coaching and help in applying this, please Contact Us.

May God strengthen you as you coach the Bible into others for their transformation. Romans 12:1-2

COACHING MODEL

A DISCIPLE: (The Target)

  1. Loves God with ALL of his or her heart. (Matthew 22:37, Philippians 3:8)
  2. Loves other believers and contributes to the growth of others. (John 13:34-35, Hebrews 10:24-25)
  3. Is committed to living and loving the Scriptures. (John 8:31-32, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  4. Is learning to surrender his or her life to Jesus. (Luke 9:23, Galatians 2:20)
  5. Is growing in his or her heart and ability to share the Good News of Jesus with others. (Romans 1:16, Matthew 4:19)
  6. Is growing in faith as he or she prays. (Luke 11:1, Philippians 4:6-7)
  7. Seeks to obey Jesus in the routines of life. (Luke 6:46, John 14:21)
  8. Seeks to serve others through wise stewardship of his or her time, talents, or treasures. (Matthew 25:37-40, Acts 20:35)
  9. A disciple-maker seeks to reproduce this in others. (Matthew 28:18-20)

From Ways of the Alongsider by Bill Mowry

Bill has done a great job of illustrating the pathway of an alongsider. It starts with the relationship with God and people, then flows to discussion and discovery of appropriate scripture and across to Application, Accountability and affirmation aiming at the bullseye.