Yeah, Joe wrote a book. I spent a year investigating Christian schools trying to figure out what they were doing to disciple their students. I used surveys and interviews to actually determine what was effective and truly working. I figured Christian schools just did a whole bunch of spiritual stuff and figured that some of it would stick, so I wanted to determine what was objectively working and creating disciples
Discipleship is kind of a squirrelly thing to measure. So I used 4 objective criteria for measuring purposes:
- Biblical Knowledge
- Christian Worldview
- Spiritual Disciplines
- and Practical Discipleship
Individually, they fall far short of what discipleship entails but together they can help paint a picture. It’s almost more useful to see which of these aspects are lacking. If a student isn’t gaining biblical knowledge then there is a flaw in impartation. Likewise, if a student doesn’t have a Christian Worldview or isn’t living out the spiritual disciplines then there is a problem in application. Finally, we believe that disciples make disciple-making disciples. A student is most effective when he or she has been discipled so that they can begin discipling themselves.
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