The DM: 6 Big Ideas training comes in two formats: this recommended three day retreat and a “crash course” one day version over the same material.
Big Idea 1: The Church is God’s only ordained vehicle for discipleship.
A recognition of discipleship as part of God’s eternal purpose through Christ Jesus to spread life and glorify God and the church as the only ordained institution for such work.
Big Idea 2: Discipleship Matters
Taking seriously the need to define and assess discipleship as accurately as possible, in order to provide integrated, lifelong, relevant learning.
Big Idea 3: Leaders equip, disciples disciple.
Building a conviction that God apportions the parts as he sees fit,that small groups are essential, not merely useful, and that roles matter.
Big Idea 4: We need to be training servants
An intentional movement from a demanding community to a serving community.
Big Idea 5: People learn actively, not passively
An emphasis of engaging learners in active learning, vs the traditional style of active teaching to passive listeners.
Big Idea 6: Grace does the training.
Paul tells Titus that we are trained by Grace, not law or anger or fear or guilt.