How would you respond if someone asked you to disciple her? Would you be excited and shout, “YES!” or would it strike fear in your heart? “What would I do with her?” “Where would I begin?” “I don’t even know what that means.”
One of the questions I am often asked as the Women’s Ministry director at my church is, “Can you show me what to do with someone who wants me to disciple her?” I find that many want to disciple others, but they don’t feel confident in doing so. Perhaps you are feeling that way. You don’t know how to begin or what to do, or you are concerned that you may be asked a question that you won’t know how to answer.
It’s normal to have some apprehension and fears in discipling others. I understand the fears because I have had them myself. As a result, I put together a “spiritual toolbox” for those who want to learn how to disciple someone and to gain confidence in doing so. This “spiritual toolbox” will give you the tools to disciple others and walk you through how to use these tools. I invite you to subscribe to my blog as I help you build your spiritual toolbox. Building Your Spiritual Toolbox is also available on amazon.com.
Some of these tools may be review for you; others may be something new. Hopefully, they will spur you on as you press on in your own spiritual journey, and they will give you confidence to help someone grow deeper in her walk with the Lord.
So, are fears holding you back from discipling someone? What are those fears? If you are presently discipling someone, what helped you gain confidence to do so? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.