Discipleship Course Phase 1

Discipleship Course Phase 1

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023
In person at Wai ‘alae Baptist Church

Online via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 883 7337 7436  Passcode: 355168


What is this study about?

Whether you’re simply a new believer, a Sunday School goer, or you’re a teacher, we would like to invite everyone to join us for our new Monday night study. In this study, we will be going back to the basics of Christianity in order to prepare every Christian to faithfully communicate the gospel with others. We will be going through the key principles and practices that help us keep our teaching, from preparation to delivery, centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every week will involve step-by-step, hands-on training and group workshops. Everyone is invited, but all Sunday School and other Bible study teachers are strongly encouraged to attend. If you are still interested in joining us for our Monday night study, please contact me at pastorjohn@waialaebaptist.com and we can add you to the list.

An overview of effective gospel proclamation and the role of the discipleship in the local church, emphasizing the practical applications of studying, teaching from Scripture, and developing a teachable heart.

Concluding this course, the student should have the ability to:
1. Understand the function and role of teaching Scripture in the local church
2. Recognize and address the need for gospel-centered teaching
3. Communicate the gospel in a variety of methods faithfully and confidently
4. Mature in faithful interpretation and exegetical preparation of Scripture
5. Participate in their love for the local church through discipleship

Textbook and Other Resources:
Wax, Trevin. Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture. Nashville, Tennessee: B&H Academic, 2013. ISBN: 978-1433681721
Nelson, Thomas. Bible Handbook. Nashville: Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1995. ISBN: 978-1-4185-0018-4

If you would like a copy of the above resources, we may have a limited number of them left. Please contact pastorjohn@waialaebaptist.com if you’re interested.

Course Syllabus

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Ontological Divide Workshop & Chapter 1 Discussion


Ontological Divide PowerPoint Presentation

Ontological Divide and Ch 1

Five-fold Gospel Workshop & Chapter 2 Discussion


Five Fold Gospel Workshop and REAP

Chapter 2 Discussion



Concentric Circles of Discipleship


Concentric Circles of Discipleship Handout


Chapter 3 Discussion

Handout: Ephesians 5 REAP, Ch. 3 Discussion Handout


The Christian Growth Curve

Handout: The Christian Growth Curve Handout


Chapter 4 Discussion

Handout: Chapter 4 Discussion


The Cross Chart & The Three Trees Diagram

How understanding sin helps us grow in Christlikeness and develops our desire for church health

Handout: March 20, 2023 Workshop


Chapter 5 Discussion

Chapter 5 Discussion Handout


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