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The iconic design of the Macbook provides a simple model for how disciple-making ministries need to think about language.

Key Points:

  • There are two core frameworks for pursueGOD disciple-making: the marks of a disciple (red arrow) and the process of disciple-making (black arrow).
  • The marks of a disciple are outward-facing, meaning users can be introduced to this image early on in the process. This describes the end product Jesus wants from us: to be “full circle” disciples who trust Jesus, honor God, and make disciples.
  • The process of disciple-making is inward-facing, meaning users get introduced to it later in the strategy when they are being trained to go make disciples. This describes the phases of disciple-making over time: inviting, investing, and empowering.
  • Staying clear on these two core frameworks, and introducing them at the proper time, will keep your discipleship culture moving forward for generations.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Do you think Apple made the right decision with their Macbook logo? Explain.
  3. In your own words, describe the outward-facing framework in the first image above.
  4. How early do you think you should introduce the concept of a “full circle” disciple to someone you are mentoring? Explain.
  5. In your own words, describe the inward-facing framework in the second image above.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.