Unit Goals and Objectives
- Goal: This unit will give you a biblical and practical framework for understanding the core mission of the church.
- Objective: Understand the reasons for and importance of the church.
- Main point: Discipleship is the core mission of the church.
- Estimated Time to Complete Lesson: 150 minutes
Read Chapter 1 of Bobby Harrington’s eBook Discipleship is the Core Mission of the Church: “Chapter One: Something is Not Working” (pages 8-13) by clicking here.
Watch the video, “Main Forum 1: The Core Mission of the Church (2016 Nat’l Forum)” in which Jim Putman from the Relational Discipleship Network leads a discussion about the core mission of the church (67 minutes) by clicking here. Participants include James Forlines, Dave Buehring, Ariyana Rimson, and Bobby Harrington (moderator).
Listen to Episode 2 of The Disciple Maker’s Podcast: “E02: Jim Putman’s Story w/ Bill and Bobbi Putman” which is the NPR-style story of how Jim’s parents, Bill and Bobbi, raised him and helped him to find Christ (35 min). Select your favorite podcast player by clicking here.
Once you’ve read the chapter, watched the video, and listened to the podcast episode, answer these questions in a group context, if possible.
5. Move on
Once you click “submit” with your answers of response, the system will redirect you to Unit 2.