While everyone is welcome to peruse and download all of the resources on these pages, they are provided primarily as optional resources for church leaders. There are many resources here, so we invite you to take your time and explore each of them to see which ones will be most helpful at this point. However, all people might find benefit in listening to the recorded sermons, or in downloading the sample packet to share with a friend who is considering joining you on the Gospel Tool discipleship journey.
We’re glad you are considering the use of the Gospel Tool as a means to grow disciples who make disciples in your church. You can view or download the following materials that will help to tell the story of why the Gospel Tool may be your new discipleship pathway:
The content in this handbook will empower facilitators to lead their Discussion Groups as they study the Gospel Tool Bible Study together. It will give facilitators a clear sense of what is required to lead those discussions, and also how to support group members in their growth throughout this discipleship journey.
View or download the entire handbook or the individual components below:
The Self-Assessment Tool was developed as a way to intentionally evaluate one’s own growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ, at several points along this discipleship journey. While we often have goals in other areas of our lives, we sometimes neglect that type of intentionality when it comes to our spiritual growth.
Insights from the field of education, as well as a study of discipleship maturity, have shaped this assessment tool. It is designed to help grow self-awareness, and also to help identify marks of maturity and goals for personal growth, which can be discussed and shared with one another for the purpose of prayer and mutual encouragement. It is not a complete list of the marks of spiritual maturity, but those who have used it thus far have found it very helpful to track their progress.
Click on the picture to view or download the Self-Assessment Tool.
If you are using the Sermon Series Planning Guide (from the previous tab), then you may find these recorded sermons to be a helpful springboard as you prepare your own. Each sermon corresponds with a unit/lesson of The Gospel Tool Bible Study.
These sermons were preached at Gold Avenue Church, where The Gospel Tool Bible Study originated.