Why is discipleship training important?
In our experience, discipleship training with loving accountability is the most neglected part of the Great Commission. Jesus gave us His instruction to “teach them to obey all I have commanded” (Matt. 28:20, emphasis added).
But many people focus on going and teaching, not obeying.
Conversion by the power of the Holy Spirit is only the beginning. Trusting Jesus by being “doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22) changes our perspectives and priorities.
Ultimately, God’s truth applied with His help transforms our lives.
Sadly, many women worldwide have no one to equip them with discipleship training because of cultural limitations or restrictive conditions.
Women believers in many countries are often neglected, left to navigate their new faith on their own. When we provide women with discipleship training and encouragement, they have an enormous impact as disciple makers, reaching their communities for Jesus.
Think about the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4—once she encountered Jesus, her priorities changed.
It was not culturally appropriate for Jesus to even talk to her.
She dropped everything and told everyone about Jesus.
As a result of this one woman, many in the town were saved, and an entire community experienced change.
When we equip women through discipleship training, God is glorified.
Why does All In focus on discipleship training for women specifically?
Just a few of the many reasons why we focus on developing discipleship resources to equip women to be disciple makers:
Women are “the keepers of religion” in many cultures.
In many countries, women are responsible for religious offerings or observances in homes. Often they serve to lead their families in worship, presenting offerings in household shrines or ringing bells at certain times. When a woman becomes a new believer, she is usually interested in discipleship training because she already fulfills this role in her own family and culture.
Women can spread the gospel in places closed to Christianity.
Women can go into places closed to missionaries (and native male believers) because they are usually not viewed as a threat. When we equip women with discipleship training, they can use their access to advance the gospel. Entire villages and tribes have been saved as a result.
Christian discipleship training for women is limited or nonexistent in many places.
Cultural limitations sometimes prevent missionaries from investing in women. In some countries, women are not permitted to ask questions of men. Women miss the discipleship training needed to grow and be disciple makers. They are not given discipleship essentials, like Bibles. But when they are equipped with discipleship training and tools, women spread the gospel to other women and children.
Changed women change their families, change their communities, and eventually help change the world.
9 Free Discipleship Training Resources:
Use this list of free Christian resources to train others to be disciple makers for Jesus.
Bibles and Reading Plans
Search by keywords or passages in multiple translations, listen to audio Bibles, subscribe to email devotionals, and read plans using Bible Gateway.
The Bible Project features short animated videos of each book of the Bible, Bible stories, and themes in the Bible to help people experience the Bible as a unified story leading to Jesus. These discipleship training tools would be beneficial to equip a visual learner, or someone who can’t read.
Do you need discipleship training for someone in their language? The Bible Project also has the story of the Bible is translated currently into 42 different languages.
Bible Questions Answered
Find answers to a large assortment of questions – from theology and Bible questions to Christian living and religion comparisons – with this biblically faithful discipleship resource from GotQuestions.com.
Bible Word/Passage Bible Study Tool
Use this discipleship resource to teach others to add depth to their Bible study or use it for your growth to deepen your understanding of a Bible passage. For commentaries, cross-referencing, word studies (including original languages with audio pronunciation), visit the Blue Letter Bible.
For theologically sound Bible seminars taught by professors/pastors and offered for free visit Biblical Training.
Share Jesus using discipleship resources and videos including “The Jesus Film” offered in many languages by visiting Cru.
Public Domain Theological Library
The Theological Commons is a digital library of more than 150,000 free Christian resources and public domain books on theology and religion.
Listen to Online Sermons
All In Ministries Discipleship Training and Resources
We have discipleship resources right here on our website—visit our video discipleship training, printable discipleship resources, and Your True Story resources, which are free to use. (We have versions without our logo, so other ministries can download and use.)
If you would like to help provide discipleship resources to others worldwide, learn about our new 50-Day faith journey Your True Story: The 50-Day Essential Guide to Your New Life With Jesus. We provide one translated copy to a new believer in an under-developed nation for each copy sold.
Be a disciple who makes disciples—use these free discipleship training resources to equip others.
Not only will God work in you, but also He will work through you as you fulfill the entire Great Commission—ALL for God’s glory.
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Be “all in” with All In— get involved to equip women worldwide with the gospel.
Women are waiting.
Do you have a free discipleship training resource we missed? Comment below.