Who are you LEADING?
Live Life 1-2-3 is a way of thinking about the key relationships you need to grow your faith and help you grow the faith of others. It’s a way of thinking about ‘being the family of God’.
The '3' represents your commitment to find at THREE people that you are discipling – equipping them to live like Jesus in the world. Inspiring each of them to share their faith with others. Disciples making disciples – like you’re becoming their spiritual parent, guiding them as a child of God and hoping that they too help others.
Help! I don't think I could mentor or disciple anyone?
Relax! You don’t have to be the best person you know (but with a turbo charger) to be a good Mentor or discipler. You don’t have to be a great talker...it’s better if you’re a great listener.
You don’t have to be a great scholar... it’s better if you’re a great learner. You don’t have to have all the answers ...but a few questions will help. You don’t have to have your life sorted...but if you’re willing to share your journey and the lessons you’ve learned from mistakes ......then you have what it takes to mentor or disciple someone.
How do I find someone to mentor or disciple?
This can happen in one of two ways. Someone might approach you and ask you to disciple them OR you might identify someone that you believe you would be able to help grow in their faith - or better still, come to faith. A work colleague? Neighbour? Family member? Gym buddy? Pray that you will have the opportunity to share your faith with them, bring them to faith and then disciple them. If you can't think of anybody at the moment then pray that God will show you who this could be.
What do we do when we meet up?
Meet up regularly. Encourage the person to share their story with you and identify the areas where they need to learn and grow. Remember this is about equipping them to become all that God created them to be, living like Jesus in the world. Inspire them to share their faith with others too. Help them set goals. Keep them accountable for change. Think about growth in the whole of life e.g. faith, relationships, money, work etc. Use the materials on the Live Life 123 website.
Can I mentor/disciple more than three people?
Of course although don't take on too many people. Even Jesus invested most of his time in just Peter, James and John. You could probably do three well. Equally, starting with 1 person is great too! Just start somewhere AND as you help them, see if you can inspire and equip them to reach out to their friends and colleagues. This is all about disciples making disciples!