Starting Point: A Disciple’s First Steps
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Starting Point: A Disciple’s First Steps

Discipleship Coaching with Dr. Ron Jones
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Created by Dr. Ron Jones
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You believe in Jesus. Now what? Find out the answer to that question in Starting Point: A Disciple's First Steps. Dr. Ron Jones (pastor, author, and radio Bible teacher) developed this discipleship coaching experience to help you get started in your journey with Jesus and encourage your spiritual growth.
Requirements
  • There are no prequisites for this discipleship coaching experience other than faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a willingness to follow Him.
Description

You believe in Jesus. Now what?

Find out the answer to that question in Starting Point: A Disciple's First Steps. Dr. Ron Jones developed this discipleship coaching experience to help you get started in your journey with Jesus and encourage your spiritual growth.

Starting Point is not just for new Christians; it's for any believer that wants to learn how to follow Jesus better. Starting Point is a disciple-making tool that makes disciples of Jesus Christ who go and make disciples. At the end of Starting Point, you will be a certified discipleship coach with an encouragement from Ron to go and make more disciples of Jesus (2 Timothy 2:2).

Your discipleship coaching experiences include:

  • Growing Up to Be Like Jesus

  • What Is the Gospel?

  • The Assurance of Your Salvation

  • Going Public With Your Faith

  • The Disciplines of a Disciple: Mind, Body, Heart, Soul

  • More Disciplines of a Disciple: Time, Money, Will, Relationships

  • The Holy Spirit in You

Who this course is for:
  • Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ
Course content
Expand 8 lectures 03:05:54
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8 lectures 03:05:54

Are you growing up in Christ?

What is true physically is also true spiritually. God expects His children, born into His family by faith in Jesus Christ, to grow up. Frankly, we are very much like babies when we are first born again. How do we grow from infancy to spiritual maturity? This first session begins our conversation about discipleship.

Great job making it to the starting line. Getting started is sometimes the hardest thing to do. Start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session with Dr. Ron Jones. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach. Begin this session and all others with prayer. Ready, set, go!

Preview 16:44

What's so good about the Good News?

Your eternity and the destiny of others you care about depends on a clear answer to that question. In this coaching session, explore the facts of the gospel and its meaning to your past, present, and future. Also, learn why the gospel is "good news" and what difference it makes in your everyday life.

Start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach. No need to rush. You're doing a great job! Stay the course.

What Is the Gospel?
20:02

Are your sins forgiven for sure?

How you answer that question is essential to your spiritual health and growth. This session of Starting Point explores an important doctrine in the Christian faith known as eternal security and the assurance of your salvation that flows from it.

Grab your theological thinking cap and let's dive in. Start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach for a conversation. Enjoy!

The Assurance of Your Salvation
23:47

Why should you be baptized?

Jesus mandated baptism as a first step for His disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). What is baptism? How should you be baptized? Why should you be baptized and when? In this coaching experience, Dr. Ron Jones explains baptism in the most biblcal way possible, and then encourages you to go public with your faith in believer's baptism.

Start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your discipleship coach. After this session, you are more than half way through. Good job. Press on and finish the course.

Going Public with Your Faith
20:56

Are you a disciplined disciple?

"Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness," Paul said to Timothy, his young protege in the ministry (1 Timothy 4:7). In this coaching session, you'll learn the habits necessary to discipline four important categories of life: Mind, body, heart, and soul.

Now is when the training intensifies. It's time to get into the spiritual gym and work out your salvation. As always, start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach.

The Disciplines of a Disciple
37:38

What spiritual habits are you forming?

The Christian life is a disciplined life. The daily habits we form in cooperation with the Holy Spirit help us grow up to be like Jesus. In this coaching session, you'll learn how to bring discipline to four more important areas of life: Time, money, will, and relationships.

Are those beads of sweat on your spiritual brow? We hope so. Working out your salvation with fear and trembling requires daily discipline and commitment. As before, start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach.

More Disciplines of a Disciple
37:26

How does the Holy Spirit energize our faith?

We need divine power to live the Christian life successfully. Fortunately, God enabled us by sending His Holy Spirit to indwell every believer in Jesus Christ. Who is the Holy Spirit? How do we relate to the third member of the Godhead? This last coaching session introduces the Holy Spirit in you.

Great job! You made it to the final coaching session. Don't quit before it's quittin' time. One more time, start by downloading and printing the notes, and then watch the video coaching session in the carousel above. After you watch the video, complete the study guide and then connect with your coach for a conversation. Finish well.

The Holy Spirit in You
24:01

Cheers! You have completed a disciple's first steps. Now what?

Great job completing all seven of the discipleship coaching experiences called Starting Point. Hopefully, this is only the beginning, truly a starting point in your commitment to follow Jesus and "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19).

The apostle Paul said to Timothy, "You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:1-2). In other words, go and do as I have done with you.

Below is your Certificate of Completion which also identifies you as a Certified Discipleship Coach. Also, the Coach's Guide provides you with short answers to the reflection questions in the study guides to help you navigate the discussions with your disciples.

Now is the time to entrust what you have learned to others by serving as a discipleship coach to one or more people using Starting Point.

A Final Encouragement and Challenge
05:20