D.8: Raising up a new generation of leaders

What do you want to give your life to?
What has helped you to develop a vision for multiplication?

A Story

At a conference in North Carolina, a verse was shared about multiplying your life. We were urged to have a vision of multiplication. I remember being impacted by the vision of seeing my life count in the life of one man for the next years of life that God has given me.  It has been 47 years since I wrote down that vision. I can recall many years of this time when God gave me a man to pour my life into. My vision was a generational vision.  How do you go about building a generational vision into your life? Only God knows for sure where all these folks add in their multiplication. I am grateful to see how this vision and scripture have guided my life. How can you ensure that vision is in you and the people you disciple?

Digging Into The Bible

2 Timothy 2:2:

 “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What did you discover in these verses as the key to generational thinking?
  2. How many generations do you see in this verse?
  3. Who was it that God used to disciple the Apostle Paul?
  4. Where does it fit for us to take seriously the things we have learned and give them away?
  5. What kind of people are we looking for to give God’s word to?
  6. What should be the responsibility of those whom we teach?

Application & Accountability

  1. How will you ensure that there is a disciple-making conviction in the people you pass your teaching to?
  2. What steps can you take to improve this generational thinking?
  3. What will you pray for future generations?

Tools to help this process can be found in the Navigators 2-7 series.

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

Similar Verses In The Bible

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