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2 Timothy 2:2 tells us how important it is to multiply our lives. We need each another.

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National, explains what ONE is all about.

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ONE is about everybody impacting one person for Christ. Each believer should be focusing on developing a relationship with one person by:

  • praying for them daily.
  • making contact through text, phone, email, etc. weekly.
  • meeting together at least once a month.

The idea is to spend a year reaching, teaching, and releasing your one person to multiply his/her efforts into the lives of others. See the chart for the impact this will have.

Ed’s concern is that believers may be replacing programming for multiplication. While programming is good it is imperfect if it leads to concentrating on the content rather than the person!

Matt. 28:18-20
Here is what would happen after 30 years if you discipled someone who discipled another, and another…
Year Believers
1 2
4 16
8 253
12 4,096
16 65,536
20 1,048,576
24 16,777,216
28 268,435,456
30 1,073,741,824

How do we disciple others based on how Jesus did it? Jesus used all of the these methods and moreā€¦

  1. Meetings with them. Luke 9:1; Luke 18:1, 31
  2. Retreats with them. Mark 6:30, 32
  3. Projects he gave them to do without him. Luke 10:1-17; Luke 9:12ff
  4. On the run. Mark 6:30-44
  5. Doing life together. Luke 20:15ff

What I suggest for discipleship time is the Five W’s

  1. Welcome
  2. Witness
  3. Word
  4. Worship
  5. Walk

Other hints:

  1. I will only disciple someone who is multiplying himself into someone else.
  2. I usually give projects to him when I cannot meet often; reading or things to do to help him in weak areas of his life.
  3. I often do LIFE-MAPPING with him when we are meeting. What do you want to do in your life that requires these things?
    1. Education or training (Know)
    2. Character issues to work on (Be)
    3. Life skills to initiate and experience (Do)
  4. I help him especially on areas of weaknesses and not just his strengths.
  5. I try to meet where we can be private but not alone; restaurants are great for sharing Christ with waitresses and leaving good tips.
  6. I do not assume he is telling me the whole story. I probe to see how he is living. The walk time questions are important.
  7. It is changing the emphasis of our ministry at Urban Hope since people are focusing on people – not just programs.