THE W’S of FDM DISCIPLESHIP
THE W’S of FDM DISCIPLESHIP
Every Family Disciple Me conversation guide contains what we call “The W’s of Discipleship.” These W’s – WORD, WHY, WHAT and WORSHIP – are like lamps, lighting the way through each conversation.
Each FDM conversation guide always starts with the WORD of God and ends with WORSHIP. In between, we go through the WHY and WHAT of the given Scripture. Each of these W’s has a corresponding question then develops the theme through Discover, Dialogue and Dive In!
Use this W’s content all in one setting or a W a day along life’s way. Whatever way works best for you to have Jesus conversation with those He’s entrusted to you is great. If “all” you do is WORD in any given day, you’re doing something A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!
Glance through the following to understand the specific format for each of the W’s.
God, What Are You Saying To Me?
Moving our people toward Jesus – no matter what their age or stage – always starts with Him and His Word. Each FDM conversation guide begins with a Scripture. We encourage you to talk about this with those entrusted to you. There’s no “right way” or “wrong way” to do this. It’s simply a matter of starting a conversation about a piece of God’s Word and seeing where that leads you! Your conversation can start with how that Scripture has impacted YOUR life – this is your Jesus Story!
God, Why Does This Matter?
The next generation wants to know why God’s Word is relevant to their lives for today. Let the “why” section in each conversation guide help you dive into those hard questions. Follow the initial “why” to the questions your loved ones are really asking. You don’t have to know all the answers, but you can work with them to find them. It starts with a conversation, so don’t be intimidated! Let the dialogue begin!
God, What Else Does Your Word Say About This?
God’s Word is an amazing, intricate book. The “what” section in each conversation guide invites you to look at other passages of Scripture that add detail to what you’re already talking about with your kids. “Making God’s Word Home” means inviting them into every nook and cranny of His Word. This part of the conversation welcomes you into welcoming them to look around and stay awhile. Discover more about what’s in the amazing hallways of Scripture!
God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?
Our very lives are to be our spiritual acts of worship. More than song, worship is about how we live out what God is speaking into our lives. The “worship” part of each conversation guide encourages us to “live out” what God is doing inside of us and challenge those entrusted to us to do the same.
So here’s the thing: do however many W’s work for your life and family along the way! Start with Word – end with Worship – and do whatever other W’s you are able to! No pressure, no comparison, no competition. Discipleship is about YOU seeking the Lord in your life then speaking Him into the next generation. The W’s are the building blocks of our lessons, but they are ultimately your tools along life’s way to “go make disciples.” God bless you!
A Family Blessing
A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those Entrusted to You
Lord God, help our family learn how to seek You in our lives. Help us to find You in Your Word - ask the hard Why and What questions - then Worship You through it all. We love You and want to fully experience You! In Your Name Jesus!