THE W’S APPROACH TO DISCIPLESHIP

Every Family Disciple Me lesson what we call “The W’s Approach to Discipleship.” These W’s are like lampposts, lighting the way through each lesson: WORD, Whispers, Wisdom, Welcomes, Weavings, Walking, Wonders and WORSHIP.

Short and simple, always start with the WORD and end with WORSHIP. In between, go through however many of the other W’s as you and those entrusted to you are able to go! Use the W’s content whatever way works for you and your family. And just so you know, if “all” you do is WORD and WORSHIP, you have done something A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

Glance through the following to see how we suggest using each of the “W’s.”

Word

What Does The Bible Say?

Word

What Does The Bible Say?

In this section, read the verse, talk about it and work on memorizing it!

(And, by the way, you and your kids can memorize W-A-Y more than you might think, we promise!!!)

Whispers

What Truth is God Speaking to Us?

Whispers

What Truth is God Speaking to Us?

The Whispers section is written in First Person to encourage you to pause and listen to what God is saying to you through His Word. He speaks! We want to learn to quiet ourselves to hear His voice – and teach those entrusted to us to do the same! (Challenge your kids to articulate what they believe God is saying to them through the verse!)

Welcomes

What Can We Learn About This Truth?

Welcome

What Can We Learn About This Truth?

The Welcome section is where you’ll the basic concept of the verse and the theme for the lesson.  

Weavings

What Else Does the Bible Say About This?

Weavings

What Else Does the Bible Say About This?

The Bible is one story, from beginning to end. This section seeks to tie together various verses and passages from both the Old Testament and New Testament with the lesson’s theme.

Walking

How Can We Live Out This Truth?

Walking

How Can We Live Out This Truth?

The Walking section gets you thinking about how you can live out the truths you’ve been learning. Let the ideas in this section spur you to what God would have your family talk about and do.

Wonders

What Questions Do We Have About This?

Wonders

What Questions Do We Have About This?

The Wonders section is designed to help you review the lesson concept as well as get started in conversation toward the questions your kids really want to ask.

Worship

How Shall We Respond To The Lord In This Truth?

Worship

How Shall We Respond To The Lord In This Truth?

Everything about our lives can – and should! – be worship. The end of each lesson encourages you to worship God through prayer and praise. Say the prayer and listen to the song(s) together!

A Family Blessing

A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those Entrusted to You

Use every opportunity to speak blessing over the next generation entrusted to you, no matter what their age or stage. Let this blessing prompt you to pray what God would have you say over those entrusted to you:

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!

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!

© 2018 Tosha Lamdin Williams, Family Disciple Me

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