Discipleship Readings

In the appendix of Church Planting is for Wimps, Mike McKinley includes a discipleship training outline from Grace Community Church in Ashburn Virginia.  The outline includes a good list of focused readings and key memory verses and could serve as a starting point for you to develop one for your church or follow on your own.  Much of the reading comes from Wayne Grudem’s book on Bible Doctrine, which is an abbreviated version of his Systematic Theology.  Where links were available to free resources, they’re included below.  The formatting isn’t very good, so you can find a pdf with the same material here.

Doctrine Topic Reading Memory verse
Introduction Bible Doctrine (Grudem) – Chapter 1 1 Timothy 4:6
Scripture Bible Doctrine – Chapters 2 & 3 II Timothy 3:16
God Attributes Bible Doctrine – Chapters 4 & 5 Exodus 34:6-7
God Trinity Bible Doctrine – Chapters 6 & 14 John 1:14
God Providence Bible Doctrine – Chapter 8The Grace of God (Bridges) – Chapter 8 Romans 8:28
Man Sin Holiness (Ryle) – Chapter 1There Is a Lion Outside (Piper)

The Mischief of Sin (Watson) – Chapter 2

Jeremiah 17:9
Man Pride The Cross and Criticism (Poirer)Pursue the Servant’s Mindset (Scott)

The Fifty Fruits of Pride (Betwiler)

Philippians 2:3
Christ Atonement Bible Doctrine – Chapters 15Introduction to Owen’s The Death of Death (Packer) Romans 3:23-26
Christ Gospel The Main Thing – Parts I & II (Mahaney)The Gospel: An Evangelical Celebration

The Cross Centered Life (Mahaney) – Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 6

II Timothy 1:13-14
Redemption Grace/Election Bible Doctrine – Chapters 17 & 18 Ephesians 1:3-6
Redemption Regeneration Bible Doctrine – Chapters 19 & 20 Matthew 11:28-30
Redemption Conversion Bible Doctrine – Chapters 21 & 22 Romans 3:27
Redemption Devotion A Hunger for God (Piper) – Preface & IntroductionDisciplines for Life (Mahaney) – Chapter 8 Luke 14:26-27
Disciplines Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (Whitney) – Chapter 1Ten Questions to Ask to Make Sure You’re Still Growing (Whitney) II Peter 3:18
Sanctification To Take the Soul to Task (Powlison)Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer (Tripp) – Chapters 3 & 4

Seeing with New Eyes (Powlison) – Chapters 7 & 8

I Timothy 4:7-8Ephesians 5:25-26
Leadership Marriage Reforming Marriage (Wilson) – Chapters 2, 3 & 7 Ephesians 6:1-4
 Leadership Parenting Standing on the Promises (Wilson) – Chapters 1 & 3God Centered Parenting (Mahaney)

Train Up a Child (Marresco)

Train them Up (Layman message)

Proverbs 22:6
Romans 12:11
 Leadership Church The Marks of a Spiritual Leader (Piper) Ephesians 2:8-10
 Leadership Grace The Adventure of God-Centered Leadership (Mahaney) Deuteronomy 6:4-9Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 3:5-6

Evangelism Warn Them (B. Donohue message)Can Man Live Without God (Zacharias) – Chapter 2 Acts 4:12Romans 10:9-10

Romans 10:14-15

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