SHARE THE WORD
From the beginning of Jesus' ministry, He told them to follow Him, and He would make them into fishers of men. He shared the gospel and then modeled sharing the gospel everywhere they went. Through this he equipped them so they could eventually Share the Word. Likewise, we should be christlike disciples that make disciples.
SHOW THE WORD
Jesus’ strategy of disciple-making did not revolve around a class where He just told His followers how to live; instead, His life and the Word was the curriculum. Jesus, the Living Word showed them how to live, and then encouraged them and equipped them with His Spirit to demonstrate to one another and the lost world how to live a life that pleases the Father. Likewise, disciple-makers should seek to demonstrate to their community how to live a life that pleases God by their own lifestyle. Through showing the word we seek to fulfill the mission of Christ by making disciples locally and globally.
TEACH THE WORD
Jesus’ strategy of disciple-making involved helping His group understand the Word of God so that they could Show the Word by their lives and Teach the Word to one another and to others. Likewise, we should make studying, understanding, and applying the Word central to the life of the church.
SERVE THE WORLD
Jesus’ strategy of disciple-making was not to hold classes in a building and invite lost people to come to Him, but to go where the people were and demonstrate God’s love to them up close by His actions (Showing the Word) so He could Share the Word, teach the word and serve the world.