Alan was asked to lead an existing Bible study group. He humbly declined saying, “I can’t be your leader. But I can teach you how to study the Bible yourselves using the Discovery Bible Study (DBS) method. Then the Holy Spirit will be your teacher.” The group really wanted a teacher, but they finally agreed to learn the Discovery Bible Study method.
Soon they had learned to ask discovery questions and feed themselves from the Word. They even enjoyed it! Before leaving for the states for a few months, Alan taught them how to become disciples who produce disciples, that reproduce disciples.
When he returned, Alan met once with the group but then heard nothing more from them. He later learned they had found someone to teach them the Bible. While this isn’t bad, Alan knew that relying on someone else would not help them reproduce disciples.
Then one day, Alan received this message from one of the group members: “I have good news. The way you shared with me to discover the Bible is very popular in my church. People say those (DBS) questions make them think carefully. I am going to lead a few times more. Then they can start leading this way. Thank you very much for sharing such a treasure with me!”
Pray the Father grows a disciple-making movement through His faithful disciples.