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Helping to Grow Disciples.

by Jodi Brook.

In recent years, Grow Ministries has researched and had discussions with pastors, students and parents to discover what makes confirmation ministry effective. Thanks to the LLL, Grow Ministries has been able to develop Grow Disciples as a result of our research.

Grow Disciples is a resource that will assist pastors and congregations reflect on their approaches to confirmation. The three key considerations drive the resource – developing an approach to confirmation that is lifelong, life related and well organised.

The resource will include great ideas for opening up each topic for discussion. There are thoughts for reflection, well-chosen study questions, and a variety of scenarios to consider, depending on the local context.

We have included in the resource sections on encouraging parents and building a team, and hints for developmentally appropriate teaching methods.

We hope Grow Disciples will be a resource to assist congregations as pastors, leaders, parents and young people discuss locally achievable ways of ‘learning Christ’ for a lifetime.

At the time of preparing this article, Grow Disciples is in the final stages of editing and we hope to see it completed in 2019.

Jodi Brook is the Director of the Child, Youth and Family Ministry Department (Grow Ministries). In June 2018, Grow Ministries received a $10,000 grant from the Special Ministry Fund to assist with the Grow Disciples project.

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