But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
- Target – Consider how existing members, new members and prospects are motivated to participate.
- Goals & Purpose – Identify the spiritual development purpose.
- Measures & Success – Identify how quantitative and qualitative success is measured.
- Follow-Up – Design a follow-up or follow-on strategy to the ministry or event.
Discipleship Strategy Examples
IV. PRESCHOOL MINISTRY
Provide for preschool spiritual growth utilizing Sunday School, special events, Weekday Early Education and Vacation Bible School.
- BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS – Teach preschool children basic concepts about the character of God and provide for quantitative growth in preschool Bible Fellowship classes with a consistent inreach and outreach plan.
- New Teachers – Evaluate potential preschool Bible Fellowship teacher candidates weekly based upon new member parent contacts, Discovery Class survey responses and other leads.
- Monthly E-Newsletter – Communicate with preschool teachers via a monthly e-newsletter to provide lesson updates, inreach tasks, outreach assignments, schedule information and other news.
- Inreach Plan – Develop an overall preschool inreach plan and lead each preschool Bible Fellowship teacher to make regular contacts with absentee members.
- Outreach Plan – Develop an overall preschool outreach plan and lead each preschool Bible Fellowship teacher to make home visits with prospects assigned to their class.
- SPECIAL EVENTS – Schedule special events to reach out to church and community children. Communicate God’s love for each preschooler and invite families who attend to be our guest for the Sunday morning worship service.
- Princess Tea Party – Schedule a Princess Tea Party for girls and a parent. Set the goal of 150 parents and preschoolers at the event (March).
- Fall Family Hayride – Offer a Fall Family Hayride for preschool families (October).
- Library Story Time – Offer weekly Thursday morning library story times as a ministry and outreach to church and community preschool families. Set a goal of 40 preschoolers each week.
- WEEKDAY EARLY EDUCATION (WEE) – Impact church and community preschoolers with biblical instruction, family ministry and teacher-parent-child relationships (Fall & Spring Semesters).
- Bible Programming – Program Bible story times and activities into WEE lesson plans for all ages.
- Church Connections – Promote church preschool and family ministry events to preschool parents in WEE take-home folders.
- Teacher-Child Relationships – Equip WEE teachers to develop relationships with WEE parents and children as a means of sharing their faith and inviting them to the Sunday morning worship service.
- VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Conduct Vacation Bible School as a major outreach (sowing and reaping) event for church and community children (June).