The purpose of this discipleship tool is to promote the experience of biblical spirituality in the religious and cultural context of Johannesburg thereby creating an authentic discipleship community in the Amazing Grace church plant. To achieve this task Pastor Sam Misiani has developed a discipleship process guide with Bible study materials emphasizing biblical spirituality to be administered to the community building groups for a period of four months.
The in Christ motif, or the believer’s union with Christ, is the main component of the theological foundation of this project and forms the basis for the formation of authentic Christian community as in Acts 2:42-47, a Kingdom of God, where Christ reigns as Lord and love is the principle of action in every heart and the basis of worship to God as in Revelation 14:6-7. The in Christ motif describes both what God accomplished for us in Christ from the foundation of the earth and through the story of redemption, and in our subjective Christian experience through life transforming faith in Christ (Romans 12:1-3). Key relevant passages dealing with the in Christ motif such as Ephesians 1:3-7, 2Corinthians 5:14-17, Colossians 1:13-14 are incorporated in these study lessons. The closer the individuals in the community building group experience the grace of God as they follow Christ in loving devotion and practical pursuit of godliness, the more they experience oneness and love in the community of grace. The more the group learns to share their love and experience of God’s grace in Christ, the more they are likely to influence and attract others to fellowship with Christ.
The study has two basic sections to be administered in a session of one hour and 30 minutes each time the group meets for a total period of sixteen weeks.
- Hillborw (Brother Judge/Elder Andrew)
- Orchards (Sister Nene/Sister Vuyelwa)
- Modderfontein/Edenvale (Elder Dave)
- Braamfontein (Brother Emmanuel)
- Randburg (Brother Nelson)