Defective Disciples

D6 Conference Louisville 2016


In this 11-minute session, children's ministry expert, Terry Williams, share four pillars of discipleship that can help prevent defective disciples, or children who abandon their faith in adulthood.

Terry Williams trained and worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools before joining the staff team of Scripture Union Queensland in Australia, where he has worked for 33 years as a specialist in children’s ministry.


Which of Terry’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As Terry said, engage your children with the grand story of the Bible. See your church as family units and allow intergenerational relationships in your kids' lives. Teach them to participate in God's mission instead of watching from the sidelines.


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