Evangelistic outreach is the first step in fulfilling the Great Commission, but there is more: teaching the new disciple to obey all that Christ commanded. Mentoring is the most effective method of helping people grow spiritually.

This is the theater at Ephesus, along with the Arcadian Way, the main thoroughfare that ran from the harbor. Paul mentored Timothy, and later left him to minister in Ephesus by mentoring others. This photo is from the collection “Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, volumes 1-10,” © 2006 by Todd Bolen,

Matthew 28.18-20 NET: Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Walk Diagnostic [3 pages]
A diagnostic tool to help new disciples and their mentors discuss areas of need

Spiritual Needs Diagnostic [3 pages]
A more in depth diagnostic tool for when the mentoring process gets serious about equipping

Spiritual Maturity Diagnostic [2 pages]
A devotional self-assessment regarding four outcomes of sanctification; useful especially for helping people who are already leaders in the church see that they need to continue growing

Spiritual Growth Issues Diagnostic [1 page]
A quick diagnostic tool to help isolate what is holding people back from spiritual transformation