For discipleship, we opted for a “dialogue” teaching. We give a brief presentation of a few minutes and leave room for questions to create a dialogue with the disciples.
By this we understood that the teaching ” Dialogue ”:
1) Edifies and purifies the disciple.
2) Form and perfect the disciple.
3) Help and heal the disciple.
4) Save and sanctify the disciple.
5) Nourishes and protects the disciple.
6) Guide and keep the disciple.
7) Pupil and support the disciple.
8) Involves in the debate even the least talkative disciple.
House prayer groups (DG of Prayer) are for us an effective means for the teaching, the strengthening of the disciples, because they are in participatory dialogue with their peers which is first and foremost the key of the process. For participation in dialogue becomes an important factor in strengthening.
For the disciple, prayer, testimony and the acquisition of biblical truths are new ideals for his life. They do not learn these things only by listening monologue but he is a participating actor without knowing it. Disciples also observe others who have greater skill and knowledge. Then they make their first attempts, even if experimental and poorly done. But later, in relationship with others in the house groups, they learn these skills. All develop in parallel within the house groups in the same areas of their spiritual walk. Another important aspect of this “dialogue” training is the motivation, advice and praise of peers who carry more weight than the advice, corrective and praise of a stranger.
The reciprocal commandments of Scripture, such as “love one another,” “teach one another,” “accept one another; encourage this kind of interactive approach to discipleship training. Participation becomes the key to the process.
Among the themes that are dealt with in the house prayer groups:
• Salvation in Christ • Repentance • The faith • Grace • Fraternal communion • Justification • Cross