Welcome to "Operation Multiplication's"
Disciple-Making Tracking System!
The main role of a Coordinator is to pair each New Believer or Member that enters your church with a trained Discipler and carefully oversee their progress using this tracking system – from New Believer to graduate Discipler! When a New Believer of Member enters your church, he or she fills out a Decision Form which is then given to the Coordinator. (Decision Forms are available at the www.ieaom.org store.) They are then asked if they would like to participate in a one-to-one friendship process with one of your trained Disciplers entitled A Call to Joy (seven one-to-one sessions).
Example: "(Name) we are so happy about your decision. We have a Christian friendship process at our church entitled A Call to Joy. If you like, we can pair you with a friend who will meet with you once per week to:
- Help you become acquainted with other members at church
- Answer any questions you might have
- Pray with you, and
- Help you develop spiritual growth skills"
If the answer is "Yes," part of the form is given to the Coordinator and he or she contacts a trained Discipler and pairs them together using this Discipler Tracking System. Often, these assignments are made based upon the new member's age, special needs, spiritual history, the neighborhood where they live, or the Bible Study class they attend.
The Discipler contacts the new member and they schedule when and where they will meet together weekly. These fellowship and training sessions usually include coffee, dessert, or a meal at a local restaurant, home, or another mutually convenient location. The Discipler and Timothy meet once per week for 7 weeks (about 1 ½ hours per session) to learn spiritual growth skills and develop a friendship. The Discipler will receive an e-mail each Monday prompting him or her to communicate which session they have completed the previous week. This will enable the Coordinator to track the progress of each discipling team.
The church's assignment process needs to be consistent and have the prayerful oversight of a highly dedicated church or staff member. It's best to have a male Coordinator oversee the male teams and a female Coordinator oversee the female teams. Husband and wife Coordinators work well.
If you are a member of a larger church, your church may need several Coordinators. For example, 2 for high school, 2 for 20 year olds, 2 for 30 year olds, etc. Each Coordinator can set up their own Tracking System so they don't have to "wade" through information that is not pertinent to their specific ministry.
It is important that you have an Executive Coordinator in charge of overseeing the entire process. Accountability is important for any ministry to succeed. When you register as an Executive Coordinator, the system will also automatically register you as a Coordinator and a trained Discipler.
Please follow these seven steps to get started:
Step One: Read and then print this page for reference as you set up your system.
Step Two: Create your own Executive Coordinator Account by clicking on the box below
Step Three: Input information on un-trained Disciplers and/or trained Disciplers
(An untrained Discipler is a person who has not yet completed either the 8 Session Discipler Equipping Guide, or the 7 Sessions of A Call to Joy and 11 Sessions of A Call to Growth. A trained Discipler is a person who has completed either the 8 Session Discipler Equipping Guide or the 7 Sessions of A Call to Joy and the 11 Session of A Call to Growth.)
Step Four: Input information on New Believers and New Members (we will refer to them as Timothys.)
Step Five: Pair two un-trained Disciplers together so they can complete the 8 Session Discipler Equipping Guide and become trained Disciplers.
Step Six: Pair a trained Discipler with a Timothy so they can complete A Call to Joy and A Call to Growth.
Step Seven: Track each team's progress using this Discipler Tracking System.