Discipleship Training Guide
Welcome to the CMF Discipleship Training Guide. CMF is committed to helping fulfill the Great Commission by helping those who serve in the military society minister to those with whom they serve. The Great American military man or woman is the ideal person to reach other Great Americans in the Armed Forces for Jesus Christ!
This training guide will help you Be Christ’s Disciple in the Military and Evangelize and Disciple others.
Discipleship Training Objectives
A basic tenet of the Christian Military Fellowship is that God has chosen the Bible as His primary means of communicating with us - it is His Word! In the words of the Apostle Paul, therefore:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
The Discovery Bible Study Serices contains four lessons suitable for people who want to know how to have a relationship with God. These folks are often found in the context of following up an evangelistic event, a Sunday School class, or from among friends, neighbors, and relatives.
The lessons are taken from the Gospel of John and based on principles from a tract titled, "Welcome to the Family" (available from the Home Office), stated as follows:
Growing is Knowing
All Christian growth is the direct result of a right relationship to God. Bible study, prayer life, church attendance, and witnessing all play a major part in our growing to maturity.
As we are obedient and seek to know God's will, we will grow in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Knowing the reality of military operations that can make it difficult or impossible to access anything more than your Bible. It is not unheard of to have devotions on an empty mess deck, by the light of a red fire exit sign or under a blanket with a flashlight. In fact, with the exception of those with access to a computer, nobody ever deploys with a theological library in their locker, rucksack or flight bag. It is possible, however, to do very meaningful Bible studies with no more tools than paper and pen or pencil.