The course outline begins with a video presentation, ©Behind The Scenes that was produced as an integral part of the series, designed as a way of presenting the message of the Gospel and the two spiritual kingdoms that surround us in an animated graphic format that is easy to follow.
- Behind The Scenes and Course Introduction
- Leading a person to understand their present condition.
- What the Bible says about how to get into God’s kingdom.
- That Jesus is the bridge to life.
- It then leads a person to the choice to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
©Behind The Scenes has demonstrated its effectiveness already as a tool for evangelism. Once people become believers, they can be soundly established in their faith through ©Growing Deep and Strong.
The ©Growing Deep and Strong Series is an intentional discipleship path of four modules for new and maturing believers. The series can be tailored to coincide with school terms and spread over a 19-37 week period or longer.
It has been designed to be simple to teach, and easy to administrate. It multiplies groups with minimal supervision through equipping and involving ordinary Christians in leadership.
The purpose of the four modules is to establish new believers quickly with strong Biblical foundations, free disciples from bondages that they bring into their Christian walk, help them to reach out to people they know, and equip them to disciple these people.
19 or 37 Weeks Program
The Basic Course is a 19 weeks course consisting of modules One and Two and is essential for all new or maturing Christians.
For new Christians we strongly recommend that the Basic Course be completed as quickly as possible after their spiritual birth so that strong foundations are laid down in the life of a new believer and past baggage is dealt with quickly.
The Advanced Course is a 37 weeks program that includes modules 3 and 4, this enables the disciples to reach out to others and become coaches themselves.
Modules 1 and 2 including the two Encounter Weekends can be purchased separately from Modules 3 and 4.
Basic Course: 19 Weeks
Module 1. Laying the Foundation.
Module one is nine sessions, beginning with the video presentation ©Behind The Scenes, as an introduction and orientation, then seven sessions covering foundational principles such as:
- Behind The Scenes and Introduction
- A New Life, and how to use the Bible,
- Kingdom of Darkness
- Kingdom of Light
- Why Jesus Came
- The Holy Spirit our Helper
- Existence of Angels
- Spirit, Soul and Body.
This module concludes with Encounter One Weekend.
- ©Encounter One Weekend
The ministry weekend is the climax of and completes the first module, where the new believers, or disciples, experience the healing power of the cross in a safe environment, dealing with the baggage of the past, demonic influence and generational curses and learning how walk in freedom from them.
©Encounter One Weekend includes what communion means, and the need for being baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.
Module 2. Power of Godly Character.
Module two comprises ten sessions and deals with developing Godly character. Power principles are addressed such as:
- The power of praise and worship
- Power of prayer, talking with God
- Power of possessions
- Power of giving
- Power of our words
- Power of parenthood
- Power of integrity
- Power of purity
- Power of a Godly family.
This module concludes with the Encounter Two Weekend.
- Encounter Two Weekend
©Encounter Two Weekend climaxes and concludes Module Two, where ungodly character issues that may have come to the surface in this Module are addressed in a safe environment.
Demonic influences and other blocks to the development of godly character are removed so that the disciples can walk in freedom from them and live in the power of godly character.
Evangelism is the fruit of revival
When God’s people are truly revived and renewed spiritually, it results in a new vision for a lost world and a new commitment to reach out to those who do not belong to Christ. Evangelism is the fruit of revival.
Advanced Course: the 2nd 18 weeks of 37 weeks
Module 3. The War Is Real
Firstly, the module has been designed to help the disciples discover their own unique God-given gifts and how they can best use their gifts as they serve God and help others.
Secondly, this module teaches on spiritual warfare, combining prayer, intercession and fasting as spiritual weapons against the enemy who has blinded these people.
The third aspect is to help the disciples apply the principles of prayer warfare practically by targeting three people in their circle of influence and praying for them over a 40-day period with the aim of seeing them come into the kingdom of God.
The topics include:
- Gifts of the Father
- Gifts of the Spirit
- God’s heart for mankind
- The war room
- Warfare prayer strategies
- Praying for breakthrough
- The Lord of breakthroughs Sent out by Jesus
The video presentation called ©Behind The Scenes has been designed as an effective evangelism tool for presenting the Gospel to their friends at the conclusion of their 40-day prayer warfare.
- New converts from prayer evangelism
New disciples of Jesus should be the result of prayer warfare and evangelism. This is how new groups of brand new believers can be multiplied.
Ideally, the person who prayed new believers into God’s kingdom would follow them up, and become their coach.
With the oversight of their current coach they would assist the new believer to begin Module One while they themselves complete Module Four.
Module 4. Discipling Others
Module Four is designed to help the disciple develop leadership skills to coach new believers through Module One and Two, and also to lead small groups of Christians effectively as they grow and multiply.
The topics in this module include:
- Welcome new coach
- Introducing Growing Deep and Strong
- A new parent
- Role of a new parent
- Baby talk
- Caring for spiritual children
- The Son’s equipping gifts
- Caring for spiritual adolescents
- Preparing for Encounter Weekend
- Team training
- Team debriefing.