Gospel Discipleship Training

Discipleship Training Classes

Could your church, or non-profit organization, benefit from a class on the gospel?  I know that might sound strange, speaking to churches which are founded on the gospel, but ask yourself, “How many members could articulate the gospel?”  What about making disciples?  What does it look like to actually make a disciple of Jesus?

Allow us to conduct a 4-week seminar for your church, or group.  In this class, we will study the gospel from the viewpoint of Jesus’ Great Commission to His disciples.  We will seek to understand Jesus’ authority and identity.  We will also examine biblical examples of people sharing the gospel in both the Old and New Testaments and seek to pattern our gospel presentations to be similar to what they did (we are disciples, so we follow, too!).  We will seek to understand the big picture of God’s redemptive purpose and plan.  Finally, we will look at a few examples of what it means to follow Jesus’ commands, which is what He commands us to teach others.

OBJECTIVE:  That church members would grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and have more confidence in sharing their faith in Him with others.



This is a proposed schedule that is subject to change to meet the needs of the church, or organization.

  • Session 1:  Who is Jesus?
  • Session 2:  The Biblical Gospel
  • Session 3:  Making Disciples
  • Session 4:  God’s Redemptive Plan and Purpose

* The Matthew 28 Project is a 30-day personal Bible-study and will be read daily as the class progresses.  A second book, or class notes will be provided, as well as a small amount of homework for the students.  Some assignments require more thoughtfulness, which is easier to accomplish outside of a class setting.

Rodney Skyles

Rodney Skyles

President of Effects of Grace Ministries, Inc.

Rodney Skyles has taught and preached the gospel in the United States, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Slovenia and the Philippines.  The challenge of communicating the through interpreters has helped shape the core tenants of the gospel in an easy-to-relate manner.   Rodney is studying for his Masters of Divinity degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.    He has also authored two works, The Matthew 28 Project and Who Made the Sandwich?, a children’s book that presents God as Creator.  He is also happily married to Katrina and they have two children, Henry Ryder (4) and Ansley Kate (<1).

References available upon request.

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