People often complain about faith experiences where they were told ‘not to ask questions, but just believe”. Not only is that not biblical, it makes it difficult to live out our faith. Questions are a natural and essential part of life and engaging the world. Question-Able™ Discipleship is an approach to engaging issues of faith by encouraging questions.
WHAT’S IN A QUESTION?
The path of the disciple always starts with a question. That question, whether explicit or implied, is the question Jesus asked of Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” To respond as Peter responded, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” is the initial step in becoming a disciple of Christ. But the questions, neither His nor ours, did not and will not end there. In many ways the questions we have provide direction and guidance about our faith and its object.
WHY QUESTION-ABLE™ FAITH?
Question-Able™ Discipleship operates from the understanding that discipleship is not simply learning and knowing the right things. It is about seeking and finding.. The approach teaches disciples how to formulate good questions, find answers, and evaluate the answers they find. Classes are led by facilitators who encourage the questions and keep discussions moving forward and on topic. The objective is to facilitate a dialogue with the scriptures, addressing applications to real life situations, but also to provide clarity on key Christian concepts.
WHAT DOES QUESTION-ABLE™ DISCIPLESHIP LOOK LIKE?
Because questions are a natural and essential part of life and engaging the world, Question-Able™ Discipleship is presented as an approach to assisting disciples in their growth toward maturity in the Christian faith.
The approach can be adapted to almost any curriculum but is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Network for Theological Education’s Digital Experience Platform (DEP). The DEP provides discipling resources to individuals and groups on a subscription basis. The Network provides training on how to use Question-Able™ Discipleship in your ministry setting, large or small.