Disciple Maker

Week 1 | Identify Your Timothy

April 7, 2024

Big Idea

Any disciple of Jesus can become a disciple-maker. The first step is to identify your Timothy.


Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 16:1-5, and 2 Timothy 1:3-5


In this new series, we will challenge one another to move past our fears and hesitations and intentionally pursue one of the most meaningful relationships you can ever have with another person, being a disciple-maker.

Opening Questions

  • Who was your best friend growing up? Why do you think you were close?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Matthew 28:18-20. A disciple of Jesus is a person who hears from God and does what he says. How does this passage support this definition of a disciple? How does it support disciple-making?
  2. According to Matthew 28:18, what authority has been given to Jesus, and by whom was it given? What does this imply about disciple-making?
  3. Read Acts 16:1-5. Why do you think Paul circumcised Timothy, even though he argues against it in Galatians? What was the impact of Paul’s disciple-making of Timothy?
  4. Read 2 Timothy 1:3-5. What insights can we gain about the relationship between Paul and Timothy from these verses?

Life Application

  1. Have you ever had someone pull you aside, look you in the eye, and tell you what they saw in you? This is called an ICNU conversation. Share who that person was and how that moment influenced you and possibly your future.
  2. Have you discipled anyone before? If so, what was that experience like for you? Do you currently have someone you are discipling as Paul discipled Timothy?
  3. If you do not currently have a Timothy, who is someone you see something in? When could you have that ICNU conversation with them? If you do have a Timothy, a great next step is having a YOU+ conversation with them. You can simply point them to www.youplus.info. This conversation sets the stage for relational disciple-making as it provides a great way for you to help someone take their next steps in the YOU+ Life and set goals in the three key relationships of YOU+ God, YOU+ the Church, and YOU+ the World.