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  • Adventist Resource
    In Discipleship Grade 3-Lifelong
    "In Discipleship recognizes the need for disciples of all ages, and is dedicated to equipping children, youth and adults with the tools they need to nurture a personal, meaningful and fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ."

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    A Vision with a Task - Christian Schooling for Responsive Discipleship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This insightful book reports on research based on eighteen Christian educators' answers this question: What one issue or aspect of Christian schooling is causing serious concern in your community today? "Because we believe Christian schools are places...

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    A Walking Perfume Tertiary-Lifelong
    Dabrowski tells how we should reflect Christ by being a walking perfume and spreading His aroma.

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    Adventist Stewardship Resources Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Find ideas for teaching Christian stewardship to children and youth, as well as training seminars for lay members and stewardship leaders. Learn about the biblical principles for giving tithes and offerings, and how to manage personal resources as good stewards...

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    Already Gone - Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It Grade 6-Grade 12
    A study of 20-29 year olds who used to attend evangelical churches regularly, but have since quit, reveals shocking results. Chapter 7 includes thought provoking recommendations for parents, Christian educators, youth and senior pastors.

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    Are You a True Disciple of Christ? Grade 9-Lifelong
    A simple dictionary definition of a disciple is a student or a follower, a convinced adherent of a school or an individual. The questions raised in this paper are the who, the why, the where, and the how of discipleship. These define the qualification, motivation,...

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    Assess Yourself Grade 9-Lifelong
    The scriptures encourage us to take inventory regularly. To search ourselves. To evaluate who we are and what we do in the light of God’s standards. Researched assessments of love for God, Christian character, obstacles to Christian growth, spiritual...

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    Barna Research Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Barna Research provides organizations with current, accurate, and reliable information in bite-sized pieces and at affordable prices, to help facilitate effective and strategic decision-making for Christian ministries.

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    Building a Sustainable Foundation for Revival and Reformation Utilizing the Ministry of Kids in Discipleship in Every Department of the Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on the importance the family plays in forming the spiritual lives of the new generations. Based on findings from surveys, the major reason the youth is leaving the church is that many parents do not share their personal faith with their...

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    Building Bridges - A Teacher and a Pastor Dialogue about Discipleship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A teacher and a pastor discuss how education and pastoring overlap extensively in the area of discipleship. Educators would benefit from pastoral approaches and pastors would benefit from broadening their instructional approaches and understanding.

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    Chosen - Living as a Disciple in a Strange Land Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Christian discipleship occurs in relationships. It begins with responding to Jesus’ call to connect with and abide in Him. When we commune with Him regularly and participate with other believers in worshiping Him, we begin to be transformed."

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    Christ Our Righteousness – Our Salvation, Our Mission, and Our Hope Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Only Christ-empowered justification and sanctification will save us, change us, and nurture us into true disciples of Christ. It is something that Jesus does both for us and in us."

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    Christian Spiritual Participation Profile Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Christian Spiritual Participation Profile (CSPP) reports on the frequency and depth of participation in ten basic Christian practices: worship, prayer, repentance, meditation, prophetic critiquing, Bible study/reading, fellowship, service, evangelism and...

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    Christians and Bioethics - Can the Bible Help? Tertiary
    "God intends that Christians assist each other in following Jesus by participating in the life of their faith community (Matthew 18:20). God gives gifts to the members of His body so that they may help one another with growth in the faith (Ephesians 4:11-16)....

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    Conveying Christian Beliefs and Values to Students on Campus through Faith Partners Tertiary-Lifelong
    Walemba points out that "All Adventist groups (faith partners), on a given campus of an Adventist tertiary institution, have the same responsibility of conveying Adventist values and beliefs to the students." Ways are explored that these groups can...

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    David Asks Why Preschool-Grade 4
    "David Asks Why unites a child’s curiosity with a creative adaptation and age-appropriate paraphrase of Ellen White’s Steps to Christ. In the questions David asks and in the answers he discovers, you will find the help you need to guide your...

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    Designing Discipling Guides - Theology and Teaching/Learning Principles Working Together Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article describes the development of a series of Bible Study Guides designed for new Christians. Each set includes 13 lessons, which focus on helping young or new Christians grow spiritually. Study guide titles include: 1. The Journey Begins: Following...

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    Disciples in Action Grade 9-Tertiary
    Download this personal curriculum designed to help youth and young adults on their journey toward an authentic walk with Jesus. This is an excellent resource for use in higher education as well as high school. The curriculum consists of five guides with five...

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    Discipleship - Going beyond Baptism Tertiary-Lifelong
    "When the risen Jesus commanded His disciples to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19, NIV), He was issuing a global commission for a worldwide mission. Since then, evangelism, reaching the unreached, church planting, and...

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    Discipleship - The Reinventing of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary
    After a student came seeking personal advice, the author was faced with questions about the purpose of Adventist higher education. Jesus' ministry emphasized [i] transformation [i] over [i] information [i]. According to Ellen White, the purpose of education...

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    Discipleship Tree Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This website is dedicated to the Biblical understanding and practice of discipleship in contemporary and international culture. It has both Biblical and practical material to help grow disciples. It shows how discipleship can be applied to the Holy Spirit,...

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    Discipling Students - The Great Commission for Northern Asia-Pacific Division Schools Preschool-Tertiary
    The 2015-2020 Education Report from the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Aligning with Christ's Great Commission, “Discipling Students” was the aim for all Northern Asia-Pacific Division...

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    Expressions of Faith in Spite of Physical Trials from the Diary of Ellen G White Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A compilation of quotations from Ellen White's diaries offering encouragement through trials and sufferings.

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    Faith Builders Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Reflect on a selection of quotes to build trust in God.

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    Faith Development Within the Campus-Based Youth Ministry Model of the English Oaks Adventist Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study aimed to analyze the spirituality of the youth leader and its impact on his ability to lead youths spiritually and also included teaching students a specific set of devotional habits. A faith development program was implemented for one school year...

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    Fostering Children's Spiritual Growth through Caring Relationships - 5 Seminars for Parents, Teachers and Religious Educators Tertiary
    Five workshops designed for religious education in informal settings. Each explores relationships between parents and their children, or teachers and religious educators and their students, in nurturing Christian spiritual growth. Goals are articulated for...

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    Genuine Discipleship Empowered by Acceptance Tertiary
    This presentation lays out genuine discipleship empowered by acceptance. It presents a way to work with iY formula. Presentation notes are also available.

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    Genuine Discipleship Empowered by Acceptance - Presentation Notes Tertiary
    This paper presents notes to the presentation called Genuine Discipleship Empowered by Acceptance. It is focused on young adults leaving the church. It shows how to work with iY formula.

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    GROW Your Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    An initiative of the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department, GROW your church is a Total Member Involvement strategy for every local church. Following the agricultural method of soul-winning taught by Jesus, it provides education...

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    Growing Fruitful Disciples Grade 7-Lifelong
    Discover the Growing Disciple model for lifelong spiritual development. Prayerfully complete a simple inventory with your students, and encourage personal plans for spiritual growth. Use this to jumpstart plans to facilitate faith formation through school...

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    How God Uses Pain and Suffering to Teach Us Obedience and Surrender Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Meditate on selected Scripture and Ellen White quotes on the cost of discipleship, lessons learned through pain and suffering.

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    How To Pray Tertiary
    "Is it possible to pray continually?" "Three steps would put you on the road: understand prayer, make prayer a daily habit, and grow in prayer."

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    Identity Styles, Mediated by Commitment and Syncretism, as Predictors of Undergraduate Students' Attitudes Toward Selected Discipleship Practice at Vally View University in Ghana in 2015 - Implications for Religious Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This present study sought to examine the possible predictive role of identity styles, mediated by commitment and syncretism, in the attitudes towards discipleship practices among undergraduate students of Valley View University in Ghana, West Africa in 2015....

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    In Step with Jesus Family Acitivities Preschool-Lifelong
    Each study guide in this discipleship series includes 13 lessons for new Seventh-day Adventists. The last section, Bringing it Home, provides creative activities to experience this study with your child or a group of children you are helping follow Jesus....

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    In the Power Game, Love Wins Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Not only does the power of love mark Christ's life, but it imprints His followers as genuine disciples of the Lord of love. Intellectual brilliance, creativity, quick wit - all are sharp tools to be used in the service of Jesus. But they are effective...

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    Involve Youth Grade 9-Tertiary
    "INVOLVE YOUTH (formerly Piece of the Pie Ministries) energizes young people for service. Rather than merely entertain or bore into deadness, INVOLVE YOUTH seeks to do what the name proclaims – to “involve” young people. Service is the...

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    JAE Editorial - Building Bridges Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial provides an introduction linking each article in this issue. Centered on discipleship and building bridges between church and school, pastors and educators, Christian education should focus on the holistic development of students as they come...

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    Jesus Calls Ordinary People to Do an Extra-Ordinary Work Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Which of the 12 disciples are you? Jesus chose each of His disciples in spite of knowing their weaknesses and potential for failure."

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    John Wesleys Small Group Ministry - A Membership Retention and Discipleship Model for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a small group ministry by John Wesley. It is focused on membership retention and discipleship. The purpose of this study is to ascertain that the Wesleyan small group approach may be used as a model for discipling and membership...

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    Kids in Discipleship Grade 3-Grade 8
    Discover how your students can become involved with an intergenerational discipleship journey with Jesus that is life-transformational. Hear stories of children and families that have grown with Jesus and have found their niche in the worship, ministry and...

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    Learning from the Vine Grade 9-Lifelong
    A ten lesson study on Christian discipleship, building on the John 15:1-17, geared to youth and young adult.

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    Learning to Follow Jesus, Step by Step Preschool-Grade 4
    This handy reference tabulates Jerry D Thomas' book, Step by Step, in 3 pages. Each of the 30 steps for children include a summary statement and Bible reference. This discipleship resource helps children understand how to live the principles of Ellen...

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    Living by Grace as Disciples and Disciple Makers Grade 5-Lifelong
    "This grace, which God poured out to rebellious, undeserving sinners, restores broken relationships and transforms the relationship of hostile parties into relationships of peace. God was willing to come down to our level, and now we are at peace with...

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    Markan Sandwich Stories - Narration, Definition, and Function Grade 9-Lifelong
    "In the biblical book of Mark, the stories Jesus tells are often interrupted by an inner story sandwiched between two other episodes. Shepherd's investigation seeks to clearly define this intercalation and to explain its function in the Markan story....

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    Millennial Students in Higher Education - Changes Needed from Christian Teachers Tertiary
    "Millennial students learn differently compared with the previous generations, and this variation demands changes from Higher Education (HE) teachers. Even though many studies have offered suggestions for change, there is scarcity of research, specifically...

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    New Hope Church Operational Audit : Interviews with 22 Ministry Leaders Tertiary
    This report presents New Hope Church operational audit. Individual interviews were conducted with 21 lay leaders and one associate pastor in July and December 2009.

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    Nurture Retention & Discipleship : An Integral Part of Evangelism and Witness Tertiary
    This presentation lays out retention in the world church. It includes statistics of losses, demographics, frequency of spiritual activities, etc. It presents mainly two global studies conducted in 2011 using qualitative and quantitative method.

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    Nurturing Youth Relationships Tertiary-Lifelong
    This presentation shares Dudley's research showing why Adventist teenagers leave the church.

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    Participating in a compelling purpose - Discipleship's connection to the eschatological mission and identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on how people do not know why they are Adventists. It suggests that the more clearly we are able to articulate this prophetic why, the more we will be able to foster significant personal and corporate meaning which shapes the mission...

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    Recovering Peace After Tragedy Grade 7-Lifelong
    Darold Bigger shares his journey to forgiveness and personal peace, dealing with the murder of his daughter. "The story raises many questions that can bring children and youth to grips with the challenging journey toward peace after suffering a profound...

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    Research from Lost and Found - The Younger Unchurched and Chruches that Reach Them Grade 11-Tertiary
    "If you are interested in discipling young people, this video gives an interesting overview of their world-view and provides a link to another website where you can get more resources."

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    Resources for Adventist Campus Chaplains Grade 9-Tertiary
    A list of links to Adventist resources online and in print prepared for a presentation to Adventist chaplains serving on Adventist high school and college campuses.

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    Revival, Reformation, Discipleship, and Evangelism Grade 11-Lifelong
    "At its first Annual Council of world leaders of the church in October 2010, after the 85th General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2000, the world church prayed and planned together for the speedy finishing of God’s work to hasten...

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    Single Parents in Black Adventism Tertiary
    "This presentation gives an overview of the literature addressing single parenthood in the Black Seventh-day Adventist Church. It presents a pilot project on single parents in order to develop a single parent-friendly model for the intent of which is...

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    South Pacific Division (SPD): Mission-driven Adventist Education in the South Pacific Division 2015-2020 Preschool-Tertiary
    The 2015-2020 Education Report from the South Pacific Division (SPD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Through a focus on discipleship, school-church partnerships, and ensuring quality and continuous improvement, the South Pacific Division...

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    Spiritual Growth and Salvation - Implications for a Philosophy of Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    What concepts are children learning about God, the nature of sin and man? Read Donna Habenicht's report on recent research and the implications it holds for Adventist education philosophy and practice.

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    Spiritual Habits for the Heart Grade 9-Lifelong
    A series of short practical lessons on spiritual disciplines that facilitate connecting with God to reflect the character of Jesus. Disciplines are organized in three sections: 1. Connecting to the mind of Christ by allowing his words to shape my life...

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    Stories to Live By Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This series of Bible texts for six elementary levels is beautifully illustrated and inexpensively printed. A teacher's guide accompanies the text. Used in India for lower kindergarten through Standard IV Adventist Bible education.

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 1 Issue 1: Modern Christian Teachers Preschool-Tertiary
    "What does it mean to be a Christian teacher in the modern world?" Beyond simply fulfilling a profession and earning a paycheck, teachers are called to be mentors and examples for their students, daily closing the gap between what they teach and...

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    Teachers as Disciple-Makers in the Classroom Preschool-Tertiary
    Learn how real Adventist teachers have intentionally planned to help their students grow spiritually in their classes. Examples reference the In Discipleship Ministry and how this has helped parents, teachers, students, and teachers-in-training follow Jesus...

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    The Calling - A Challenge to Walk the Narrow Road Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Calling is a new youth edition of God's Call. This book contains sidebar testimonies from Christians who are passionately living their lives for Christ in spite of intense persecution. These believers from around the world share their stories...

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    The Church - Knowing and Living Its Purpose Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The purpose of the church is to reveal God to the world, to be a classroom of discipleship training, to demonstrate how redeemed people live in community, and to partner with God in His mission."

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    The Friendship Factor Grade 4-Tertiary
    As chaplains we employ many tools to effect life transformation through the working of the Holy Spirit, but overlook the powerful tool of friendship with our students; friendship has the power to facilitate decisions that form the foundation for lifelong...

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    The Impact of Discipleship on Wellbeing in Intergenerational Congregations Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study explored how intergenerational Christian congregations could provide a potential avenue for connectedness. A mixed-method research approach was adopted to answer the question, how is a person’s wellbeing impacted by their level of social...

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    The Road to Jesus Grade 11-Lifelong
    "The news was absolutely shocking. For years, my friend was a convinced atheist. Agnosticism held its sway over his entire approach to life. Then one day in late 1991, he broke the news to me: He had decided to join the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I...

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    To See Him in Order to Follow Him - The Lesson from Bartimaeus Tertiary-Lifelong
    "For Bartimaeus, Jesus became his eyes: that he may see again. Bartimaeus does not simply want to see. He wants to see Him, because he wants to follow Him."

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    Together Growing Fruitful Disciples - A Model for Discipleship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Learn about the 'Together Growing Fruitful Disciples' framework, designed to help us think more clearly and deeply about the spiritual growth and maturity of ourselves and others as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is based on four processes in which all committed...

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    Understanding and Practice of Discipleship Among the Members of the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Light of a Biblical Model Tertiary-Lifelong
    This descriptive study uses a biblical Rabbi-Witness Discipleship Model to answer the following question: "To what extent, if any, is the current understanding and practice of discipleship and witnessing biblically founded among the members of the [Michigan...

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    Using the Growing Disciples Inventory to Assess Christian Spiritual Development Grade 6-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the Growing Disciples Inventory (GDI) as a self-assessment of Christian spiritual development, freely available to Adventist schools through growingfuitfuldisciples.com/gdi....

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    Values, Manners, and Fundamental Beliefs Newsletter Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This Indiana Conference teacher newsletter features Christian values, manners at school, and Adventist fundamental beliefs, with brief thoughts on Adventist heritage, creative Sabbath activities, family healthy lifestyle and eating habits, events to remember/celebrate...

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    Who Do You Say That I Am? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "By addressing the question of all time to the disciples, Jesus wanted to draw out from us the redemptive answer He sought: a confession that was crucial to discipleship."