Ok. Let me be a little radical here.
I admire Metro Manila Christian Church’s (MMCC) discipleship method — minus the legalism, of course. While some Christian apologetic groups like The Bereans categorize them as a cult for being legalistic, exclusivists and baptismal regenerationists, I believe we should learn from their ways on how to disciple a new Christian. I like their one-on-one system of discipleship. Normally, you can see them in a mall or fastfood studying — one-on-one. I believe a disciple can have a *natural* growth if a discipler is actually discipling him on a one-on-one basis than on a cell group type.
I also think that growing in Christ does not mean growing more in theological knowledge, rather it’s growing in Love with Christ. That means, if I am to ask, a one-on-one discipleship should only involve :
Helping the disciple grow by:
* teaching how to have a great personal worship experiece
* teaching how to have a regular quiet time
* teaching how to enjoy Bible reading and devotional
* teaching how to pray properly
* teaching how to share his faith
* teaching how to do the same thing he has learned (discipler his own disciple)
One think I’m not sure about, though: how can one-on-one discipleship benefit a more matured (professionals, married, senior citizens, etc) disciples? Will the issues and concerns of a married life be addressed better in a one-on-one discipleship? Or in a cell group type?