A scripturally-based learning resource, designed in collaboration with Africans for use in African contexts, which I authored and am currently developing for distribution.
The Maize Plant Discipleship resource comprises
- A Syllabus Handbook
- 15 Modular Handbooks
- 60 Scripturally-based Studies
- 240 Topical Sections
- 900+ Reflective Questions
- Thousands of scriptural cross-references.
The goal of Maize Plant Discipleship is to facilitate learning that continuously moves outwards, drawing whole communities into patterns of scripturally-based discipleship in living dialogue with contextual culture.
Accordingly, it is:
- Tailored to small learning groups, incorporating reflective discussions
- Conceptually, inter-culturally and linguistically accessible
- Licensed for republication, training and translation
- Suitable for informal and formal learning modes.
From the cover of the Resource Handbook:
Growing maize is a metaphor for forming disciples.
Maize is grown throughout Africa. By ordinary, untrained people. For food; for sharing; for sowing. It is not the domain of specialist agriculturalists. Anyone can grow maize; almost anywhere. All it takes is soil, sunshine, rainfall, seed, some basic tools and a determination to act.
Likewise, anyone can be involved in making disciples. It is not the domain of clerical professionals. The need is to facilitate scripturally-based discipleship, by providing a set of basic tools, for the use of ordinary, untrained people.
Maize Plant Discipleship Facilitator Training is presently being developed as a 2-year modular e-learning course.
For more details, please visit the Maize Plant Discipleship website.