Discipleship Toolbox…Practical helps as you structure your time

Below you will find multiple tools to utilize in a discipleship relationship.  Our goal is to help you get started in your journey. We have provided explanations of how you might access and utilize each tool as well as few suggestions. We did not set out to provide an exhaustive library but to help you get started with a few options. The ultimate “curriculum” for a discipleship relationship is scripture. The books and videos provided are not meant to replace that, but rather to supplement it!

Reading Plans – SOAPS

Reading plans are an easy way to engage with in your discipleship journey as you connect to the Scriptures together.  Live Oak typically offers reading plans for each series which will be an easy way to go deeper after learning on a Sunday.  In addition, the Youversion app is a great place to participate in a reading plan together as you can read and comment back and forth virtually.  We have listed some of our favorite plans below.
1. Live Oak’s Reading Plan Found HERE
2. From Youversion
31 Truths:Who I am in Christ 31 days
Love God Greatly James 27 days
Wining the War for your Mind 7 days, (book option available)
Wisdom of Proverbs 32 days
Pray 24 days
Phillipians – Choosing Joy 27 days
Disciples Making Disciples 7 days (video study course available righnowmedia)
7 Marks of Disciple 7 days
Fight Devotional for Men 11 days (Men’s)


Reading a book together and then discussing it can be a great way to connect in your discipleship journey.  If you decide to read a book together, we encourage you to set up a regular schedule for how much you will read and when you will meet.  Some books have study guides that you might find helpful as well.  Here are few book suggestions.

Victory over the Darkness, Neil Anderson – Realize the power of your Identity in Christ
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman*
Just Do Something, Kevin Deyoung
Spiritual Leadership, Oswald Sanders
Divine Mentor, Wayne Cordeiro
Winning the Battle for your Mind, Craig Groeschel
Love Does, Bob Goff
Jennie Allen’s, Get Out of Your Head

for Women
Pricilla Shirer, Discerning the Voice of God 
Gretchen Shaffels, The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith 
Victory over the Darkness, Neil Anderson

for Men
Fathered by God, John Eldredge
Measure of a Man, Gene Getz
Tender Warrior, Stu Weber
Locking Arms, Stu Weber
Victory over the Darkness, Neil Anderson

Video Based Studies

Rightnow media is an exhaustive library of video based studies, sermons, courses, and conferences.  It is free to subscribe through Live Oak and it is can be utilized by all ages.  The library is extensive and can be searched by topic and author.  We encourage you to utilize the “Libraries” on the left side of the landing page to find relevant topics for your discipleship relationship.  There are topics for men, women, Books of the Bible, apologetics, and so much more.

Here are a few of our suggestions if you are looking for a place to start.

The Bible and How To Read It How to Read the Bible, Bianac Juarez Othoff, Jennie Allen, Jo Saxton
How to Read the Bible, Tim Mackie
The Bible For Grown Ups, Andy Stanley
Why Jesus: Answering tough questions about our Savior, David Nasser
The Good Gospel, Jennie Allen, Jackie Hill Perry, Jamie Ivey
The Real Jesus (4 part course) Mike Andrus, Thabiti Anyabwile, Jeff Louie, and Erwin Lutzer
Contrarians Guide to Knowing God, Larry Osborne
Colossians, Louie Giglio
All the Places to Go: How will you know, John Ortberg
 MAKERS: Discipleship Series, Patrick Annotti
Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne (book of Daniel)
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman*
MULTIPLY:  Disciples Making Disciples. Also in book form (~ 24 week Course) Long term 5 part course (336 page free downloadable study guide)Living as a disciple maker  2) Living as the Church 3) How to Study the Bible 4) Understanding the Old Testament 5) Understanding the New Testament