Susan Freese of All In Ministries International provides the following wisdom on discipling women:
- Invite Her
She’s looking for belonging—an authentic community to be seen and known. Years ago, people would stop by unexpectedly to connect. Now, in western cultures, they wait for an invitation. She’s waiting for you to invite her in.
- Love Her
She needs safe friendships to ask questions and share life. Loving well includes listening well and modeling honesty and authenticity. Give her space when she needs it and pull her in when the Holy Spirit leads. Respond in actions and words for her “strengthening, encouragement, and comfort.” (1 Cor. 14:3)
- Involve Her
Making disciple makers is about forming healthy spiritual habits—not only meeting for Bible study. Invite her to attend church and serve in ministry with you. Be intentional in helping her grow in trusting obedience as a follower of Jesus.
- Keep It Biblical and Reproducible
One goal is for her to be a disciple who makes disciples. Use the Bible and a few questions. Meet when she’s available (e.g., 9 p.m. bi-weekly on FaceTime). But knowing new information will not transform her life—the application of biblical truth with God’s help will. She needs you to . . .
- Keep Abiding in Jesus
She needs to see what it looks like to live in oneness with God—to rest in, rely on, and release all to Jesus. When you abide in Christ, you’ll receive what you need to disciple her well and bear much fruit.