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Initiating Spiritual Growth in the Church

Burmese Flow Seminar

Audio Discipleship Training Seminar #3/12

Initiating Growth in the Church

Helping New Believers Grow

Translated from English into Burmese

Rev. Paul J. Bucknell

Seminar Index - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
World-changing Prayers (Nehemiah 1) | Facing Tests (Job 1)
Forgiveness (Genesis 50)


The Flow: Level #1 (1 John 2:12-14): Helping New Believers Grow - translated from English into Burmese - shows the basic needs of new believers and how to properly care for them.

This audio on The Flow: Level #1 shows how Christians begin to grow and are nurtured in their early spiritual life. The new believer is likened to a new baby and his needs.


This is session 3 of 11 from a discipleship training seminar given in Burma. Please click below to start listening the podcast. Study questions and other links are below.

The Flow Overview: Download: Audio | Powerpoint | Handout:Burmese 32mb

The Flow: Understanding Christian Growth

Discussion Questions on The Flow

  1. What are the three stages of Christian growth that John describes? How do these form an analogy for the physical development of a person?

  2. List the items that the elderly apostle says to this first level of believers? Look in 1 John 2:12-14. Be specific.

  3. What characterizes this first stage of the Christian's growth?

  4. What are the problems or challenges that those in this spiritual stage will face?

  5. Summarize what is suppose to happen in this stage of spiritual growth.

  6. What might happen if Christians in this spiritual stage do not get the needed support? Be specific.

  7. Are you in this first stage? Were you discipled.

  8. Have you discipled others.

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Next -> Listen to the next session #4 of the seminar.
Showing how the Flow #1 teaching can be implemented in a basic discipleship training session.

Directory of Discipleship Articles

Introduction to Discipleship's 3 Stages and The Flow
Basic Discipleship Stage
Basic discipleship stage and BFF materials.
Intermediate Discipleship Stage
intermediate discipleship stage and BFF materials.
Advanced Discipleship Stage
Advanced discipleship stage and BFF materials.
The Flow
Diagram of integrated Discipleship
Spirit-Dependent Teaching
7 principles on excellent teaching.
Designing discipleship curriculum
Stages and goals of discipleship
Discipleship Shapers
Learning how Christians grow
Understanding the Cycle of Decline and Revival (Judges 2)