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Take a minute to ask God to use this content in your heart and life.

Three-Thirds is a simple, transferable framework for any small group or one-on-one discipleship relationship.

There are three parts – Looking Back, Looking Up, and Looking Ahead – that give you an easy way to structure to your conversations. Together, all three sections will help your disciple grow and take steps of faith.

Looking Back


Honestly ask how people are doing, encourage them and pray for one another.


Praise God for who He is. You can do it by using a guitar, YouTube songs or just reading a psalm.


Accountability is a motivation to accomplish a purpose. In Mark 6, we see how the apostles shared with Jesus everything they did and what they had learned. Help students step by step to accomplish their vision. Ask questions with care, encouragement and love to help them move forward.

Vision Casting

Help students see the potential of who they are in Christ and what God wants to do in and through them. Share a short video, a story, a passage from the Bible, someone’s testimony, etc. Then, ask people to share how it encouraged them to follow God and to multiply their faith.

Looking Up

Biblical Content

Focus on God and search in His word for what He has prepared for you for the next week.

    • Emphasize the fundamental biblical perspectives that will help them multiply, such as the Spirit-Filled life or spiritual multiplication.
    • Model this lesson in a way that anyone could teach to someone else, even if they don’t have a lot of context on Christianity.
    • Maintain a healthy balance between the quantity of information and the possibility of application.

Looking Ahead


Help your disciples develop competence and confidence in sharing their faith and making new disciples. Some training areas include:

Setting Goals

Never end the meeting without setting goals for the new week. If you don’t set goals, you won’t have anything to look back to in your accountability time next meeting. Don’t forget to write down the purposes established. After you’re done meeting, continue to pray for your disciples and what they are trusting God for until you talk next.

Take a few minutes to ask God what He is teaching you and what He might have you do in response. If you have next steps, write them down or share them with a friend who can help keep you accountable.

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