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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    It's a big responsibility. I'm the godparent for a couple guys.
    Does that involve anything proactive? I mean, is it just for when they need counseling or something, or is there an ongoing mentoring or discipling element?

    (And how come Theologyweb doesn't know the word "discipling"? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Does that involve anything proactive? I mean, is it just for when they need counseling or something, or is there an ongoing mentoring or discipling element?

    (And how come Theologyweb doesn't know the word "discipling"? )
    Well, I recommend books to read, and I've offered to spend time with them at a monastic retreat. I've helped them with establishing a prayer rule. If I don't see them at church for an unusual length of time, I'm responsible for reaching out to them and seeing if there's something wrong I can help with. Much of the burden of counseling/discipling falls on the priest, who hears their confession and is thus in a better position to know what they need, but I freely answer questions to the best of my ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Well, I recommend books to read, and I've offered to spend time with them at a monastic retreat. I've helped them with establishing a prayer rule. If I don't see them at church for an unusual length of time, I'm responsible for reaching out to them and seeing if there's something wrong I can help with. Much of the burden of counseling/discipling falls on the priest, who hears their confession and is thus in a better position to know what they need, but I freely answer questions to the best of my ability.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post

    (And how come Theologyweb doesn't know the word "discipling"? )
    I think JP Holding recommended not using it because it gets associated with cult tactics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I think JP Holding recommended not using it because it gets associated with cult tactics.
    Ah, interesting. Not necessarily understandable, but interesting.


    ETA: Not using the word? Or not allowing it to be in the vocabulary of Tweb as a proper word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Ah, interesting. Not necessarily understandable, but interesting.


    ETA: Not using the word? Or not allowing it to be in the vocabulary of Tweb as a proper word?
    This is the page I was thinking of: http://www.tektonics.org/af/discipoops.php
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