Triads – Finding your “Three” (Triad Series: Part 2 of 3)

In Part 1 of this series we learned that the most successful way to make disciples one at a time, was for a person to study the Word of God with two other people at a time.  We called this mix of 3 people working and walking and growing together in Christ, a “Triad”.

A Triad can be started by anyone committed to studying the Word of God with two other people so that they grow in Christ.  There are very important and necessary steps to starting a Triad properly and we will address those steps here in Part 2 of our series.

The first step to starting a successful Triad is to pray, pray and pray some more! What should you pray about?  Pray that God will make it abundantly clear to you who you should invite into your Triad.  God always shows up when He knows our hearts are yearning to know more about Him and He loves it when women grow closer to one another while seeking Him.  Trust that God will make these women clear to you as you pray!

The second step is giving a personal invitation to the women God has put on your heart.  Make sure this invitation includes telling them everything involved in completing a Triad such as the level of commitment and time frame involved.  Better that you spell these out up-front, rather than having someone decide ½ way through that they do not want to continue because it is too much.  It is also recommended that you review the actual covenant with your prospect so that they understand everything involved.

The third step in this stage is to tell your prospect that you do not want an immediate answer from her.  Instead, instruct her to take some time to thoughtfully pray about her decision and examine her heart for the commitment necessary.

And, that is it – those are the first critical steps to laying a strong foundation for a truly meaningful and successful Triad.  Successful Triads are crucial to our discipleship since they enable us to constantly grow and transform into Christ’s likeness. (2 Cor. 3:18) Triads transform our hearts and they transform our minds.  (Rom. 12:2).

In the third and final part of this series we will go into further detail about the mechanics of the Triad itself.  In the meantime, continue asking God whom you should invite as a Triad member.  And, if you’ve already been praying about it and you are ready to invite another woman to do a Triad with you, please remember to encourage her to pray about her decision.

Until next time…………I will be praying for all of you beautiful Chets Women!


{This article was written by Leslie Layton.  Leslie left the corporate world to pursue women’s ministry and she obtained her Master’s Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She hopes to help women of all ages through her writing and her volunteer work.  Leslie oversees the Transformation and Discipleship portion of the women’s ministry leadership team.  She is currently involved in two discipleship Triads and she facilitates a Bible study on how to convene successful Triads.  Leslie has been married to her husband, Charles, for over 10 years. She and  Charles have 3 grown daughters from his first marriage and they are parents to 2 special needs dogs, Chester and Gracie.}

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