Big Idea Series – Hero Maker

Week 3 – Living Like a Hero Maker

Mar 1 – Mar 7, 2020

Message Big Idea

Living like a Hero Maker requires a shift from “information sharing” to “life sharing” as we intentionally overlap our lives with others.


Luke 6:12-13, John 3:22

Ice Breaker and Opening Thought

  1. If you could bring one person with you to work for a day who would it be and why?
  2. Who and how we spend our time with others can make a big difference in helping people become apprentices to Jesus. One study of the Gospels found that Jesus spent three times as much time with his disciples than he did with the crowds that were following him. Why? He wanted to invest in them and help them be hero makers. Why do you suppose that was his strategy?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read Luke 6:12-13 and John 3:22. In what ways was Jesus with his disciples in these verses?
  2. As a group think about the other ways Jesus was with his disciples. Come up with as many other instances as you can.
  3. Read Proverbs 27:17. In what ways have you seen the truth of this statement?

Life Application

  1. As you think about being a hero maker in someone else’s life, what challenges do you have seeing yourself in this role?
  2. At COMMUNITY, we stress the importance of the “5 steps of Apprenticeship”. Review those steps below. Why is each step valuable?

Step 1:  I Do. You Watch. We Talk.
Step 2:  I Do, You Help, We Talk.
Step 3:  You Do. I Help. We Talk.
Step 4:  You Do. I Watch. We Talk.
Step 5.  You Do. Someone Else Watches.

  1. How could you adopt this as a broad strategy for multiple areas of your life?


What would happen if each one of us decided to become a hero maker and invested in one person for one year with the intention that our apprentices would become followers of Jesus who became hero makers too? It sounds crazy, but don’t forget, Jesus invested his life in just 12 ordinary men, and they turned the world upside down. Jesus calls us beyond being a hero to living like a hero maker. Who are those people in your life, and let’s pray for us to invest in them wherever we go.