: the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior
: a system of rules or conduct
: instruction, correction
thr1v3 disciplines are based on the scriptural text of the Bible, the inspired Word of God. The seven disciplines are listed below with a short description including the foundational verse.
The Spiritual Discipline focuses on one’s inner self including moral conduct, core beliefs, and one’s sense of connection with something bigger than oneself.
The foundational verse for the Spiritual discipline is James 4:7 NIV:
7Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The Ripple Effect Discipline focuses on one’s intentions and influence.
The foundational verse for the Ripple Effect discipline is Mark 12:29-31 NIV:
29“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
The Emotional Discipline focuses on the way one receives, reflects on, and responds to stimuli.
The foundational verse for the Emotional discipline is James 1:19–20 NIV:
19My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
The Relational Discipline focuses on the way one connects and interacts with others.
The foundational verse for the Relational discipline is Colossians 3:12-14 NIV:
12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
The Intellectual Discipline focuses on one’s knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
The foundational verse for the Intellectual discipline is Romans 12:2 NIV:
2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve of what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The Professional Discipline focuses on one’s calling and purpose.
The foundational verse for the Professional discipline is Matthew 28:18-20 NIV:
2Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The Physical Discipline focuses on one’s image and the way one exercises power.
The foundational verse for the Physical discipline is Genesis 1:26-27 NIV:
26Then God said, “Let us make man kind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds of the in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.