8  P E T E C H A R E T T E one concept became clear. There are some aspects of the matur- ing process that are best accomplished in a one-on-one setting. And there are others that are best accomplished in a small group setting. Additionally, there are aspects of discipleship that can only be accomplished in either a one-on-one or a small group setting. Therefore, a synthesis of the two settings must occur if the Church is to produce well-rounded disciples. This book proposes a discipleship framework consisting of a weekly one-on-one in- dividual setting and a weekly small group setting. As you read, you may notice a heavy emphasis on the one-on-one setting for discipleship. This is due to the current Church culture’s signifi- cant implementation of small group ministry. Many churches have existing small group ministries, but far fewer have a one- on-one setting. Like many things, the pendulum has swung too far. We need to bring a synthesis of one-on-one discipleship and small group ministry together to ensure that our discipleship ef- forts are back in balance. My goal is to see the Church fulfill its mandate from God to produce mature disciples able to be used by God to reveal His greatness (see chapter 1). So, in my development of a com- prehensive approach to discipleship, the Maturation Process Framework (henceforth MPF for brevity) and small group meet- ings look like this and are described in detail in chapters 2–6. Weekly 90 minute sessions Prayer 10 minutes Accountability Questions 10 minutes Bible Study 45 minutes Action Steps 10 minutes Prayer 15 minutes Weekly small group meetings (90 - 120 minutes) Relationship Building / Fellowship 30-45 minutes