discipleship.

Discovering Discipleship

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

THE BASIC DEFINING TERMS...

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    WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?

    A disciple, in general, is an adherent or a follower.  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says a disciple is “one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another.” More specifically, a disciple of Jesus Christ is one who obeys the teaching of Jesus and helps to spread that teaching to others.

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    WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?

    Discipleship at its core is growing as a disciple of Christ. Through prayer and purposeful study of the Bible, we are able to love God and keep his commandments. Therefore, discipleship describes the ongoing, lifelong process of becoming more like Jesus.

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    WHAT IS DISCIPLE MAKING?

     

    Disciple-making is an intentional process of evangelizing non-believers and establishing believers in the

    faith. Discipling is the responsibility of disciples of Jesus to help others grow as disciples of Him.

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    WHY DISCIPLE?

    In view of Jesus' Great Commission, we are not only informed of the “Who”, but also given the details of the “What” of discipleship.  Since Jesus has been given “all authority in heaven and on earth” we who submit to that authority have been given the command to “go make disciples.”  We are instructed by Him to make disciples by “baptizing them…” and by “teaching them…” This statement of Jesus lays out the parameters of discipleship to which we submit.

GET STARTED...

We all join the path of discipleship at different life stages, but we are all fixed and focused followers of Jesus Christ. Following Christ means having faith in Jesus and who He is, putting off the old self, and accepting the offer of eternal life, being obedient to His Word and providing service and love to others as Christ has shown to us. 

RELATIONSHIP

Come to know Christ through the reading of His Word and spending time in prayer.

CONNECT

Grow in Christ through study and fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ.

SERVE 

Set out to serve others with the skills and talents God has blessed you with.

TEACH

Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.

WAYS TO CONTINUE YOUR WALK WITH JESUS...

RESOURCES

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Please find additional resources to help you as you grow your relationship with Jesus and a commitment to God's Word.

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