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A Simple Guide to Discipleship

All Christians are disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20; John 8:31-32), and we're all responsible for our own discipleship (John 6:66-69; Luke 14:25-33).  But we're definitely not alone in that.  Local churches give us the opportunity to build up the body of Christ in our mutual discipleship to Jesus (Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:20-34).  Here is a simple guide to get you started.

What is discipleship?

Simply put, a disciple is an apprentice and a follower of Jesus.  

In broader terms, being a disciple of Jesus is a life-long daily process of:

following (Matthew 4:19; Matthew 10:32-39; Matthew 16:24-28; John 8:12; John 10:27-30; John 12:24-26),


listening (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 14:9-14; John 1:14-17; John 10:7-16, 25-30),


imitating (1 Corinthians 11:1-2; Hebrews 13:7-8; Ephesians 5:1-2),


obedience (John 14:15; John 15:14; 1 John 5:1-5; 2 Corinthians 10:3-7),


transformation (Romans 12:2; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2 Timothy 3:16-18; 2 Corinthians 3:18),


sanctification (2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 6:19; 1 Corinthians 1:30-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:1-2; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 2:21; Galatians 2:20),


and application (James 1:22-27; 2 Timothy 3:10-17; James 2:14-20; Matthew 7:21-27; Luke 8:21; John 13:17).

That can seem overwhelming, but it's not too bad.  It's all cumulative.  It adds up over time as God, in His faithfulness, completes a good work in us (Philippians 1:6).  All it takes is dedication and commitment on our part.  There are basically two settings where this growth will take place: 


1. Your own private spiritual practices (prayer, fasting, bible study, stewardship, service, disciple making).

2. Church activity (prayer, worship, fellowship, breaking bread, dedication to scripture, equipping for work of ministry, mutual discipleship).

How do I become a disciple of Jesus?

Have you:

If you are unsure how to answer any or all of these questions click here.

If you have answered yes to all of these question you are ready to become a disciple maker.

How do I make disciples of Jesus?

First, you need to resolve to do it.  Make a commitment to yourself, and to Jesus.  Ask for help (from God and church), and walk by faith.  

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says" (James 1:22, NIV).

"...we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7, CSB).

Being trained by someone in person is best (by far).  Simply contact us and request discipleship training.

However, if personal training is not an option, then prayerfully consider 2 Timothy 2:22 and follow the steps below:

"What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:2, CSB).

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