Discipleship

What is Discipleship?

Helping one another to learn more about Christ and to connect that knowledge with our everyday lives so that the life of Christ is being characteristically displayed.
In Matthew 28:19-20, Christ instructs us to make disciples and to teach them to put into practice all the things of Christ. Every believer is given that directive, and every believer is capable of leading another believer in what God has been teaching them. We have the privilege to be used by God in the transformative process of becoming more mature in Christ “so that the life of Christ might be displayed in our mortal body.”

On this page, you will find materials that can support and direct you in that effort of being discipled and discipling others. You can have a front-row seat in watching God at work in the lives of others in simple obedience to His Word.

Discipleship Foundational Principles 

Grace is the Foundation

A life lived out from a grace perspective as opposed to a legalistic or license foundation. Does the disciple understand the admonition to grow in the grace of the Lord and am I pursuing it and being taught by it.

2 Peter 3:18
Titus 2:11-13

Gospel and Salvation

Is there a clear gospel understanding? What am I placing my trust in? Is there a question of loss of salvation or if I’m saved? We should have an ability to communicate the gospel to another.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Position in Christ

Do I understand these truths about myself and are these truths impacting the way that I live on a daily basis? If not, do I know how to appropriate them? A great question could be “How could/should this particular truth affect the way that I live?

Ephesians 1-3
Colossians 2:10-13

Authority of God's Word

Recognizing that God’s Word can and should speak into my life, having final say over my thoughts, attitudes, and actions. Therefore, I benefit by studying it on a regular basis, rightly dividing and interpreting so that I may be becoming more mature in Christ.

2 Timothy 3:16

View of God

How a person views God is probably the most important thing about them. Is my view of God Biblical or perceptive? Does it accurately reflect who He really is and am I coming to know Him more and more? My thinking about Him will inform what I ultimately believe about Him which will then impact how I live.  

Philippians 3:8-10
Ephesians 1:15-19
2 Peter 3:18 

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Understanding the ministry that the Spirit of God has in my life is paramount to my growth and walk. Being led by Him, relying on His empowerment, yielding to Him, and responding to His conviction are all examples of how this foundation can impact my life.

Romans 8:14
1 Corinthians 12:13
Galatians 5:16

Body Life

Is there a lived-out value of desiring to be used by God to impact other lives and for theirs to impact mine? Seeing this value at work necessitates time spent within the family of God, using our particular gifts and talents to build one another up in our faith.

Ephesians 4:11-16
1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Worship

Revering God and praising Him is both essential to His nature but also for our good. Getting our heart’s attention off ourselves and on to Him is called worship. The desire is to see this becoming more characteristically expressed within the life of a disciple.

John 4:23-24
Romans 12:1