What is a Disciple?

What is a Disciple?

Taken from MultiplyMovement.com Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked up to a handful of men and said, “Follow me.” Imagine being one of those original disciples. They were ordinary people like you and me. They had jobs, families, hobbies, and social lives. As they went about their business on the day Jesus called them, none […]

Discipleship

Discipleship

By Dallas Willard Article taken from Dwillard.com How one thinks of discipleship within evangelicalism depends upon how one draws the line around that movement. If one draws the line, as is now common, to include only the “evangelicalism” that emerged from the conservative-to-fundamentalist churches of North America after World War II, then there is very […]

Discipleship is NOT Sexy!

Discipleship is NOT Sexy!

By Francis Chan Article taken from Churchleaders.com It has been a long time since I have written anything. I have spent most of my days developing new friendships and trying to explain to them their need for Jesus. I wish I could tell you a bunch of stories of lives that have changed as a […]

Why Emphasize Discipleship?

Why Emphasize Discipleship?

This excerpt is taken from Jim Putman and Bobby Harrington (with Robert Coleman), DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples Discipleship.org is focused on Jesus Christ and the necessity of helping people trust and follow Him. We do this because it is the greatest cause on earth. And we […]

Consecration: Jesus Required Obedience

Consecration: Jesus Required Obedience

Excerpt from Revisiting the Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman and Bobby Harrington What is consecration? Consecration is another way of saying we have to teach disciples to obey. In fact, that is spelled out in the Great Commission, not just to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy […]

Why Discipleship is Better than Evangelism

Why Discipleship is Better than Evangelism

by Bill Hull and Bobby Harrington Evangelism is a disrespected word now among many Christians. It may be a good thing. Jesus told us to preach “the gospel” (Mark 13:10), but he never commanded just evangelism. He commanded us to “make disciples.” He gave his command to make disciples in Matthew 28:19-20. Two subordinate phrases […]

4 Marks of Biblical Discipleship

4 Marks of Biblical Discipleship

by Trevin Wax Whenever Christians discuss the mission of the church, we tend to get mired in debates over the responsibility of local congregations to be involved in social ministry. Is our work in the world part of the church’s mission? Is the mission broad or narrow? Underneath these discussions, however, is a bigger question […]

Discipleship

Discipleship

an excerpt from Evangelism or Discipleship by Bobby Harrington and Bill Hull Like evangelism, the word “discipleship” is not in the Bible. By adding “ship” to it, discipleship literally means “the state of learning” or “following a teacher.” Some people like to refer to it as apprenticeship, which we think is a good description. At […]