WHAT IS THE GREAT COMMISSION?
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?
A disciple of Jesus is someone who is following Jesus, being changed by Jesus and is personally committed to the mission of Jesus.
WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?
Discipleship is a life-long training process. Students (disciples) dedicate their lives to integrating the teachings and imitating the practices of their teacher (Jesus), continually being transformed into His likeness and making disciples wherever they go.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF DISCIPLESHIP?
The goal of discipleship is to grow in likeness and oneness with Christ.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF DISCIPLE-MAKING?
The goal of disciple-making is the intentional multiplication of disciples who grow in likeness and oneness with Christ.
HOW LONG IS THE DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS?
…until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Calling All Disciples at a Glance
Jesus poured into his men for three and a half years before commissioning them to “go” and make disciples of all the nations Matthew 28:18-20. How did non-believers end up as disciple-makers and church leaders? Their journey began by accepting an invitation to come and see Jesus. Along the way, the invitation took a turn that demanded a decision and a commitment to an equipping intensive defined by Jesus in just two words: Follow Me. The Bible calls all committed followers of Jesus committed to this process his disciples.