Jesus co-missions His followers to be disciples and make disciples. To see others know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him and others. This means helping mature other followers into knowing Jesus more and more and offering those that don’t know Jesus the opportunity to know Him and become His disciple.
Discipleship: Following Jesus (Matthew 4v19)
Disciple-Making: Following me as I follow Jesus (1 Corinthians 11v1)
HOW WE GROW
After coming to know Jesus, we find ourselves in varying stages of maturity in our relationship with Him and others. How do you view Jesus in your relationship? How can you help others grow in their relationship with Jesus?
HOW THE CHURCH GROWS
Through disciple-making, with the Gospel at the center, individuals growing in discipleship by knowing Jesus, living out knowing Jesus and giving away the story and message of Jesus.
When this happens disciples are multiplied, our groups multiply and ultimately Jesus’ Church will grow and multiply.
This is Jesus’ collaborative mission that He calls His disciples into, to make disciples of all nations.
WHAT DOES A
Whether we’re going across the street to our neighbors or going across the seas to the nations, disciples of Jesus are called to make disciples as we go about our everyday lives.
As we start building relationships with others and they begin to establish their faith in Jesus, we can encourage them to make a physical and spiritual declaration with baptism.
The command to teach may seem overwhelming but Jesus’ command here is to learn and obey the teachings of Jesus with another, allowing Jesus to be the ultimate teacher as we learn together from Him.
WHO DO I
MAKE DISCIPLES OF?
We all have neighbors living in proximity of our home and daily lives. These are the neighbors that Jesus wants us to share the Gospel with. (Mark 12v28-31)
The Church is to actively help with the growth of new believers with their relationship to Jesus and others. (Ephesians 4v14-16)
There is no greater ministry or responsibilty than to teach and model the way of Jesus to your children. (Deuteronomy 6v4-9)
The young and zealous always need the wisdom of the older generation, to teach and train younger men and women. (Titus 2)
Whether overseas or within our own communities, Jesus’ call is to make disciples of all people groups. (Matthew 28v16-20)
WHERE DO I START?
BECOME A DISCIPLE
Our first step in disciple-making is to first be a disciple of Jesus. This means growing in our relationship with Jesus, being a life-long learner or apprentice of Him and His Word(s). This may also include being discipled by someone!
We have tons of resources at our disposal, but often not enough training. Disciple-Making Workshops are trainings designed to equip people to make disciples of Jesus. Also, check out E4, our online disciple-making studies!
We have disciple-makers that are ready to connect one on one to address specific questions and provide simple next steps toward making disciples.
Start engaging the co-mission by discipling others, either one on one or one on few! Or consider being discipled by someone first to see how it goes!