'Go and make disciples'
In the Great Commission, Jesus told his followers, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matthew 28: 19-20).
He had, by that point, fully modeled for them how to live a godly life of worship, prayer, service and self-sacrifice. He had done this through intentional, personal relationships that were focused on spiritual growth. He poured into his followers so that they would grown in their devotion to him and be his messengers throughout the world.
Discipling relationships today follow the same model. They are:
- Intentional in their focus on spiritual growth.
- Centered on a personal relationship between disciple and discipler.
- Aimed at preparing the disciple to become a discipler of others.
Unfortunately, many Christians have never experienced the benefits of a discipling relationship, which can leave them stagnant in their spiritual growth or unsure how to disciple others.
A discipling relationship may be right for you if you:
- Desire accountability and challenge to grow in your relationship with Jesus and learn to intentionally disciple others.
- Are available to meet one-on-one and in a small group on a consistent, regular basis.
- Have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
Contact Kelly Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org / 913-432-4141, if you are ready to be discipled.