What is Discipleship?
For that matter, what are Disciples?
One possible definition of Discipleship is that it’s a process of growing in faith so we can become more Christ-Like. A disciple is someone who embraces the teachings of another and helps spread that information to others.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, that is our focus.
It’s not just limited to Jesus. A student is another way of looking at a disciple. You’re studying what the teacher is offering.
We use the capital “Disciple” to acknowledge the eleven Disciples who followed Jesus for around three years of His ministry.
Think of Discipleship as a journey. Making decisions focusing on our relationship with Jesus is that journey. Becoming more like Him in our thoughts, words, and deeds is the goal. Really, we’re talking about our behavior.
Final instructions for the Disciples
Jesus gave final instructions to His Disciples before ascending into Heaven so they could be fully prepared for their ministries.
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 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
~ Matthew 28:18-20
We are all working on being more Christ-Like in our lives. Creekwood offers many print and digital resources for adult small groups, youth groups, and spiritual formation groups.
Amplify is one of those resources for Discipleship. Bible Studies for groups, movies, and individual spiritual needs are just a few. This is a great place to start working on your personal discipleship path.
Outside of Amplify, we use The Work of the People as another digital resource for small group leaders.
Contact Pastor Adam with questions related to discipleship. Gain access to resources, lead a small group or study and explore.