Decide | Pursue | Connect | Impact
Disciples of Jesus don’t just believe or follow – they do. They’re intent on learning about Jesus, obeying Jesus, and so much more importantly, becoming like Jesus. That’s right, we’re supposed to be teaching, praying, serving, helping, and doing the will of the Father – just like Jesus did.
One major focus Jesus had was the making of disciples. To be a disciple of Jesus means that, like Jesus, you’re intentionally involved in making disciples…who in turn will make other disciples. But of course, you can’t make a disciple if you’re not first a disciple yourself, right?
Did you know that we are told to “make disciples,” not just believers or followers of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)? Being a believer in Jesus is a necessary starting point, and being a follower of Jesus is good next step, but if you want to be all that Jesus wants you to be, then you need to consider doing the things necessary to become a disciple of Jesus.
One way to look at discipleship is to see it as an apprenticeship relationship. Just as an apprentice learns his trade from a master craftsman so he or she can one day be a master craftsman who can train an apprentice, a person who wants to be a disciple of Jesus learns from a disciple of Jesus so he or she can in turn make disciples – who can go on to multiply even more disciples.
Come on Board
Learn the Ropes
Join the Crew - Connect
Set Sail - Impact
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20