WHAT IS DISCIPLESHIP?
Although many emphasize the word “Go” in verse 19, Jesus’ primary command is for His disciples to go and make more disciples. But the question is, what is a disciple? The word “disciple” literally means follower. In the New Testament, a disciple was a follower of Jesus, which meant a person followed not only Jesus’ words, but also His example. This is why Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 28:20 to teach new disciples to observe all that He had commanded. As a result, a disciple of Christ is one who not only believes the teachings of Jesus, but one who puts them into practice.
At Mercy Hill, we believe discipleship is not a program offered, but instead it is ingrained in our very DNA. Furthermore, it is not a command given to pastors alone, but is a call for all of God’s people to make disciples who in turn make more disciples.
One on One Discipleship is a six month partnership of learning what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ. In this process you will learn how to study God’s word on a daily basis and then live it out. Other aspects of growth in this process include the following: learning how to biblically pray, establishing a basic biblical theology, learning how to lead your family through Bible teaching, actively taking part in sharing the Gospel, taking part in local and foreign missions, and leading others through the same process!