“Discipleship” is the biblical word for a pursuit of God. The first followers of Jesus were called “disciples”. Discipleship has always happened in the context of personal relationships. Here are some keys to understanding discipleship relationships:
Discipleship is personal.
Discipleship happens best in groups of 2 to 5 people. This small size helps you to focus on the particular needs of everyone in the group, challenging one another to move forward in a pursuit of God. (Learn about how small groups fit into discipleship).
Discipleship is intentional.
Discipleship relationships go beyond socializing. We recommend adding a formal component by using a series workbook to help you create intentional discipleship conversations. (Learn about how to prep for a lesson on your own.)
Discipleship is movement.
Discipleship is about impacting your world for a greater cause. Discipleship relationships eventually look outward, inviting others into a relationship with God. (Learn about the natural life cycle of discipleship relationships.)
The ultimate goal of discipleship is to go full circle: trusting Jesus, honoring God, and helping others.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.