“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.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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