Therefore go 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 I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.Matthew 28:19–20 NIV
The final command of the risen Christ is to make disciples. Yet, it seems that for all our programs, structures, processes, and budgets, the church today has largely lost sight of this vision. What does it mean to be a disciple? And how do you make one? We’re glad you asked.
A disciple is a christian who follows Jesus and interacts with him all day long. Disciples learn how to live their lives from Jesus himself, and we live that out in community.
Undoubtedly, there are many approaches to disciple making. We’ve designed a discipleship pathway that utilizes many different kinds of resources in order to bring about the most life change. You’ll walk in the way of Jesus with your disciple, and you’ll both grow. Our aim is to be holistic and simple; thoughtful, and accessible to anyone. This pathway eliminates the guess work and typical problems we face when we start discipling someone. What should you do together? How long should you meet? When will your disciple be ready to turn around and disciple someone else? We’ve got you covered.
We hope you find this pathway to be uncomplicated, and we hope it brings you, and your disciple, much closer to Jesus.
For a pathway that integrates audio recordings of the written content and a simplified structure for digital use, visit the sister site, Discipleship.Guide.
Want to help teens get closer to Jesus? Check out our 12 week discipleship pathway designed with middle and high school students in mind here.