disciplemakingDisciplemaking means living in personal obedience to the great commission given by Jesus, which entails making more and better followers of Christ.

 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Disciplemaking is the branch of the tree that holds the means for replicating the entire tree– because we are disciples we in turn make more disciples… who then make more disciples, who go on to make more disciples.

What does it mean to make disciples? Where do we begin? How can we best help others follow Jesus? What pieces need to be in place for the disciplemaking process to replicate itself? The five essential expressions of disciplemaking are:

  • Engaging in spiritual conversations with those who are not yet followers of Jesus
  • Explaining the good news and the way of Jesus
  • Establishing new believers in a discipleship process
  • Connecting people with a faith community
  • Helping new followers make more followers

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This blog entry is a part of a series on the 8 dimensions of discipleship. You can purchase the entire set here.

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