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  1. Discipleship is WORK…That’s why most Christians bow out on the subject. Devoting yourself to getting closer to people,praying with them, sharing their pains,concerns,laughs,daily trials is just too time consuming (and threatening) for your average ‘today’ Christian. Yes, they understand it’s a command to “make disciples”, but we’d much rather take it as a “suggestion” . Its only for the one’s on fire for discipleship, not ALL believer for heaven’s sake! Right? We’ve successfully re-defined discipleship as….sharing the gospel, hope they accept the Lord, then let the SS teachers do the job.

  2. I love the idea that being a disciple is not about ‘knowing more’. Thanks for the article. Now we’re working on defining what a disciple actually is. Refuelblog.com

  3. Just a thought, ive been wondering this for a bit. If we (church) a have kids church, then kids grow to youth, then Young Adults, and at the same time these same people attend regular service, and we arent teaching them to be disciples with 18 years of church isnt that the bigger question? Jesus taught three years, we have taught generations and still have to create a discipleship class or classes? I dont get it.

    • This is a very good point. My understanding of discipleship is to be MENTORED by a christian who loves God with all their heart, mind and soul.