1. What is the Gospel?
2. What is a disciple?
3. What is the church?
And we need to specifically answer these questions in this order, allowing each one to build off the other. In The Gospel Disciple–this fifth FREE eBook in the Exponential Resources Series’ fall discipleship schedule–David Putman explores the fact that Gospel-centrality is key to understanding our disciple-making mission, and in turn understanding our disciple-making mission is key to understanding the church. Healthy ecclesiology begins with planting the Gospel, making disciples, and then forming the church around those disciples, he writes. Putman discusses the difference between what it means to make church disciples vs. making Gospel disciples. “Why not make them one in the same?,” he says.
Asking these three questions and embracing the answers allow us to do just that.