Posts Tagged Discipleship

What Does Discipleship Look Like?

What Does Discipleship Look Like?

What are you looking for in a discipleship relationship? What would that look like to you? I grew up in a Christian home and came to Christ at an early age. I knew I was a sinner and that I would never be good enough to pay the penalty for my sin or earn my way to heaven. I needed a Savior, and at nine years old, I placed my faith in Jesus Christ and

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What Does Discipleship Look Like?

What Does Discipleship Look Like?

What do you think of when you hear the term discipleship? Do you think of going through a curriculum together, or do you just hang out and talk? I think both can be true. Some of the people I have discipled have asked me to specifically go through something structured with them. Others have just wanted to spend time with me and talk about things going on in their lives. Sometimes I do both with

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Going Deeper in Discipleship

Going Deeper in Discipleship

What do you do with someone who is grounded in her faith and wants to be discipled? In a previous post, Discipleship 101, I shared about the materials I use with a new believer or someone who doesn’t have a solid foundation for her faith. Today, I want to share what I use with someone who has the foundation and wants to grow deeper in her walk with God.   When I disciple someone at

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Would You Disciple Me?

I recently read the book Organic Mentoring by Sue Edwards and Barbara Neumann. (I highly recommend this book.) The premise of Organic Mentoring is that previous methods of discipleship may not be as effective for the younger generations today. Randomly pairing up a disciple and discipler isn’t necessarily the best method, and the younger generations tend to prefer less structure and more of a natural and organic approach. As our women’s Bible study read and discussed this book

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Practical Discipleship

Is discipleship taking someone through a curriculum or is it just hanging out with them informally? I think both can be true. Some of the people I have discipled have asked me to specifically go through something structured with them. Others have just wanted to spend time with me and talk about things as we’re together. Sometimes I do both with them, alternating between something structured and spending time just talking or doing something fun

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Afraid to Disciple?

How would you respond if someone asked you to disciple her? Would you be excited and shout, “YES!” or would it strike fear in your heart? What would I do with her? Where would I begin? I don’t even know what that means. One of the questions I am often asked as the Women’s Ministry director at my church is, “Can you show me what to do with someone who wants me to disciple her?”

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Are Mentoring and Discipleship the Same Thing?

Because of a crazy week and leaving for vacation tomorrow, I am reposting a blog post from several years ago. I still get asked this question.  Let’s say you meet someone who is a committed follower of Jesus Christ, but she just wants you to spend time with her and talk through life together. Is that discipleship or mentoring? People often ask if there is a difference between discipleship and mentoring or if they are the

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Discipleship or Dependency?

I was recently asked the question: “When do you know if someone is becoming dependent on you in a discipleship relationship or if you are taking the place of the Lord in that person’s life in any way?” That’s a great question. You always want to point the person you’re meeting with to the Lord. Listen to her, ask her questions, but always give her direction on how to go to the Lord for answers

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The Value of Accountability

Is there someone in your life to whom you are accountable? Do you have someone who will ask you honest questions about your walk with God? We all need accountability in some form. One of the girls I was discipling several years ago was engaged, and she asked me to hold her accountable to the purity of their relationship before they got married. I asked what kinds of questions she wanted me to ask. Her

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Make Disciples? Who, Me?

  I asked the question at a discipleship workshop last weekend, If Jesus commanded us to make disciples in Matthew 28:19-20, why are so few Christians actually doing it? His last words to His disciples (and ultimately who all who are disciples of Jesus Christ) were, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that

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