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The Origins of Disciplemaking


The Origins of Disciplemaking

Discipleship is a word that gets tossed around a lot in churches. But what does it really mean? 

"Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!" – Matthew 4:19

You've likely heard it before: "Christians are called to make disciples!" Odds are, you probably associate discipleship with evangelism or church classes, programs or accountability groups. Or maybe you think that making disciples is a specific spiritual gift – something meant for pastors and "super-Christians." 

That is misinformation.

Disciplemaking is not optional for believers, and it's not meant for just the few. It's Christ's mandate in Matthew 28 to "Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." 

Disciplemaking is the means by which Jesus is pulling off his plan of redeeming mankind and building the church, which mean's it's for you too.