What is a Disciple?

Getting back to Vince Lombardi’s “This is a football. These are yard markers. I’m the coach. Your the players” mentality about the basics is a good thing to do every now and then. Questions I’m asking: If I wanted to be a disciple what would I do? If I wanted to make a disciple what would I do? If I wanted to reproduce a discipleship movement how would I do it?

In Real Life Discipleship Jim Putman defines a disciple according to Matthew 4:19, where Jesus says, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” So a disciple is one who knows and follows Christ, is being changed by Christ, and is committed to the mission of Christ. That’s the target in the simplest terms possible.

What does a disciple do? Here’s an acrostic I found and liked:

What is your definition of a disciple? What helpful tools and resources are you using to become and help others become effective disciples?

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Discipleship. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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