Discipleship Defined:

Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

-Matthew 4:19

A Disciple is someone who is:

Following Jesus - worshipping Him as Lord and Savior

Being Changed by Jesus - walking with Jesus daily

Committed to the mission of Jesus - working for HIS Kingdom

Being changed by Jesus takes time and a daily choice to die to ourselves.  It also takes discipleship and walking with others as we grow.  Much like the wheat, that Jesus so often referenced, we must grow into mature disciple-making disciples.

 

Below is an explanation of that process that we want to help you walk through.

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Spiritually Dead

Traits: 

  • broken

  • unaware

  • living on feelings and emotions

Common Thoughts:

"There are many ways to Heaven."

"I'm a good person."

"I think there is probably a higher power."

"I am too busy for church or LifeGroup."

Young Adult

Traits: 

  • less self-centered

  • more others-centered

  • starting to have a Kingdom focus

  • still needs lots of guidance

Common Thoughts:

"I am going to check on someone who needs a visit rather than going to the movies."

"I will serve in nursery so parents can attend service."

"I want to see my LifeGroup multiply"

Infant

Traits: 

  • lord of their life

  • confused about what is truth

  • needs guidance

Common Thoughts:

"Christians are hypocrites."

"A loving God would never send good people to Hell."

"The church just wants my money."

"I am too busy for church or LifeGroup.

Parent

Traits: 

  • mature disciple of Jesus

  • skilled in assessing where others are at in the discipleship process

  • intentionally invests in others

  • helps to develop others into leaders

Common Thoughts:

"Next time I go visit with someone, I will take Bob with me."

"I have some potential leaders in my LifeGroup that I am going to invest in."

"I want to help others become leaders in the church."

Child

Traits: 

  • growing relationship with God

  • building relationships with others

  • developing a habit of prayer and Bible study

  • attends LifeGroup regularly

  • gives their time, talent, and treasure joyfully

Common Thoughts:

"I love my church because I belong."

"LifeGroups are great! They make me feel welcome."

"I don't want to branch out, I just started making friends."

Grandparent

Traits: 

  • deep relationships with God and others

  • dedicated to Bible study and prayer time

  • equips and releases disciples regularly.

  • makes disciples who make disciples

Common Thoughts:

"What else can I do to help others see Jesus better."

"I want to see disciple-makers change our community."

"All for HIS Kingdom."

"I want to help multiply LifeGroups as often as possible."

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Harvest exists to Grow God's Kingdom, ONE Person at a time; teaching them to WorshipWalk, and Work for Jesus!

2017 created by Harvest Christian Church 

Winfield, KS

harvestwinfield@gmail.com