On Disciples and Disciple-Making

On Disciples and Disciple-Making

Brad Hoffmann

We’re called to be disciples. Disciples are learners, pupils and apprentices. We’re students of Jesus and not just for head knowledge but also for life’s practice. And as a disciple, I’m commissioned to make other disciples. Read Matthew 28:18-20. There’s an obligation to disciple-making. What does that mean? It means I’m to make more students, learners, pupils and apprentices. I’m not making mini-mes, but I’m to make Christ followers.

Amen. Discipleship isn’t for the super Christians. Discipleship is for ALL Christians. Christians are commanded by Jesus in Matthew to make disciples as you go through life. The Great Commission isn’t a call for all of us to be overseas missionaries, but a call to make disciples (who make disciples) all the days of your life.  It’s for teenagers, young adults, and senior adults.  Get started on the journey today by going through the Growing Up Challenge.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015), and The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017).