The Quest for Intentional Discipleship
Jesus had a lot to say about discipleship. His teachings focused on character formation rather than external behavior – “a righteousness inside out.” He called disciples to live in submission to His kingdom rule; his call is the same today.
Growing as a disciple of Jesus is more of an organic process than a program. Programs tend to follow a one-size-fits-all approach, focusing on regimentation and structure. Jesus didn’t have a program. He focused on developing people in a highly individualized and relational way. He worked with a few at a time, one conversation at a time, one relationship at a time – life on life. Much like a Master Gardener cares for his garden, Jesus fed, watered and individually nurtured his disciples. He “grew” them in close communion with one another. Any worthwhile effort to make disciples must follow this natural, relational path. Our passion is to see a revolution of disciple making by getting relational!