Just kidding. Discipleship is actually pretty difficult but the effort is well worth it as discipleship is truly the only way to extend and make permanent revival in the church.
Friend and liberal theologian (not really but he is more liberal than me), Will Johnston highlights just how difficult true discipleship can be in comparison to the modern”small group.”
It’s easy enough to get a few people in a circle and have a conversation. It’s hard to move from talking in a circle to relationships where lives are really changed.
I’m not going to pretend I’ve got this figured out. You’ll notice I didn’t title this post, “Three Keys to Discipleship.” I don’t have all of the answers. I know it takes time. It takes dedication. It takes hard work. You have to be teachable. You have to be willing to expose your faults.
I have seen a lot of discipleship systems and beyond reliance on the biblical model (suggested in how Christ mentored is followers) I don’t know that there is a perfect one. Discipleship is the one are of life that must be contextualize – we just all live differently and have unique perspective, we have to take all this and more into account when we approach group or individual discipleship.
I am keeping an eye on the dialogue on Will’s site but I wonder if any of you have suggestions on the best models or approaches to discipleship.