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How Discipleship Strengthens the Church - The Gospel Coalition

Updated: Jun 30, 2022



"Melissa Kruger leads a panel discussion on the importance of discipleship and how we can start to disciple others or find someone to disciple us. The women define discipleship as a lifelong growing in the knowledge of the Lord, a growing in his likeness, and a growing in affection for Christ until he returns. Kruger explains, that discipleship isn’t “you becoming like me,” but instead it’s becoming like the Lord together. As the women examine discipleship, a practical path to it emerges: Ask boldly for someone to disciple you. Find it within systems in your local church. When you ask, include what you want, when you want it, and for how long. By following these guidelines, discipleship is more attainable for you and your mentor. Kruger describes that discipleship is like tethering a young sapling to an old oak tree. The sun and rain still make the sapling grow, but it is guided in the right direction by the help of standing beside the older, more mature tree. The panel closes with the reason why we should be a part of discipleship—it impacts all of eternity!' from video introduction.


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