Overview

The Lord has mandated that His church make disciples of all nations. He has promised His presence and authority in helping us fulfill this commission (Matthew 28:18-20). As believers, we are to entrust what we have learned “to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim 2:2).

The discipleship ministry is designed to bring a believer to the point where he can reproduce what he has learned into others. Discipleship is much more than simply gaining knowledge and doing an assigned lesson. Discipleship is becoming personally involved in someone’s life. It is modeling and teaching Christlikeness in every area of life. It is encouraging and challenging one another to apply the things that are learned. It is shepherding and building relationships (cf. 1 The 2:7-12). This requires a commitment that will take time and prayer. It may even mean denying yourself (Mark 8:34-38), but it will be worth it as you do your part in fulfilling the great commission.

Small group discipleship is designed to bring a believer to the point where he can reproduce what he has learned into others. It is a mentoring relationship where a mature Christian comes alongside one or more younger believers to help them grow in their walk with Christ.  Small group discipleship is much more than simply gaining knowledge and doing an assigned lesson. It is becoming personally involved in someone’s life. It is modeling and teaching Christlikeness in every area of life. It is encouraging and challenging one another to apply the things that are learned. It is shepherding and building relationships (cf. 1 The 2:7-12). This requires a commitment that will take time and prayer. It may even mean denying yourself (Mark 8:34-38), but it will be worth it as you do your part in fulfilling the great commission.

If you have questions about the discipleship ministry, contact Phil Foley (phil@cbcvallejo.org), or Andrew Arcilla (andrew.arcilla@cbcvallejo.org).