Chart on Being a Disciple and Making Disciples of Jesus

                    “Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Mat 4:19)

                      Being a Disciple: A Profile                             Making Disciples: A Process

                    Loving God

(Matt 22:37-38)

Obedience to His Word (1 John 2:3-11, John 8:31-32)

Devotion to Christ above all (Matt 10:37-39, Luke 14: 26-35)

Bond-servant to Jesus (Col 1:7, Jas 1:1, 2 Pet 1:1, Jud 1)

Passionate worship of God (John 4:23-24)

Prayer as a lifestyle (Eph 6:18-19, 1 Thess. 5:16-18)

Abiding in Christ (John 15)

                 Loving Others

(Matt 22:39-40,Col 3:12-17, John 13:34-35)

Devotion to the fellowship/ Unity (Eph 4)

Self-denial (2 Cor 5:15, Matthew 16:24-26)

Exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1          Cor 12:4-31)

Service-orientation (Matt 20:25-28)

Helping those in need (Acts 20:35)

Praying for others (James 5:16, Phil 1:3-4)

          Being  Transformed

(2 Cor 5:17, Rom 12:2)

Baptized (Rom 6:3-5, Acts 2:37-39)

Expressing humility (Prov 15:33, Phil 2:3-10)

Producing Fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5)

Led by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:6-16)

Growing toward maturity (Luke 8:14-15)

Christ-likeness (1 John 2:6, Luke 6:40)

Renewing of the mind (Rom 12:2)

Discerning good from evil (Hebrews 5:12-14)

Perseverance (Phil 3:12-21)

Being a disciple involves knowing and loving God, loving others especially others in the family of God, studying and following God’s word, showing a transformed life by bearing fruit of the Spirit, becoming more like our Lord Jesus Christ.

                 Reaching the Lost

Being a light to the world (Mat 5:14-16)

As Ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor 5:20)

Going to the lost (Mat 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)

Bringing others to Christ (Matt 4:19)

Baptizing (Matt 28:19, Acts 8:35-38)

                 Building up Believers

Serving as examples for others (1 Cor 11:1)

Teaching the Word of God (Col 1:28-29)

Multiplying teachers (2 Tim 2:1-2)

Encouraging the believers (Hebrews 3:12-14)

Developing others for ministry (Eph 4:11-16)

               Sending Disciple-Makers

Going forth and sending others (Luke 10:1-3)


Making disciples is a process that involves a Christ-directed sharing of our lives in fellowship and mutual encouragement, sharing the gospel, baptizing new disciples, teaching, modeling, leading, equipping and sending others to reproduce disciples among our neighbors and the nations.

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca,, and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 27 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and six grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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