What is Discipleship?
At Every Nation, we believe discipleship is a lifestyle of following Jesus, and helping others to do the same.
Jesus calls us to be His disciples:
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
Mark 1:17 (NIV)
1. Discipleship is a call to follow Jesus.
The starting point of being a disciple is to follow Jesus. Following Him
requires that we give up our whole lives—mind, will, emotions, past,
present, and future—to follow Him.
2. Discipleship is a call to fish for people.
Jesus expects all who follow Him to help others ﬁnd and follow Him.
Following Jesus does not mean that we cut off all contact with non-
Christians. Rather, it means we actively seek to introduce them to
3. Discipleship is a call to fellowship with others.
None of the original disciples attempted to follow Jesus alone. Following
Him meant following along with other disciples.
Discipleship, therefore, is a call to build relationships on three levels:
with God, with those who don’t know God yet, and with God’s people.
What is a Disciple?
A disciple is someone who lives by personal conviction of who Jesus is, based on biblical truth and reproduces it in others.
How do I become a Disciple?
At Every Nation, we believe that discipleship is best done in a small group context and it is therefore the primary platform we use to make disciples. If you want to become a disciple of Jesus then we invite you to join a connect group! Get Connected!
What is a Connect Group?
A Connect group is where we learn to follow Jesus, fish for people, and fellowship with other believers. It’s a place to build relationships on three levels: with God, with those who don’t know God yet, and with God’s people. A connect group is a group of 2 – 4 Men or Women who meet once a week, for about sixty to ninety minutes.
How do I join a Connect group?
You can join a connect group group by speaking to the person who invited you or by filling out a get connected card at one of our Sunday worship Services or by simply clicking the get connected button on the home page.
Discipleship Growth Path
Our discipleship growth path follows a four-part process: Engage culture and community, Establish biblical foundations, Equip believers to minister and Empower disciples to make disciples. The discipleship growth path is explained below.
As part of our lifestyle we intentionally engage the culture and community through a conversation or activity, to build relationships with pre-believers and ultimately share the message of the Gospel with them.
“…leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it…”
As part of our lifestyle we establish people in Christ through deliberately and systematically laying biblical foundations in all newborn believers. The goal is to make them permanent in biblical convictions as they keep on growing in their love and obedience to God, so that they can do the same in turn with others.
“…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice… “
As part of our lifestyle we aim to deliberately equip every believer with the understanding and heart to be able to minister.
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip God’s people for works of service….”
As part of our lifestyle we believe in empowering people by giving them the opportunity to to grow in their confidence in making and multiplying disciples.
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
2 Timothy 2:2