The world’s most influential short speech was given by Jesus Christ when he told a small group of his disciples to “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20). Christians hear these words of Jesus, but seldom do they pick up on the deep personal implications of them. When heeded it transforms a person from spectator to participant. Jesus did not say go and make church workers or managers or athletes or businessmen, but rather go and make disciples. Discipleship is not super-Christianity, it is basic Christianity. It is a coming to Christ and a going to others. A disciple is one who accepts and assists in spreading the message of Christ and him crucified. The disciple knows Christ and lives for Christ among friends.
Discipleship in a small group of 12 men or women is the method exemplified for us by Christ. Jesus’ plan of growth operated in smallness. Only three things are eternal: God, the Word of God and souls of men and women; invest your life in these. Presently we have discipleship groups for the men and women of Grace Covenant. They consist of 5-8 men or women meeting weekly in a comfortable and casual setting to help foster intentional God-centered lives. You can find detailed information of the agenda and content of our discipleship groups under “discipleship materials” on this website.