Discipleship is a word that might be clouded in a bit of mystery. It seems like the term is getting tossed around and applied to everything—I am even the host of a show called Discipleology: a podcast that talks about all things discipleship. But what is discipleship? How do we do it and how do we know if it’s working?
Bible Studies for Life is grounded in a philosophy of discipleship—our studies are built upon the idea that intentional discipleship over time creates a growing, maturing disciple of Jesus and that effort happens every single day. For our adults, we follow the structure of the Discipleship Pathway. Research has shown that a maturing disciple of Jesus is growing in eight areas of their life. It is our plan to spend every year developing these eight, two per quarter. In the kids and student areas, we follow the Levels of Biblical Learning. To develop this, a team of theologians, pastors, and researchers (really smart people!) came together to lay out a plan of cognitive learning abilities based on age level. In doing this, they laid the framework for every child, from babies through seniors in high school, to learn and deepen their study based on their ability to comprehend the information. For instance, I have a 5-year-old little girl. It would do me little good to teach her concepts a senior in high school could understand, and the opposite is true as well—it would do the senior a disservice to teach concepts so elementary. These discipleship structures are what make Bible Studies for Life such a solid choice for ministries at any age level.
To better understand how to do practical discipleship in every context, Bible Studies for Life is partnering with Ministry Grid to bring you a spectacular training course on discipleship. In this course, join Paul Tripp as he explains how love is at the root of true discipleship. Also, we have included two free eBooks: Creating a Discipleship Pathway and Walking the Discipleship Pathway as our gift to you. All you need to do is click the link below and get started!