Friday, November 02, 2007

What's a disciple?

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what's a disciple. I'm trying to develop a discipleship process for the new church we're going to launch in Spartanburg (more about that later), but I came across this post from Dave about Spiritual Maturity. I love what their three points about Spiritual Maturity:
  • Spiritual Infancy = Getting Fed
  • Spiritual Adolescence = Feeding Yourself
  • Spiritual Adulthood = Feeding Others
Using this leads to this question: What stage of life are you in? Most Christians never make it out of Spiritual Infancy. That's sad, pathetic, shameful, etc. Let's grow up (Isn't this what the writer of Hebrews meant here). Let's not be satisfied with just getting fed, but let's learn to feed ourselves and then to feed others.


At 10:57 PM, November 02, 2007 , Blogger pat gillen said...

have you heard anything about Willow Creeks new study called "reveal"? Bill Hybels calls it the 'wake up call of his life'. Basically, their 'model' was not creating mature believers, and they are revamping. It's pretty interesting. google it!
It definitely raises the question to defining a disciple, and what we (the church) need to do to get people there.


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