Jesus called his followers to be disciples and in our church we seek to obey Jesus by being, making and growing disciples.
What is a disciple?
In Jesus’ day a disciple was a student who learned from a teacher. We see in the New Testament the example of Jesus’ disciples who listened to his teaching and followed the example he set for them. In our church we speak of a disciple as a person who:
What does a disciple do?
A helpful description of a disciple is a person who is FOR Jesus:
A disciple should be constantly growing spiritually and being transformed to be more like Jesus, (2 Cor 3.18). In our church we expect that spiritual transformation to change us so we become spiritually mature and our lives are increasingly spiritually healthy. This spiritual health is seen in disciples who are:
At Greyfriars we are all disciples on a journey of faith and we invite you to join us.
If you would like to know more about discipleship, have a look at our discipleship booklet.
Everyone who is serious about growing as a disciple will make times for reflection to assess how they are developing in their faith. Here is an assessment tool that you may find helps you to think about your growth as a disciple of Jesus.