diagram of equipping disciples to become laborers

New disciples need to walk authentic Christian lives and be equipped with training and tools to disciple others. Our motto is “To know Christ, to make Him known, and help others do the same.” 

Search the Scriptures and see what Jesus said about the characteristics of a disciple. He used phrases such as "if you are my disciple" or "then you are truly disciples of mine." Some of those ideas are reflected in The Five Traits of a Disciplemaker.

Focus: Love - "the better way" as described in 1 Corinthians 13. What is the real motivation for all your service? Do you feel God's love? Do you genuinely care about the people you serve or are you performing to gain their approval?


image of older hands holding a childs hands

Spiritual multiplication and investing deeply in a few

The 4 E's of Disciplemaking and thinking through your own model of ministry

  • Calling
  • Personal Contribution Assessment
  • Dependence on the Holy Spirity

Purity and an authentic effort to be the person God sees in you. Personal character and holiness are important.

Life issues - especially Margin and Family

Grace and affirmation in serving others

Recommended reading:

  • Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby and Claude King
  • The Lost Art of Disciplemaking by LeRoy Eims
  • How to Save the World by Alice Matagora


More Resources


Respect, compassion, empathy and listening are key (1 Corinthians 13). 

A good study Bible

A good Concordance matching your study Bible

Audio Video

This video stresses the important of laboring together and discipling in Community.
Two videos explain the call to “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19)—to reach out with the divine Love, reproduce it in others, and be a spiritual generation next door to everywhere.

Bible Study

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For reference, here is the “official”


The original book describing the spiritual growth process of discipling someone. This includes some of the first diagrams and descriptions of taking a person from seeker to disciplemaker.


The Discipleship Process