During October and November I will be doing a series of talks at Maida Vale Baptist Church on the subject of discipleship. What is discipleship? Well, the word comes from the group of 12 people who followed Jesus during his time on earth – disciples, followers, or learners.
Another word may be apprentice. An apprentice is someone who learns on the job. That’s the whole idea behind discipleship. Not just following Jesus, but learning from him, and putting his teaching into practice … on the job.
The interesting thing is that not only did Jesus call 12 people to follow him, and learn from him, but he also told them to go and make disciples. It seems that part of learning on the job is passing on what you’ve learnt to another apprentice who passes on what they’ve learnt to ….
Here’s a video I have put together about the series, The Art of Discipleship. Hope you like it.