Lately, I have been posting a few blog posts about discipleship due to the fact that Eastside’s vision is – Disciples Making Disciples. We make biblical disciples in intentional relationships (1 on 1, inner 3, small group of 12). There is no way that discipleship can take place a part from relationships. There are three relationships that are critical in order for discipleship to take place.
1. My part – as a disciple maker (who is discipling someone else) I am responsible to help and assist the disciple on his spiritual journey.
2. Their Part – there are things the disciple is responsible for. Their part is to be F.A.T. Faithful, Available, and Teachable.
3. God’s Part – ultimately, there are things that God is responsible for in helping to move people forward. God will always do His part if we are faithful in fulfilling our part. Life change or transformation real is something that only God can do.
For more information regarding these three relationships, I would recommend that your work through the Real Life Discipleship Training Manual: Equipping Disciples Who Make Disciples written by Avery Willis, Jim Putman, Bill Kraus, and Brandon Guindon.
By the way, are you doing your part?