The Making of a Disciple

Discipleship is Multiplication through Reproduction!
Jesus sent His disciples to make disciples who make disciples. He sent them to multiply disciples – to reproduce more followers.

A disciplemaker only knows how effectively he has taught someone to follow Jesus when he sees his disciple’s disciple teaching others. That’s four generations.

Your Disciple
Your Disciple’s Disciple
Your Disciple’s Disciple’s Disciple

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Rich helped Erik to follow Jesus

You help someone to follow Jesus. You then help them to help someone else follow Jesus. And when the person they discipled is discipling someone, then you know that your disciple really gets it because they are making disciples who make disciples.

Unfortunately, too few Christians are actually committed to making disciples who make disciples who make disciples.

Dr. Keith Phillips, president of World Impact in Los Angeles has written a great book on disciplemaking. In it, he asks this thought provoking question:

Examine your life. Is there one person walking with God today and investing in others the fullness of life he has in Christ as a result of your ministry. One man? One woman? If not, you have not been fruitful. (The Making of a Disciple)

Every Christian is called to reproduce followers of Jesus. That’s the fruit of the Christian life.


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.