Let's Explore Discipleship

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We have resources and training to help you explore discipleship and encourage it in others.

Jesus says to us all ‘come follow me'. What does being a Jesus follower actually mean? How does it affect your life?

At the end of the Gospel of Matthew Jesus commands: ‘Go and make disciples'. Are we already disciples?

When we hear the word disciple, we might instantly imagine 12 bearded guys, but what does discipleship mean for us today?

We might think that being a disciple is all about hard work and discipline, but it's actually more about loving and truthful relationships, with Jesus and with each other.

We have made a set of resources that help you work with others to discover what discipleship is.

Video: Let's Talk About Discipleship

Conversations in discipleship

This resource gently introduces the topic of discipleship and gets people talking. It is important to talk to one another about aspects of faith.

Exploring discipleship

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This booklet lightly explores the six characteristics of discipleship. It contains a short chapter on each characteristic, followed by questions for individual reflection or group discussion. The chapters are:

  • Faith as a journey of discovery
  • Understanding who we are
  • Whole life worship
  • Prayer
  • Being a servant
  • Discipling one another

You can view or download a text-only accessible PDF of the booklet, or to receive a full-colour and image version please email learn@churchofscotland.org.uk.

Encourager training

We will shortly be introducing a small-group programme called Encourager Training. The 12 sessions will provide an inspiring discipleship experience and practical training in discipling others. This course aims to equip individuals to develop cultures of discipleship in their churches and communities by sharing faith in honest and encouraging relationships.

More information on Encourager Training will be available soon.