People sometimes get scared when they hear the “the D word.” In this episode, Oliver Hersey and Bill Search, smallgroups.com contributor define discipleship, tracing its origins to Jerome, an early church father who translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin in 405. This is where the word “discipulus” emerged — the Latin word for disciple. Bill clears up misconceptions about what it means to be a disciple. Being a disciple simply means “deciding to be a follower or student of a particular master.” Essentially, a Christian is a student, or a disciple of Jesus. If you lead people in the church, consider asking them this question: what is your next spiritual step?
A learner, a student, a follower, a pupil.