now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. and when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. and Jesus came and said to them, “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that i have commanded you. and behold, i am with you always, to the end of the age.” (matthew 28:16-20 ESV)
in response to the command of Jesus just before his ascension, matthias’ lot church launched a discipleship process in september of 2010. this process is centered around 2 components:
- the matthias’ lot discipleship module
- an invitation for the disciple to learn what it means to live as a christian by observing the life of their teacher.
matthias’ lot discipleship module
the matthias’ lot discipleship module is a book that serves as a tool for individuals to teach their disciple from. it consists of a 12-session progressive and comprehensive study on God’s story, as well as a 6-part teaching on a scripturally-based philosophy of discipleship.
covenant members of matthias’ lot church are required to become a part of a discipleship relationship. the reason we take discipleship so seriously is because, aside from being commanded by Jesus, it is the most dedicated way to teach young believers about God and His plans for us, His church. discipleship is the most effective way to tell and retell the story of God and show the transformation that happens as a result of His redemption offered through the blood of Jesus Christ. through discipleship, the global church grows authentically as we await Jesus’ return. this is our way of heeding the call of our savior, Jesus Christ.
matthias’ lot church holds quarterly trainings to teach individuals how to lead potential disciples. during this time, we examine the matthias’ lot discipleship module. we also discuss relevant everyday issues related to discipleship. for more information on the next discipleship training, see our calendar of upcoming events!
questions about discipleship?
request a copy of the matthias’ lot discipleship module text ‘discipleship’ to 314.827.6568.