What is discipleship?
Discipleship is an intentional relationship in which one person helps others become a lifelong, obedient, and reproducing follower of Jesus.
When we read the Bible, it’s clear to see that Jesus valued discipleship. Though He preached to the masses, the majority of his time was spent with 12 of his closest friends: his disciples. Through life-on-life relationship and continually pointing them towards truth, Jesus taught these everyday men the ways of the Kingdom of God. And in turn, their lifelong obedience to the commands of Jesus resulted in the explosive spreading of the gospel and the church being built into what it is today.
At Antioch, we believe that Discipleship really can change the world. Through intentionally investing in the lives of a few, we can follow the model of Jesus and fulfill his great commission! And the good news is that anyone can do it! Because discipleship is all about becoming more like Jesus, all we are need is the Holy Spirit and a willingness to say “yes” to God.
Our way of achieving this together is to "Look Up, Look In, and Look Out". We take time to slow ourselves, look up to God, and know Him for who He is. We look in, taking account of our hearts, minds, and spirits. Finally, we take all that we learn and grow into, and we look out to those we share our city with, work with, and spend our lives with.