Can you imagine if the next Billy Graham or Mother Teresa were to come from your church? Imagine being able to say, “I remember when they first came to our church, got baptized, and began their discipleship journey!”
It’s true—reaching just one person with the gospel can change the world. Jesus’ final command to his disciples (best known as The Great Commission) was to go and make more disciples:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Discipleship is the lifelong journey of becoming more like Jesus by learning how to think, act, and feel as a follower of Christ. It’s a gradual process that requires godly teachers who set personal examples for others to follow.
Jesus’ twelve disciples obeyed his commands and changed the course of history. They took advantage of the latest technology of their day to reach as many new people as possible and make disciples: The Roman roads allowed the disciples to travel farther and faster; Thomas sailed on ships to bring the gospel to India; and Paul sent letters from prison to teach his disciples.
Today, technology allows us to share the gospel around the globe and offers more opportunities than ever to raise up new disciples. This process is known as “digital discipleship” or “virtual discipleship.” But exactly what is it, how does it work, and what does it look like when it’s done successfully?
Want to find out more about digital discipleship? This post was originally posted on the Subsplash blog. Continue reading the original blog post, Digital discipleship—what it is & how it’s done, to learn more!