There are no vacation days or weekends off for Jesus’ disciples. It is an everyday lifestyle.
- All believers are to train as Jesus’ disciples every day.
- Jesus’ disciples seek more potential disciples to engage in the adventure of biblical discipleship every day.
- Jesus’ disciples provide life-style examples of disciple-making for the lost and unengaged with their body, mind, and spirit every day.
Disciple Daily exists to make relationship-driven, reproductively-focused disciples of Jesus Christ using the storyline of the Bible as our primary reference point within experiential learning environments.
The biblical pattern of discipleship seen in the Gospels and Acts turned the world upside down in less than 50 years. How was this possible? Jesus’ first disciples, and those they trained, followed His example!
Relationship Driven – Jesus spoke to the masses, selected twelve, had a small group of three, and entrusted one with feeding the sheep of His disciple-making movement. Through small-group exposure to biblical teaching and skills training, the early Church exploded in knowledge depth and numeric breadth. While this “go-small” pattern is no longer seen as efficient by the 21st Century Church, Disciple Daily recognizes that it was effective then and can be once again. Our focus is training a few to reach many.
Reproductively Focused – Jesus fully expected that following His training, His disciples would teach others to do what He had done with them. Obedience to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), isn’t about merely making better educated individual Christians via sermons, devotionals, or Bible Studies. Making disciples who make disciples is the objective. Disciple Daily is committed to training a few Jesus followers each year to follow the Lord’s pattern in both hearing and doing His Kingdom work until He returns for His Bride, the Church. We will know we have succeeded when we can observe disciple-making activity through the fourth spiritual generation.
The Storyline of the Bible – The disciples of the Early Church did not possess Bibles of their own. What they did have was an intimate first-hand understanding of the Bible’s narrative. It was told orally, one person to another, generation after generation, for over 4,000 years. They told the story to their children, spoke about it with their neighbors, and taught it wherever they went until God called them home. They understood the story as God’s means of communicating His plan for history, past, present, and future, and all of this to glorify Himself. Disciple Daily trains people who love Jesus to discover how God is continuing to write His story in their lives, connecting them with stories of the heroes of Hebrews 11.
Experiential Learning Environment – Listening to a great Bible teacher is a good thing. It is harder to see if those teachers walk matches their talk. This disconnect is why Disciple Daily places a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Proverbs 27:17 only works in the fire of daily life. Connecting biblical thinking with the daily discipline of practicing it in close community with others is how the Early Church changed the world. The decision to become a biblical disciple-maker is a lifestyle decision. Making disciples who make disciples requires the involvement of a highly trusted small-group team that does life together daily. Experiential learning environments exist where life happens, in the kitchen, at a neighbor’s home, the office of a friend, or the place people hang out. As real-life happens, challenges arise. Biblical principles derived from the Bible’s narrative become apparent, connecting an individual’s crisis with a caring community. Everyone learns together in an experiential learning environment.
These values are the foundation principles on which Disciple Daily exists. If we can be of any service to you, don’t hesitate to reach out.