What is a Disciple-Maker? 

Most of us are familiar with the term discipleship. “Becoming a Disciple-Maker’s” ministry focuses on a more descriptive term, disciple-making. What sets these two terms, discipleshipand disciple-making apart? 
 
  • Discipleship typically describes traditional Christian education in general.
  • Disciple-making describes effective Christian follow up by establishing a one-to-one relationship with other believers.
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At Antioch we believe in the importance of disciplemaking because it helps us fulfill Christ's Great Commission.  Christ did not call us to make converts, but rather to "go and make disciples."  (Matthew 28:19)  To help us accomplish this we invite new Christians and new members in our church to connect to a discipler who will meet one-to-one once per week, usually for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or dinner for about 1 ½ hours and learn to develop spiritual growth skills. The goal is for each new Christian to establish a friendship – become a self-feeder from the Word of God – grow spiritually – and then share their faith with others resulting in spiritual multiplication!