The Great Commission has three participles: “go,” “baptizing,” and “teaching” and one imperative verb, a command: “make disciples.” The main idea is to make disciples. The participles tell us how to do that: we make disciples by going, baptizing, and teaching. So the goal of discipleship is to make disciples, teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:18-19). Being a disciple and making disciples is a direct command from our Lord Jesus and the primary purpose and responsibility of the church and every born-again believer. Everything we do in church or ministry should have discipleship as the ultimate core goal. Our going, baptizing, and teaching needs to be discipleship-centered. What we do each time we gather, whether church services, Sunday School, children’s ministry, women’s ministry, men’s ministry, VBS, outreach, etc., all need to focus on making disciples.
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This 64-page book contains the basic teaching every new believer should know. If you’re a new Christian, coming back to Christ after a period of doubt, trying to process the “big picture” or just need a refresher course, this guidebook is for you.
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Grow in grace and truth,
Doug and Suzie Morrell
Founders/Directors CORE Discipleship
Go. Disciple. Baptize. Equip.™