18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus' last instruction before ascending to Heaven was to “Go and make disciples”! This is a command for all followers of Christ. Whether you are discipling someone, being discipled, or both (the eventual goal for all followers), this page provides resources to help those along this process. We have suggested books of the Bible to start with, methods of scripture study, how to grow deeper in relationship, questions to ask for accountability, Christian books to study together, and more.
Scripture should be the starting point and main source for all discipleship relationships. Here are some books of the Bible that we would suggest reading through and studying with the person you may be discipling. There are also two resources for the SOAP method of Bible reading and study that we suggest if you don’t have a preferred method already.
Books of the Bible:
- Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John
- 1,2 Corinthians
How-to’s of Discipleship:
The following are some basics of helping get a discipleship relationship started, as well as helpful suggestions as you continue forward. There are also suggested questions for different purposes to help get beneath the surface.
Discipling: How to help others follow Jesus
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship
The Reason for God
Everyone’s a Theologian
A Case for Christ
Growing Up: How to be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples
Celebration of Discipline
Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Martyrs and Missionaries: Historical Encouragement