Published May 2015
What is a disciple?
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. It’s not easy, and it is never
over. Jesus himself set forth the conditions: “If any want to become my
followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow
Eight United Methodist clergy—all ordained since 2008—explore a definition disciple and help us along in our efforts to pursue the adventure of a lifetime.
Each writer looks at one aspect of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. He or she is a person who . . .
Follows the life and teachings of Jesus.
Demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit.
Shares in the life and witness of a community of disciples, including Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Serves in some form of ministry every day.
Participates in God’s suffering and transformation of the world.
Anticipates a future life in the presence of God.
Yearns to lead others to become disciples.