To write or talk about any subject, clarity of terms is absolutely necessary. So in order to speak to others about discipleship and disciples, clarity is necessary for agreement on the term. That will help determine expectations as people journey together on the journey called discipleship.
So first we are calling discipleship a journey. It was a journey for those who Jesus called from the seashore and tax tables. It is about traveling and venturing and even about risk.
Discipleship is a life style where lives honor God at work, play, and as we engage the world.
Disciples take responsibility for their own spiritual growth by opening themselves to the work of the Spirit.
Disciples are mentored, and mentor others on paths of discipleship.
Disciples learn how to use their gifts, talents and resources to serve others, living within margins in order to increase blessings for the others.