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Everyone is being discipled. The question is: what is discipling us?

The majority of Christians today are being discipled by popular media, flashy events, and folk theology because churches have neglected their responsibility to make disciples. But the church is not a secondary platform in the mission of God; it is the primary platform God uses to grow people into the image of Jesus. Therefore, as church leaders, it is our primary responsibility to establish environments and relationships where people can be trained, grow, and be sent as disciples.

There are three indispensable elements of discipleship:

  • Learning to participate in the biblical story (the Bible)
  • Growing in our confession of who God is and who we are (theology)
  • Regularly participating in private and corporate intentional action (spiritual disciplines)

Deep Discipleship equips churches to reclaim the responsibility of discipling people at any point on their journey.

the author

J. T. English serves as the Lead pastor of Storyline Church. He is the author of Deep Discipleship: How the Local Church Can Make Whole Disciples, and You Are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Well. He is also a co-founder of Training the Church and a co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast. He received his ThM in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and PhD in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. He is married to Macy English, and they have two children.

J. T. English, PhD, es autor y maestro y actualmente es el pastor principal de Storyline Fellowship en Arvada, Colorado. Anteriormente sirvió como pastor en The Village Church en Flower Mound, Texas, donde fundó y dirigió el instituto The Village, el cual está dedicado a la educación teológica en la iglesia local. Estudió una maestría en teología histórica en Dallas Theological Seminary y un doctorado en teología sistemática en Southern Seminary. Está casado con Macy English y tienen dos hijos, Thomas y Bailey.