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Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 12.21.33 PMThere are 5 Contexts, or physical spaces, through which God disciples us. By identifying and understanding these 5 Contexts of Discipleship, we are better able to disciple others and to be discipled ourselves.

In particular, this is about setting expectations for different sizes of church gathering — in particular, how one size will never do it all!

For instance, generally speaking Western Christians have a tendency to expect most (or all) of their discipleship to occur during the weekly 60-75 minutes in the Sunday morning service. The problem with this expectation is that public gatherings only do some aspects of discipleship well (such as inspiration), but are poor at other essential parts of disciple-making (such as being completely open to others).

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FREE Infographic: The 5 Contexts of Discipleship

To help give you a broad overview, here’s a FREE infographic (scroll down to download) that I have put together. Its aim is to introduce this topic, give you some definitions, examples and insight into how Jesus used all 5 Contexts for discipleship, as well as some initial thinking on how the church should operate in light of these understandings. And it looks pretty great as well – so print it out and pin it to your noticeboard!

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My New Book!

And don’t forget to check out my new book, Discipleship That Fits, which is all about how God disciples us in different contexts. Co-authored with Bobby Harrington and published by Zondervan, it is a game-changer in helping you understand how to disciple others smartly and fruitfully – as well as discovering how Jesus disciples you!

Finally, I’d be so honored if you could spread the word about this book, perhaps by sharing about this infographic. Thank you in advance!


Discipleship That Fits Infographic



How do the 5 Contexts of Discipleship challenge your understanding of how to best disciple others?

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