In clear terms, Jesus reminds us again today that discipleship
is not about power, privileges and entitlement.
Synopsis: Within a traditional Christian perspective, discipleship
can feel like a meandering journey in that we don't know what we want, and none of the programs offered seem to get us anywhere.
The heart of this gospel future will positively focus on two things: discipleship
Bonheoffer wrote a book calledThe Cost of Discipleship
in which he said God's love and grace are free to us.
In 2018, the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (WCC) took place in Arusha, Tanzania, on the theme "Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship
." More than one thousand participants from many different Christian traditions and from every part of the world gathered in Arusha from 8 to 13 March 2018.
This issue of International Review of Mission deals with the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), "Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship
," held on 8-13 March 2018 in Arusha.
Speaking on the theme, The end time Ministers' leadership role in the Church - Evangelism and Discipleship
, Pastor Akinwale advised clergies to be credible and always stand for the truth.
Caccia said it is the prayer of the pontiff that the participants will be challenged to a "missionary discipleship
" and "transformation".
In "The Parabola of Discipleship
for the churched and unchurched" he presents a very interesting account of a discipleship
program run through the homeless ministry of a Chicago church.
Author, speaker, and founder of Arise2Read, Donna Gaines is known for her two passions, discipleship
An appendix, "Confessing Christ in a World of Violence," presents Jim Wallis's response ("The Religious Right Era Is Over," Sojourners Magazine [October 2004] 5-6) to the dangers of an American "righteous empire." The book's content is light on scholarly commentary but dense with the implications of the text for discipleship
. Due to C.'s overarching concern for justice issues, the scholars whose works inform the comments are a select group, most often William Herzog, Richard Horsley, and Ched Myers.
They provide discipleship
tools that equip parents, grandparents and mentors for the task of teaching the Word of God to their children.