In the Great Commission in Matthew 28, Jesus says, "Make disciples". Discipleship is the goal post for Jesus. It is what he counts. We make disciples while we live in the three dimensions that Jesus lived. We make disciples as we live UP-IN-OUT. We live UP in relationship to God through worship, the Word and prayer. We live IN in our relationship with our given Christian community through fellowship, fun and faith formation. Finally we live OUT in relationship to those in the world through evangelism, service and justice. Our vocation begins when we become disciples and live a balanced life: UP-IN-OUT.
The primary vehicle we will use for the vocation of discipleship is called a Huddle . A discipleship huddle is the context for someone's intentional apprenticeship and leadership development whereby a leader invites four to eight people to enter into a discipling relationship with him or her on a regular basis (usually every week or every other week). The leader challenges and supports each person in the huddle as they grow as disciples. Huddles also provide accountability and direction as each huddle member in turn leads a huddle of their own. Huddles are high on accountability and low on control.
Here are two links that help define discipleship: