In the steps of Christ
When most people hear the word disciple they immediately think of the twelve disciples of Jesus, the men who were chosen by Christ Himself and were appointed to follow Him and bear fruit (John 15:16). However, these twelve men are certainly not the only disciples of Jesus. For example, in John 6:60-66, “many of His disciples” had a difficult time with His teaching about the bread of life (v.61), and “as a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore” (v.66). Although the term disciple is used many times in the New Testament to refer to the twelve, in the most general sense, a disciple is a follower or student of a teacher. In this respect, all Christians are disciples of Jesus Christ!
The term disciple is also used as a verb. Here discipleship is defined as the process by which believers mentor and assist (i.e. disciple) other believers to greater levels of biblical knowledge and spiritual maturity. As modeled by Christ to His closest twelve disciples, the discipleship process includes teaching as well as living the Christian life together.
The “In the Steps of Christ” discipleship curriculum is made up of four twelve-week courses:
Primary Christian Doctrine
Personal Growth in Godliness