“Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.”

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What is Discipleship?

At One Hope Church our mission is to make disciples who worship, serve, grow and make disciples. A disciple is simply a follower of Christ. But as the New Testament teaches us to be a disciple of Christ is to become more like him and so for each of us we must answer the question: Where is Jesus leading me? And will I follow him?Discipleship, then, is the process by which we make disciples.

Holistic Discipleship


We believe true Discipleship must include the head, heart and hands. When you are missing one of these, our discipleship will suffer.

Head: What we can learn and comprehend with our minds.

Heart: What we sense or feel in our hearts, our desires, our passions, our motives.

Hands: The outward expression of service and love.

Head + Heart - Hand = Lazy or Liar (hypocrisy)

Head - Heart + Hand = Legalism

Heart + Hand - Head = Liberalism

When bring all of these into our discipleship, we begin to be wholly transformed into the image of Christ.

The Path of Discipleship

Unbeliever → New Believer → Disciple* → Disciple-maker → Shepherd (Leader of Leaders)

*Also, nominal believer → Disciple on Mission

Spheres of Discipleship in the Church

In the Church there are at least 5 spheres (5S's) of discipleship. If we only focus on one sphere we lose the benefits of all sphere of discipleship. The disciple must then strive to involve himself/herself in all spheres of discipleship to maximize growth and maturity.

Rhythm for Group Discipleship

The Church will provide Spheres 1 & 2 of discipleship. Sphere 3 will come as Community Group leaders are raised up and the community life of the church is established. Spheres 4 & 5 will involve Disciple Makers taking initiative to intentionally meet with D-groups and Individuals to provide the more personalized and individual forms of discipleship. That being said, our schedules are always tight so below is a proposed schedule for 1:1 and One on Few discipleship groups.