Why Discipleship Is Like Reparenting People

So many people have never been taught basic life skills, and certainly not how to view all of life through the lens of the Gospel. Discipleship must seed the good news of the Kingdom into every area of life–not just a bunch of teaching on the Bible and theology.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about why discipleship is like reparenting people, showing them how to live in God’s family in light of what our Father now says is true of them. In so many ways it mirrors the same steps and patience required to raise kids!

I am increasingly struck by how many of the things that my wife and I did with our own kids as they grew up are the same things that we find ourselves replicating with others now in the missional community.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why discipleship is deeply connected with a form of reparenting people.
  • The most crucial areas of a disciple’s life that may need reparenting.
  • Why most traditional forms of discipleship don’t address enough of real life.
  • How God calls and empowers us to be ‘spiritual parents’ to others.

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From this episode:

“Teaching, modeling and sharing the love of God and his grace with others is our highest calling! In Christ, we have been given a new identity, we share in his authority here on Earth, and we have inherited great privilege as sons and daughters of the King. Walking in light of all of this and teaching younger siblings (in both age or maturity) how the gospel speaks into and transforms all of life is a privilege and part of Jesus’ great co-mission to us all.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #224

In light of today’s topic, you might find this helpful:

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources