187: Why Jesus Didn’t Make Disciples in a Classroom

Something isn’t working. More and more we’re seeing people leave the church because it seems less relevant to them, and they are not being discipled in the normal aspects of everyday life. Jesus… can you help us?!

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look into why Jesus didn’t make disciples in a classroom or only sitting in rows at the temple once a week. And we’ll show you the discipleship environment he created. (You’ll want to live the same way too after hearing this!)

Most of the time Jesus spent with his disciples was in the normal rhythms of life as they ate, traveled, taught, and served others. While there were times when he taught in more formal settings, it was his consistent example of love, generosity, encouragement, prayer, etc. that probably had the greatest impact on their lives.

Jesus modeled the life he wanted his disciples to go and live.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • How Jesus’ discipleship happened outside of classrooms. (And what it looked like.)
  • Why a gospel-centered community living together on Jesus’ mission must be the context for discipleship.
  • How the Holy Spirit is the primary discipler of people’s hearts and lives.
  • The organized and organic aspects to discipleship and why we need both.

Get started here…

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From this episode:

“Jesus placed a high value on service and evangelism to those who were not yet his followers, especially to those in great need. Jesus was consistently exposing the disciples to different kinds of people, in different kinds of places, with different kinds of needs. He often placed the disciples in situations where they could learn to love and serve “the least of these” by serving alongside him.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #187

Download Caesar’s notes on the Discipleship Environment of Jesus.

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources


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