In Matthew 28, Jesus called a meeting with the eleven disciples.  Jesus says this to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  

Making disciples is God’s idea. More than that, it is one of his commands to us as the church.  At Midtown, we want to be a church that brings God glory by making disciples, bringing those disciples to maturity, and empowering them to go out into the world and make more disciples.

What Does It Look Like to Make Disciples?

We believe that making disciples is coming alongside people in their  journey of following Jesus, being changed by Jesus and going on mission with Jesus. As we help people mature in their faith through intentional relationship, studying God’s word together and prayer, we also grow in our relationship with Christ as we join in his work of making disciples who become disciple-makers. As the apostle Paul says,  “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Col. 1:28

In other words, making disciples is about two important concepts.

  1. Helping people to mature and grow in their faith with Jesus  
  2. Helping people to reproduce that process of growth with someone else

Jesus not only wants us to grow, change and mature. Jesus wants us to actively help others grow, change and mature.

This is what discipleship is. This is what Midtown is all about. This is why we proclaim the Gospel at our Sunday services. This is why we have a discipleship groups that meet weekly in homes across Nashville to study the Bible together in a committed relational environment. This is why we are training a large team of mature leaders that will help others grow in Christ. We call these people disciple-makers and we believe they are the heart and soul our disciple-making efforts.

Are you growing, changing and maturing in your faith with Jesus?  Are you helping another or others in their faith journey with Jesus?  

How do I get involved in discipleship at Midtown?

Attend a Discipleship Development Workshop

Join a Discipleship Group Near You

Get Trained to Lead a Discipleship Group

Ask a Question about Discipleship