The Basics of Discipleship

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Our series for Pastor & People for December 2014 is:
“Making Disciples”

What is a disciple of Jesus? What is the goal of disciple-making? Whose responsibility is it to make disciples? Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode.

Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

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2 responses to “The Basics of Discipleship”

  1. DanH says:

    Thabiti, and host (sorry, I didn’t catch your name!), that was a great discussion, and a great unpacking of the basics of discipleship. I haven’t listened to the podcasts from last month about the definition and role of the shepherd, but I will.

    I find that the concept of ‘pastor’ is often (typically?) extra-biblical, and the resulting confusion leaves the typical Christian a passive non-disciple and non-disciple-maker. I tried looking at this in a few posts on my blog, including a post called “The Model and the Message” (http://www.danherford.com/?p=8). I think your podcast points out one of the challenges of the standard church model, where people look to the pastor guy to do all the discipling.

    I look forward to listening to more of your thoughts. I’m curious to hear how you work to overcome the inertia of misplaced responsibility (about disciple-making) in the context of those who look to you as their pastor.

    Grace to you!

    • IsaacOnThePorch says:


      This is the host, Isaac. Sometimes I forget my manners on the porch! Brother — thank you for coming up on the porch and joining us. I’ll let Thabiti address most of this, but in regards to that concept of a “pastor” I think you may find our last series useful (I hope). Thanks again for stopping boy and your encouragement and engagement.

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