If we are to be making disciples, as Jesus told us to do, then we need to be aware of what a disciple looks like. We need to have some kind of relational sense of where someone is in their progress as a disciple. And I donâ€™t think that can be measured solely by looking at attendance records, giving records, or even amount of involvement within the institution itself. Nor can it be measured from a distance.
Discipleship is much more about imitation than knowledge transfer. Who are you imitating? Who is imitating you? What are they imitating?