Today, I had lunch with a good friend. We were talking about discipleship (in the midst of discipling one another).
Since discipleship is always between people, it is necessarily relational. Since people and relationships change, discipleship necessarily changes as well. Thus, discipleship is dynamic. As the people grow, discipleship changes. As life situations change, discipleship changes. As people enter/leave the relationship, discipleship changes.
But, if discipleship is dynamic, we can see how difficult it would be to program discipleship. The best way to teach discipleship, then, is not by teaching a program, but by modeling discipleship by example.