Discipleship at Abundant Life

“Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”—Mark 8:34

The Call

The Choice

The Cross


What Does It Means to Be a Disciple of Jesus?

The call of the gospel is for every individual to turn their life over to Jesus Christ and align themselves with His kingdom authority. Jesus invites everyone to make the choice to follow Him daily by picking up the cross of self-denial so that they might learn how to live a holy life capable of reaching others with the gospel.

To be a disciple of Jesus means you learn from Him and abide in Him.

Through the Discipleship (D1), you will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Experience tremendous growth as you see your life changed by Jesus.


What Is Discipleship (D1)?

Discipleship One (D1) is a 13-week guided Bible study designed to walk a follower of Jesus through the fundamental and essential beliefs of a kingdom life. This study is deep and believers need to know what has changed and what is available to them because of their position in Christ.

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How Do I Get Involved in Discipleship?

If you’re interested in being discipled, we invite you to take Next Steps Class.
Next Steps Class is a 4-week class designed to give you biblical alignment and spiritual development required before getting connected in Discipleship . Next Steps Class helps clarify our core values, mission, and vision so you know the community you are connecting with. Discover more about Next Steps Class and register here.

If you’ve taken Next Step Class and want to take D1, click on the preferred campus below!

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What Can I Expect from Discipleship?

D1 is a 13-week course group that meets for about an hour and a half each week, whether that is in a group setting or with an individual disciple-maker There are 5 homework sessions throughout the week that takes about 30-60 minutes daily to complete. This group allows you to dive deeper in Jesus’ call for you to be a disciple. In D1, you will…

Invest time in God’s Word and allow it
 to get into you

Complete Discipleship homework each day

Memorize scripture each week

Each week you will join others and review and discuss the homework.

*Note the class is $20. This covers the cost of the Discipleship workbook.


Have You Completed D1?

Maybe God has called you to disciple others. Sign-up to be a Disciple-Maker and begin discipling others.

As you learn to take up the ways of Jesus, your trust and faith in Him will grow and you will be empowered to live life on mission.

discipleship training

Who: For anyone who has completed Discipleship 1

What: Get the first look at the new Discipleship Book

When: Sunday, November 5, 4:00 pm

Where: Abundant Life Lee's Summit Campus, Main Auditorium

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